Overall, To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee is a novel that does a good job of showing how innocence can be destroyed by the display of evil. Innocence was destroyed many times at the trial. All the kids felt the bad vibes in the courthouse, but it was Jem who took the hardest blow. Jem believed that the court would indict Tom because Atticus provided hard evidence that he was innocent. He thought
By spilling all these accusations, Abigail turned Salem into a boiling pot of rumor and hatred. Even more so, it’s sad to think that Abigail did all of it simply because she wanted John back, and was angry at Elizabeth for being kicked out. On page 1157, Abigail's accusations are put on display, “I saw Goody Sibber with the Devil… I saw Goody Hawkins with the Devil… I saw Goody Booth with the Devil!”. Abigail couldn’t control her mouth, and ran around town accusing and denying to her content. Alan Kazdin talks about lying, “It is unlikely that lying will be completely eliminated, but with the right encouragement, it can be dramatically lessened”.
William McEwen Professor Weatheril English 121.4 September 13, 2016 Rhetorical Analysis “Reasons are bullshit”(Roth 41), author Bernard Roth states in his book The Achievement Habit. Chapter two which is based on reasons and the BS behind them gives great detail of what the mind truly thinks, but just doesn't fully interpret. Roth covers this topic with lots of personal beliefs and evidence. Roth touches on all the topics of rhetorical appeals throughout the entire second chapter, in an efficient, but very unusual way. Roth likes to speak directly to the soul and heart of the reader, using real life examples, along with personal evidence.
During the Salem witch trials over two hundred people were accused of witchcraft and twenty were executed. Miller best depicts the evils in people through the main prosecutor in the the play Abigail Williams. Abigail is undeniably the most destructive and corrupt individual in The Crucible. Through her vengefulness, threatening her peers, carelessness at others’ expense, and complete disregard for human life, she ensues a tumultuous event to Salem. Abigail’s initial accusation against the town beggar was solely to defend herself from punishment for dancing in the woods.
Iago vs. Grendel In well written short stories, movies, and books, readers are always drawn to the villians or characters with the dark backstories, and sometimes may even root for them. This is no difference when it comes to Grendel in the epic story of Beowulf, and Iago in Shakespeare’s Othello. But between these two fictional characters, most readers can feel for one more than the other. Both Iago and Grendel are seen as evil, but readers can sympathize more with Grendel because of underlying issues, like not being able to form relationships, while Iago shows tendencies of someone who can easily be diagnosed as a psychopath. In the story of Othello, there are many instances where readers can see what Iago has planned and watch it all unfold.
All of these events involved the idea of a sickness or death taking over the world which is basically how the Salem Witch Trials were. In conclusion, all of these events represent mass hysteria that can be compared the Salem Witch trials. The Indian Alien Scare was a threat to society because it sent everyone into panic thinking that there was a face scratcher who was killing people in the town. The Contaminated Coca-Cola Scare was basically the idea that coke was putting a chemical in the coke to get people sick. The kissing bug scare was the belief that a kissing bug was going around America and poisoning people on the lips.
Flannery O’Connor, in her short life, wrote one novel and many short stories that impact literature to this day. She wrote two superb short stories, A Good Man is Hard to Find and Good Country People, which have many similarities hidden in the theme of their complex text. While both stories include themes about religion, identity, and the way we view others, the endings are astoundingly different. Nonetheless, O’Connor’s main theme concerning the way we view other people, is the most significant in both short stories. In Good Country People, Mrs. Hopewell repeatedly states that the bible salesman is the “salt of the earth” meaning that he is just a good and simple country boy.
Mockingbirds are used as a symbol in the novel to portray the fact that innocent and caring people are sometimes the most abused. The theme of presumptions and the dangers of judging others are explored through the childhood fable of Boo, the story of Atticus, and the trial of Tom Robinson; the mockingbirds. The residents of Maycomb County delight in gossiping about their neighbors, including those who are isolated. Because Arthur Radley, in most of the novel remained inside with no contact to the
Perry has many sociopathic characteristics including, lack of moral responsibility or social conscience, erratic behavior, rage and anger, ability form a particular relationship to one person, crimes are usually spontaneous. Perry’s erratic spontaneous outbursts is what caused him to go through with the murders and slit Mr. Clutter’s throat which put him on the killing frenzy that ended the rest of the Clutters lives. Capote highlights Perry’s sociopathic tendencies by comparing them to that of Dicks Psychopathic tendencies which exemplifies how when put together they are at each others fault for the
Almost every single child in Westeros and the world of The Walking Dead is insane. They 've all been warped by the world they 're living in, causing them to lose grip of reality and spark some incredibly dangerous situations. Joffrey was the most obvious child psychopath in Thrones, waving his crossbow around at anyone he saw, dishing out the big talk, but when confronted with a major problem head-on, the Boy King simply couldn 't deal with it. That 's a similar attitude to Ron in The Walking Dead. He 's pointing his gun at Carl, firing verbal shots at him, threatening his life, but the second Carl fights back, he 's instantly on the back foot.
The quote was from Atticus. There are tons of examples in this book that support this quote and lesson. One example is where everyone thought that Tom Robinson raped Mayella, and was guilty. Everyone thought that just, because the color of his skin. Atticus looked in Tom’s
In the book, To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee uses allusions to help the reader to understand the setting, and irony to show character and develop theme. Prejudice, in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, is described as the “simple hell people give other people without even thinking”, and the novel powerfully portrays examples of racial and social prejudice. Body Paragraph #1: Harper Lee uses allusions to help the reader better understand the setting to better understand the book and it’s many themes. A part of a quote from chapter one states, “disturbance between the North and South”. This refers to the Civil War in 1861-1865, which gives the reader an estimated time period of which the book took place in, also relating to the segregation.
In cultures and literary works, symbolism is the usage of images and expressions that reveal the author’s ideas and deeper meanings in a hidden manner. While all works of literature do not utilize symbolism, many authors link symbols with events, settings, or characters in order to develop a more powerful understanding behind the characters of a story. After reading successful literary works, the symbolic meaning of the work remains with the reader. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee achieves success by creating the characters Tom Robinson, Boo Radley, and Atticus Finch as symbols to coalesce the themes of morality, ethics, and morality in her famous Pulitzer Prize winning book. First, Lee utilizes Tom Robinson as a character that symbolizes morality in the story of To Kill a Mockingbird.
“You’re watching television, you’re watching the news; you’re being pumped full of fear… and it’s just a campaign of fear and consumption. That’s what I think it’s all based on is the whole idea that keep everyone afraid and they’ll consume. And that’s really simple.” (Bowling). Mass murders occur throughout the world and affect every race and gender. Individuals have debated for years about what causes a person to commit these crimes.
Of the numerous themes from Harper Lee’s famous novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, one stands out, injustice. This subject appears multiple times throughout the book. Firstly, Mr. Ewell demonstrates injustice towards the Finch family by insulting them and harming them. Again injustice shows itself in Tom Robinson’s false accusation. Lastly, this horrible topic becomes apparent in Aunt Alexandra’s actions towards Calpurnia.