Trees, not only have deep roots, also grow high and tall. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, the tree by the Radley’s House, constructs a deep meaning of how Boo reaches out to the children. Having an inadequate reputation around the whole community, Boo believes that to be noticeable to others, he should stretch out towards Scout and Jem. Through-out the novel, Boo Radley offering gifts in the knothole, represents his desire to be kind to the children. Offering gum, the Indian Head Pennies, and soap carvings, it symbolizes the strength of Boo’s growing fondness and bond with the kids.
He tries to teach the trait of not judging people by their social class to Scout and Jem, his young children.. This is shown when Scout is told not to criticize the cunningham boy for not eating the way she does. It can also be seen in atticus volunteering to defend people outside of his social class even if they may have trouble paying him. He accepts payment from the cunninghams in the form of hickory nuts. He defends Tom Robinson despite the fact that he knows that the odds of him winning the case are extremely slim because he is trying to defend a black man against a white woman.
Mockingbirds are an important symbol because they represent goodness and innocence. In this book, Tom Robinson and Boo Radley are two innocent men, similar to mockingbirds, who get taken advantage of due to their innocence. Atticus and Miss Maudie teach Scout and Jem that it’s a sin to harm anything innocent by using the example of mockingbirds. Mockingbirds are innocent because they only positively affect people through their singing. Scout and Jem have just received air guns from Atticus for Christmas, and they are learning what they’re not allowed to shoot at.
Everyone should feel lucky about what they have, and the boy in the poem The Giving Tree, did not understand the amazing thing he had… the tree. The tree would play with him, and the tree was there for him, but the boy took every amazing thing the tree had for granted. Some quotes from the poem that explain this topic well are… “Come, boy, come and climb up my trunk and swing from my branches and eat apples and play in my shade and be “happy” “I am too big to climb and play said the boy.” “I want to buy things and have fun. I want some money. Can you give me money?
In regards to Shel Silverstein's work, “The giving tree”. The stories interpretation of the relationship between boy and tree is more dangerous then ecologically sensitive. This relationship is totally one one-sided when comparing the relationship of a parent to a child. The tree represents a maternal figure in the story and does anything to keep the boy happy. Unfortunately, the boy is portrayed as Narcissist and only comes to the tree when he needs or wants something.
Come, devil; for to thee is this world given." Goodman Brown is at that moment certain everyone is evil and gives up hope, because he has lost his wife, Faith, the one he desired most. Goodman Brown is misguided by this suspicion, since every human is a sinner and still has some good underneath whereas he only sees himself as the faithful one. As an allegory, the forest contains information similar to the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the Book of Genesis. Goodman Brown’s decision to journey into the forest is driven by curiosity which is easily comparable to Eve’s decision to eat the forbidden fruit.
Boo is not sociable, Many people say that he is a creepy, old, unhappy man. Scout later realizes that he is not mean and that he is generous. Boo finds ways to treat the kids in many different ways. He is a very kind man towards Scout and Jem. Boo would leave gifts for the kids in a hollowed out tree.
This allowed people to infer they are cold hearted demons since they simply aren’t like everyone else. They may seem evil or devilish due to their mysterious life, but Arthur is just like every other human in Maycomb. He grew an indirect relationship with Scout and Jem by leaving gifts for them in the oak tree, and even saving their lives when they were attacked by Bob Ewell. Its safe to say that Boo Radley was put in the negative spotlight only because of his appearance and not of his
She once told me " people need to lift each other up instead of tear each other down". The other workers showed the man and Donna a lot of disrespect, but she didn't care. She said to me after this happened "Dynastee, you treat others how you want to be treated, no one deserves to be disrespected like that. You know they sure would not want someone to vacuum under their feet while they are trying to eat, that's just plain rude!" I have also seen Donna
But neighbors give in return. We never put back into the tree what we took out of it: we had given him nothing, and it made me sad” (373). Scout realizes how horrible she feels for assuming that Boo was some monstrous person. By leaving these gifts Boo portrays that he wants to be accepted by the kids and he cares for them, and later on Scout realizes
In “To Kill a Mockingbird”, Harper Lee uses the motif of Boo Radley and finding gifts in the tree to teach Jem and Scout that they shouldn’t blindly believe the rumors they hear but find out the truth for themselves and form impressions based on it. Scout and Jem find gifts in the knothole of a tree on the Radley lot, presumably left by Boo Radley. Mr. Radley, Boo’s brother ends up plugging the knothole with cement, claiming the tree is dying. Jem stays outside on the porch until sundown after he finds out that the knothole has been blocked. When Jem comes inside, Scout comments to herself, “ [Jem] stood there until nightfall, and I waited for him.
This only creates more tension. Scout in a desperate, childish effort to lighten the mood began talking to the only familiar face in sight, Mr. Walter Cunningham. Scout at the time did not see the severity and the intenseness of the situation in front of her. All she sees is her father and a couple of men talking.While Jem on the other hand did. However, he wanted to stay too because he can tell his father is in a dangerous situation and he thinks he can help.