Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird,” presents readers with many life lessons. The book is set at a very controversial time period around the World War II era. The time period is one which is simply black against white. The book is narrated by a tom-boy, Scout, growing up in her early ages of life. Her father, Atticus Finch, is a lawyer, who defends a black man named Tom Robinson, who is being treated unfairly in court.
The belief that each gender should have its own roles and behaviors is something that has been deeply rooted in the mind of Aunt Alexandra. When she moves into the Finches’ home, she makes attempts to change the family in a way she saw fit. Quickly, she notices that Scout does not abide by her idea of how a girl should be acting. After only a short time of living in their home, she confronts Scout, making an attempt to alter her personality. As if it was an intervention, she says she “decided that it would be best for you to have some feminine influence.”
The quote by Martin Luther King Jr “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he made stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy”. This quote means that a man’s personality/character is shaped and determined by the way he reacts and responds to the difficulties and hardships that he face’s. The way in which this quote by Martin Luther King” relates to the novel “To Kill a Mocking Bird” is the way Atticus feels when he defends Tom Robinson. From the outside he looks all confident and professional but from the inside he is very nervous and scared. Even though Tom Robinson is a black man it makes it difficult for Atticus because they were in the era of the Great Depression where there
In the book “To Kill a Mockingbird” Harper Lee shows many examples of how characters can be differentiated in ways that distinguish as well as dictate their behavior. The town of Maycomb seemed to have many expectations of its citizens based on stereotypes. Maycomb was judgmental and inflexible in its views, trying to be something that it was not. In this world, no one lives a life without stereotypes, which is why Lee focuses heavily on this idea throughout the book. Three main characters in “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Calpurnia, Scout, and Boo Radley, are great examples of characters who often fit into but sometimes do not adhere to the codes of expected behavior.
Miss Maudie Atkinson is a widowed sharp-tongued neighbor, and a long time family friend to the Finch family. To Kill A Mockingbird, a novel written by Harper Lee in 1960, is a story that takes place in the 1930’s, about two young children (Jem and Scout) being raised in a small town in Alabama Their father is a lawyer who defends an African-American and is judged by most of the white towns folk. Miss Maudie is one of the few people who supports Atticus defending Tom, and is Jem and Scouts best grown-up friend. Throughout the novel Miss Maudie stands up for Atticus when both the children are upset with him, and when people talk badly about Atticus defending a black man, or talk bad about African-Americans in general. Miss Maudie is willing to be treated badly by other people to stick up for her friend.
In “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, Scout Finch was the main character and the narrator of the story. She was an extremely curious young girl and definitely did not allow people to push her around. Scout was outspoken and rambunctious. Her real name was Jean Louise Finch, but always went by the name Scout. She learned many lessons from people in her town, whether it had been through personal conflicts or watching bad things happen to other people.
Scouting for Maturity Coming of age is a difficult time and a struggle for many children. Learning that there are people who have different opinions than what you have changes your life and who you are. Growing up in the 1930’s with racism, prejudice, and the recession would have accentuated this struggle to find your self-identity. Jean Louise “Scout” Finch is a character in the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.
Who is the most important person to you in your life? Some people might say their significant other, or their best friend, or their children. But personally, and I believe for Scout and Jem, it is their mother. Or rather, at least in their case, their lack thereof. In Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, we see a young girl, Scout, and her brother, Jem, try to navigate through their childhood in a small town in Alabama in the 1930s.
In To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Atticus believes Maycomb is unjust because the town is inconsiderate of other people’s view, which is shown when Atticus gets targeted for defending a black man, worries that his kids will become bitter and catch Maycomb’s disease, and Aunt Alexandra advising Atticus that he is raising his kids wrong. To begin with, Mrs Dubose addresses to Scout and her family about how Atticus is disgracing his race and his color by defending Tom Robinson on the alleged rape case. Mrs Dubose says, “Your father’s no better than the ni**ers and trash he works for” (135). Atticus views Maycomb as an injustice town because during this time period black people were seen as a lower class. Atticus is mark as an overall victim because in the trial the county is shocked that Atticus is