She has always wanted to interact with Arthur and in this chapter, she was able to take him home while holding his hand in the process. From a girl with little courage to a lady with true bravery, Scout is the most important character in Part 2. The person who is similar to Scout would be Atticus Finch because they were both willing to take risks. In Chapter 28, Scout was brave enough to look for Jem when Mr. Ewell was attempting to murder them. On page 262, “Still but for a man breathing heavily, breathing heavily and staggering… ‘Jem?’ There was no answer but the man’s heavy breathing.
Harper Lee paints a picture of true courage as it is, and Jem Finch takes this lesson to heart as he sees examples of true courage in his life. The beautiful lesson of true courage is introduced to Jem and he begins to understand this concept of true courage when he talks with his father about Mrs. Dubose, after she passed away. As her story unravels in front of him, he learns that Mrs. Dubose was a lifelong morphine addict who was determined to be free from the drug’s grasp before she died. Atticus talks about her struggle and Jem hears that she died as free “as the mountain air,”: “ You rarely win, but sometimes you do. Mrs. Dubose won, all ninety-eight pounds of her.
The Portrayal of ‘Relative Justice’ in To Kill a Mockingbird The correlation of justice and prejudice dwell as a perpetuating conflict in the United States. Case in point is racism, which is deeply analyzed on the 1960 Pulitzer-awarded novel, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. Lee focalizes this novel upon the trial of Tom Robinson, a black man charged by the rape of a white girl, Mayella Ewell. Racial prejudice is thoroughly presented in the novel, but what originally transpired as discrimination evolves into an inferno of injustice, particularly in the debasement and death of one of the ‘Mockingbirds,’ the impoverishment of his family, and the humiliation of his race. The whole novel is presented by the protagonist, Scout, as a tomboyish naive adult retrospectively recalling her early ages.
In addition a lot of things happen to people in Maycomb while they were trying to figure out Boo Radley, Scout and Jem (two main characters) have two mysteries they’re trying to figure out. If the story took place somewhere else it would be different because the different setting would possibly mean more/less people. It could be less mysterious, and the economy would be different along with the weather. Paragraph 3 Character Analysis: One character I would like to focus on is Scout Finch, a nine-year old girl that is very social, kind, and adventurous. She is very social because she makes friends easily with young and old people.
In the book, he is assigned to defend a black man in court who is accused of raping a white woman. When Atticus’s daughter, Scout, talks about what happened at school, she says that “...the school buzzed with talk about him [Atticus] defending Tom Robinson, none of which was complimentary” (Lee 92). The racist people of Maycomb, Alabama were all annoyed and horrified at Atticus for taking the case. Many people at the time believed that all black men were criminals. The townspeople did not feel like Atticus should be defending a negro.
Therefore, when Atticus is appointed to defend a African American man, named Tom Robinson, who is accused of raping a white woman, it is a big deal. The kids learn alot about racial, injustice, and lying during the court case. Harper Lee conveys the theme that people lie mostly to avoid criticism by putting various characters in difficult situations.
Final Essay Outline: Thesis Statement/opening paragraph: In the story To Kill A Mockingbird, discrimination and the act of being prejudice is common among the main characters, on both the receiving and serving end. Certain characters, like Scout and Jeremy Finch, Bob Ewell, and the town folk truly create the main problem and set the theme of the story. For example, when Bob Ewell accuses Atticus Finch of being an african-american lover, because he is defending Tom Robinson. Tom Robinson was accused of raping Mayella Ewell, according to Bob. Boo Radley is accused of being dead by Scout, Jem and Dill.
This novel is heavily influenced by judgment, communication, prejudice, and racism. There are four small symbols that are not commonly used for these problems in society. The symbols are Dolphus Raymond's paper bag, the snowman that Jem and Scout built, Tim Johnson the mad dog, and the knothole that Boo Radley used to give Jem and Scout items. The
The climax of this story is a rape trial that involves a Negro, Tom Robinson, and a white woman, Mayella Ewell. In the court’s eyes’ her power is clear, but is she that powerful? Because of her vulnerability as a woman and a very low-class status, she’s powerless, but her privilege as a white person in a racist society is very powerful. Mayella is powerless because of her gender. In the trial, it’s revealed that Mayella is physically, verbally, and sexually abused by her father.
Scout, the novels main character, is a smart and inquisitive girl, she often speaks bluntly, and is shamelessly child-like and tomboy-ish. Spanning the time of about three years, the novel watched the Finch girl change and mature, making the book much like a bildungsroman. As the book progresses, Scout finds herself confused and questioning why the world is such a wicked place; her main experience being the injustice of Maycomb court’s final ruling of the Tom Robinson trial. Mr. Robinson, a chivalrous, black man, and accused of raping a young, white lady, was given a death sentence, riding only on the word of the young lady and her white, drunkard father, Bob Ewell. No clear evidence was given.