Scout narrates, “Jem opened the box, Inside, surrounded by wads of damn cotton was a white, waxy, perfect camellia” (Lee 111). This shows how Mrs Dubose was trying to spread white supremacy and racism to Jem. The white camellias symbolize the growth and spread of racism throughout the town because of the trial. In conclusion, in her novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee uses the symbolic significance of the snowman and fire, the mad dog, and the white camellia to contribute to the effects of racism during the early 1900s. Harper Lee shows how difficult it was to live in the 1930s as a black person.
Just like in all murders there is always a reason to why they suspect is not guilty. People are willing to argue with the fact that she is guilty. They, being her friends say that she was with her. They believe that she would have no notions to kill her husband. Her friends tell the police that she was a chick, not a murderer, she was not capable of murdering anybody.
For instance, When the Mayor of district 12 begins to tell the history of Panem at the Reaping, Katniss says, “The rules of the Hunger Games are simple. In punishment for the uprising, each of the twelve districts must provide one girl and one boy, called tributes to participate” (Collins 18). The Hunger Games require tributes from each district as a punishment for the uprising that happened in district 13. This punishment by the Capitol is a way to demonstrate to the people that any efforts of revolt against the system in future would result in severe punishments and deaths.Subsequently in the novel, when Katniss questions about the Avox, Haymitch comments, “Someone who commited a crime. They cut her tongue so she can’t speak” (Collins 77).
In scene 2 Creon figures out that Antigone was the one who buried Polyneices even though she knew she had broken the law. Antigone believes that people would praise her but, because Creon is present, they do not say anything. “I should have praise and honor for what I have done. All these men here would praise me were their lips frozen shut with fear of you... No, they are with me. But they keep their tongues in leash.” (Page 507) When Antigone says this it shows how she will not say that people are mad at her for breaking the law, she will not give in and say she did something wrong.
In Hunger Games, Mockingjay symbolise the rebellion and the resistance. Katniss 's mockingjay pin, like the bird itself, symbolizes a creature with a spirit of its own. Wearing a mockingjay pin is a sign of rebellion to the Capitol. They suggest the inability of the Capitol to enforce their power over all living creatures. As Katniss says, they 're "something of a slap in the face to the Capitol
On page 237, When Rue is speared and Katniss surrounds her in flowers, she does the three finger salute to the cameras. The three finger salute shows respect during a rough time or even shows respect when someone passes away. She is saluting Rue and district 11, the district she came from. This represents the theme “Always know your true self even in the worst of situations” Because its showing that even though Rue, Katniss 's ally was killed, she knew she has to move on a strive in honor of Rue and
“You 've got to go through it to get to the end of it,” said Suzanne Collins about her famous novel The Hunger Games, in which Collins delineates very clear boundaries of right and wrong. For example, readers are aghast at the Capital killing children and growing rich off of the enslavement of people. The protagonist of The Hunger Games, Katniss, does whatever she must to survive. Suzanne Collins’ sense of right and wrong may very well be a product of her childhood in a military family. Collins’ father was a career officer in the air force, requiring frequent moves and constant adjustments.
She thought there was no point in staying in school if Wes wasn’t going to go. When Wes Moore grades started dropping, Joy made sure that he did better. Mary Moore enforced no punishments for being a part of drug rings. On the other hand, Joy threatened to send Wes to military school and actually followed throught. Mary Moore was a carefree parent who didn’t enforce rules, while Joy had rules and
In my entire life, my parents never compared me to my sister or forced me to act like her since my sister and I have opposite personality; instead, my parents just wanted me to have the same opportunities as my sister. Additionally, my parents never showed favoritism between the two of us, rather my parents made my sister and I share the same punishments and equality. While my parents allowed the two of us to have the same experience and I viewing my relationship with my sister as friends there was a time when our relationship was a rivalry. Even though I do not have memories of our relationship when I was a baby, my sister shared stories of when she used to torment me when I was born. My sister claims that the reason she acted that way was because she was jealous that I was now the youngest and she was not.
Although I was not able to join the Student Council, I have no regrets and in a way, I feel as if this experience made me realize that it is possible to overcome your fears and just because you started off as a timid girl, it doesn’t mean that you always should be a timid girl. And so, from that day on, I started to participate in more public speaking events, such as Model United Nation, and I believe that these steps to overcoming my social anxiety has really changed me to better myself and that is how I am the active and brave person I am