The judge ordered him to a state industrial school but his father explained to the judge that he would keep Boo in check. Maycomb is a small town that passes around rumors; for example, it was said that Boo mutilates the towns people’s pets, and kills his neighbor’s plants. We later learn that Boo is kind, protective, and has watched over Jem and Scout with care as if they were his own. Boo has been judged based on appearance and stories and they are all nothing but malarkey. Dolphus Raymond was thought to be the town drunk even though he had never been a drinker.
Another lesson Boo helps Scout to understand is when Scout and Jem got air rifles and Atticus explained, “‘shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird’…‘mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy’”(Lee 90). She is taught this lesson through the characters Boo and Tom Robinson. Tom was shown as a Mockingbird since everyone had known he was innocent but was charged, showing that they were sentencing a Mockingbird. Another reason why Tom is a Mockingbird is even during his testimony, he did not tell the court about everything that had happened that evening, just so that he could save Mayella one last beating. Tom tells us during his testimony that Mayella asked
In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird Jean “Scout” Louise Finch is greatly influenced by the world around her. The novel is written in the 1930’s in a time period of injustice, segregation, and the Great Depression. In Maycomb County, Scout lives with her brother, Jem, her father, Atticus, and their maid, Calpurnia. Atticus is a lawyer who is assigned a case to defend Tom Robinson, an African-American man, accused of raping Mayella Ewell, a 19 year old girl. Scout’s character traits are greatly influenced because of the trial and everything she learns from it.
When we finally find the perfect tree, my dad and brother get to sawing away at the base of the tree while my mom and I hold the top so it does not fall on them. After the tree is cut, we each hold a part of the tree and carry it to the ‘prepping’ station. At the station our beloved tree is shaken to get rid of excess pine needles that could have been hidden in the tree. One can hear the noise from the shaking machine all throughout the farm. After shaking comes the tree stand.
Harper Lee is a famous American author. Lee grew up during the age of the economic crisis knows as The Great Depression. As she grows up her writing reflects her own life. Her famous novel To Kill A Mockingbird is a world-wide known book. In To Kill A Mockingbird, the setting takes place in Maycomb, Alabama during The Great Depression.
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee takes place in Alabama during the Depression, and is narrated by the main character, a little girl named Jean Louise "Scout" Finch. Her family consists her father, Atticus Finch who is a lawyer and has very high morals. The other member is Jem, her brother along with their cook and housekeeper Calpurnia, who is African-American and is like a part of their family. Other than these three, the recurring characters in the story include Dill , the infamous Boo Radley, Mayella Ewell, Tom Robinson , Mrs. Dubose and Alexandra, Atticus’s sister. The whole story takes place between a time frame of three years.
The Scout and Jem are in the learning stage and they will learn the importance of justice later in the book. Scout often consults Jem for wisdom and support, but the Jem sometimes give a wrong advice. Actual Mockingbird The name of the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” suggests that the mockingbirds are important. In the initial phase, the Jem and Scout were learning to use their shiny air rifles and the Atticus doesn’t teach them to shoot, but he actually gives them some rules to follow: He says to shoot at cans made of tin in the backyard and bluejays, but doesn’t ever hit a mockingbird because it is a sin. The mockingbirds are guiltless and it is a peccadillo to kill them.
White people feel like everything is their property. Prejudice means preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience. One prejudice thing is how they say that Atticus don’t like guns, but somehow he the best shooter in Maycomb. The kid’s at Scout school were prejudice against her father calling him a “nigger lover.” Then Scout became prejudice against Atticus because she found out that he was protecting a negro. Scout also thought that Atticus didn’t do anything as an old man, she thought Atticus was lame and that