Atticus teaches his children, Scout and Jem the important lesson of placing oneself in another’s position before going to judge him or her by asking them not to bother a character called Boo Radley. Boo Radley, a man never seen outside his house, ever, has superstition and rumors about him in the society of Maycomb since he never comes out. When Scout and Jem cannot get Boo to come out of his house, Scout remembered that earlier, Atticus had told her that “‘...if [she can] learn a simple trick, [she’ll] get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. [She’ll] never really understand a person until [she considers] things from his point of view...until [she climbs] into his skin and [walks] around in it’” (39). Atticus knows that there is a reason why Boo Radley does not come out of his house, why he told Scout and Jem not to bother him.
He is a child who created many stories, disguises and plans everything such as when he planned to escape from his drunken father because he cannot tolerate his father’s actions. At that time, he was locked up the hovel by his father. Then he decided to escape his father. He planned to escape by making the story seem to have been murdered to and left evidence and traces. The hoax makes everyone believe that he is dead.
In other words, each time Huck tricked Jim, he acquired a greater understanding of Jim’s feelings. Although, his pranking actions soon changed in the end. Thus, Huck viewed Jim as an equal and ignored the social pressured around him that viewed Jim otherwise. Therefore, their journey together laid the foundation for them to build their friendship on. In the end, Huck gained a companion and learned that its worthwhile to walk with your friend in the dark than to travel alone in the
It is clear that Jim is more like a father-figure to Huck when they come across a dead body in the house, which later on is revealed to be Huck's father. After seeing it, Jim says to Huck “Come in, Huck, but doan’ look at his face, it’s too gashly” (Twain). Right away Jim knew the dead man was really Huck’s father, but Jim was trying to protect Huck by never letting him see the face. It is also clear that Jim cares about Huck like one of his own children when he protects him from the rain. Jim finds a dry cave to use as shelter to keep Huck and himself safe.
In the end of the book when Scout offers to walk Boo home he is able to reflect on all the times he has been watching out for Scout and Jem. He knows in his heart that he only wanted the best for the two children and now that he has stepped out of his shadow he can really feel complete with his life choices towards the children. In relation to Boo finally emerging from his house; Boo saves the kids from Bob Ewell. When Scout and Jem were being attacked by Bob no one could’ve known what was happening or that they were in danger. Boo made it eminent to the kids that he had all along been watching out `for them when he runs out and saves their lives; returning Jem home safely as well as Scout in the process.
In The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini, the life of an Afghan child is changed forever by an outbreak of violence and warfare, eventually causing him and his father to leave Afghanistan, and undergo the immigrant experience in America. Hosseini writes about Amir, the son of a wealthy businessman in Kabul, known as Baba. They are Pashtuns, and have two servants from the minority class in Afghanistan, the Hazaras. The servants are treated like family, but one day the servant to Amir, Hassan, is raped by an older boy who joins the Taliban later in the novel. Amir sees this happen but does nothing to stop it, and after weeks of distrust, Amir forces the two servants out of the house.
Home is where people get comfort, but that’s not the case for Aphonso or just “Zo”. He lives in an unsafe community where there are burglars. When the burglars are at his front doorstep he is terrified. He doesn’t know what to do, but eventually he stands up for himself and fights his fear. In the short story “Fear” by Terry Trueman, Zo, the protagonist, is completely terrified in his house, alone, but he has a spark of confidence to stand up for himself and take action.
In the early stages of the novel Richard finds out,that a “...guy who stole a soldier 's name”(Hiaasen 24), was the one who kidnapped Malley. He then goes on to think that, “He could be a total lowlife.”(Hiaasen 24) This puts a picture in our head that the kidnappers is a crazy person who kidnaps people and kills them. In a later part of the novel, Richard is describing his step dad and how, “he’s basically terrified of nature.”(Hiaasen 123) This puts an image into our heads that his step dad Trent, is someone who rarely goes out doors and sits around all day. If the author had used the words like,afraid it would not have given the monlong about trent the same feeling as it had with terrified. In the middle of the novel when Skink and Richard on the River looking for Malley they come across an alligator in which Skink goes to fight.
“The Destructors” is a story of the Wormsley Common gang’s destruction of an old house shortly after World War II. The gang consists of teenage boys who meet every day in the parking place next to an old house. Mr. Thomas is the owner of the house. The teenagers consistently harass him and finally destroy his house under Trevor’s leading. In Graham Greene's “The Destructors,” Mr. Thomas’s house symbolizes England after World War II.
Everything started to be tightened after the night of 18 February 1965, when the state troopers of Alabama suppress a peaceful march in Marion. During the suppression, an Alabama state trooper intentionally, in my opinion, shot Jimmie Lee Jackson when he tried to protect his mother from the violence of the state troopers. At the funeral of Jimmie L. Jackson, Doctor King mentioned in his speech that, “He was murdered by the brutality of every sheriff who practices lawlessness in the name of law. He was murdered by the irresponsibility of every politician, from governors on down, who has fed his constituents the stale bread of hatred and the spoiled meat of racism. He was murdered by the timidity of a federal government that can spend millions of dollars a day to keep troops in South Vietnam and cannot protect the rights of its own citizens seeking the right to vote.
One day Huck discovers that his father, Pap Finn, has returned to town. Because Pap has a history of violence and drunkenness, Huck is worried about Pap 's intentions, especially toward his invested money. When his dad confronted him, he told him to quiet school and stop trying to make himself something that he is not. Even though Pap Finn told Huck to quiet he still went to make his dad mad. Pap Finn kidnaps Huck and takes him across Mississippi river to a small cabin.
Sam is for the patriots and his father is for the british. The next year Tim finds out that his father and friend have died on a prison ship due to an outbreak of cholera. After this, Tim’s mother begins to drink heavily.Meanwhile, prices of food and drink go up and the Redcoats even show up in Redding to seize weapons and fight the few Patriots there. The last time Sam comes back to Redding, he is framed for stealing cattle. His own army executes him as a warning to soldiers who might do the same thing if faced by extreme hunger.
2015 7th Grade Summer Reading NON-FICTION ASSIGNMENT My first reaction to the topic of A Long Way Gone was shock. This book is about an African boy, named Ishmael Beah, having his family and friends slaughtered, home after home destroyed, and childhood taken by the civil war in Sierra Leone. I never could imagine having everything being taken away from me and running for my life for a year like Ishmael. He was my age when he, his brother, and four other boys were chased away from their home and everything they had. I would want to come back to collect some books, food, weapons, or at least something semimetal; if the boys were to go back they would be killed by the rebels that overtook their village and many others.
In Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Huck found himself subjected to the will of the Widow Douglas and Miss Watson, who he lived with after being abandoned by his abusive and drunken father. When his father became aware of the abundance of money Huck acquired with his friend Tom Sawyer, he attempted to make an appearance back into Huck’s life by kidnapping him. In order to escape the nightly beatings bestowed upon him by his father, Huck faked his own death to obtain freedom. After fleeing to Jackson’s Island, Huck observed his guardians and other friends searching for him from a ferry. Following three days of solitude, Huck encountered Jim, Miss Watson’s slave, who ran away after hearing that he would be sold down to New Orleans.
When John was 9, he tried to run away and join the Confederate Army. At 14, he was bullied by a boy in school and John stabbed him, luckily the boy survived. When he was 15 he killed his first man and spent the rest of his life being in trouble with the law. It seemed wherever John went from Kansas to Texas, he always found trouble. Some say John killed 20 people over his lifetime and others say up to 40.