*MOUTH* Harper Lee’s interpretation of Boo Radley’s philosophy illustrates his courage. At times when Boo leaves his home he doesn't harm anyone instead, he leaves Jem and Scout presents, covers Scout with a blanket during the fire, and eventually saves the children from Bob Ewell. Despite the pureness of his heart, however, Boo has been damaged by an abusive father. In Chapter 30, Scout tells Atticus that hurting Boo Radley would be “sort of like shootin’ a Mockingbird.” think it will be important for you to show the theory of Boo's character and what we come to find out is his actual character as you develop this theme of Boo's courage.
What had happened to me? My father had just been struck, in front of me, and I had not even blinked. I had watched and kept silent” (Wiesel 39). Elie is shocked by his reaction because normally he would stand up for his father, but what he has experienced has taught him to stay silent in order to not be punished himself and enhance the
We were accustomed to prompt, if not cheerful acquiescence to Atticus’s instructions, but from the way he stood Jem was not thinking of budging. ” Go home, I said.” Jem shook his head,”(p203). He disobeys not petulantly but maturely, as he grasps Atticus’s difficult situation concerning the case and therefore fear for Atticus’s safety. Later in the story, during the trial, the jury wrongly finds Tom Robinson guilty despite Atticus’s capable and intense defense.
For instance, when Jem, Scout and Dill were trying to see if they could get Boo out of his house but instead were almost shot at by his brother, Nathan, Jem's pants got torn and left behind he comes back to find them " sewed up" like something "he'd try to do." Just waiting for him to come and pick them up. Another time Boo was generous was when Miss Maudie's house caught on fire and Scout was waiting out the cold and didn’t even realize that she had the blanket until her dad pointed it out. Atticus says, "'We'd better keep this and the blanket to ourselves. Someday, maybe, Scout can thank him for covering her up.' 'Thank who?'
In life discrimination and prejudice in the society can lead to violence, and violence can change a person and a family forever. The prejudice against castle people in Corrigan lead Jack Lionel to discriminate against his son’s marriage and therefore ruining the relationship between them and their family. Jack never wanted Jasper to be born and never thought about understanding David (Jasper’s dad) (245). He banished his son from the house after he told him that
First, Jem implemented fear and falsehood about Author that dehumanized him. He spread lies making him sound dangerous and without conscience. Eventually, the mention of Boo instantaneously registered fear into Scout’s brain. Second, Dill, who represented Jim Crow, made games of mimicking Author, of which furthered the dehumanization. Until this point, Scout didn’t want anything to do with Author, she was terrified of him and the things he might do.
I ran as fast as I could, leaving him far behind with a wall of rain dividing us” (360). The narrator abandoned his brother during a vicious thunderstorm only because he wanted to retaliate against Doodle for not completing the program. Even the narrator himself said in the quote that a “streak of cruelty within me awakened” (Hurst, 360). The narrator knew that he was being cruel and proceeded with his actions, only out of spite and shame for his
One reason why Billy’s punishment was undeserved is Billy hit Claggart out of self defense and fear. The viewers learn that Billy is an innocent and disabled man throughout the movie. Claggart begins to question Billy about numerous untrue ideas. When Claggart begins to accuse Billy of starting a mutiny, Billy begins to feel afraid. Out of fear and for self defense, Billy strikes Claggart on the head.
This reveals that Atticus was afraid of the group of men that were going to hang Tom Robinson. After the halloween pageant, Scout and Jem were walking back home when they got attacked by Bob Ewell. “From somewhere near by came scuffling, kicking sounds, sounds of shoes and flesh scraping dirt and roots.” (Lee 351). This scene demonstrates that Bob Ewell attacks Jem and Scout, trying to get revenge.
Power razes all of its enemies to the ground, and its enemies are ignorant of its presence. Power negatively affects others by turning someone with power on their allies, making the owner paranoid, and diminishing common sense. In Antigone, King Creon turned on his own niece in order to preserve his self-serving law. Power turns the holder onto their allies. Creon created fear in the hearts of his own sentries who selflessly worked hours keeping him safe.
Is a character’s first opinion on someone the opinion they keep throughout the book? Often a character’s opinion on someone else changes as the story progresses or the character ages and matures. This is seen with the characters Jem and Scout Finch in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. In this book in follows the main character Scout, along with her brother, as they grow up in a small town in the South during the 1930s. As they get older, they start to experience that not everyone is like them or thinks like them.
To Kill A Mockingbird: Realities can be Masked by Rumors In the novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, one of the major themes resides in the fact that while people come and go, rumors last forever. Dill, one of the characters in this novel, has a sudden and profound realization which embodies this idea: "I think I'm beginning to understand something. I think I'm beginning to understand why Boo Radley's stayed shut up in the house all this time... It's because he wants to stay inside" (227).
Remember the days spent dancing with imaginary friends, tea parties with stuffed animals who could talk, then going to bed with the boogie man under the bed? The novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee is about Jem and Scouts journey through their youth as they work to deal with tough subjects such as rape, racism, and the realization that the world is not how they once viewed it. Throughout the story, Lee demonstrates the loss of childhood innocence, which shows that one's true perspective of the world is obtained through maturity. To begin with, all children experience innocence in their youth, but as they grow up, their understanding of the real world betters.
Looking through Someone else's Eyes “Always put yourself in others' shoes. If you feel that it hurts you, it probably hurts the other person, too”(Rachel Grady). Rachel Grady, an american film writer wrote about being able to see things in someone else's point of view in this quote. If you were to put yourself in somebody else's viewpoint you would able to understand them better. Therefore you would be able to learn more things about them that you did not know before.
Authors use symbolism to add depth and extra meaning into the story by a simple word. In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, uses symbolism to explain the different aspects of the 1930’s and what goes on within the Finch family. Symbolism is portrayed by the snowman to reveal everyone is the same on the inside. Also Tim Johnson for the representation of prejudice. Lastly the blanket given to Scout to embody Boo’s consistent protection of Scout and Jem.