In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee uses her own childhood experiences of growing up in Monroeville, Alabama during the Great Depression to show the coming of age of her character, Scout Finch. “ People” Lee explains, “ moved slowly then,” and such a pace gives the young room to invent games, run rampant on the town streets, and stay safe.” Scout Finch was always the “go-getter.” She was the little girl who fought for what she thought was right, usually with her fists. "You might hear some ugly talk about it at school, but do one thing for me if you will: you just hold your head high and keep those fists down.
The theme of this novel is "Not everything is the way you predict it is". I believe this thematic statement suits the story because throughout the book there are lots of surprises, and most situations don't go the way people predict they will. For example, Aunt Alexandra was first seen as mean, according to her attitude towards Scout. At the end of the book Aunt Alexandra hands Scout her overalls, as mentioned in the story, "the garments she most despised." Because she always wanted Scout to be a lady and wear dresses.
The belief that each gender should have its own roles and behaviors is something that has been deeply rooted in the mind of Aunt Alexandra. When she moves into the Finches’ home, she makes attempts to change the family in a way she saw fit. Quickly, she notices that Scout does not abide by her idea of how a girl should be acting. After only a short time of living in their home, she confronts Scout, making an attempt to alter her personality. As if it was an intervention, she says she “decided that it would be best for you to have some feminine influence.”
Father Robinson and his family were shipwrecked on a deserted island with his family. The captain and his crew members left the Robinson family to survive on their own. Father taught his kids to be strong leaders as they grew up on the island. From having nowhere to go, nobody to contact the Robinson family had already built two new residences and built their own farm throughout the years/months. One of the main characters of this story is father Robinson.
Although To Kill A Mockingbird was written in the 1960s, Harper Lee incorporated her views on women and created characters that depicted different views on femininity in the 1930s, like Alexandra who believed in society’s view of a woman, and Miss Maudie, who managed to find a balance between her true self and society’s ideas and images.
Gender representation and the misrepresentation of reality in advertisement was the topic of my junior year Girl Scout journey project. When this project was first announced, I was both excited and worried: excited because the subject matter interests me, and worried because I feared how little progress we as a society had made in the (admittedly short) 2 years that had passed since I conducted research for my project. With those dueling feelings, I began watching and analyzing the commercials, noting patterns of commercials themselves along with the content. The average commercial break contained 4-6 advertisements with a total time of 2-3 minutes. Although the assignment required us to take written notes on only 10 commercials,
About a year and two months ago, I was going camping with my Boy Scout Troop. Our campground was at the Leigh High River Gap. The morning I woke up was a nice cool day. The sun was shining, the birds were chirping.
Harper Lee wrote a masterpiece called To Kill a Mockingbird. To Kill a Mockingbird is written from the perspective of a young girl named Scout. Throughout all of Scouts childhood she has had role models directing her. The role models truly did it to show love because they want what’s best for Scout. Some of the role models that interact with Scout in her small town is her dad Atticus, her neighbor Miss Maudie, and eventually she was able to develop a sense of what is morally right herself.
Courage is not strength or skill, it’s simply standing up for what you believe in and what is right. This is the theme that was enrolled after Jem destroys Mrs.Dubose’s camellias and after she died in chapter 11. This passage also reveals Jem’s coming of age moment. After using conflict, symbolism, and point of view, Harper Lee was able to connect the theme with Jems coming of age moment.
“Courage doesn 't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying ‘I’ll try again tomorrow’” - Mary Anne Radmacher. Through this quote one can see the advantages of real courage. One can really understand the true meaning of courage by reading the books To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie. The book by Harper Lee is written by a 9 year old’s perspective named Scout.