Discrimination is a societal issue which has been prevalent for a long time and still brings people down in today’s society. Discrimination can be defined by the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people or things, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex (www.dictionary.com) Lee’s book To Kill a Mockingbird is based in a small town in Alabama called Maycomb where a man named Atticus Finch is appointed to defend a man named Tom Robinson who was accused of raping a teenage girl. As well the adventures of Jem and scout Atticus’s children. This book conveys Harper Lee's message in To Kill a Mockingbird that discrimination can affect
In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, there are many valuable lessons to learn about making assumptions. Assumptions occur many times throughout this book from many different people. Assumptions are claims made about something or someone that have no proof. One major assumption in this novel is about Arthur “Boo” Radley. Scout explains, “Jem gave a reasonable description of Boo: Boo 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—if you ate an animal raw, you could never wash the blood off. There was a long jagged scar that ran across his face; what teeth he had were yellow and rotten; his eyes popped, and he drooled most of
All of us grow, develop, and adapt to our surroundings according to what we see and learn. However, we don’t always only the just induce the positive values, but also adapt to the disadvantageous values, as well. To Kill a Mockingbird is a unique novel written by Harper Lee, which tells about a sophisticated family living in a small town. The focus of the book is Scout, the main character and an innocent child, and the story is presented from her perspective. The structure of the book shows the shaping of the Scout’s character of innocent behavior to maturity. Scout develops her empathy and maturity throughout the book by the reflection of other characters and occurring events.
The poem, At Mornington was written by Australian poet, Gwen Harwood. It was published in 1975 under her own name. At Mornington is about a woman reminiscing about her past when she is with her friend. There are many themes explored in this poem including memory, death and time passing.
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” This quote from Martin Luther King, Jr reminds everyone that acts of injustice do not occur in isolation; these acts affect not only those directly involved, but anyone who is living in the world that allows these acts to take place. Kenny Watson, the main character from The Watsons Go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis, and Anne Frank, a young Jewish girl living in Denmark in the 1940s, both experience injustice and through their experiences different character traits are revealed. Although, Anne Frank and Kenny Watson share similar character traits, one profound difference is what makes them unique characters.
How would you feel if someone could control what you were thinking? In “The Feed” written by M.T Anderson, everyone living in the community had a feed in their brain that was controlled by one large organization. Violet, the main character, suffers through a malfunction in her feed that changes the way she sees her society. Most people’s opinions can be changed when they have experienced the benefits and the disadvantages of something. Since Violet is aware of how life is with and without the feed, she becomes hesitant to believing that her community is being run efficiently. She realizes how her feed affects everything she does and how without it, she would be incapable. Based on her experiences, thoughts, and actions, I can infer that Violet
Leaving Gilead, can be a difficult book to understand at first. But Carr really gets it to flow. The first person you will meet will be Saranell. She is going through life during war, And her sidekick Renney will help her go Along this journey. He father is serving in the civil War, and her mother Geneva couldn 't really care less about Saranell. War has really brought out the worst in Geneva with being a mother. Mother, daughter, and slave must all leave Gilead to find "better" things. While Saranell’s father is serving in the war, she has that feeling down inside that he 's gone and she 'll never see him again. They hit a few bumps in the road as they travel, to meeting Yankee soldiers to losing someone. War brings out the worst in people.
In “The Watsons go to Birmingham” an entire population discriminates on another population’s however, in “Making Sarah Cry” the same is not true as a group of kids at the playground discriminate only 2
In both passages “Watsons Go To Birmingham” and “Making Sarah Cry” have a common theme of Kindness. Although both passages share the same theme they have a different mood. In the story “Watsons Go To Birmingham” the mood is sad. In the story “Making Sarah Cry” the mood is also sad but it is also happy.
In the play “The Watsons Go To Birmingham” and the poem, “Making Sarah Cry” they both have similarities and differences. In both text and poem they share the theme of courage. For instance in “The Watsons Go To Birmingham” they go to a “white only” restaurant and could have got arrested. In “Making Sarah Cry” Sarah stands up for someone who made fun of her. Although the theme is the same the characters act very different. In “The Watsons Go To Birmingham” the kids are upset society.
Conflict is a big theme and many poems and texts have been written on this topic, but two of the most well done and most expressive poems about this topics are “Out of the Blue” and “The Charge of the Light Brigade”. Even though the topic is the same the two authors, Simon Armitage and Alfred, Lord Tennyson, present the theme with different approaches, one about the innocent, one about the ones that chose to get involved In the conflict.
In the novel, “The Watsons Go To Birmingham - 1963” by Christopher Paul Curtis, Byron can be very mean to others unlike his little brother Kenneth Watson. Kenny can be mean but most of the time he is very nice, loving, and caring. Kenny treats others better than Byron because he does not physically hurt people on purpose, he shares with everyone, and he is very caring to one another.
In the book The Watsons Go to Birmingham” by Christopher Curtis, a boy named Kenny and his family live in Flint, Michigan. Flint is having a cold winter so Kenny’s family decides they will go to his aunt’s house. Kenny’s older brother, Byron, gets into trouble so they have to go to Birmingham. Kenny’s brother Joetta goes to Sunday school in Birmingham. There was a bomb at the Sunday school. Luckily, Joetta was fine. The theme of the book is to care for each other. I know this because Byron was not very caring in the beginning and learned that caring was good in the end. “Joetta cried with Byron as always” (24). This is important because it shows how Byron’s emotions change. It also shows how Kenny feels about Byron. In
One significant lesson learned by the characters in “The Watsons Go To Birmingham” and “I Escaped a Violent Gang” is courage. In the “The Watsons Go To Birmingham” the kids of the town show courage by fighting for their rights even when they know they can be put in jail. In the memoir “I Escaped a Violent Gang” Ana shows courage by turning a gang member into the police to help her family and herself. Even though they have the same themes, the characters’ actions are different in the risk that they take.