They grow to be evil and brooding depending on their circumstances, the situations that they have been put through, and the choices they make during them. People also need a guide, or friend to help them stay on the good side, never leading them into wrongdoing. This is shown in William Golding’s Lord of the Flies , as the boys’ push through terrible obstacles, and the task to survive. Golding shows amazingly accurate character development throughout the book as they boys have to change to fit these new affairs. Everyone knows that babies are cute, pure, innocent creatures, and this goes with young children as well.
To Kill A Mockingbird has always been looked upon as an instant classic because of its very important themes dealing with race during the 1930 's Alabama, a time where racism was rampant all across the United States especially in the southern states. The film itself, based on the popular and timely novel by Harper Lee, was released in 1962 which was during the civil rights movement. Some critics called this film an innocent film because of the time it was released. It was released back when people were more relaxed, but in the fifty years since then, society has gotten more uptight due to everything that has been going on. Despite a loss of innocence, this is a fantastic movie that has very important themes, even by today 's standards.
Layla was playing with her old friends and talking to her new friends at her new school all the time. Several years later, when it was finally Layla’s time to become the leader of the village, she was back to her dark spotted self. She earned the respect of almost all of the villagers. Layla was smart and one of the best leaders the village had ever seen. She took actions against the bullying in the village and threw the bugs who made people’s spots fade into jail including her fake friends and their parents who tried to take the village back from Layla’s family.
These handicaps cause more damage by how the townspeople view them. Both Boo and Tom are very compassionate and caring men. Because Boo cares so much for Jem and Scout, he risks his life to save theirs. He comes out of his home which is very hard for him and fights Bob Ewell who has a knife to make sure Jem and Scout stay safe. Tom is also a caring man.
Everyone in the town thought he was the one because the girl that was raped was white, and he was black therefore he surly did it. Violence is also a major theme in this book as well. Violence is seen throughout the books at unexpected times. The first seen was when Scout, and Jem wanted to scare Boo Radley from his house. There was gun shouts, and the children had to run to safety.
I tripped as I heard the shotgun blast behind me (Lee 71). In this quote Jem, Scout, and Dill were trying to see Boo. They went up to his house and were looking in windows when they saw a shadow and ran and the person shot at them. Later it is known that it was Mr. Radley that shot at them, claiming he was shooting at what he thought was a negro in his yard. Secondly, another time the kids really wanted to see Boo, was when they discovered the gifts in the tree.
He was appointed to defend a black man named Tom Robinson for raping Mayella Ewell. Most townsfolk caught news of this and instantly began to give Atticus dirty looks and began calling him vulgar names. Atticus, is a very nice person who wants to do the right thing, and he has an opinion about people who disagree with him defending Tom Robinson. “They’re certainly entitled to think they, and they’re entitled to full respect for their opinions.” (120). Jem and Scout are also bugged at school, for example Cecil Jacob’s makes fun of Atticus for defending Tom.
Harper Lee considers her book To Kill a Mockingbird, to be a love story.There are many times during this book that this unique love is shown. The love and respect of your fellow man is a recurrent theme throughout this novel. Like with the incident with Mrs. Dubose and another incident with Walter Cunningham. When Scout beats up Walter Cunningham, Jem showed love to him by offering him to eat dinner with them as an apology for Scout beating him up and to show love and respect, knowing he was hungry, and knowing he would come. Jem gave to Walter without expecting anything in return.
“Human nature is complex. Even if we do have inclinations toward violence, we also have inclination to empathy, to cooperation, to self-control” ("Steven Pinker Quote")These words spoken by Steven Pinker are hundred percent true. To Kill a Mockingbird’s empathy theme is still relevant today, because it can be found in events such as Sandy Hooks Elementary School and in a Poem named I Have Empathy For You. All the rumors that were going around maycomb about Boo Radley and all the people that were afraid of him, Scout and Jem were like the only people that did not judge him. However In Chapter 31 Scout begins to take the time to see things in Boo Radley’s perspective for instance when scout made a remark at the end of the book “ you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them” (Lee ).
Boo Radley showed his true colors when he saved Jem and Scout from Mr.Ewell. Boo Radley overlooked his own fears to save the lives of his friends. Boo Radley also brought out the best in Jem and Scout Finch by making them climb out of their comfort zone to solve a mystery. After a few days, the siblings did not want to believe the town’s opinions about Boo Radley because they believed there was something that was missing from the story. So, the children put aside their own fears in their attempts to contact Boo and initiate a friendship.