It’s all about understanding the deeper meaning of courage, it 's not the physical courage that plays a huge affect on someone, but the mental courage, which can change a personality. The main character Jem, experiences many troubling and disturbing events which all relate to his father, Atticus Finch, because Atticus is defending a Negro in court by the name of Tom Robinson. The time period and setting of this book took during the 1930’s where Negroes were treated harshly in society, and were discriminated against only because of their skin color. All throughout this historical fiction book, To Kill A Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee, includes many literary devices such as characterization, internal conflict and lastly foreshadowing to develop
This problem really helps me come of age understanding it is not right to use violence when defending family. You will have to pay the consequences. The author really used the conflict between Finch and Scout to see that many people use violence to stop people from insulting their family’s honor. In this passage, the literary elements of character, conflict, and motif develop the theme of people often defend their family’s honor through violence. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee uses an interesting conflict to help find the theme.
To Kill a Mockingbird is a very complex book with multiple different themes presented within it. These themes are shown through the characters in the story and how they react to the situations they were thrown in to. The largest role in the book is actually played by the setting of the story due to it being set in southern Alabama in the 1930s. This makes more troubles and confusion for the characters because of the racist lifestyle most people in this time period lived by. Harper Lee created characters to be blinded by ignorance and show hatred for people proven innocent of misdeed.
“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it,” said Atticus Finch In To Kill A Mockingbird. This is a story that tells about Scout Finch, his brother Jem, and his father Atticus. The author, Harper Lee’s purpose when writing this book was to inform others how dreadful racism and prejudice was in the south in the 1930s. One of the focuses of this book is the court case of Tom Robinson, which ended up with an innocent man dying because he was black. People in the book also use racist language, and are sexist too.
Yet misconceptions are formed from stereotypes and are incorrect based on truths. Misconceptions are assumptions, or a mistaken belief, a person has because he or she is apart of the group. These misconceptions are not exaggerated and usually have no truths to it. Misconceptions and stereotypes about people also often get falsely confused with prejudice and discrimination. Prejudice is a person’s hostile opinion or feeling is based on something they have no knowledge about, thought, or reason behind it.
The other in the civil rights movement as represented in literature in harper lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird The world is created out of oppositions, divisions and separations between the one and the Other. When people collide or meet, in that sense, in the meeting between different cultural backgrounds they tend to define the others by defining themselves. Jacque Derrida puts it in his essay Archive Fever: Freudian Impressions “every Other is every other Other, is altogether Other “(p.77). Alternatively, as Harper lee sets it clearly in her novel To Kill a Mockingbird “you never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view … until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in It” (p.32) It is always relevant to analyse how the One describes, and in that way defines the Other. The definition of this Concept is related to the definition of the One.
All throughout their journey, Jem and Scout are unknowingly encountering symbols throughout the year and a half the story takes place. Harper Lee uses the literary device of symbolism in a multitude of situations to entice readers to not evaluate these instances at face value but to analyze every case critically in her novel To Kill a Mockingbird so that they can see the complete picture.
Most authors write about characters that can be related to by the reader. To make readers able to connect more, the author has to make the character more realistic which means giving a character a flaw. The following books, To Kill A Mockingbird, The Odyssey and Of Mice and Men, are books we focused on this year and they all represented characters with flaws that the readers were able to identify and relate to. Boo Radley, Odysseus and Lennie were characters in the books that have flaws, but have good intentions. To Kill A Mockingbird, is a book that focuses on a town that faces racism.
EXTENDED ESSAY How are African American Characters portrayed in: To Kill A Mockingbird? TUSHAR MANEKLAL CANDIDATE # ENGLISH LITERATURE SUPERVISOR: MR. SHAWN SKINNER DATE: November 2014 WORD COUNT: 3739 Abstract This essay explores the portrayal of African American’s in Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird. It investigates the depiction of African Americans through the lens of different characters. It is clear that Lee condemns the behavior of white people in the South towards the blacks and urges the reader to look at the plight of the blacks through her two main characters, Scout and Atticus Finch. The character of Scout Finch is rather autobiographical giving us vision into Lee’s own childhood and upbringing.
To understand an individual, it is necessary to place ourselves in their shoes. In the novel, “To Kill A Mockingbird,” by Harper Lee, the author addresses the need for human understanding in order to destroy the evils of racial prejudice. Scout, the main character, is the representation of innocence due to being a pure, young girl who views her surroundings with an untainted perspective. She is inclined to consider people’s point of view in order to understand them. She is taught this by her father, Atticus, who risks everything as a lawyer to defend a black man who is accused for a crime that he did not commit.