A very similar thing happens in To Kill a Mockingbird, when Bob Ewell accuses Tom Robinson of raping his daughter Mayella, but Atticus proves that it was most likely Bob who did it. Bob Ewell, Mayella’s dad, the person who should be protecting her at all costs. The most common injustice in the novel appears when the kids find the case between Tom Robinson and the Ewell family to be unfair, highly illogical, and racist. When the verdict of guilty is revealed to the town, Jem becomes upset and says, “You just can’t convict a man on evidence like that- you can’t”
Three prominent themes in To Kill a Mockingbird are lost honor, loneliness as destruction, and will to survive. Bob Ewell barely had a shred of respect for anyone, and that is all he got in return. Everyone in Maycomb knew he was a man of no dignity, a man who lived in the town dump, without a care for his children. Atticus explains more about the Ewell’s to Scout, “It’s against the law, all right, and it’s certainly bad, but when a man spends his relief checks on green whiskey his children have a way of crying from hunger pains. I don’t know any landowner around here who be grudges those children’s game their father can hit” (Lee 41).
Toward the end of the novel, Carlson is very insensitive to the fact that George had to kill Lennie, and is still in shock. He says, “Now what the hell ya suppose is eatin’ them two guys?”(107). Carlson just doesn't understand what it's like to lose a strong relationship, because he never had one. Therefore, he is extremely insensitive to George. Another example is when Carlson wanted to shoot Candy’s dog.
Although not disclosed in the book, the readers know it will happen. Candy´s dog is killed , simply for the fact that he is aging , and ¨ smells bad¨ . Due to his old age , he is rendered useless. Candy insinuates that the same will happen to him when he becomes incompetent of fulfilling his duties . The quote ¨ I ought to of shot that dog myself, George.
The Real Atticus Finch “I want you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you begin but you begin anyways”, Atticus Finch once stated. In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Atticus was respected by everyone including the very poor. He functions as the leader and lawyer; he is a person who others turn to in doubt and trouble. He is one of the most respected citizens in the southern town of Maycomb, AL during the Great Depression because of his calm nature, his wisdom and his courage.
In the adventures of Huckleberry Finn written by Mark Twain, there are many ups and downs in the book that makes it very interesting and inspiring to read. People in the book inspired other characters to do certain things like Mrs. Watson to enslave Jim and Jim runs away. And Pap Finn who abuses his son Huck and has him run away. Pap Finn is the father of Huck Finn he’s an abusive father who is a southern white father and doesn’t own slaves but is racist and just terrible to African Americans. Pap influenced Huck to run away from his home because of a specific incident that happened in a shack.
The Radley House was a creepy house that could be mistaken as abandoned. No one would dare to go near the house and would warily walk past it. The film also portrayed Bob Ewell as a person with little education and was very arrogant. He got an innocent man put into jail, could have abused his daughter, spit on a person that was trying to do what they thought was right for their morals, and tried to kill kids that had done absolutely nothing to him. When Bob Ewell attacked Jem and Scout, it made people furious.
He is an older man disabled by the lack of one hand. Although, he has seniority on the ranch the other men do not value his opinion. When it came to euthanizing his dog he was overpowered in his ability to say no as Carlson exclaimed, “Look, Candy. This ol ' dog jus ' suffers hisself all the time. If you was to take him out and shoot him right in the back of the head-’ he leaned over and pointed, ‘-right there, why he 'd never know what hit him"(Steinbeck 22).
The driver, who’s forcing me aside, I smash in anger.” (926-929) The phrase “I smash in anger” depicts the intensity of how Oedipus is not able to hold his composure when someone gets on his nerves the first time after his encounter with the prophet. He pours all his anger on the old man uncontrollably and eventually kills the old man. A rational Oedipus would not kill anyone for just “crowding him off the road.” If he had controlled his feelings in the first place, his father would still have been alive, preventing Oedipus from marrying his
On the night of the school pageant when Jem and Scout were walking back to their house they heard somebody following them. Once Jem realized it was Mr. Ewell walking behind them and eventually running at them to attempt to hurt them, Jem had to protect Scout and himself. He fought Mr. Ewell as hard as he could until Mr. Ewell broke Jem's arm. He is only thirteen but he threw himself out in front of a grown man who had a knife, to protect his sister. Another example of a hero is being calm and collected in a stressful situation.
Mayella’s father named Mr.Ewell is not received by the time Atticus attitude in court, despite the problems it has ended with the death of Tom, still do not receive even avenge secretly to Atticus, even his family, Judge Taylor, and Tom 's wife. Mr.Ewell ever spit on Atticus’s face and made Scout and Jem must restrain their anger. All of these problems end with death Mr.Ewell. He fell and impaled by a knife clutched himself to kill Jem and Scout. When it jem injured, still in his costume Scout survived a puncture in the dark.
others still follow and have the same vices. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a novel that has influenced many minds by the pages that contain a lesson filled story. It is about two young children who experience many unfortunate events in which occurs in every other person’s lives today. There are multiple characters in this story that are known to be “mockingbirds” due to their sense of purity. To kill a mockingbird is to abolish its innocence.
A quote by Harper Lee written in her famous novel To Kill a Mockingbird is “...Real courage is, …when you know you 're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what.” (Lee, 121) The significance of this quote is to show that if a person did not ponder over the consequences before they lied and when the truth is publicly known then the liar has to deal with the consequences no matter what happens. True courage is not backing down even though a person might lose so much. Many people have grown up with the principle that “honesty is the best policy” and this is what they try to enforce in their daily