Every person on this planet has the ability to make choices. People have been created with minds to convince, control, and problem solve. Similarly, other people’s influence has great power to change, persuade, and spread rumors. The novel To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee, portrays many examples of people who were persuaded and changed from his or her own mind and decisions, or the effect of someone else’s. Injustice is rampant throughout the book, in Tom Robinson’s verdict, Boo Radley’s precarious situation, and with Scout’s situation at school.
To Kill a Mockingbird focuses on multiple significant ideas to highlight the main ideas of the novel. One of great magnitude is explained in chapter three of the novel when author Harper Lee simplifies the importance of being able to put yourself in someone else’s shoes to view each different perspective. “First of all,” he said, “if you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you’ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folk. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.” Be understanding, realize that honest mistakes happen as in the excerpt with Scout and Walter.
Hair- Case #1 The year was 1985 in Springfield, Massachusetts, a 78 year old women had been sexually assaulted and burglarized allegedly by George Perrot, who was 17 at the time of the incident. There was a single hair found on the bed sheet of the victim that could have been from the suspects head or pubic area due to the sexual assault. Lab analysis was done only looking at the medulla, the cortex, and the cuticle of the hair. In court, the FBI agent proclaimed “The hair found on the sheet exhibits all the same microscopic hair arranged in the same way as the characteristics present in the known hair from Perrot”.
Though many people think that emotion helps make rational resolutions, often times it hurts one’s ability to do so. In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Scout, the protagonist, and her family discover the need for logic when her father takes an important court case. Sadly, most of the people of Maycomb in the 1930s became corrupt because they do not use rationality in their lives. Throughout the novel, Scout and the reader both learn that one should not let their emotions rule their reason when making decisions. Even before the court case began, Scout learns about the recurring theme of logic being more effective than her feelings when forming opinions of others and in communicating.
Jem and Scout go to the school fair and play games before getting ready for the Halloween pageant. Scout dresses as a ham for the pageant but falls asleep. She winds up missing her part, and coming out on stage late. She attempts to catch up to where the other students. She is told that the crowd laughed at her and that she ruined the pageant.
The novel To kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee shows how prejudice and discrimination can influence a community. The story takes place in the 1930's during the Great Depression and uses the point of view of Scout a young girl to show how deeply effected the people were, both young and old by these discriminatory views. I believe that To kill a Mockingbird is still relevant today because many of the problems that happened in the book still happen today and although we are trying to stop discrimination by writing new laws and enforcing them it still occurs quite often. To Kill a Mockingbird still relates to today’s world because of issues in relation to sexism, racism and political injustices. Society might tell us
Have you ever been in a situation where you feel pain/anger, but put on a brave face so no one will see how much pain you are in? Everyone thinks you're really happy but in reality, you are breaking down inside. This is called judgement. Judging people and being judged has happened at least once in every person's life. It's a part of human nature to judge, but do we know how to cope with it?
Is Mayella Ewell Really A Victim in To Kill A Mockingbird? In the book To Kill A Mockingbird, the main conflict of this book is a court case that deals with rape. The main to think about this book is that the book takes during the great depression, as well as segregation. The main reason why I brought this up is because, the main court case deals with an innocent black man being accused of rape by a white family and at the time that this story takes place a white man always wins when it comes to going against a black in court. The girl who was so called rape was Ms. Mayella Ewell, Mayella is the one who accused this black man, known as Tom Robinson, of raping her.
Summary and Analysis The novel is divided into two parts where the first part has eleven chapters and the second half has 20 chapters. Introduction to the Story The story started with a childhood incident of Jem, the brother of Scout. The scout narrates that the elbow of the Jem badly got hurt when he was 13th and it was a frightening incident for him.