Theme: Innocence One of the themes presented in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is innocence. Innocence is one of the key elements which shape and connect the whole piece together. The title itself uncovers the importance of the innocence factor in the book. As Miss Maudie explains, mockingbirds represented innocence. For this reason “it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird” (Lee 119).
The Importance of Courage The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy- MLK Jr. This quote is the perfect way to summarize the important lessons learned by Jem and Scout Finch in To KIll A Mockingbird. They learn these important lessons through various events and characters such as Tom robinson and his trial, Atticus Finch, and Mrs.Dubose. These events and characters shape Jem and Scout and the reader learns these lessons vicariously through them. In To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee the development of the characters of Jem and Scout display the importance of Courage as well as the evils of racism and prejudice.
They love each other.” In “Predators” the author has an alliteration, “in the trust that many tales spun this tract long before I came.” The sound devices give more details and can help the poem flow better. On the contrary, the poems are either written in a simple diction or a sophisticated diction. “Predators” is written with a sophisticated diction, meaning it has many unfamiliar words and it is sometimes hard to understand. For example, the author uses words like “pungent”, “feline”, “cultivate”, “tract” and “bevy of vixen” to describe the animals, things she is doing and smells. In the poem “A Blessing”, the author uses the
“Sympathy” proves to be a most meaningful poem for one can relate while others cannot. It reveals that the title “Sympathy” shows how one feel pity but the word “know” others can feel empathy or relation to the caged bird. “Sympathy… I KNOW what the caged bird feels… I know why the caged bird beats his wings … I know why the caged bird sings…”(1, 8, 15). In the beginning, he acknowledges his relation to the bird by emphasising. “I KNOW what the caged bird feels…” (1).
She carefully sneaks her cat into the car, and later down the road the cat sneaks out, jumps on the drivers face, and causes them to have a wreck. As seen in the article “A Good Man is Hard To Find” it states “The grandmother never turns her critical eye on herself to inspect her own hypocrisy, dishonesty, and selfishness. For example, the conscience the grandmother invokes at the beginning of the story is conveniently silent when she sneaks Pitty Sing (the
She finally begins to understand Boo and why he acts the way that he does. Ultimately, teaching her that she shouldn’t listen to rumors or judge someone simply because they are different. The town of Maycomb is a perfect setting for To Kill a Mockingbird. The way the people and the town influence Jem and Scout make the characters more realistic and the overall story much more interesting. To Kill a Mockingbird is an exceptional novel that conveys many positive messages throughout.
Throughout the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird,” written by Harper Lee, the readers can see how Scout changes her view about Boo Radley. Because of their nosiness, Jem, Scout, and Dill try to drag Boo out his house and to the outside world. Their innocent actions combined with Boo’s actions changed the image of Boo, in their minds, from “a malevolent phantom” (10), a person who kills cats and eats squirrels to a neighbor they can trust, who saves them from Bob Ewell. Scout says at the end, “Boo was our neighbor” (373). The readers can see a great change in their relationship.
Another film depicting male being clobbered is Love Nest (1920) two male cats return home and their wives hit them with several objects for no explicable reason. Men being beaten by their wives are a common symbol in early films. In two Bray´s studio films women appear beating their husbands, Putting Over (1920) and The Prize dance (1920). In the other hand women being sexually harassed in cartoons were common in early films. In My Merry Oldsmobile (1932) (fig1) appears a woman who is changing clothes
In Go Set a Watchman, when Jean Louise goes into her father’s office and finds a racially motivated pamphlet: The Black Plague. Devastated by its contents and confused why it is in her father’s office, she “... took the pamphlet by one of its corners, held it like she would hold a dead rat by the tail, and walked into the kitchen.” (Lee 101-102) Upon entering the kitchen, Jean Louise asks about the pamphlet and learns from her aunt Alexandria that her father is apart of the County Citizens’ Council. This is ultimately a Klan group with a pamphlet filled with Racist garbage who discuss the evils of black people and living in an integrated society with black
He goes straight to a ‘dark room’ filled with a ‘septic smell’ where he refuges every time he feels that ‘ancestral fever’. The darkness can be a resemblance of the unconscious itself with all those antique miscellaneous items (old memories) inside it. Then the reader gets to know two women he keeps in his house: Fakhr-o-Nesa, a slim, pale, cold-hearted woman that is Ehtejab’s cousin and wife at the same time and Fakhri, a fleshy spirited young maidservant with wild black eyes. When the prince comes back by midnight, they drift in so that they show their attendance and affection toward him. In response, he knocks the floor with his feet and scares them away.
Overall plot is an excellent example of mystical and supernatural young adult fiction. 2. The variety of creatures found in this story was not overwhelming, which allows the reader to connect with the main storyline. 3. Makayla is determined to fight for the justice of the marginalized and abused within this realm, which fits her strong willed character.
Despite the bad parts of their relationship, Janie and Tea Cake still have a lot of fun in the muck, inviting people to their house for many parties. This all ends when a hurricane hits the are, destroying their home. During the run to safety, Tea Cake is bitten by a dog, which gives him rabies. While it is not apparent at first, he soon starts to decay into a mad state, getting his condition even worse. His mad state is apparent to Janie when she finds a loaded pistol under his pillow.
The concept of forever is such an innocent idea that only children tend to believe it. They haven’t faced the hardships that will lead them to know just how long forever really is. This use of pathos makes the reader envy Scout’s innocence. As you grow older and start to realize not everyone is going to stay in your life forever, your perception of the world changes. Harper Lee has an interesting way of making you feel warm and fuzzy inside thinking of your childhood innocence.
Tori Morrison succeeds at getting the awareness out about the impact of internalized racism, and how far people go when it comes to wanting to change their appearance. During the times in the Bluest Eye, according to society, to look beautiful, you had to be white or light skin with blue eyes. The darker shade of brown you were the uglier and poorer you seemed to people. For example, when Pecola was asked by a boy, Junior, to go into his house to see his cat. After the boy tortures the cat and eventually killing it, his mother comes into the door.