When Calpurnia is scared she is still able to comfort Scout such as a mother would to her child by saying, “‘Don’t you fret,’ Calpurnia whispered to me, but the roses on her hat trembled indignantly,” (Lee, 158). When it is clear that Calpurnia and Scout have no relation, whatsoever, she still is able to reassure her. She continually proves her solicitude towards Scout by teaching her about what goes on in the world and by caring about her well being, mentally, emotionally, and physically. Calpurnia knows that they would not be connected other than the fact that she works for them and has to watch over them. Nevertheless, Calpurnia goes above and beyond when she decided to take their own needs before her own, by comforting them and not letting them worry about something, when she is clearly worried herself.
To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, is a book about the racial tensions and segregation that arose in the 1930’s. The general storyline is about the main characters, Scout and Jem. At the start of the story, Jem and Scout were always discriminating against other characters, especially Boo Radley. The town was split in half due to racial segregation and Atticus Finch, their father, was a lawyer who doesn’t care who he’s representing because he’s a man of integrity and decency. Scout and Jem eventually mature and start to understand the dangers of discrimination after they see that Boo Radley is just a human and not the person that they all made him into.
Mr. ________ beats her to exercise his pent-up frustrations (since he could neither marry Shug Avery nor Nettie), and his son, Harpo beats his wife so that she should mind. But Sofia has the real angst “to kill”—to kill her husband’s subjugation, to kill her pathetic emotions, to kill the racial prejudices and to kill the socio-cultural injustice. Whether she succeeds or not is not the concern of the text, but how she confronts the violence behind the closed doors of her house and in the open road of Georgia is the plot of resistance. Her physical strength symbolizes the new forms of revolt against the so called man’s right to beat his wife. She is a woman who dares to call “hell no” to a white mayor’s wife and knocks him down straight on the road.
Explain: Answer, Cite, Explain (Use MLA Citation). (3 Sentences Minimum) Poverty has shaped her life by taking things for granted and thinks everything will go her way. Scout isn’t really poor as the farmers, but isn’t rich like others. She has a cook named Calpurnia.
Mayella is raising her brothers and sisters on her own and is abused by her father, Bob Ewell. Her loneliness leads her to seek out affection wherever she can, and unfortunately, she decides to pick on Tom Robinson. Tom was an innocent man who was falsely accused by Mayella Ewell of rape and abuse. In the novel they said that tom was trying to escape prison and so they shot him, but we all know that they killed him because he was a black man. For example, when Scout says what Mr.underwood said, “Mr.Underwood didn't talk about miscarriages of justice , he was writing so children could understand.
This incident shows the reader that she wants to be taken seriously by her colleagues. It also displays that Hilly deeply treasures her reputation because of her reaction towards the situation. On the other hand, Aunt Alexandra has also shown the reader signs that she values her family’s reputation. In chapter 23 of To Kill a Mockingbird, Aunt Alexandra did not allow Scout to play with Walter Cunningham because of his poor background. She said, “Because-he-is-trash, that’s why you can’t play with him.
Dolphus Raymond is a victim to prejudice because of his actions, it leads him to an inevitable fate. Mr.Raymond is a wealthy man who chooses to associate with the coloured society, hence why he faces prejudice. First and foremost, when the children take a break from the trial, Mr. Raymond falls victim to prejudice as Scout states he “was an evil man” (Lee,267). Scout is entitled to an opinion, however, the reader can infer that due to her age she is impressionable. Scout’s prejudice towards Dolphus relies on the gossip amongst the citizens regarding his association with the coloured society, at that time they were a group of people looked down upon.
An initial example of this is when Bob Ewell confronts Atticus at the Robinson property, calling him a, “Nigger lover,” and spitting in his face. The close-up of Atticus’s face demonstrates that his is clearly disgusted but, to protect his children, Atticus does not react but walks away. The juxtaposition of the composed and gentlemanly Atticus Finch and the drunkenly Bob Ewell, in a following mid-shot, portrays Atticus’s higher moral ground to the audience. The most obvious portrayal of the hardships faced by Atticus and his family is displayed when Jem and Scout are assaulted by Bob Ewell with a knife. The scene is filmed with numerous close-ups of Scout’s terrified face, forcing the responder to comprehend the abhorrent nature and cowardice of the attack.
But as we see from the story the benightedness of the towns people revolted in an innocent man being hung. Attics Finch attempts to cease the racism/wild dog . But it ends up with Tom Robinson dead. Mayella who was in love with Tom Robinson could not disappoint her father , her father drunk , comes
The hit from Ms. Caroline have made Scout feels very shook because that is the first time she gets hitted by an adult. That influenced Scout’s thought about school life and teacher in a negative way. Through chapter three, at page twenty-seven, Calpurnia shouted at Scout harshly because Scout was being impolite to Walter Cunningham. Walter is a boy who is living in one of the poorest family in Maycomb, he didn’t get enough meals everyday. The way he eats also shows how poor he is, he poured syrups almost everywhere on the table his disk whilehaving dinner with the Finches.
It is easy to lose courage when the end result is known, and not in your favor. However, having courage when one knows of the end result establishes pride in him or herself. In How to Kill a Mockingbird, Mrs. Dubose is an elderly neighbor that criticizes Jem, Scout, and their family. However, when Jem destroys her flowers in a fit of rage, he and Scout spend a lot of their time at Mrs. Dubose house as a punishment. Eventually, Mrs. Dubose has a drug free, yet painful, death.
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.
He shows human courage, which gives us the idea that Atticus is a common and inconspicuous man he is represented from the eyes of the children, who are getting some heat from all his actions. There is an idea in the novel that children have a sense of justice and become prejudice only under the influence of others. This idea comes from a lawyer Atticus, a man of honor, who is doing good although he isn’t expected to. His arguments for heroism are “I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It 's when you know you 're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what”(Lee 115).
(page 331). Scout has a major realization that prejudice is also right where she lives. In addition to this, it’s easy to see how Scout relates this back to the Tom Robinson case, as there was enough evidence to prove Tom’s innocence, but because he was black, he was found to be “guilty”. When children are taught an idea or belief, they tend to stick with it, but the idea also needs to be enforced. The third graders are taught about how discrimination is a awful thing, but that belief is not enforced in their own town, which doesn’t make teaching the idea effective.
Scout Grows Up Throughout this novel Scout matures when she and Jem go through the trial about Tom Robinson, and Scout sees how Boo Radley has changed how she thinks about and views people. “I told Jem if that was so, then why didn’t tom’s jury, made up of folks like the Cunningham’s, acquit Tom spite the Ewells?” (Lee 226). In To Kill a Mockingbird Scout transforms from gullible and naive to mature and she starts to get an understanding of what’s happening around her.