Hilly Holbrook, from The Help directed by Tate Taylor, and Aunt Alexandra from To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee, are very similar. They both deeply care about maintaining their reputation in their respective towns. In The Help, Hilly received dozens of toilets on her front lawn after Skeeter ordered them for her. When she sees the toilets at her house, she becomes embarrassed and furious (Taylor). This incident shows the reader that she wants to be taken seriously by her colleagues. It also displays that Hilly deeply treasures her reputation because of her reaction towards the situation. On the other hand, Aunt Alexandra has also shown the reader signs that she values her family’s reputation. In chapter 23 of To Kill a Mockingbird, Aunt Alexandra did not allow Scout to play with Walter Cunningham because of his poor background. She said, “Because-he-is-trash, that’s why you can’t play with him. I’ll not have you around him, picking up bad habits and learning Lord-knows-what” (Lee 301). This statement shows that she believed the Finch family would look bad if she allowed Scout to play with someone like Walter. This statement also causes the readers to collate her with Hilly when they realize that they both treasure the reputation of their family. In conclusion, Hilly and Aunt Alexandra both value their status in the towns they reside in and wish to maintain it.
Mark Smith the author of “The Road to Winter” exhibits that in times of affliction brings out the very finest and least in people. The content is centred around the main character Finn. He remained alive through a pernicious virus that wiped out his entire town and has had to adapt to a life by himself since he lost his family and friends. He learnt to kill animals, defend himself and a whole lot more. Out of the blue a mystery girl shows up with a secret that changed Finns terrene. Smith examines the concept that in times of affliction people can become different in the consecutive ways. People ransacking the general store, Willow being in the hospitality of Kas and Finn and Ken Butlers murder.
Dee and Maggie’s behavior did not change throughout the story, but Mama’s attitude proves to be drastically transformed by the end. As Dee is introduced towards the beginning, the author implies that Maggie thinks “her sister has held life always in the palm of one hand, that ‘no’ is a word the world never learned to say to her”. However, while Dee and Mama argue over the quilts, Mama claims, “I did something I never had done before: hugged maggie to me, then dragged her on into the room, snatched the quilts out of Miss Wangero’s hands”. This action from Mama distinctly epitomizes her denial towards Dee. Mama’s rejection perfectly exemplifies her change, because in retrospect, Dee is portrayed as a girl who never had to think twice about
Winter Dreams By F. Scott Fitzgerald is a short-story telling of a 14 year-old caddy named Dexter Green. In this narrative Dexter meet Judy Jones while working at his golf course. As the story continues on, Dexter becomes severely infatuated by Judy. The desire to be hers overcomes him so greatly, he works his way to wealth to be in the same social class as her, hoping to catch her attention and marry her someday. However Judy may be beautifully the outside as she ages, but her insides say differently. Throughout the entire story, Judy only cares for money, is cruel to Dexter, and proves to be selfish. These three characteristics can be proven through her words and actions in Winter Dreams.
In To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Atticus believes Maycomb is unjust because the town is inconsiderate of other people’s view, which is shown when Atticus gets targeted for defending a black man, worries that his kids will become bitter and catch Maycomb’s disease, and Aunt Alexandra advising Atticus that he is raising his kids wrong. To begin with, Mrs Dubose addresses to Scout and her family about how Atticus is disgracing his race and his color by defending Tom Robinson on the alleged rape case. Mrs Dubose says, “Your father’s no better than the ni**ers and trash he works for” (135). Atticus views Maycomb as an injustice town because during this time period black people were seen as a lower class. Atticus is mark as an overall victim because in the trial the county is shocked that Atticus is
“She’s gonna make a mess, they’s gonna be a bad mess about her. She’s a jailbait all set on the trigger”. Of Mice and Men show’s George and Lennie’s path to their American dream. They are starting off as laborers in California in the Salina’s Valley and live in a hand-to-mouth lifestyle on a ranch. The novel portrays many male characters than female. The women shown by Steinback are Curley’s Wife, Susy, and Aunt Clara and are given somewhat respect. Even though there are not many female characters, John Steinbeck symbolizes them as archetypes throughout the book he indicates sexism of women being at the bottom of the social hierarchy in a male workplace. Although all women in the novel are portrayed differently, on some level as authority figures, they differ in the amount of respect received
The National Honors Society places a strong emphasis on the cornerstone traits of character, leadership, and service within the school and outside of school. I have met, and exceeded these qualities by being honest, assisting others, and participating in school activities.
