In the line mentioned, Christie made it important to create the vicious tone. This is a side of Miss Blacklock that has never been seen before. In the previous chapters, “Letty” does a great job of keeping her composure, but now the audience is seeing the wicked side to her and everything is being pieced together. This part of the chapter is so important because it truly solidifies Christie’s lesson of not always being too trusting in people. The Letitia Blacklock that the reader and characters thought they knew throughout the novel was actually not even Letitia.
This seems like standard closing remarks but in this context, it means to judge the case without the racism one would expect from an all-white jury. This is a public defence of minorities, once again, a repeated event by Atticus. Seeing that this is regular behaviour for the prime example of a modern hero proves that all modern heroes commit small acts consistently, to a certain
Mary Anne is the only female character in the entire novel, and at first fits this stereotype perfectly. When Mary Anne gets into some trouble, before she starts to change, Tim says, “Seventeen years old. Just a child, blond and innocent,..”(p.100) This is another example of how Mary Anne fits into the stereotypical type of girl. (EXPAND) Although in the beginning of the chapter Mary Anne fits perfectly in with a stereotypical girl, just like everyone else, the war changes her. By the end of the chapter Mary Anne has completely changed and actually challenges gender stereotypes.
To Kill A Mockingbird You never really understand a person until you consider things from their point of view - Until you climb into his skin and walk around in it. My topics were how is empathy demonstrated or learned by Atticus, How is Empathy demonstrated by Scout and How is empathy demonstrated or learned by Jem. How is empathy shown throughout the characters among the storyline? Atticus believes that not only black people but everyone deserves a fair go whether it's a court case or not. When Tom Robinson was accused of raping Mayella Ewell everyone in Maycomb was for the side of Bob Ewell and Mayella, The white people always put their word before a black man's word.
Scout narrated, “I was not so sure, but Jem told me I was being a girl, that girls always imagined things, that’s why other people hated them so, and if I started behaving like one I could just go off and find some to play with” (45). Basically, Jem is saying that Scout and him are no longer acting the same. Jem is insisting that if Scout asks like a girl, he will not play with her. In my opinion, this is childish of Jem to say. Throughout adolescence, there is a time when boys begin to enjoy different things than girls and vice versa.
Raymond shows an adult’s perspective of understanding the racial tensions in Maycomb, leading Scout to explore how her father is more progressive than the other adults in Maycomb. When Scout and Dill are outside of the courthouse and talk to Mr. Raymond, Scout realizes how her father is special and good. Mr. Raymond explains, “...you don’t know your pa’s not a run-of-the-mill man, it’ll take a few years for that to sink in--you haven’t seen enough of the world yet” (269). During the trial, Atticus’s tolerant attitude about race is publicly displayed, and Mr. Raymond’s words highlight how unusual this attitude is when he describes Atticus as no “run-of-the-mill man.” In sharing his wisdom with Scout, it implies Mr. Raymond is trying to help form Scout’s perspective so that she can learn from her father’s example rather than from the rest of her
It's when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.”, in this quote, Atticus explains courage to Jem and Scout. He says that courage is perseverance even when you know you will not win, and Atticus shows us courage by defending Tom Robinson in a trial he knows he will most likely lose. "Our courts have their faults, as does any human institution, but in this country our courts are the great levelers, and in our courts all men are created equal.”. Atticus says this in his closing argument saying that the courts at this time are very much unequal and racist. To win this trial Atticus much convince the jury that they are wrong, but since the jury has been raised on hating black people this difficult task.
When Tom comments during a conversation with Mr.Gilmer that he ‘’felt sorry for her (Mayella) ‘’ Lee then widens the vision of Tom as an innocent man with ‘‘the witness realized his mistake and shifted uncomfortably in the chair.’’ In this part Tom Robinsons admits his sorrow for a white woman, which was in that time a theme unspeakable of. Here the purpose of the author was to show Tom as just a human being feeling for another one while being harshly treated for his honesty and goodness. Through the rest of the trial he does his best, however the chance he will be found innocent is so small only because of his skin-color as he
He shows tolerance for other races and cultures and believes that those who walk this earth are all equals. Atticus proves his beliefs by running to court and defending an African American man in a rape case. Mayella Ewell proclaimed that Tom Robinson raped her despite definitive evidence showing that it was a prevarication. Atticus knew this, but still knew that he would lose the shell due to it being the word of a white man versus a dark adult male. He resolved to proceed with the event anyway and used up on enormous quantities of hatred for his activities.
Calpurnia also allows Scout to wear overalls whereas Aunt Alexandra encourages Scout to wear dresses as it is more ladylike. This is once again an example of how these two women are involved in social prejudice; Calpurnia is trying to do what is best for the children when Aunt Alexandra is only trying to obey the social class order. Prejudice is shown in ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ by Harper Lee through the contrasting characters and how they differ with characters of similar roles in social and racial situations. The contrasting ways in which Atticus Finch and Bob Ewell act towards the court case make racial prejudice an obvious issue, and the contrasting opinions and influences between Calpurnia and Aunt Alexandra make social prejudice
Throughout the entire book there is a constant motif of symbolism in relation to the title among others, including the injustice of society. Harper Lee chose to write To Kill A Mockingbird through the eyes of a child from the perspective of an adult reminiscing because she wanted to straightforwardly address the injustices of society, justify the reliability of Scout 's accounts, and to implicate the growth and development of Scout first-handedly. As a child without much "hard" evidence on certain situations, Scout is left to draw her own conclusions. Harper Lee chose to write from Scout 's current perspective as a way to get a reader out of their own