Have you ever judged someone and eventually realized that you were completely wrong about them? This is the case in To Kill A Mockingbird, which focuses on the two main characters, siblings Jem and Scout. The book talks about their relationship with their seemingly crazy and mysterious neighbor, Arthur “Boo” Radley. Throughout To Kill A Mockingbird, Jem and Scouts views on Boo Radley really change. In the beginning, they know him only by rumors and stories, then as being frightening and mysterious, and eventually by coming to realize that he is a very different person than they had figured him to be.
Cunningham. When Scout sees him in the mob in front of the town jail, she’s confused because she had been previously told that the Cunninghams are good people. However, now he wants to potentially harm someone else. Therefore, she asks her father who explains that “Mr. Cunningham was part of a mob last night, but he's still a good man” (210). He didn’t do it because he's a bad person; it was the mob's frenzy that made him do that.
Charlie (The Twilight Zone) Charlie is one of the main characters in “The Monsters are Due on Maple Street” by Rod Serling. In the story there 's a science and superstition involved. There 's fears in people 's eyes. Their knowledge of superstition, and their imagination is ruining their lives.
They are told that the person that lives there is named boo radley and that he an evil monster who has been locked up in his house for the rest of his life because he stabbed his father with scissors when he was young. “Boo was about six-and-a-half feet tall, judging from his tracks; he dined on raw squirrels and any cats he could catch, that 's why his hands were bloodstained” (Lee 65). This quote shows the way the people of the village looked at Boo Radley even though they have not actually seen it for themselves. Throughout the story, there are not many people who have encounters with Boo Radley.
After the incident, Montag thought about the suicidal woman and he is confused as to why she would sacrifices her own life for some mere books. Since he’ve been told that books are evil, a spark of curiosity blooms within him. In part two, Montag is desperate for help. After his boss, Beatty, talks to him about the history of firemen and books, Montag is afraid that Beatty knows that he stole a book.
General Woundwort also didn’t have a fun childhood. For example, Woundwort witnessed his mother and father being killed. His mother was killed by a weasel and his father was killed by a man. This would be very scaring for a young child. In addition, Woundwort was found and adopted by a kind professor with a cat that tortured him.
Firstly, Boo Radley and Tom Robinson both display innocence. Boo Radley is judged for being an evil person who is said to eat children, but ends up being a good person who cares for and protects them. From a child who regretted judging Boo radley from what she has heard, she says,“‘Atticus, he was real nice’... ‘Most people are Scout, when you finally see them. ’”(Lee 376) Boo Radley is a mystery to the citizens of Maycomb and a phantom to the children.
Yet they still view him as a mysterious figure. Scout recalls, “... crimes committed... were his work... although the culprit was Crazy Addie... people still looked at the Radley Place, unwilling to discard their initial suspicions.” (13) Scout’s remembrance of how the people were “unwilling to discard” their assumptions even when they knew that Boo was not the criminal shows Maycomb’s prejudice. Scout’s recollection not only foreshadows further intolerance in the community but also shows a perspective from young and innocent member, and how she follows the beliefs of the adults.
In the Victorian era the common was life for a man and woman was that the man work in the fields while the woman stayed in the house cleaning and cooking. In “Trifles” by Susan Glaspell Minnie Foster was found sitting in her chair knitting while the investigator found her husband strangled to death in their bed. With the lack of response from Minnie Foster it was completely obvious that she did the crime and was handcuffed and sent to the jail while they began to investigate the crime scene. Now the real question everyone was asking why she did what she did. Insanity is the criminal in this situation Minnie Foster was just a house wife how fell ill to insanity.
The novel To Kill a Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee explores this idea of judging others before looking at the world from their perspective. Scout and Jem, although raised in a prejudice town, learn from their father Atticus that who a person is racially, does not define them as a person. Although the children make up stories about Arthur “Boo” Radley to pass the time in part one of the novel, in part two the Tom Robinson situation widens their eyes to the biased ways of their town. In the end, Jem and Scout are rescued by Boo Radley, the very person they feared during their childhood. Mockingbirds are used as a symbol in the novel to portray the fact that innocent and caring people are sometimes the most abused.
In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, there are many valuable lessons to learn about making assumptions. Assumptions occur many times throughout this book from many different people. Assumptions are claims made about something or someone that have no proof. One major assumption in this novel is about Arthur “Boo” Radley. Scout explains, “Jem gave a reasonable description of Boo: Boo was about six-and-a-half feet tall, judging from his tracks; he dined on raw squirrels and any cats he could catch, that’s why his hands were bloodstained—if you ate an animal raw, you could never wash the blood off.
Grendel vs. “The monster” Grendel in the novel by John Gardner is very similar to “the monster” in Frankenstein by Mary Shelly because both Grendel and the monster feel like outsiders, they kill humans, and they both are able to learn new things. Grendel feels like an outsider because he knows he is different and he wants to know the truth of why he is what he is and why God made him that way. Grendel asks his mother “Why are we here?” which means that he is doubting his existence. Grendel kills humans in the mead hall while they are asleep.
Tom Brennan also added to Daniels rage when Daniel was angry by trying to stop him from doing something stupid and starting a fight. The community of Mumbilli could also be perpetrators altogether in a way because when they were still in Mumbilli the Brennan’s got a lot of hate from the town even having “shame on you Brennan’s” (P. 174) written on their back wall at their Mumbilli
This shows him being misunderstood as he only wanted to become friends with anybody he could, but he was just assaulted instead. The monster eventually begins to become self-destructive and says he will get revenge on all mankind and he will kill all of Frankenstein 's family, even after he caused the death of four others (122). Eventually, Frankenstein dies and the monster goes to see his dead body. The monster is immediately filled with regret and explains how he is truly sorry for everything that he has done and that he knows there is no way for him to fix all the mistakes he has made (180). He then says that he will end his own life in order to put himself out of his misery.
For example, the villagers would throw rocks at the monster to make him leave. This reaction made the monster feel even more terrible. First impressions are still a great part of society as well as the instant judgment on someone. Another example in todays society, someone could be driving around town and see an African-American male in a fancy care, the first thing that they could think of is that this man has stole someone 's car. This is an example of a common stereotype.