The theme that readers can learn from Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird (1960) is the importance of having honesty and integrity. Throughout the entire book, there are many honest and virtuous instances that are meaningful. A few characters, such as Atticus Finch, a wise lawyer in his forties; and Calpurnia, an African-American maid and nanny to Atticus’s children; display good morals which can benefit the readers, however; other people such as Aunt Alexandra, Atticus’s sister displays poor ethics. The classic novel set in the 1930s, though fictional, contains an extremely important lesson worthy of comprehending. Throughout the novel, Atticus Finch speaks the truth to everyone he comes into contact with.
(4.). In conclusion, I believe that The Butcher’s Tale: Murder and Anti-Semitism in a German Town, is a book that can be read by both students and adults. The plot of the book is very fluid, so even though the book deals with an important topic as Anti-Semitism, the fluidity that the book presents, renders it also a pleasant reading for almost everyone. The author, Helmut Walser Smith, did a magnificent job with this book, he was able to combine both adventure and investigation, with the analysis of Anti-Semitism and its roots. This book could also be used as a source of information in schools, in order to show the students how Anti-Semitism was rooted in the 19th and 20th centuries, since it demonstrates how this feeling was perceived by both the accusers and the indicted.
“The Sound and the Fury” is a challenging book, but I think it was great. All the story of the Compson family was narrated just like it was or just like it would have been (in a realistic way). Throughout the whole book the story came together even though we didn´t had the main characters point of view or direct reference about her. It was a difficult book but it was worth reading it. The end really brought kind of a happy ending to the book, since it built hope that the family will prosper and develop again in a different manner than it did with the last
He is generous, obedient, responsible, and honest. A broken young woman and her dangerous father threaten his life, but he has no harsh words for them,” (Iannone 243-278). Tom Robinson was never the evil that society thought he was and has to pay the greatest price for racism, his own life. His image was twisted by society because of his appearance, which causes the real evil in this situation to be the family who accused him and the citizens who sealed his
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr wrote about the forced of equality, and its dangers to society. If the entire world just one day became equal, you may first find it a good change, because finally no more competition between citizens, but after some time you would realize how dangerous it could be. Being unequal from everyone else brings a lot of conflicts, but it 's worth it because that´s what makes us unique, special, and different. In the story it showed how Harrison revealed his anger to society about their choice to make everyone he same, he told the people to take their handicaps off, so they could finally get rid of this equality. For me if you actually think the story throgh, it has a good message.
In chapter nine when Scout asks Atticus why he is defending Tom Atticus responds, “‘the main one is, if I didn’t I couldn’t hold my head up in town, I couldn’t represent this country in legislature, I couldn’t even tell you or Jem not do something again” (Lee 100). Atticus did not care about all the hate he would receive because he felt deep down that if he did not follow through with defending Tom, he would not be able to live with himself. Tom deserved just a fair of a chance to be defended with passion as the next criminal despise his skin color; even though as the book goes on we realize Tom really was not the criminal but the victim. Atticus knew that your skin tone should not determine your fate but also knew that they were in harsh, prejudice times.
When looking for the main character in a book, it can be arduous. You want the character who has made a substantial impact, teaches people the truly valuable lessons, and is often in crucial parts of the book. While reading To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee you may assume that Scout or Jem or even Boo Radley is the main character, but it is Atticus Finch. To Kill a Mockingbird is Atticus’ story because he is a part of the key moments, he teaches his children and his community the most essential lessons, and he is considerate to everyone and anyone in strenuous times. Whether Scout has an issue with school or Boo is carrying an unconscious Jem home from an attack, Atticus almost always plays a critical role in these events.
Most authors write about characters that can be related to by the reader. To make readers able to connect more, the author has to make the character more realistic which means giving a character a flaw. The following books, To Kill A Mockingbird, The Odyssey and Of Mice and Men, are books we focused on this year and they all represented characters with flaws that the readers were able to identify and relate to. Boo Radley, Odysseus and Lennie were characters in the books that have flaws, but have good intentions. To Kill A Mockingbird, is a book that focuses on a town that faces racism.
By reading or watching it , people gets entertainment as it makes them laugh and bring pleasure and amusement •Novels Novels are often long stories and they are read very profoundly by people as it presents an actual picture of how life is. There are characters like hero, heroin and villian etc that play their parts in it. 5.Outlook on life • Entertaining Literature entertains the people by spreading knowledge in an influencing way by humor. •Social issues It corrects the mistakes and blunders of a society.Often literature brings grave social realities in front. •Spirituality Life is incomplete and futile if spirituality is ignored in life and literature in all forms brings relief to the soul.
This gave student’s arguments and opinions great strength. As a result, one group project took the childhood literature of Dr. Seuss and showed how an innocuous piece of a children’s rhyme was so racially charged with subliminal messages was eye-opening. Those innocent texts held so many hidden prejudices that I never saw before I found amazing to uncover. This model of learning new knowledge I hold dearest to my love of academia. The funny thing about Dr. Pan’s class was all of the students were at first so behind in their knowledge of theory, but by the end of the term, we all became particular experts in the discipline we chose to speak about.