Additionally, Scout fought Walter the converse of the ideal “belle”. Accordingly, Scout begins to “like words like damn and hell now” in her vocabulary (Lee 105). However, no “belle” “would dream of using coarse language” that Scout often uses (Johnson 144). Showing
However, Mayella Ewell doesn’t deserve to be treated with kindness because she is insolent and unethical. However, she works on keeping herself clean and gardens as a hobby, but the flowers she tends to will never be anything the beautiful ones that Maudie keeps. Miss Maudie is a kind, well rounded woman that has a beautiful garden, and is everything that Mayella wishes to be. Women are treated one way, as ladies, or another, as not, and Jem even once told Scout to “... just hold your head high and be a gentleman.” (Lee 135).
Sylvia will never admit it; she’s too stubborn. Not only does Sylvia not want to admit she learned a lesson, she doesn’t want her friends admitting it as well. As Sugar starts answering Miss Moore’s question, Sylvia “[stands] on her foot so she don’t continue” (Bambara 5). Sylvia does not want Miss Moore to believe she is right and her teachings are effective. As for Sammy, his stubbornness is shown when he quits his job.
Hester Prynne is portrayed as a sinful character in the text but in reality she is a kind, strong, humble character in depth. As a main character, Hester is illustrated by sin but her true color is actually being humble. In the real world people get looked down upon if they cheat or have an affair just as Hester did. As
These had been her teachers-stern and wild ones-and they had made her strong. " These “teachers” instill in Hester the characteristics needed to overcome her shame. Dimmesdale does not confess his adultery and thus is never given the tools he needed to escape from his sin. Hester, however, is at peace with her situation, and because of this is able to use her suffering to make herself
Tim had stopped just in front of the Radleys' gate, and Sheriff Heck Tate handed his rifle to Atticus, stating along the lines of Atticus must kill the dog in one shot because he can not shoot very well and if he does not kill the dog with one bullet the dog will enter into Radley’s house! Atticus takes the shot with success. Later, Miss Maudie helps Scout that her father has always been very talented and skilled at sharpshooter but gave it all up when he realized shooting has given him an unfair advantage above many living things. In other words, Atticus found it extremely difficulty to kill innocent beings. Atticus shown an enormous amount of courage as well as heroism by dismissing his principles in order to save his county from Tim Johnson by killing him with a single shot.
The name of my book is, To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee. The book To Kill A Mockingbird is basically a story that talks about a mystery that nobody has solved. In addition the two main characters Jem and Scout, start to learn more and more of their dad, after he has to shoot a mad dog (which is generally like a posionsons snake to us). As Atticus (Jem & Scouts dad), starts to reveal more about himself he city starts to slowly fall apart.
The first summer when Dill came to Maycomb, Jem and Scout gave him a rundown of the town and it terror “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 the time” (Lee 16). The dehumanization of Boo Radley sickens the readers, and gives them a malicious notion towards Boo Radley. “He was still leaning against the wall.
Tragedy of Racism Mayella Ewell is a poor white girl who lives with her alcoholic father and younger siblings. She was forced to be the caretaker of the whole family after her mom died. Despite her young age of 19, she must stay home to take care of the children and do house chores when she is supposed to study and play. She suffers from this isolated life of housekeeping, and she notices Tom Robinson, a black man who lives nearby and passes by her house everyday on his way to and from work. At first, she shows her interest upon him by asking him to help her to do chores.
As a punishment for ruining her bushes, he needed to go to her house everyday for a month to read to her. Scout goes along with him. Jem is growing up because he learned that he needs to own up to his mistakes and the consequences that come with them. Throughout the entire first part of “To Kill A Mockingbird”, we constantly see Scout grow up in front of our eyes.
Her teacher was always telling them “Over here we don’t believe in persecuting anybody. Persecution comes from people who are prejudiced. Prejudice,”(245) which shows her teacher is against persecution, then Scout over hears her teacher saying that it is good thing Tom Robinson was convicted because the blacks were getting too “high and mighty”. This meaning it is ok to persecute blacks and that she was contradicting herself. This prompts Scout to be disturbed and think a lot.
Mama believes that students should attain knowledge about racism, slavery, and segregation even though it’s not taught in the book. She calls these subjects “radical” subjects as they relate to most of her student’s lives. Mama believes that learning about their true past is more important than learning the biased version taught in the books. This act gets Mama caught and fired. Even though Mama had gotten fired for the subjects she taught her students, she did not regret her actions.
As Mae Mobley’s mother verbally abused her, Aibileen took Mae Mobley in as one of her own children. Aibileen once said, “I think it bothers Miss Leefolt, but Mae Mobley my special baby” (Stockett 2). Aibileen concurs that Mae Mobley is not the most attractive, but being “cute” is not the most important characteristic of Aibileen. She values kindness, intelligence, and fairness the most and those qualities are what she tries to instill into Mae Mobley everyday. The things Mae Mobley’s mother teachers her are not just, and Aibileen took it upon herself to make sure Mae Mobley was taught the right way as long as she was around.
We all learned to respect and love our parents. Tita’s mother, Mama Elena, isn 't the motherly material everyone wants to have. She orders people around, discourage them, and always puts the family tradition first, but not in a good way. In the beginning, Tita tries to cope with Mama Elena and her orders. “I’m sorry Mami.
When Jem responds that he is, Atticus berates him and says he has to go over to her house and read to her for two hours everyday for a month. Atticus wants to make sure his kids have a consequence for when they do something unethical, so they will learn from it and not do it again. As Jem reads to Mrs. Dubose, he and Scout witness the old, dying woman’s battle against her morphine addiction and learn the true meaning of courage. “It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what”,