The novel To Kill a Mockingbird teaches many good lessons about people. In this book, Jem and Scout are able to witness everyday situations in which people are not treated the same or do not have the same way of life. The children get to see and understand the Tom Robinson trial. They also see how other people lives are different from theirs, including the lives of the Cunningham’s, the Ewell’s, Tom Robinson, and Boo Radley. The children are also able to make their own opinions about most of the situations that they see.
Rough Draft To Kill a Mockingbird isn 't only a book about Maycomb in the 1930s, but its hidden bigger plot point is to prove that different types of people exist in the world. Some of these people have different views on their morals and racism. Some characters in the book are good examples of these problems, but some inanimate objects and animals do an even better job of resembling these problems. Atticus Finch did whatever he could to show his children and the entirety of Maycomb what good morals are and even when it seemed as if the whole town was against him he still went through with doing his best to save not only Tom Robinson but all of Maycomb. After the trial, he learned that Maycomb still has problems and that it will take
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.
Her father says this at the beginning, but till the end, thanks to the maturity combined with Boo’s actions that help Scout to understand it. She has matured enough to realize that people should not judge other people by rumor, but give them some chances to prove themselves. Scout matures through the novel, from her interactions with Boo Radley such as when Boo gives Jem and Scout some gifts by putting them in the knothole of
He defends Tom Robinson despite the fact that he knows that the odds of him winning the case are extremely slim because he is trying to defend a black man against a white woman. Atticus continues to remain optimistic although, he hopes that the jury will change and look past the racial difference. Atticus sees how the town of Maycomb has changed due to the great depression saying “Cunninghams are country folks, farmers, and the crash hit them the hardest”. (Lee 33) Having a character such as Mr. Finch is important to the plot, someone who can see the town of Maycomb for how it truly is. When Boo Radley saves Jem and Scout from Mr. Ewell it begins a new relationship between Atticus and another outcast, Boo Radley.
Insider The Outsiders Pony boy is very rational, he is the one of the characters in the book impressed me deeply. Violence was much more powerful than we imagine… He is a member of the Greasers, and almost like a hood to steal things and have a gang fight once in a while. However, he changed. When he lost his friends, one by one. The full of experience always makes him to be a rational person.
In To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, figuring out the true protagonist is can be difficult because there are so many characters that could be the protagonist. Some people might say that Scout is the protagonist because she is the narrator and also the main character, but that does not make her the protagonist. The next thing that someone might say is that Jem is the protagonist because he changes so much, and he becomes more responsible, choosing to do the right thing more often than not. In reality, the true protagonist is Atticus, and this is because he is the one who tries to pass his values of right and wrong on to Jem and Scout. Atticus always does what is right, regardless of what other people think.
Lee also expresses this theme through Scout. She learns how to use politeness to avoid conflict when she resists the urge to fight Cecil Jacobs (Lee 85). While Scout does not understand the significance of her refusal to fight, it marks the beginning of her learning how to combat criticism. Harper Lee uses the theme of diplomacy and respect to counter the hatred of racism and the theme can be effectively applied to real life. Throughout To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee expresses themes through characters and actions to teach lessons about everyday life.
For instance he says, “Ha! would a madman have been so wise as this…(Poe 3)” His constant reassurance that he is not mad shows he is crazy because sane, normal people don't assure themselves they aren't mad. Additionally, Poe writes that the narrator can hear things from both heaven and hell. This is saying that although he has done a few good things in his life like helping the old man, there are also many things that he has done that are very sinful and insane like killing the old man just for his eye. Lastly, he is insane because of his obsessive thoughts about the eye of the old man.
Even though the book portrays her as more intelligently developed, she lacks the ability to comprehend empathy and racism at the beginning of the book. Throughout the book you can compare Scout and Jem and come with the conclusion that Jem her older brother gets a sense of understanding what their father Atticus is trying to teach them. Atticus reinforces his morals onto his kids by telling them before they go out to shoot their air-rifles, “Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit’em but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” (Lee pg:147). Scout then goes to Miss Maudie’s house asking her why Atticus had said it was a sin to kill mockingbirds telling us, she doesn’t get the complex but jet simple reason that killing something without a righteous reasons is a sin
He is a kind, innocent man that loves Jem and Scout as if they were his own. The town views Boo as a monster, but as he leaves gifts for the children and mends Jem’s pants, the reader begins to see his true nature and learns that he is misjudged by society. Boo also saves the lives of Jem and Scout. In the process of saving the kids, Boo had to kill Bob Ewell. By killing Mr. Ewell; Boo Radley killed his innocence.
In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the reader will notice several minuscule differences between it and the movie that is modeled after the book. Jem and Scout Finch’s relationship with Boo Radley grows as the storyline progresses until the end of the novel when the kids’ relationship with Boo Radley is the strongest after he saves Jem and Scout from Bob Ewell when he attacks them. The same is for the movie, though there are many slight or miniscule differences between the book and the movie, the relationship that the kids share with Boo remains the same in the way it grows and how they bond. The filmmaker was faithful to the novel by Harper Lee in how the children get to know Boo, how Bob Ewell gets mad at Atticus, and how Boo Radley saves the children. Throughout the novel Scout and Jem interact with Boo and over time they create a bond even though nothing is said between the children and Boo.
To Kill a Mockingbird tells the story that strangers aren 't always bad, okay, that 's not what it 's about but it does play a big role throughout the book especially at the end. While Boo is secretly watching the kids, he starts to care about them and you see proof of that by the end of the book. A main discussion that Harper Lee expresses is the relationship between Arthur (Boo) Radley and the kids, which although starts out with Jem slapping Boo’s house and getting his attention, turns out to saves both Jem, and Scout’s life by the end of their journey through Maycomb. Throughout the first part of the book we start to see a growing “relationship” with Boo. It’s not your typical neighborly relationship, it started out with a young boy
To Kill A Mockingbird Essay Throughout the book “To Kill A Mockingbird”, Jem and Scout learn about respect from many different people. Such as, their father Atticus, Mrs Dubose who is a morphine addict, and Tom Robinson who is a respectable black man, on trial for a crime he did not commit. Jem and Scout learn about respect from their father Atticus. Atticus is a prime example of a respectable man. He stands up for what’s right, and for what he believes in no matter what other people think.
Jeremy Atticus Finch (Jem) is Scout 's older brother, and is another example of a mockingbird in the story. The theme to not kill a mockingbird is explored most powerfully through the relationship between Atticus and his children, as he devotes himself to instilling a social conscience in Jem and Scout. Jem’s transition from a perspective of childhood innocence, in which they assume that people are good because they have never seen evil, to a more adult perspective, in which they have confronted evil and must incorporate it into their understanding of the world. Jem moves into adolescence during the story, and his ideals are shaken badly by the evil and injustice that he perceives during the trial of Tom Robinson. Jem is victimized to an extent by his discovery of the evil of racism during and after the trial.