The mockingbird was symbolic of Tom’s true, pure heart, and his death was because of nothing but the inequities within society. Mr. Ewell’s sin caused sorrow and horror in Scout’s life, but it also lead to her realization that discrimination was wrong, something that Atticus wished for her to know all along. Further along in the story, Scout’s growth is proved when Atticus suggests sending Boo Radley to trial for killing Bob Ewell. Scout says, “‘Well, it’d be sort of like shootin’ a mockingbird, wouldn’t it?’” (276).
Scout follows Jems footsteps and gets much of her knowledge from him. Scouts definition of bravery changes as her age grows ,she gains a lot of experience of the world she lives in .Scout and Jem tolerated lots of uncalled for racial slurs and insults by people in the community . But Atticus teaches Scout what he was taught,doing the right thing doesn't always mean going along with everyone else. . And by the end of the story, Scout can put herself in Boo Radley's shoes, the person she's feared most during the story .Scout learns to look at situations from a different perspective , “you never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view … until you climb into his skin and walk around in it “.
Second reason Lupe is a role model is she is a good sport. For instance, Lupe is a good sport because the story said “ She beat her first opponent easily, and felt sorry for the girl because she didn’t have anyone to cheer for her” and
(Robbins, what makes a hero) In the text “The Outsiders” it states an example of a hero “I had to they were drowning you pony!” (Hinton, 57) I think a hero in the text is Johnny I think he is a hero because he saved ponyboys life even though he ended up killing bob.
This novel talks about how the jury wrongfully accused Jefferson of murdering Old Grope and the Bear Brother and later the jury assigns Jefferson a death penalty with the electric chair. Jefferson’s attorney has called Jefferson a hog and those words has haunted Jefferson in his mind. Miss Emma, Jefferson’s godmother, asks an educated teacher named Grant to help Jefferson to die like a man instead of a hog. Throughout this novel, Grant deals with a lot of responsibilities that’s being thrown at him such as helping Jefferson. A Lesson Before Dying has a universal theme of obligation because it is seen throughout the novel as it relates to Grant being forced to do things for the sake of others.
Her parents were strongly against her reading books, which led to her discovering her “power.” After a harsh yelling from her dad, Matilda realized that she had telekinetic powers. Matilda is a hero because she didn’t use her powers selfishly, and she was fearless. The way Odysseus defeated Troy and defeated the obstacles purposely placed in front of him are characteristics of a hero.
“Neighbors bring food with death and flowers with sickness and little things in between. Boo was our neighbor. He gave us two soap dolls, a broken watch and chain, a pair of good-luck pennies, and our lives. But neighbors give in return. We never put back into the tree what we took out of it: we had given him nothing, and it made me sad” (373).
“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” - Harper Lee To Kill A Mockingbird. A character like atticus is why To Kill a Mockingbird can explain the ugly things in the world like racism through his words to Jem and Scout which lets us understand what Atticus is saying but also the deeper meaning behind it. Similar effects of this is also seen through symbolism in the books with mockingbirds but most important would be the dog.
Calpurnia teaches her how to be respectful, learn the ways of Maycomb and stand up for what is right. Miss Maudie encourages Scout to be the type of woman she wants to be and mature properly in their racist town like her father has. Finally, as her biggest role model, Atticus gives life lessons that apply greatly throughout Scout’s life as well as the novel and teaches her tolerance for prejudice which assists her coming of age. Because of these role models Scout is changed and grown-up. This novel is still appropriate to life today because the morals do not lose value from the time period it was written compared to present time.
To Kill a Mockingbird is a coming of age story, through the eyes of Scout, a young girl living in Maycomb County, Alabama. Scout is raised in an odd time in American history when racism and prejudice were routine. Scout was surrounded by people that forced to learn many crucial life lessons and help her mature into a respectable lady. List points Firstly, Atticus taught Scout many important lessons, but most importantly, not to be prejudice, and treat everybody equally. This was extremely important in Scout’s growth as a person because at the time many people were blinded by racism.
Scout is also a very intelligent to be so young. For example “… after making me read most of my first reader and the stock market quotations from the mobile register aloud, she discovered that I was literate and looked at me with more faint distaste.’ (lee 22) miss caroline is shocked that scout can read at such a young age. Later scout proves that not only is she educated in school but well educated in school and about life in maycomb. She clearly explains that to miss Caroline “ miss Caroline and I had conferred twice already and they were all looking at me in the innocent assurance that familiar breeds understanding.
In chapter 28, Scout and Jem were attacked on their way home, and Jem was knocked out, although he was carried home by an unknown man, and Bob Ewell was found dead underneath the large oak tree. In chapter 29, Scout told her side of the story about what happened, she also realized that the man who saved her and Jem was Arthur Radley, better known as Boo Radley. In chapter 30 and 31, we realize that Arthur Radley killed Bob Ewell while trying to defend Scout and
By doing this, Calpurnia ignored the social class order for she believes that ‘guests no matter who they are must be treated well’. On the other hand, when Scout wants to invite Walter Cunningham over a second time under Aunt Alexandra’s supervision, Aunt Alexandra makes it very clear that it would be an inappropriate invitation because according to the social order of Maycomb, ‘he is trash’. By Calpurnia allowing Walter to visit and Aunt Alexandra forbidding Walter to visit, the social prejudice system is made obvious. Calpurnia also allows Scout to wear overalls whereas Aunt Alexandra encourages Scout to wear dresses as it is more ladylike. This is once again an example of how these two women are involved in social prejudice; Calpurnia is trying to do what is best for the children when Aunt Alexandra is only trying to obey the social class order.
Imagine if you changed something to be better but everyone hated you while you were doing it. Then when you finally finished only some people appreciated what you did. This is what Atticus and Boo did to change people’s perspective and Macomb's perspective. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee shows us that Atticus and Boo Radley are teachers by changing people's lives by helping them see different points of view.
People are influenced by the ones around them; these people can have positive or negative influences. Mentors are role models for you look up to and learn from. The only way for mentors to have a positive influence is if they are heard. Listening is the key. In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee creates mentors for Scout to show listening to the advice of those before you can lead to strong morals and an understanding of others.