“You can't really get to know a person until you get in their shoes and walk around in them.” (Harper Lee) In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Boo Radley sheds his reputation as a freak and forges a strong friendship with the Finch children. Initially, Boo is seen as an invisible monster by the Finch children largely because of rumors spread around Maycomb County. Over the course of time, however, Scout and Jem begin to understand Boo and learn that appearances are not always what they seem. Through various events and circumstances, Boo Radley’s real persona as a kind, thoughtful and courageous person is revealed, as he and the Finch children develop a special friendship. Rumors, especially untrue ones, can destroy a person from the inside out.
Holden is a caring character, as seen through his great liking of Robert Burn’s poem, “Comin thro’ the Rye”. Holden tells Phoebe that he wants to “catch everybody if they start going off the cliff” (173). Holden wants to be a savior of innocence for children, as he wants to protect them from the ugliness of the world. This is exemplified by his anger towards vulgarity written in the school walls. He states that he could imagine how, “…some dirty kid would tell them-all cockeyed, naturally, what it meant, and how they’d all think about it and maybe even worry about it for a couple of days.” (201).
The Evil Wish It is common to say or do things without thinking twice about the outcome. For example, a young and clueless teenager decides to ditch school to hang out with a few friends but ends up getting caught and suspended instead. In the case of the White’s family, matters were different. Mr.White, an old and naive man, is one of the main character’s in the short horror story “The Monkey’s Paw” written by W.W. Jacobs. Along with his loving wife, Mrs.White and their son Herbert, the family bonded well and at first did not seem to be distant from each other.
341). In an article on gradesaver.com, it says, “that the blanket symbolizes Boo Radley’s kindness and the misinterpretation the children had about his character.” At the end of the book the kids misconception of Boo disappears as they realize the true character of Boo Radley and all of his kind and protective gestures. When Jem and Scout are attacked in the wood, Boo Radley is there to protect them by fighting off and even killing the attacker. Boo’s attempt at communication with the kids shows his kindness towards the kids by leaving little things for them in the
In the novel “Something Wicked This Way Comes” by Ray Bradbury a wise tone is seen every time Charles Halloway addresses the carnival. The author shows this when Charles says “they make you empty promises, you stick out your neck and- wham!” (Bradbury 200). This shows a wise tone because it shows how Charles realizes how the carnival tricks people into giving them their souls by making them false promises about their desires and end up turning people into freaks. The author uses this wise tone to emphasize the fact that Charles was the mentor of the boys, and he knew that there was something evil about the carnival. The author also shows a wise tone when Charles says “the carnival doesn’t care if it stinks by moonlight instead of sun, so long
The hypothetical good intention of the meeting is to help mentally unstable patients in order to improve emotional and mental growth, which could help lead patients to being sane. Instead of improving patient’s wellbeing, the reality of the meeting is to put everyone against each other in order to induce a “pecking party” to “wipe out the whole flock”. McMurphy gives Bromden Juicy Fruit after Geever, and aid, leaves the bedroom. Before Bromden realized what he was doing, he told McMurphy, “Thank you.” (185). His first words show his hidden emotions toward McMurphy.
In the story, “The Scarlet Ibis” author James Hurst uses indirect characterization through the thoughts and feeling of the protagonist towards his little brother Doodle to establish a meaningful theme. The theme is that being ashamed of those close to you often makes you lose sight of what that person may be going through, leading to regret in the future. In the beginning of the story, the protagonist talks about how his baby brother’s crawling made him resemble a doodle bug. This is why he calls his brother Doodle. “Renaming my brother was perhaps the kindest thing I ever did for him, because nobody expects much from someone named Doodle,” (3) the protagonist proceeds to explain.
Another mockingbird in the story is Boo Radley. The children at first see him as this scary monster, but after showing them kindness the kids see him as kind hearted, and gentle. Much like a mockingbird; from that they learned just like a book, you can’t judge someone by what you hear, or see. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee gives readers a chance to see how racism in the deep south turned into injustice and leads to the killing of innocent minorities. By a young age many were taught that killing was very bad, and that the killing of the innocent is worst, but other than that this lesson can not be taught.
In “To Kill a Mockingbird”, Scout Eliminates tension between a lynch mob and Atticus, Jem, and herself using compassion and empathy. Another situation that she is in that she uses her compassion and sympathy in the story is when Dill ran away from home because his mother and new father does not pay attention to him as much, and decides to sleep under a bench during night. Scout tried to convince her father, Atticus, for Dill to stay with them because Scout did not want to see Dill be transported to the orphanage. Thanks for the use of her compassion and empathy, Dill is able to stay in Scout’s home, and avoids staying out in the streets and the orphanage.
Atticus’s Quote Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird is changed the most not by one of the themes of the novel, but by a quote from Atticus. The novel, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, revolves around the quote Atticus says about how you really don’t understand a person until you see it from their perspective.This is important to the novel because this quote helps Scout develop and grow into a better character. Throughout the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout develops and grows into a better character because of Atticus’s quote, “‘First of all,” he said, “if you can learn a simple trick Scout, you’ll gt along a lot better with all kinds of folks. 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.” (Lee 39). Scout first learns the meaning of Atticus’s quote because of the Cunningham family.
He is a kind, innocent man that loves Jem and Scout as if they were his own. The town views Boo as a monster, but as he leaves gifts for the children and mends Jem’s pants, the reader begins to see his true nature and learns that he is misjudged by society. Boo also saves the lives of Jem and Scout. In the process of saving the kids, Boo had to kill Bob Ewell. By killing Mr. Ewell; Boo Radley killed his innocence.
Atticus told Scout, “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” (39). Scout doesn’t fully grasp this concept until the end of the book, several years later, where she alludes to Atticus’ saying. The messages she and Jem received on the way helped her come to this understanding. Atticus taught them to respect their elders, no matter how cantankerous they may be. Jem ruined Mrs. Dubose’s flowers after a particularly disrespectful comment about Atticus, and he made Jem read to her.
In the story Boo Radley plays the role of Scout and Jem’s guardian angel. He watches over them and helps them when they get into trouble. In the first chapters, the kids make fun of Boo, they taunt him. All they know about him is what they have heard, that he is a crazy man. Throughout the story though, Boo proves them wrong.
Also, Scout demonstrates compassion for Boo Radley who is an outcast of society because of rumors spread about him. Atticus expresses compassion in To Kill a Mockingbird by acknowledging that Mrs. Dubose cannot control her actions even though she is very mean to his children. After Atticus finds out what Jem has done to her camellias, he shows compassion towards Mrs Dubose by talking to Jem about how what he did “to an old lady was inexcusable” (128). Mrs. Dubose struggled to control her morphine addiction before she passed away, causing her to act mean and aggressive towards Atticus and his children. Atticus wants his children to understand that some people cannot control their actions even though the reason is not apanent.
As an instrument of writing, Harper Lee composed the events taken place in To Kill a Mockingbird from the perspective of the main protagonist, Scout, to disambiguate directly the unfair society, validate the truthfulness of the narration, and to further recognised the growing maturity of Scout in the first person. Throughout reading one may recognize different motifs and recurring symbolism, learn an overall lesson, and become further acknowledge in American history. To Kill a Mockingbird may not appeal to all audiences at first but carries and sense of allure when being read. Even if one were not to favor it after having read it, there are still benefits to reading it. One of the benefits is the ability to be in a childlike atmosphere in a much different time period.