This person is named Boo Radley. Boo Radley never came outside of his house after stabbing someone with scissors. Therefore, people didn’t really know much about him besides that one incident. The people in Maycomb only knew of this one incident and so they believed that he must be a bad person. Jem and Scout have had some good experiences with Boo even though they have never seen him.
For instance, Boo Radley, a young man in Maycomb society is considered to be dead due to his introvert nature. As the author quoted, “no, it was not that sort of thing that there were other ways of making people turn into ghosts.” (Lee 14). The Radleys are one of the oldest families in Maycomb but still they do not have any contact with their neighbors. Their son, Boo is believed to be turned into a phantom since nobody ever sees him walking out of his house or interacting with people. Nobody tries to interact with him or try to know the reason behind his loneliness.
In To Kill A Mockingbird there are many example of individuals being prejudice. People being prejudice has been around for centuries and has not exactly went away. In this essay i will being showing you examples of people being prejudiced in To Kill A Mockingbird. There are many examples but i’m only going to go over a few of them.
Power? Power is the ability to do something or act in a particular way, especially as a faculty or quality. Many people have power like the President, parents, the law, but not as much power as of what happens in the book “To Kill a Mockingbird” This story is about a great trial involving a man named Tom Robinson and a lady name Mayella. The story is based on a trial because the man Tom Robinson was accused of rape and the beating of Mayella. Mayella is going to be powerful and powerless.
Despite wicked people like Bob Ewell who knew nothing but hate, Atticus persistently looked for a peaceful way to solve problems. When Bob Ewell spat on Atticus, cussed at him and threatened his life, Atticus simply stood there and made no reaction, demonstrating an attitude of peace. Then again in court, when Tom was accused guilty after all of Atticus’s work, Atticus peacefully exited and made no complaint. “Atticus put his hand on Tom’s shoulder as he whispered. Atticus took his coat off the back of his chair and pulled it over his shoulder.
The reader first learns of Boo when Scout explains the rumors to Dill. She states, “The Radleys, welcome anywhere in town, kept to themselves, a predilection unforgivable in Maycomb… Jem said he ‘bought cotton,’ a polite term for doing nothing- but Mr. Radley and his wife had lived there with their two sons as long as anybody could remember”(Lee 10). The Radleys had a reputation in the town, especially Boo and this causes them to be
Modern Day Hero The word “hero” often makes us think of the people in the stories we read, movies we watch, and the people making the headlines in the newspaper. While this may hold some truth, these heroes often make us forget about the ones in our daily lives. These people show great moral and character when facing danger or problems. However, they too are human and can make many mistakes; and they battle with many demons. How they conquer these barriers and deal with these problems make them heroes.
To Kill A Mockingbird has always been looked upon as an instant classic because of its very important themes dealing with race during the 1930 's Alabama, a time where racism was rampant all across the United States especially in the southern states. The film itself, based on the popular and timely novel by Harper Lee, was released in 1962 which was during the civil rights movement. Some critics called this film an innocent film because of the time it was released. It was released back when people were more relaxed, but in the fifty years since then, society has gotten more uptight due to everything that has been going on. Despite a loss of innocence, this is a fantastic movie that has very important themes, even by today 's standards.
He realized… “It occurred to me that anyway one more Sunday was over, that Maman was buried now, that I was going back to work, and that, really, nothing had changed. “ (Camus, 24) Explicate This shows how little importance he allowed his mother to have in his life. This further accentuates that he had given up her place in his life, which plays into the elements of philosophical suicide. He acted as if her death changed nothing, as if she was insignificant. The significance he places with her position in his life is partially his fault, because that’s all he allowed her to be.
“Human nature is complex. Even if we do have inclinations toward violence, we also have inclination to empathy, to cooperation, to self-control” ("Steven Pinker Quote")These words spoken by Steven Pinker are hundred percent true. To Kill a Mockingbird’s empathy theme is still relevant today, because it can be found in events such as Sandy Hooks Elementary School and in a Poem named I Have Empathy For You. All the rumors that were going around maycomb about Boo Radley and all the people that were afraid of him, Scout and Jem were like the only people that did not judge him. However In Chapter 31 Scout begins to take the time to see things in Boo Radley’s perspective for instance when scout made a remark at the end of the book “ you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them” (Lee ).
…’Is this son of a b**** talking back?’ the teacher asked. …’Beat him until he comes to his senses.’...” (page 32) The relationship between Shin and Uncle in jail is definitely more productive than any of Shin’s other relationships. This is because he actually took the time to talk to him about things. “[Uncle] was an entertaining talker, whose knowledge of North Korea thrilled Shin, especially when the subject was food.” (page 64) Shin’s parents didn’t care for him a whole lot. However, Uncle has done many favors for Shin.
In conclusion Edgar Allan Poe does deserve his spot in history because he made many impacts to history. Even though people think otherwise, because his actions like marrying his cousin, Virginia, or how they thought he had a drug addiction, was an alcoholic or how he was “obsessed” with death. All of these thoughts against him being false he made lots of great contributions to history. Again some of his contributions are, his creation of the detective story, being master of the short story, mystery, and horror. Without all these things from Poe our world would be much different.