The Cunninghams and the Ewells are examples of families of poverty. Mayella is the main person that represents domestic- violence by her father because when he is drunk. She also gets abused by Tom Robinson, an african american guy that works in the
Importance of Details Kathreen Perez 1)Interesting Traxler, 3 Chapter 20 detail: -The whole county thinks that Mr. Raymond drinks whiskey, but he is actually drinking coca-cola in a bag. During the 1930's, racism raged through every corner of the United States, and the imaginary district of Maycomb County displayed the effects of injustice brought upon the African-American community during that time period.
He has been said to be a “little drunk” ever since his wife left him. Later on, during the court case, it is revealed that he was only Coca-Cola. This is revealed in a short conversation between Scout and Dolphus, Scout recalls it as such, “‘You mean all you drink in the sack’s Coca-Cola? Just plain Coca-Cola?’ ‘Yes ma’am,’ Mr. Raymond nodded” (Lee 267).
Not only does this illustrates the Ewells financial crisis but as well as allude the behavior of the men within the Ewell household. Lee's introduction of Mayella's younger brother Burris was an introduction that was made to catch the reader's attention with Miss Caroline's outburst from seeing
The central idea of To Kill A Mockingbird is Bravery. A quote used in the story that Harper Lee uses to show this central idea is “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view” (30/34). This quote shows how some people can be brave. Many of the characters in the story were brave but the three i'm going to focus on are Atticus, Jem, and Arthur also known as “Boo”. Atticus, the father of Jem and Scout was very brave throughout the story.
Lola Leonard Mrs.Erdmann English 9 4/21 “To Kill A Mockingbird” Harper Lee uses the quote: “Storms make trees grow deeper roots” This applies to a person because in life people make mistakes, but the good thing is everyone has time and room to grow. Lee references this all throughout her novel, “To Kill A Mockingbird.” Jem and Scout, the kids in the story, grow and become more mature: Also, learning many life lessons along the way. Harper Lee uses a combination of imagery, tone, and, symbolism throughout her book: "To Kill A Mockingbird" to show the idea that being polite and respectful plays a big part in maturing
Correspondingly to figurative language, Lee also uses diction is to imply a message about racism and justice in Maycomb County. The "inflexible and time regarded code" of society was that, while, white individuals could utilize and even endeavor African-Americans, there could be no individual relationship between African-Americans and whites and no acknowledgment that African-Americans had the same responses and emotions as white individuals. Furthermore, there was an obnoxious assumption "that all Blacks lie, that all Blacks are essentially indecent creatures". “Despite the fact that Calpurnia is a female, Aunt Alexandra neglects her great work as a result of her race” (Lee p.129). The Court trial is described by Lee with strong diction in
To children like Jem and Scout Finch, being courageous is completing a daredevil like task to impress others; however, as they grow up they learn what true courage is as they face situations where their courage is tested. They also witness an obstacle Atticus Finch overcomes that enhances their definition of courage. In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee distinguishes foolishness from real acts of courage through the experiences of Jem, Scout, and Atticus Finch. At the beginning of the novel, Jem and Scout believe courage is getting close to Boo Radley, a character whom has a reputation of stabbing his father in the leg with a pair of scissors and committing all of the small crimes in Maycomb. While Jem and Scout’s friend Dill
In To Kill A Mockingbird, there are many chapters that involve racism, poverty, and or violence. This book takes place in Maycomb, Alabama during the Great Depression. The Finches, Jem, Scout, and Atticus which are the rich white people, the Cunninghams, the poor humble people, the Ewells, the dirt poor white trash people, and the colored folks all are involved in either racism, poverty, and or violence. Many examples of poverty are stated in To Kill A Mockingbird. An example of poverty is the Ewells because the Ewells have nearly nothing.
I will characterize the Ewells because they are a disgrace to Maycomb. The Ewells are a disgrace to Maycomb because they do a lot of things that are not socially acceptable or are against the law. None of the Erwells work and the children do not go to school so they make a very small income. Their dad is a drunk so whenever they do earn money their dad spends it on alcohol and not food for the children. Their dad also illegally hunts out of season but the town accepts it because the children might not get any food otherwise.
In society, there are very few people who have the unwavering dedication to stand up for what they believe. In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, a black man was convicted and accused of a crime he didn 't commit, raping a white women, which is not in anyway tolerable in society. In Harper Lee 's To Kill A Mockingbird, the author used point of view and symbolism to acknowledge how the the several social divisions which make up much of the adult world are shown to be both irrational and extremely destructive. To begin with, the short story To Kill A Mockingbird, used point of view to show how the many social divisions in the world are irrational and destructive. Scout; a first grade student at the time, was telling the story from her point of view and what had occurred from her childhood perspective.
The mistakes Scout makes on her first day of school are, telling her her teacher that she can read and write, and trying to explain to her teacher why Walter wouldn’t take the money. The professional people are poor in Maycomb because no one pays them in money, instead they pay them with something else such as food. WPA means Workers Progress Administration, Mr. Cunningham won’t work for it because if he does then the land he lives on will go to waste.
But she said he took advantage of her, and when she stood up she looked at him as if he were dirt beneath her feet.” Mayella’s loneliness and powerlessness drove her to have an affair with a black man, breaking a societal code. She is a victim of poverty because of the hatred and discrimination occurring in Maycomb. Although some might view Mayella Ewell as a victim, others might view her as a villain because she broke a societal code by attempting to have an affair with a Negro.
While school may teach lessons, they are certainly not valuable life lessons. Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird repeatedly shows the ineffectiveness of the education system in a child’s morals. To Kill A Mockingbird takes place in the Great Depression era in Alabama, where education was not the best. Teachers would only seek to teach their classes average, everyday lessons rather than valuable life teachings.