Scout had a baton that she was spinning on the way home; Jem takes the Baton and hits it against Mrs. Dubose flowers. She has already known that Jem had ruined her flowers, so she talked to Atticus about it. Jem did this because of all the rude comments Mrs. Dubose said about him and his family “your fathers no better than the niggers and trash he works for!” (Chapter 11.page 135. Last sentence). Jem’s consequences were for him to read to Mrs. Dubose for two straight hours after school every day until she died.
Most of black people of Maycomb in the 1930swere terrorized of committing some crime because they could be lynched for a crime they did not commit or do. One example of the book in chapter 18 was the start of the trial of Tom Robinson who was accused of rape and was in fear of being lynched for a crime he did not do. The main meaning of to Kill a Mocking Bird is to show how black people were being thought of as non-human simply because of their skin color. Tom Robinson’s trial began at chapter 18 and he feared of being lynched. He was accused by Bob Ewell because his daughter told him the Tom Robinson was the one who raped her.
In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, By Harper Lee, she tells a tragic story about a noble lawyer who takes the case of an innocent black man. In this story the individuals had to face difficult decisions, where they had to make the right or wrong choices and if they wanted to please themselves or the society. Atticus had to choose between the white community to please society or the black community to please himself; he made the right choice. Atticus made the decision to help Tom Robison, whom he was accused of raping and beating Mayella by taking Tom 's case to court and prove the he was innocent to everything he was accused for. This was shown when Atticus said, "The main one is, if I didn 't I couldn 't hold my head in town, I couldn
At Wilbur’s new home he met spider friend called Charlotte. Then few days later, Wilbur heard terrible story from oldest sheep that Mr. Zuckerman is going to kill him in winter time. When Charlotte heard the news she promised to Wilbur that she will help him. As a result Wilbur was safe, but Charlotte died after she gave a birth and at the end Wilbur promised to himself that he will protect the Charlotte’s baby. When it was spring babies were born and Wilbur got new spider friends when his old friend passed away and then he lived rest if his life happily (White, 1980, p. 1-184).
After that August interfered and gave him an easy way out so that Lily could stay and go to school in Tiburon and T.Ray would leave her alone. All of these events put an imprint on who Lily became. T.Ray making her kneel on grits and being mean to her made her feel unloved. Her not having a mother because she killed her made Lily sad and angry. She was angry because she was mad that she ever picked up the gun when she was very young.
She told Jem that his father was trash, he would be going to reform school, and that Scout would be working at the O.K. Café. Jem lost it one day and ruined Mrs. Dubose’s camellias, as punishment he would have to read to Mrs. Dubose. Though after about a month she passed and the children found out she was a morphine addict. She broke herself of this habit before she died and left Jem a perfect camellia, to show that everything
The Delusion of Justice “Growing up is losing some illusions, in order to acquire others.” ― Virginia Woolf. In the sleepy, southern town of Maycomb this statement seems overwhelmingly true; losing your childish belief in fairness for the delusion that justice is unachievable seems like a necessary part of maturation. However, Jem Finch is an exception. In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee we follow him and his sister during the time surrounding the trial of Tom Robinson, a black man falsely accused of raping a white woman. During the trial the children witness the unjust consequences of racist biases, resulting in the man’s death.
Jem furthers his knowledge of moral integrity during the trial. Jem believes that Atticus and Tom Robinson have won because he knows that the evidence was strong. Atticus ends up losing, which causes Jem to realize how much men will overlook evidence and the truth just to go against an African American. Lastly, Jem understands moral integrity while watching and learning from Atticus. Atticus firmly believes in ideas such as Tom Robinson’s innocence.
Tom Robinson, a character in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, was a black man unjustly accused of rape on a white women. The jury found him guilty and punished to prison. Nothing can make up for the crimes that the jury and the plaintiff committed, but a pardon or reparations would be appropriate for Maycomb to remember Tom Robinson. Reparations are ways for the government to give back to the ones who were falsely accused and punished. In reparations it would show that the government understood that Tom Robinson was innocent and that the people are trying to help what they can in a way of paying for their immorality.
Josef weber goes to grief support because he feels he is being haunted by his pass, and deserves to die because of what he did. Josef Weber is a daily customer at the bakery Sage works, but she doesn’t notice him until he goes to the same grief support group as her one day. They start having daily conversations about their life when one day Josef confesses to Sage that when he was younger, and didn’t live in New Hampshire yet, he was a nazi. Although
Atticus represents the theme of tolerance in the way he defends Tom Robinson. Tom was accused of raping a white woman, Mayella Ewell, and the court appointed Atticus to defend him. However, it is his decision upon whether or not to accept it. Atticus decides to defend him fully, even though he is a black man, instead of labelling his case hopeless. Atticus
Early in the book Jem, Scout, and Dill are curious about Boo Radley and try to talk with him. Later Scout and Jem were attacked by Bob Ewell, but in the end Scout notices that Boo is a hearted person who is different. As she stands at the Radley porch she remember her father’s lesson which he was told earlier in the book. “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… until you climb into his skin and walk around.” (Lee). 39.
This fact is explained by two elements. First, the Human Rights Act which states the trial must be fair, and that everyone is entitled to the lawyer of their choice (Jefferson, declaration of independence). Knowing Mr. Robinson was poor, the last part didn’t affect him so he had to get a lawyer who defended poor people for little to no money, but with a struck of luck, he got a good lawyer who not only accepted his case, but also to be paid with anything but money, like chickens. However, in the era where the novel takes place, racism was still too strong a factor to turn the verdict into Mr. Robinson’s favour, even if Atticus had all the information to prove the plaintiffs’ claim to be
I could not believe what I heard; Tom Robinson was found guilty of raping and beating 19 year old Mayella Ewell. After Mr. Finch’s beautiful closing argument on this case, the jury still found Tom guilty. I guess the color of your skin makes you guilty or not guilty. I actually thought that the people of Maycomb could put aside their issues with colored people and give this trial a fair run.
After his adventures at the Radley house Jem is in a bad mood for a week, and then the children go back to school. Scout starts second grade which is apparently just as bad as first grade and Jem tells Scout that he was freaked out after retrieving his pants from the Radley home because they were mended badly and were sitting on top of the fence instead of being where he had left them. A few days later on their way home Jem and Scout see a ball of twine in a knothole of a tree on the Radley proper, however they leave it there thinking that the knothole may be someone 's secret hiding place. When it is still there a few days later they decide it is okay to take the twine and consequently several other things left inside the tree. Over the next