Throughout the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird,” written by Harper Lee, the readers can see how Scout changes her view about Boo Radley. Because of their nosiness, Jem, Scout, and Dill try to drag Boo out his house and to the outside world. Their innocent actions combined with Boo’s actions changed the image of Boo, in their minds, from “a malevolent phantom” (10), a person who kills cats and eats squirrels to a neighbor they can trust, who saves them from Bob Ewell. Scout says at the end, “Boo was our neighbor” (373). The readers can see a great change in their relationship.
Everybody knows who he was, but nobody knows who he is. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, is a novel that describes the conflicts and events that the people in Maycomb experience. The main characters include, Scout, Jem, Atticus, Dill, Tom Robinson and Boo Radley. Throughout the story, Atticus focuses on his case for Tom Robinson and trying the best he can to do the right thing for his children, Jem and Scout. The children, Scout, Jem and Dill constantly obsess over Boo Radley till the very end where all their questions are answered.
He treats his children with respect, and explains to them what they do not understand. The text states, "I never went to school,' he said, 'but I have a feeling that if you tell Miss Caroline we read every night she'll get after me, and I wouldn't want her after me'" (Lee 42). The text later states, "Atticus said to Jem one day, 'I'd rather you go shot at tin cans in the back yard, but I know you'll go after birds. Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird'" (Lee 119). Atticus's constant guidance helps the children make the right choices throughout the
He went all the way from the attorney's office in town to his street in minutes to protect his kids. He also proceeded to shoot the dog to make sure that he would not harm his kids. Protecting your kids from danger is one of the traits of an ideal father and Atticus clearly has it. He also protects his kids by protecting their reputation for later in life. He does this at the end of the story when he thinks that Jem has killed a man in defense of Scout and himself.
However almost everyday Jem finds toys or random objects in the tree out front of the Radleys house. This gives Jem the idea that Boo isn 't some horrible monster after all. “Atticus believes Jem killed Ewell in self-defense, but Tate makes him realize that Boo Radley actually stabbed Ewell and saved both children 's lives.”(lee 28) This quote shows that the children had been put in a situation where the so-called “monster” Boo Radley saved their lives and they now could look at him not as some maniac but a hero and regular person who stays inside to protect himself from the stereotypes and cruelty of the world because of something people had said and that had been spread throughout the
Montag killed Beatty he thought what he was doing was right. Montag was justified for killing Beatty because he thought he was protecting himself and Faber, Beatty had to die for society to change, and Beatty wanted to die. Montags anger towards Beatty may have persuaded his decisions and made him do what he did to Beatty. In the event that Montag killed Beatty, he was justified because he was protecting Faber and himself. In Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury explains that Beatty kept pushing Montag’s limits.
One of them is Brutus could be tracked down and executed for killing Caesar. Though it would help the people of Rome Brutus doesn't want to die because of his actions. All of Caesar's guards would hunt down Brutus and assassinate him for killing who they thought was a great
Three specific characters show or represent a mockingbird in the story. The kids don’t really understand also why a lot of people are mean or mad at the three characters that represent a mockingbird. In the novel, “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, the three characters that represent a mockingbird are Boo Radley, Tom Robinson, and Atticus Finch. Boo Radley is the first person to represent a mockingbird. He is a shy quiet man that
He reported to a friend, who testified at his trial, about his ‘thrill kill’ that he just wanted to ‘see what it would feel like to shoot someone’”(Jenkins). This shows that the murderer will shoot someone for the sake of having fun. I believes that he should deserves the JLWOP because from how he killed a pregnant mother without giving a bit of hesistant. He also known that what would happen if he killed someone since there are social medias and other news that are posted daily. There was more to his crime as Jenkins reports, “[the killer]
For the children, Boo Ridley became a legend about a terrifying monster that never left house. They conversed among themselves about the "monster",and the two boys even acted out Boo 's untrue history. They 've heard simply untrue rumors about Boo Radley, just like how I heard rumors about Mr. Cash. However, as they grew older and the story progressed towards the trial, Boo Radley was no longer on the minds of the children. But towards the end, Boo reemerges as hero that saves Jem and Scout.
For example, when Jem displaced his pants in a hurry to escape the Radley Place, he went back to retrieve it that night, as he did not want to disappoint Atticus. He said: “Atticus ain’t ever whipped me since I can remember. I wanta keep it that way”(Lee75), this shows Jem’s perseverance to perform actions that will benefit him in a positive aspect. Scout later explained: “Jem stayed moody and silent for a week. As Atticus had once advised me to do, I tried to climb into Jem’s skin and walk around in it: if I had gone alone to the Radley Place at two in the morning, my funeral would have been held the next afternoon” (Lee 77).
Others are in for revenge and keep that on their mind to kill people and sell drugs. Everyone knows what they are doing, they are aware they are ending a life, and living a life of violence, but something brought them into the gang and they focus their attention on that one thing to execute the tasks given to them. Towards the end of the video, the girl’s killer says this about the gang he wasted his life defending, “We fight to protect territory that isn’t ours to begin with. We cover ourselves with guns to show we are tough, but inside we are weak.” Like all of those guys in jail, like the girl who became a rat, and Chester who agreed to be a part of the video, they get to a point where all the killing, violence and drugs take a toll on them and they want out. To most of them there is no “out,” because they know the task of getting out is extremely dangerous and there is a slim to none chance of completing it alive.
The novel To Kill a Mockingbird is the story of racism, growing up and having a greater understanding of life.Different events that occur in the novel help the young characters grow in maturity.They will realize the world is much crueler than they ever imagined.The naiveness of childhood is something great that is lost as you grow. Main Point #1: They young character, Scout and Jem Finch, knowledge of the brutality of the world expands when their lives are affected by racism in their hometown. The children never really noticed how much the negro community was outcasted by their society. They knew that the colored people were different but the were finally showed this when their father took a case, between young white women and a black man. Jem knowledge in racism is wider than that of Scouts.Scouts mind is still quite innocent understand the event occurring in the town while Jem mind is trying to comprehend why his emotions Quote: "Uncle Jack Finch says we really don 't know.
Atticus and Mr. Tate knew that Boo would be killed if the town found out that he had killed Bob Ewell, and so they agreed that Mr. Ewell fell on his knife. When Atticus asked Scout if she understood the situation, she said “...Mr. Tate was right... it’d be sort of like shootin’ a mockingbird, wouldn’t it?” (Lee, p. 276). Scout plainly said that Boo Radley is a mockingbird and the events in the story prove it to be true. To kill a mockingbird is to kill one’s innocence and although there were other “mockingbirds” in the book, Jem Finch and Boo Radley were definitely important ones. Their innocence was killed by the evil in the world around them and that’s what makes them mockingbirds.
George decided to shoot Lennie in the back of the head, many have different opinions on how the book should have ended but George made the right choice. He made the appropriate decision to shoot Lennie for the following reasons: Lennie might kill more people, Curley and the rest of the farm workers would have killed him anyways, and George made Lennie 's last few moments enjoyable. In the first place, Lennie was capable of endangering more people. After seeing that he was able to kill a human, he could easily kill another. “ ‘Don 't you go yelling’’ he said, and he shook her and her body flopped like a fish.