“The Crucible’s” definition as a sturdy pot can resemble John Proctor as an individual as he struggles through the great force of the court arresting his wife and having overcome his difficulties. He deals with Abigail Williams telling lies and convincing the court that John’s wife is a witch. “I have been near to murdered every day because I done my duty pointing out the Devil’s people-and this is my reward?” (Miller 84). It also may resemble his dynamic as a character, he has little change throughout the story. In the first act, he believes his affair with Abigail irreparably damaged him in
Personally I agree with this topic because when people are in danger or when something bad is going to happen people usually shut down, but the strong people stand up and fight. Harry dark arts teacher Mr. Lockhart always ran away when exposed to danger, he wasn't the way that people thought he was. The topic of being in danger reveals who somebody truly is, this is displayed throughout the novel. It shows that Harry and his friends are the bravest in the school, because they stay
“Scout, 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…” (227). Prejudice and discrimination are major issues that are present in the town of Maycomb; Scout and her brother Jem are young children who learn about the disturbing existence of the bigotry that they were previously unaware of in their familiar southern hometown throughout the trial of Tom Robinson, an innocent African American who is accused of rape by a white woman. To Kill a Mockingbird introduces a world that harbors prejudice against some of its very citizens and describes how discrimination was a major flaw in society and still is a flaw present day society. The author, Harper Lee develops
Symbolism in To Kill a Mockingbird In the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Jem and Scout Finch are the two main characters, Jem is Scout's older brother. They have a father named Atticus Finch, who is a lawyer for Tom Robinson. Tom Robinson was accused of raping a white woman, Mayella, and had to go to trial. Throughout the story many of the Finches neighbors are introduced. One of their neighbors, Boo Radley, is very mysterious.
Huda Paracha 812 To Kill A Mockingbird And Caged Birds “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.”- Maya Angelou Have you ever had any emotional or physical struggles in your life that sometimes made you feel as if though you were caged and unable to achieve your goal? To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a historical fiction novel told in the eyes of a young girl named Scout as her father, Atticus Finch , a lawyer in the 1950’s in Alabama, is burdened with the task of defending a black man, Tom Robinson, of harming a white girl, Mayella Ewell. “Caged Bird”
“You might hear some ugly talk about it at school, but do one thing for me just hold your head high and keep those fists down. Try fighting with your head for a change.” In other words Atticus, Scout’s father is telling her not to worry or care what people think but to not use violence to fight back to use her head and ignore them to keep her head high. Scout learns that instead of making her life hard and hurtful listening to people insult her father, to just ignore the people’s opinion. The motif in the chapter it shows us that Scout doesn’t need her fists to defend her family. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird, Lee used conflict, character, and motif to convey the theme of people often defend their family’s honor, through violence.
Pure Injustice William Goodwin once said “No man knows the value of innocence and integrity but he who has lost them.” In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Scout Finch, a young girl, lives with her brother Jem and her father Atticus, a prominent lawyer, in the town of Maycomb, Alabama during the Great Depression. Due to Atticus’ high moral standards, he feels obligated to take on a case where he defends Tom Robinson, an African American. Robinson is being wrongfully accused of raping Mayella Ewell, who is part of the most disgraced family in the town. Throughout the book, the Finch children realize the extreme prejudice and social inequality of Maycomb. Harper Lee develops the metaphor of a mockingbird to illustrate how people who defy social norms are critiqued, misconstrued, and discriminated against by others.
To Kill a Mockingbird Summary To Kill a Mockingbird takes place in Alabama during the Depression, and is narrated by the main character, a little girl named Jean Louise "Scout" Finch. Her father, Atticus Finch, is a lawyer with high moral standards. Scout, her brother Jem, and their friend Dill are intrigued by the local rumors about a man named Boo Radley, who lives in their neighborhood but never leaves his house. Legend has it that he once stabbed his father in the leg with a pair of scissors, and he is made out to be a kind of monster. Dill is from Mississippi but spends his summer in Maycomb at a house near the Finch 's.
Not an old Uncle, but a strong young Negro man. No code mattered to her before she broke it, but it came crashing down on her afterwards," (pg. 208). Atticus helped Tom Robinson even though his life and the lives of his children were threatened and he was able to get the judge to consider letting Tom go free. Atticus is treated poorly because the actions he chooses to take go against the cultural norms of his society.
In Chapter 16, Tom Robinson's trial starts with the attendance of almost every one of the Maycomb citizens except Miss Maudie who doesn’t want to see a man’s fate decided in court. Jem explains the history of Mr. Raymond, a man who came to the trial, to Scout. Mr. Raymond has children and is involved with a black women. Their children are mixed races and have a difficult time befriending either race. This causes their whole family to be outcasts in the town.
"I chatted with a Doctor once for around two hours and attempted to pass on to him my fears that I felt come overpowering savage driving forces. After one session I never saw the Doctor again and from that point forward I have been battling my mental turmoil alone and apparently without any result." He then laid out his preparation to slaughter Kathy after he lifted her up from work that night despite the fact that he admits that he is not certain why he is going to do it other than to spare her from the shame of what he was anticipating doing. Whitman then confessed to executing his mom who as he would like to think never happy in life just like her due. He additionally requested a post-mortem after his death to check whether he had any physical issue that could have added to his issues.
In his first trial, Wright was pressured by deputies to confess. He accused Charlie Weems and Clarence Norris of raping Price and Bates. Despite him later claiming his statements were coerced, his own trial ended in eleven jurors voting for a death sentence and one seeking life in prison. He spent the next six years in jail without a retrial before finally
Then Jean finds a racist pamphlet in her father 's office: The Black Plague that talks about black people. Also, she learns from Alexandra that Atticus and Henry have been attending a County Citizens ' Council, which is basically a meeting for white men to go to and talk about the evils of black people and integration. Jean then gets very sick from the thought of having a racist father and returns home to her bed in Wallow. Part IV, opens up about Jean dreaming about killing herself but Henry saves her, and the Curse o’Eve. Jean finds out that Zeebo is Calpurnia 's grandson, making his boy her great-grandson, Atticus agrees to be his lawyer, if only to stop the NAACP from stepping in; and keeping them from Alabama.
In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, readers see how The Finch’s are repeatedly discriminated for their beliefs regarding African Americans. Since To Kill a Mockingbird tells of Atticus Finch defending an African American man named Tom Robinson, it is only customary in the deep south that some families strongly disagreed to the point of intending to inflict both physical and emotional pain on both Atticus and his two children. One example of this appears on page 201-203, where Atticus was sitting in one of his office chairs in front of the jail holding Tom Robinson. The novel goes on to say how four rusty vehicles came in towards the jail, stopping in the front. Instead of running away, Atticus, “look(ed) up from his newspaper.
Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird, and Albert Camus, author of The Stranger, come from very different backgrounds and culture. Studies have shown that their cultures and backgrounds influenced their writing of the novels, granted they claimed that these novels had nothing to do with their passed. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird there is a part in the book when Tom Robinson, a black field hand, accused for raping Bob Ewells daughter, Mayella. When Lee was 10 years old, a white woman near her hometown, Monroeville, AL, falsely accused a black man named Walter Lett, for raping her. The story and trial were both covered by her father’s newspaper.