In Maycomb County, Alabama, on Halloween night, a girl becomes a young woman, and a boy becomes a man. In Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird, the Finch children realize that life is not always like the games they play.
Would you stand up for your morals, even when no one else supported them? In the book The Help, Miss Skeeter refuses to print Hilly’s Home Help Sanitation Initiative, and, in addition, she gets caught carrying a booklet of Jim Crow laws, with the intent to change them. Because of this, Miss Skeeter is therefore alienated from the other members of the Jackson Junior League through Miss Hilly’s influence, and from the rest of society. Consequently, the alienation of Miss Skeeter shows the corrupt moral values of the League members, the League elite, and her society as a whole, and how these values overcome long friendships.
Years ago, in the South, acts of murder were heard of quite a bit but it was illegal. Why was it heard so often? Black people were not welcome or ever really wanted by white people. Simple, silly things could trigger a white person to kill a black person. Such as a black male whistling at a white woman. Or the lies of two white women leading to the arrest and execution of innocent men. Sometimes white people did not even have respect for each other. Whites of lower class envied those of a higher class. Women would sneer at one another for the way they dress. Not everyone is the same, there has to be some difference in the world. So, how does the novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, written
I would say Scout is more like Atticus because in chapter 26 she says "How can you hate Hitler so bad an' then turn around and be ugly about folks right at home?" She always wonders why people treat others differently because of their skin color. She relates to her father because Atticus is a good man who doesn't judge nor discriminate. He shows this by defending Tom Robinson at the trial when many people would rather he didn’t. Some other proof that would support that Scout is more like her father is when she is talking about the mixed children with Jem. He tells her that you can when the children are mixed, and she is throughly confused. She doesn’t understand how having a drop of negro blood for instance can make you black.
The character I chose was Aunt Alexandra from “To Kill A Mockingbird” because she is a character with a strong personality and stands by her opinions even if they're wrong. A little background about her in the book, she was the older sister of Atticus but not like him at all. She was a racist person and was disappointed at her brother for supporting the black man in the trial, no matter how noble his actions may have been. She's very intent on Scout being the ideal female girl in that time period even though in our minds, Scout is probably a very clever and brave girl. What seems to irk her the most is the way she dresses as in the book it states, “Aunt Alexandra was fanatical on the subject of my attire. I could not possibly hope to be a lady if I wore breeches, when I said I could do nothing in a dress, she said I wasn't supposed to do things that required pants.
In the section Jem actually has the exact same idea. When he is talking to Scout. However, Daniel already mentioned this so I am not going to dive into that. Before that point in the book, Scout wants to invite Walter Cunningham over for dinner again. This is a huge change in Scout because she is finally able to forgive Walter. She wanted to beat him up, but now she is willing to forgive and forget. So that is great character development, which Aunt Alexandra immediately ruins. Right after Scout says anything about bringing Walter home Aunt Alexandra puts her foot just like she did when Scout wanted to go to Calpurnia’s house. To Aunt Alexandra, and to the rest of the south, societal ranking is everything. You can be polite and have small talk
However, Mr. Cunningham is not the only person from To Kill a Mockingbird that has a real life counterpart like Thomas Jefferson.
In To Kill a Mockingbird, a young girl named Scout has been through a journey that seemed to be never ending. She’s been through some ups and downs with different adventures she goes through with her brother Jem and their friend Dill. Through all these different encounters of society, Scout has learned a lot. Especially when Scout has been growing up drastically and she has started to understand things more. By looking at what Scout has been through,in To Kill A MockingBird, it is evident that everything she has been told about certain situations don’t seem to add up to the truth. But then Scout learns that the truth isn’t just from first looks, but from the situation itself and learns not to jump to judgment when events