She has always wanted to interact with Arthur and in this chapter, she was able to take him home while holding his hand in the process. From a girl with little courage to a lady with true bravery, Scout is the most important character in Part 2. The person who is similar to Scout would be Atticus Finch because they were both willing to take risks. In Chapter 28, Scout was brave enough to look for Jem when Mr. Ewell was attempting to murder them. On page 262, “Still but for a man breathing heavily, breathing heavily and staggering… ‘Jem?’ There was no answer but the man’s heavy breathing.
When Mayella Ewell, a poor white woman, accuses Tom Robinson, a black man, of rape, Atticus takes up the trial and will represent Tom Robinson in court to help prove his innocence. The trial goes on and on and many witnesses are called to the stand but, in the end Tom Robinson loses. He is found guilty and sentenced to the electric chair. The theme of “race” is brought up a lot in the book To Kill A Mockingbird, and that’s the theme to focus on. Race has been a controversial issue going back four centuries, and this novel portrays race in an unfamiliar way to others, but very familiar to Lee.
A good plot is always essential and plot twists keep the readers guessing and “in to” the book. After the news broke that Tom Robinson was accused of rape, a mob of white men, among them Mr. Cunningham (Walter’s Father), set out to the county jail to create their own justice. Atticus was there to try and stop them. Lucky for him, Scout, Jem, and Dill followed him. When the mob threatened Atticus, Scout leaped blindly out of the bushes and confronted the mob.
The fact that Atticus is willing to risk his son possibly going to jail demonstrates the amount of courage and integrity Atticus has as a person since he wants to do what he believes to morally right. Atticus taking on the Tom Robinson trial and risking his reputation, protecting Tom Robinson from the mob, and revealing the truth about Bob Ewell are all evident ways that Atticus demonstrates courage in order to set an example for his children and the town. Throughout To Kill a Mockingbird Atticus actions influence the town in positive ways and emphasizes the lessons he teaches his children through his actions. Ultimately, Atticus helps steer the town in the direction of having less intolerance and being more open
“You never really understand someone until you consider things from his perspective,” (Lee 30). To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper E Lee, illustrates the life of Jem and Scout as they go upon racial and pessimistic struggles of the nineteen sixties.With a community hinged on the verdict of an upcoming trial considering the case of a black man, Tom Robson, and the conspiracy of Bob and Mayella Ewell. The To Kill a MockingBird movie however, has several differences that vary the mood of the story, and Scout’s overall character development. One of the main differences in the To Kill a Mockingbird movie is the character development of Scout. The Absence of Aunt Alexandra in the movie is major mishap on the director for she played a key role in the development of Scout as a woman.
Harper Lee paints a picture of true courage as it is, and Jem Finch takes this lesson to heart as he sees examples of true courage in his life. The beautiful lesson of true courage is introduced to Jem and he begins to understand this concept of true courage when he talks with his father about Mrs. Dubose, after she passed away. As her story unravels in front of him, he learns that Mrs. Dubose was a lifelong morphine addict who was determined to be free from the drug’s grasp before she died. Atticus talks about her struggle and Jem hears that she died as free “as the mountain air,”: “ You rarely win, but sometimes you do. Mrs. Dubose won, all ninety-eight pounds of her.
So, if everyone knows that lying has consequences, then why do people even lie in the first place? In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee answers this question. The main characters in this book are two kids named Jem and Scout, as well as their father named Atticus. The book takes place in the 1930’s when segregation and racial injustice were prominent. Therefore, when Atticus is appointed to defend a African American man, named Tom Robinson, who is accused of raping a white woman, it is a big deal.
Thirdly, the theme appears when Peter Van Houten speaks with Hazel and explains how his grief about his daughter’s death revealed his true self. Peter’s daughter’s death was a part of his life and ruined him, so in order for Hazel to live her best life she cannot give up because Gus is dead. Hazel must conquer her fear of death to then live her best life. Only when Hazel lives her best life can she be ready to
The final theme I found in To Kill a Mockingbird was injustice. The first example was on page 233 in To Kill a Mockingbird; it states “Guilty, Guilty, Guilty.” That is an example of injustice because even though there were lots of evidence against Mr. Ewell the jury still believes Tom Robinson is guilty just because he is black because of this the jury and the people had an unfair advantage against him. The second piece of evidence found was on page 218 and it states “Black people surge upstairs.” this shows injustice because the black people are not allowed to be seated with the white people. Because of this, they have to sit in an entirely different section of the courtroom. The last example of maturity is on page 162 it says “Not only waiting on tables but are in the courthouse lawing for niggers.” That shows injustice because it says that being a lawyer for a black person is as bad as being a waiter.
Great Depression, racial injustice, woman rights, all of this was going on during the time period that To Kill a Mockingbird time frame was based on. So much was going wrong with the United States during that time frame, it was a miracle we were able to dig ourselves out of that kind of hole. The worst part of the 1930s was the racial injustice. Mobs would kill innocent black men, jurors sent them on death role for crimes they didn 't commit, blacks were scared to walk alone for the fear of being killed because of their skin color. "Based upon fears that “lynch law” would be invoked after news of Mr. Gunn’s confession spread, he was taken to jail in a neighboring county for protection.