More importantly, however, Boo was the mysterious figure who saved the Finch children from Bob Ewell’s attack. Because the children did not understand Boo until the end of the story, the way they treated him was based on fear and the stereotypes they learned from the others in the town. Other significant examples of misunderstanding in the book come during the trial of Tom Robinson. After Bob Ewell finds his daughter, Mayella, kissing a black man, Tom Robinson, Mr. Ewell severely beats his daughter and accuses Tom of raping and beating her. Although it is physically impossible for Tom to have attacked Mayella, he is convicted of the crime.
A couple days later, Johnny dies, but tells Ponyboy "Stay gold Ponyboy". Dally; a couple hours later gotten killed by the police from the anger of Johnny's death. Days after both Johnny and Dally die, Pony realizes that they were important in his life and that he feels empty without them and they're advice and support. Pony now doesn't have any close friends where he can just talk to about things. Although he has his brothers, he doesn't usually have positive conversations with them and he is afraid that they might do something and mess a certain situation.
People said he existed, but Jem and I had never seen him” (Harper Lee 10). This quote helps explain that Boo is locked up because Scout and Jem, as well as most people in town, have never seen Boo inside of the house or outside of the house. They also will not meet Boo because they are scared of him. During the story they explain that when something happens in the town, Boo is to blame. This quote helps explain some of the crimes or scary acts, “People said he went out at night when the moon was down, and peeped in windows… people’s chickens and household pets were found mutilated” (Harper Lee 10).
Loneliness is not only being unhappy from lack of companionship, but it has many different components. For example, someone can have many friends and still feel lonely, when another can be all alone and feel satisfied with his/her life. John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men portrays loneliness throughout the novel and how it impacts the characters. Attention seeking, isolation and violence are some of the many negative behavior effects shown from lonesomeness. Among the many characters throughout the novel, Crooks behavior is demonstrated when he isolates himself from others and becomes lonely because of his skin color.
When it comes down to misunderstanding you go a little too far to find out what you are trying to figure out and this is what happened to one of the characters.Dill is a young boy from Meridian, Mississippi who visits his aunt out in Maycomb in the summer. As he’s with Jem and Scout talking about himself and Dracula, Scout asked him where his father was, and Dill responded with ,“I haven’t got one”. This brought confusion to Scout because if he doesn’t have a father and his father isn’t dead then where was he. As a child you wouldn’t understand his situation and this is why it’s misunderstood because you wouldn’t know what he has been through in the past or even why he doesn’t have a dad. Another way that you can misunderstand something is when it comes from another person saying a rumor
Often loneliness is paired with individuals that do not have friends. Quite the contrary, loneliness can be found very deep within relationships. When a person keeps secrets or does not communicate with others, loneliness may be felt on both sides of the relationship. The Minister’s Black Veil is a short story that depicts loneliness on both sides of an engagement. The minister wears a black veil and becomes very secretive to his congregation and his fiancée.
Prejudice is another kind of conformity that is shown in the book “To Kill a Mockingbird”. Tom Robinson was killed not because he didn’t conform into his own race or society but because he paid the price of another person that didn’t conform which was Mayella Ewell. Atticus was intimidated for defending Tom Robinson because he was a black man which wasn’t accepted to do in the white community. When Calpurnia took the children to the first purchase church she wasn’t conforming because of the fact she didn’t follow the way of coloured society. “Let's go home, Cal, they don't want us here".
It is because of Cunningham’s low income and little education, his social status is lowered. Again innocence is destroyed because due to Walter’s low income he is unable to advance in the social status because he is forced to help his father make ends meet while not being able to further his education. It creates an endless cycle of each descendent getting stuck in the same situation as Walter not being able to rise to higher levels of statuses. In relation to this, the farmers who are in the same social status try to kill Tom Robinson before the trial. “You know what we want, another man said, Get aside from the door, Mr. Finch.” “You can turn around and go home again, Walter,” Atticus said pleasantly.
The song All By Myself has a similar theme statement with the poem Alone written by Maya Angelou. It portrays a man who suffers from the pain of loneliness and isolation and conveys a message that humans are inherently social beings. The lyrics ' 'Some- times I feel so insecure/ And love so distant and obscure. ' ' demonstrate the fact that loneliness is a serious issue which can create a persistent, self-reinforcing loop of negative thoughts, behaviors and sensations. In addition, the repetition of ' 'All by myself/ Don 't want to be, all by myself anymore. '