Scout describes Burris as, “The filthiest human I had ever seen” (Lee, 29) and describes him by saying, “His neck was dark gray, the backs of his hands were rusty, and his fingernails were black deep into the quick.” (Lee, 29). He is clearly not the most popular kid in class. He disgusts the teacher so much that sends him home stating, “Please bathe yourself before you come back tomorrow.” (Lee, 30). The dialogue between Burris and Miss Caroline causes Burris to get upset and tell Miss Caroline, “You ain’t sendin’ me home, missus. I was on the
I was told to act differently because it was not what most girls did. I felt guilty for being so confident with guys. I can easily relate with the woman in this poem; because of her “abundant sexual drive…She went to and fro apologizing” for her superficial flaws (10). I, too, felt the need to apologize for acting in a way that I had never deemed inappropriate until I was told by my
When someone has the ambition to reach their goal, it will impact the people around them. The ambition of an individual will change other people’s opinions and views. For example, in the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Atticus Finch has a goal to prove Tom Robinson innocent. Atticus took on the task of defending this man, knowing and accepting all the risk that came along with it. This resulted in many changed opinions within the community and his family.
She reflects back on the MacDuff family murder and feels great guilt because they displayed characteristics of truly good people. Lady Macbeth believes that: “water clears us of our deeds” (II.ii.65-70). Lady Macbeth feels traumatized by the murder and the guilt keeps eating at her causing her to sleepwalk. Here she confesses her guilty of murder. Macbeth absent, completing king duties, arrives back to check on her and plans to tell her of his future plans of murder.
Hilly Holbrook, from The Help directed by Tate Taylor, and Aunt Alexandra from To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee, are very similar. They both deeply care about maintaining their reputation in their respective towns. In The Help, Hilly received dozens of toilets on her front lawn after Skeeter ordered them for her. When she sees the toilets at her house, she becomes embarrassed and furious (Taylor). This incident shows the reader that she wants to be taken seriously by her colleagues.
In today’s world judgement is placed everywhere, including social media and even News stations. Our minds see someone and we automatically judge them, ether by their actions or appearance due to what the people within society tell us and what we see. We judge people by color of their skin and their physical appearance to the rumors we hear from our peers or see on social media, yet we do all this judging with hardly any thinking. In TKaM the people of Maycomb county would judge people by skin and a “white man 's word against a black man 's, the white man always wins. (TKaM 224)” They do this without thinking or creating their own opinion.
In the opening chapters of To Kill a Mockingbird one character introduced who is strikingly interesting is Calpurnia. Calpurnia is considered a mother figure for Jem and Scout; always getting onto them is they misbehave. We observe this when Scout says “she always ordering me out of the kitchen, asking why I couldn't behave as well as Jem.” Calpurnia also respects others no matter their origin or race. This is portrayed after Scout scorned Walter for pouring molasses all over his food. Calpurnia tells Scout, “There’s some folks who don’t eat like us...but you ain't called on to contradict em at the table when they don’t.” Calpurnia also plays a key role of racial differences during that time period.
The plot is accelerated through the gossip that surrounds the characters of To Kill A Mockingbird. The Finches, Boo Radley, Tom Robinson, and Dolphus Raymond have many rumors spread about them, and because of the gossip they are forced to change their lives. Although each of these characters goes through their challenges in a different way their struggles help to move the story forward. The rumors continue to play a role in the character’s lives and inside the lesson that is hidden within the
Liesel confessed to Hans that she hated Hitler, leading to a harsh slap in her face, literally and metaphorically, from Hans. This scene was heartbreaking for both Liesel and her father, as shown by the quote “Liesel stood up and also raised her arm. With absolute misery, she repeated it. ‘Heil Hitler.’ It was quite a sight - and eleven-year-old girl, trying not to cry on the church steps, saluting the Führer as the voices over Papa’s shoulder chopped and beat at the dark shape in the background” (Zusak 116, 117). Hans took it upon himself to explain to Liesel that she had to agree with and even glorify Hitler.
“Human nature is complex. Even if we do have inclinations toward violence, we also have inclination to empathy, to cooperation, to self-control” ("Steven Pinker Quote")These words spoken by Steven Pinker are hundred percent true. To Kill a Mockingbird’s empathy theme is still relevant today, because it can be found in events such as Sandy Hooks Elementary School and in a Poem named I Have Empathy For You. All the rumors that were going around maycomb about Boo Radley and all the people that were afraid of him, Scout and Jem were like the only people that did not judge him. However In Chapter 31 Scout begins to take the time to see things in Boo Radley’s perspective for instance when scout made a remark at the end of the book “ you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them” (Lee ).
Niall 's POV I wanted to go to the dance but I would be miserable there. After I told everyone that I had a deep secrect hatred for them and that my sister was Hope...well I guess it 's not a secret anymore but everyone hates me. I 'm glad I don 't have to be fake anymore. I really did hate them. They had fake problems and fake personalities it was all a big head ache.
The quote was from Atticus. There are tons of examples in this book that support this quote and lesson. One example is where everyone thought that Tom Robinson raped Mayella, and was guilty. Everyone thought that just, because the color of his skin. Atticus looked in Tom’s
In the book to kill a mockingbird there is a character named Dubose she is strict and ill old lady. A reason she is strict “playing hookie i suppose i 'll just call the principal and tell him”(but it 's saturday)this shows that she is strict and she tried to blame them on breaking something and she kept criticising them for things like scout wearing overalls and saying she should be in a dress. And she keeps talking about ther dad and how he is working with an african american and saying. (sided 2) “Your father 's no better than the niggers and trash he works for.” and she tries to change the kids how she wants them to be not how atticus wants them to be. Also miss dubose is a ill lady because when she is about to argue with jem and scout