Examples Of Human Behaviour In To Kill A Mockingbird

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‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ by Harper Lee displays how human behaviour is judgeful and misleading about others. ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ was set in the 1930s in a quiet town called Maycomb. The authour Harper Lee utilized many moments to exhibit human behaviour such as Atticus being considered weak, Ms. Dubose’s secret battles, Boo Radley as a character and Tom Robinson. In chapter 10 of the novel Atticus Finch is seen as feeble by his children. They believe Atticus is weak and untalented because he’s unable to play football with the other Fathers. Further on into the chapter it is evident that Atticus isn’t weak but he’s also talented. He was the best checkers player in all of Maycomb and had the ‘deadest shot in Maycomb County’. This shows how …show more content…

For my next example is Ms. Dubose. She was a morphine addict suffering from withdrawal symptoms. As a result of this she was acting out and making racist remarks about the children's Father and harassing them. Ms. Dubose was depicted to be a harsh mean old lady because she was verbally abusing everyone due to the withdrawals which no one knew about. In contrast Ms. Dubose may have been a nice lady because like MS Stephanie Crawford she to cared for flowers. Even though she was shown as a cruel character she was fighting a courageous fight in silence and it goes back to Atticus’s saying ‘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.’ A character similar to MS Dubose who was being judged by all of Maycomb was Boo Radley. Boo Radley is a reclusive character who lives on the same road as the Finches. Boo Radley's story has been altered and fabricated by the adults and children of Maycomb. He was described as six and a half feet tall fingers stained with blood from eating an animal raw as a product of the children's imagination. In the novel we learn Boo Radley had a horrific home life being locked up by his Father for a small

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