For instance, when Jem, Scout and Dill were trying to see if they could get Boo out of his house but instead were almost shot at by his brother, Nathan, Jem's pants got torn and left behind he comes back to find them " sewed up" like something "he'd try to do." Just waiting for him to come and pick them up. Another time Boo was generous was when Miss Maudie's house caught on fire and Scout was waiting out the cold and didn’t even realize that she had the blanket until her dad pointed it out. Atticus says, "'We'd better keep this and the blanket to ourselves. Someday, maybe, Scout can thank him for covering her up.' 'Thank who?'
Many of you may know the sad story of Trayvon Martin, but for those who do not please listen carefully. Trayvon Marin was a seventeen-year-old boy that was killed by the neighborhood watch leader. Martin was staying at his father’s home that was located in a predominately white neighborhood. On February 26,2012, Martin took a walk to the gas station and purchased a pack of skittles and ice tea and unfortunately on this very same night Trayvon did not return home. Has anyone taken the time to sit back and watch how America’s judicial system tries to slip the racial injustice towards African Americans under the rug.
Simmons invited his older kids over for a late Christmas dinner. William Simmons, his wife Renata, and their twenty month old son were the first to arrive. Simmons murdered them, he left his son and daughter - in - law in the dining rooms and covered their bodies with their coats and some bedding. Simmons stuffed his dead grandson into the trunk of their car. Simmons twenty four year old daughter Sheila and her husband and two kids showed up after Simmons had already hidden the other bodies.
Bud and Todd got into a fight and he was forced to sleep in the shed for the night. He gets attacked by hornets in the shed because he couldn 't see anything. He decides to get payback on Todd by putting his hand in warm water making him wet the bed then gets his suitcase and escapes the foster home. Bud then decides to go to the librarian to get help, since he was now homeless. He spends that night sleeping under a
Jem, and Scout, from the beginning didn’t stand in Boo Radley’s shoes as they believed the townsfolk rumor and gossip about the Radley’s place. In fact they even made a game called “Boo Radley” they try to reenact the Radley rumors like Boo, stab his own father by using the scissor as he was cutting some papers up. On the other hand when they finally tried standing on Boo Radley’s shoes they felt bad because he was locked inside the house for 15 years. The two children tried to get to know Boo, and were starting to think that he wasn 't that bad of a person after all, because when they asked Miss
Every person on this planet has the ability to make choices. People have been created with minds to convince, control, and problem solve. Similarly, other people’s influence has great power to change, persuade, and spread rumors. The novel To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee, portrays many examples of people who were persuaded and changed from his or her own mind and decisions, or the effect of someone else’s. Injustice is rampant throughout the book, in Tom Robinson’s verdict, Boo Radley’s precarious situation, and with Scout’s situation at school.
Lee shows this in many ways and one of those ways was with Boo Radley. “Boo Radley 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” (16). Even though they had never met or seen Boo, the children have heard many rumours about him from neighbours which shows that they have cast him out of their society. In the first few chapters, Scout is afraid of Boo Radley because of the stories she hears about him. “Every night sound I heard from my cot on the back porch was magnified three fold, every scratch of feet on gravel was Boo Radley seeking revenge, every passing Negro laughing in the night was Boo Radley loose and after us” (74).
(304) Jem realizes that with all the hate in the world Boo probably stays inside to avoid all of that and just wants some peace. At this point the readers view on Boo Radley has change from a psychopathic mad man to a kind boy who secretly cares for Jem and Scout. The next and final change in the readers view of Boo happen when he finally come outside of his house and openly meet the children for the first time in the story. This happens at the very end of the book when Jem and Scout are walking back for a school play and are attacked by Bob Ewell. During the attack the two children are saved by a mysterious figure in the night and Jem (who was knocked unconscious) is carried back to the house.
After Jem was scolded for pointing his gun at Miss Maudie’s rear while bending over to tend to her flowers, Jem, Scout and their friend Dill’s love of mystery and adventure stories took over their natural curiosity and they became fascinated with myths and rumors about the neighborhood legend named, Boo Radley. Their imagination sparked visions of Boo as a tall, ugly monster who eats cats and roams the neighborhood at night. The children make plans to get Boo to come out of his house and the brave one, Jem, accepts a dare from Dill to touch Boo’s house. As time goes on Boo befriends the children in his own way by leaving presents in the knothole of an oak tree for them, and untangles Jem’s pants he got caught in the fence while running from the Radley’s house and
Then later that night, Gene and Finny are pulled from bed by a group of several other boys from Devon and are questioned about what really happened before Finny fell out of the tree. Even Leper is questioned. When Leper begins to say that Gene purposely shook the branch, Finny stands up and shouts about how he doesn’t care either way, before running away, falling down the stairs, and breaking his leg a second time. Later, Gene sneaks into the infirmary where Finny is staying but he is absolutely furious, and makes him leave. The next morning he tries to visit Finny again, and they both agree that his actions on the tree was not on purpose.
Courage can be interpreted in a lot of different ways. To different people, it means different things. Courage’s ‘official’ definition is “The ability to do something that frightens one; strength in the face of pain or grief.” This definition is adequate to some, but others interpret courage as a wide array of other things. Courage could be trying something new, doing what you want regardless of others opinions.
In the book To Kill A Mockingbird, Atticus tells Scout that courage is “when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what.” Atticus has shown a lot of courage to his kids. Atticus showed courage by accepting the Tom Robinson case, by standing his ground at the jailhouse, and by standing up to Aunt Alexandra about Calpurnia. He even tries to get his kids to follow in his footsteps. What Atticus meant when he told Scout what courage was, was that even if you know that you're going to lose something it doesn't mean you shouldn't try.
There are many different definitions of courage. In this novel courage is defined as an act of kindness that most would not display, that is appreciated or admired. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a story set in the 1920’s during a time of racism. It takes place in a small town of Maycomb. Atticus Finch is a lawyer in Maycomb, where he lives with his two children, Jem and Scout.
One of scout’s most noble trait is that she is fearless and there are many examples to prove so. Firstly Scout stands up to people bigger than her. She stood up to Miss Caroline Fisher to defend Walter Cunningham. Another reason is that she is not afraid of getting in trouble. Without thinking of getting in trouble Scout eats the gum from the knothole.
Society has a way of making people feel like they have to act a certain way in order to be accepted. In fact, students today are taught to be leaders not followers, which helps them not to fall into the temptations of society. Not only is this true today, but it was also true in the thirties in the south. In To Kill A Mockingbird, a story set in Alabama in the 1930s, Harper Lee uses characterization to show how society influences people’s behaviors through her characters Dolphus Raymond, Mayella Ewell and Boo Radley. Dolphus