After Jean Louise Finch (Scout) and her older brother Jeremy Atticus Finch (Jem) spent a good amount of time reading to Mrs. Dubose, they both came to the conclusion that she was evil. To their surprise, however, explained that she was actually battling an addiction that she recently lost her life to.
Also her Aunt Alexandra influences her on how to portray herself in society. Her family members also help her achieve the outcome of an outstanding young lady by the end of the novel. The influences Scout receives during this time help her understand the community more by the view of black people, how to portray oneself, and the influential behavior she follows from Jem. Atticus Finch, Scout's father, is a lawyer in the community of Maycomb. He is a good man who viewed all people as equal no matter
Without compassion the world would be a dark place, there would be no such thing as love and there would be no one to lend a helping hand. Even in society today, people approach situations with no compassion, humans discriminate against others because of differences in color or appearances. In the book "To Kill a Mockingbird" the author, Harper Lee, writes about a town that shows no compassion towards people of color even when there are lives at risk. In the book, we learn that "[you 'll] never understand a person until you consider things from his point of view...until you climb into his skin and walk around in it. "(Lee 30) All members of the Finch family show compassion towards others in the book "To Kill a Mockingbird", Scout shows compassion
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee illustrates how important decisions are influenced by racial ignorance ingrained in a society. Tom Robinson is deemed guilty in a court case where he is evidently innocent. He is accused of raping a white women when in reality the white women tried to kiss Robinson but was caught and decides to cover up her actions by claiming that she was raped (Lee 254-266). Even though the the evidence proves that Tom Robinson is innocent, he is still deemed guilty by the jury because he is black (Lee 282). This illustrates the racial ignorance of
To synthesize, this depicts that even though division based on race is experienced in To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee represents that race also influences people’s usage of language, their social connections and social standing and how they treat each other because she wants to depict that race also influences conduct between citizens. Today, in the Southern United States, there’s more equality and conduct isn’t officially influenced by race but is our work done
This town has a sickness, it’s racism, and when the city found out, Atticus is partaking in a black man’s case the whole family gets made fun of and people yell at them. In Harper Lee 's To Kill A Mockingbird many themes run throughout this book, but there are only a few themes that stand out. Racism, maturity, and justice. These are the central themes shown almost everywhere in To Kill A Mockingbird. One tremendous theme in To Kill A Mockingbird is racism.
For instance Miss Maudie says, “Atticus Finch is the same in his house as he is on the public streets” As a parent Atticus has a special way of teaching values he not only tries to explain how to behave but also why to behave in that way. Instead of telling and stating instructions what is wrong and right he uses real life occasion as a medium. An instance would be “shoots all the blue jays that you want, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird” Now you may think that he is just telling that shooting is a bad thing to do. But here
One of these occasions is when Maycomb Methodist ladies visited the Finch home for a meeting. This further demonstrates Scout’s preference to wear masculine clothing. In regards to her masculine clothing preference, Aunt Alexandra is Scout’s major tormenter. Aunt Alexandra has argued with Atticus on numerous occasions about her clothing and her behaviour. She and her church friends happily look down upon those who are poorer and consider them as trash.
Imagine being stuck in a world where discrimination was relevant, hate was real, and white superiority existed. You live in that world. Harper Lee also lived in that world and survived it. The Scottsboro Boys Trial was a trial where innocent black boys were killed because they were accused and found guilty of raping white girls. Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, takes place during the 1930s in Maycomb, Alabama and is loosely based off of this trial and her life.