This incident shows the reader that she wants to be taken seriously by her colleagues. It also displays that Hilly deeply treasures her reputation because of her reaction towards the situation. On the other hand, Aunt Alexandra has also shown the reader signs that she values her family’s reputation. In chapter 23 of To Kill a Mockingbird, Aunt Alexandra did not allow Scout to play with Walter Cunningham because of his poor background. She said, “Because-he-is-trash, that’s why you can’t play with him.
The novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” consisted of many discriminatory remarks against others, which would not be accepted anymore in the 21st century. However, Atticus is fully against discrimination and follows the principle of justice. Atticus challenges discrimination and injustice of the 1930s in America. Many supportive pieces of evidence show this. He defends innocent people and allows Scout to be herself.
“‘I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin, but begin anyway and you see it through no matter what”’ (Lee, 112). To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, is an unforgettable novel that tells a story of a young girl's childhood in Maycomb County.
In the book, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Scout, Calpurnia, and Atticus stand out when courage comes to mind. These characters show courage in many unique ways with different situations. In the early 1930s, in the deep south, racial discrimination was a huge conflict, for example, the Jim Crows Laws were in play, and it legalized segregation between blacks and whites. Courage isn’t always shown in situations, but simply throughout growing up.
Like the title suggests, there is a lesson learned at the end of Bambara’s story but Sylvia has a hard time admitting she learned anything. When asked about what they’ve learned, Sylvia “[walks] away and Sugar has to run to catch up”(Bambara 6). Since Sylvia is the narrator, readers are aware of her thoughts and know Sylvia has indeed learned a lesson. This is clear when Sylvia talks about the importance of $35 to her family compared to the people who shop at FAO. Instead, Sylvia stays silent when asked, not wanting Miss Moore to know she has learned something.
Lee teachers her audience to become open-minded by having Scout learn through external conflicts. These external conflicts help teach empathy throughout the novel, one being with Miss Caroline, the outsider teacher. The use of metaphors help the readers better relate to the points being made, one which is introduced through Atticus in chapter 3, "You never really understand a person . . . until you climb into his skin and walk around in it," teaching Scout and readers to look at the bigger picture of a situation.
Ethan Heitzenrater Becky Crays English 9/10 28 April 2017 Stereotypes Here and Now In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird based in the early 1900’s after The Great Depression Harper Lee uses stereotypes to show the true humanity within a person no matter the age, gender, race, or place in society. This is a subject has impacted people in the past, and is still impacting the people of today. These are tough issues to talk about, but Lee wrote it so all people would understand how important it is not to judge until you understand the person.
“Maturation in the Eye” As a child grows up, a multitude of people help them to mature into the young adults they assure to be. These people can be parents, teachers, celebrities, or even friends. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Lee shows the maturation of a child through a young girl’s perspective named Scout. The novel takes place in Maycomb, Alabama where many situations conflict causing the children, Scout and Jem, to eyewitness maturation. Maycomb’s community endure many remonstrations surrounding one major event, the trial.
Essay 1 Date Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird “To kill a Mockingbird” is a novel in which Harper Lee, the author, presents forth various themes among them the unheard theme of social molarity. Harper dramatically uses a distinctive language through Scout, who is the narrator of the story to bring out the difficulties faced by children living in the southern Alabama town of Maycomb. Harper has dramatically displayed use of bildungsroman throughout the story; this helped to give the story a unique touch of a child’s view to bring out a different type of humor and wit. It has also used to develop and thrive the theme of morality in the society.
Lee’s statement about the justice system in America takes center stage for a majority of the novel, and is most powerfully communicated through Scout’s disappointment and confusion about the relations and events of the courtroom. She is particularly affected by Tom Robinson’s case because her father is the defense lawyer. Atticus struggles to justly defend Robinson without jeopardizing his reputation in Maycomb County, and damaging his relationships with his neighbors. He has many connections with people in positions of power, and people who have influence in his children’s lives. He does not want to endanger them or their future, but he also does not want to send an innocent man to prison.
The character I chose was Aunt Alexandra from “To Kill A Mockingbird” because she is a character with a strong personality and stands by her opinions even if they're wrong. A little background about her in the book, she was the older sister of Atticus but not like him at all. She was a racist person and was disappointed at her brother for supporting the black man in the trial, no matter how noble his actions may have been. She's very intent on Scout being the ideal female girl in that time period even though in our minds, Scout is probably a very clever and brave girl. What seems to irk her the most is the way she dresses as in the book it states, “Aunt Alexandra was fanatical on the subject of my attire.
¨Boo was our neighbor. He gave us two soap dolls, a broken watch and chain, a pair of good-luck pennies, and our lives. 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 (pg. 373) In this section of Harper Lee's novel, To KIll a Mockingbird the theme coming of age is portrayed in many different ways, particularly in the passage of chapter 31.
Harper Lee uses many techniques in To Kill a Mockingbird to achieve the goal of character development. One way Harper Lee exhibits this is by using inner thinking when Scout holds back from fighting Cecil. Scout is eager to fight Cecil because he was making fun of her father, Atticus, for defending a black man in court who goes by the name of Tom Robinson. In chapter nine, Scout was ready to throw a punch but realizes that would not make matters better. “My fists were clenched and I was ready to let fly … I was far too old and too big for such childish things, and the sooner I learn to hold it in, the better off everybody would be” (Lee, 99).