Dubose. Throughout chapter 11, Jem and Scout talk about how much they hate Mrs. Dubose. They claimed she was the mean lady that would yell at them every time they walked by. “Don’t say that to me, you ugly girl! You say good afternoon, Mrs. Dubose!” (Lee 99).
Scout describes Burris as, “The filthiest human I had ever seen” (Lee, 29) and describes him by saying, “His neck was dark gray, the backs of his hands were rusty, and his fingernails were black deep into the quick.” (Lee, 29). He is clearly not the most popular kid in class. He disgusts the teacher so much that sends him home stating, “Please bathe yourself before you come back tomorrow.” (Lee, 30). The dialogue between Burris and Miss Caroline causes Burris to get upset and tell Miss Caroline, “You ain’t sendin’ me home, missus. I was on the
One of the main topics lit up in To Kill A Mockingbird was racism. This topic plays the biggest role in the law suit that Scott’s father work on but it also appears in the town’s daily life. In part of the book Scott’s maid takes her and her bother to her church and even though they were in a Christian society some people had a problem with Scout and her bother visiting their church because they of their white skin. Racism also pops up in Scotts own home when her aunt comes to live with her. Her aunt wants to get rid of her, probably because she had black skin, but thankfully Atticus does not allow her.
Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird explores the question of whether humans are naturally social or individual. It tells the story of a young girl finding her place in society, deciding whether to conform to her aunt’s standards, her classmates’, or her own. This coming-of-age tale is interrupted by the trial of a black man named Tom Robinson who is accused, on circumstantial evidence, of raping a young white woman named Mayella. Scout is called out because her father is defending Robinson, which most Maycomb citizens don’t appreciate. People’s innate tendency is to drift towards a group setting and fall into place with a community by following their standards.
In the book, Kate came to the Weinmanns house and started annoying Molly so Jenny would lose her job. Because of the distraction, Molly started crying. Jenny was so pissed of by Kate’s actions, she told this to Kate “I think I need some quiet time” (Cabot 36). Also Jenny got so upset and bothered because Kate is calling her names and making fun of her in front of a cute boy. Kate has gone way too far so Jenny stands up for herself by saying,.
To illustrate, in The Crucible Reverend Parris consults Abigail about why the Proctor’s had fired her, her answer was, “she hates me, uncle, she must, for I would not be her slave,” referring to Elizabeth Proctor (Miller, 1132). When the truth is that Elizabeth no longer wants her present in the household because when she did work for them, she had an affair with John Proctor, who is Elizabeth’s husband. Another example, would be when Abigail had been accused during a court hearing of drinking chicken blood while she was in the
My opinion towards Curley’s Wife, is that she can be a little too flirty at times. I understand that she is lonely when her husband is at work and/or at the whore house, but I think that she should be able to keep it under control. To be honest I hate her. I say this because she is always trying to get people in trouble, she’s always causing trouble, and she never once does anything on her own, she’s always has to go bother the guys, like Lennie. For example in Chapter 5, when Lennie is in the barn, getting all flustered and frustrated because he had just killed the pup on accident because he was play fighting with him, Curley’s Wife came in, and started bothering him.
Scout and Jem develop their characters a lot threw this novel. Scout changes a lot in To Kill a Mockingbird, she is an aggressive person but then Scout turns into an understanding person. She beats up Walter Cunningham at school because she got yelled at by the teacher for having Walter’s back in class. Later on during recess she sees Walter Cunningham: “I catch Walter Cunningham in the school yard gave me pleasure, but when I was rubbing his nose in the dirt Jem came by and told me to stop!” (Lee,30). Scout does not really understand why
Curley’s wife then, being weak herself, saw a situation to be strong and took it. She put him down by using the N-word and then asking if he knew“‘what [she] [could]do to [him]if [he][opened] [his] trap?’” (80), implying that she would get him lynched. Using the N-word is a huge insult for African-Americans and lynching has a horrible connotation to slavery. Curley’s wife wanted Crooks to be at his weakest point, by attacking the thing that defines him most: his skin color. Similar to how Crooks attacked the two things that define
Out of pity Soaphead Church lies to her telling her that she will have her wish. When it is time to have her baby, Pecola’s baby ends up dying causing her insanity, which is her belief that she has blue eyes. Pecola is the victim of almost everyone in the book. Her classmates bully her because of her dark skin color, her mother beats her up, and she is subject to Maureen’s nasty comments and Junior’s torments. Maureen and Junior hold power over Pecola.