Scout describes Burris as, “The filthiest human I had ever seen” (Lee, 29) and describes him by saying, “His neck was dark gray, the backs of his hands were rusty, and his fingernails were black deep into the quick.” (Lee, 29). He is clearly not the most popular kid in class. He disgusts the teacher so much that sends him home stating, “Please bathe yourself before you come back tomorrow.” (Lee, 30). The dialogue between Burris and Miss Caroline causes Burris to get upset and tell Miss Caroline, “You ain’t sendin’ me home, missus. I was on the
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. He had been leaning against the wall when I came into the room, his arms folded across his chest.
(his nickname is Smoke because of his background of an arsonist) who is in Mrs. Starch’s biology class. He was a very obnoxious student and even consumed half of his teacher’s pencil! Before that happened, he had an argument with his teacher, in which he exclaimed, “Get outta my face… or else you’ll be sorry” (p. 10). Mrs. Starch gave him a punishment of writing an essay about pimples (he was not paying attention, ate half a pencil, and was picking on a zit) and one day (when Mrs. Starch was not there - she is missing), he came into class and his “blazer was pressed and spotless, his khaki trousers were laundered and creased, and his necktie was perfectly knotted. His cheeks looked shiny and scrubbed, his hair was parted and neatly trimmed, and not a speck of grease or grime was visible on his hands.” (p. 103).
Jem describes his image of Boo, “..Six and a half feet tall,....he dined on raw squirrels and cats he could catch, that 's why his hands are bloodstained-if ate an animal raw you could never wash the blood off. There was a long jagged scar that ran down the side of his face: What teeth he had were yellow and rotten: his eyes popped, and he drooled most of the time.”(Lee 16) Boo is judged like a monster even though Jem and Scout have actually seen him before. Boo is a mockingbird because he is treated like a monster even though he remains unseen. As the story goes on we get to meet our first encounter with Boo. Boo is the mysterious savior who killed Bob Ewell to save Jem and Scout.
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. Paragraph 2 Setting Analysis: The story takes place in a small town called Maycomb.
Only a toilet bowl, inaccessible to the eye, if not the ear, of the tenants” (Toni 34-35). This house has no positive experiences for Pecola. Her days are filled with witnessing domestic violence and the habitual drunkenness of her father. The sense of bleakness and hopelessness of this house is best described by the fact that “the only living thing in the Breedloves’ house was the coal stove, which lived independently of everything and everybody” (37). When you live with a family that think you are ugly and told you every day that you are not beautiful.
Boo Radley was a shut-in who was blamed for the misfortunes that happen in town. Pecans from the tree in the Radley place are considered to be poisonous and anything that finds its way in the Radley place’s premises are lost forever. The Radleys keep mostly to themselves and are rarely seen. It is said that after Boo Radley became acquainted with the Cunninghams and getting into trouble, he was not heard from after fifteen years because of the incident wherein Mr Radley asked the judge to leave his son to him, instead of being sent to the state industrial school. However, another incident occurred where Mrs Radley started screaming that Arthur was killing them all after Arthur stabbed Mr Radley in the thigh when Arthur was scrapbooking.
Get to know the person as who they really are before you start to judge. In To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee, many characters have some very misleading appearances. One side of the book is about Boo Radley living near Atticus. They assume he is a very bad, scary person because he never comes out of the house. From what they see, the house is falling apart and is very dark inside all the time.
To Kill a Mockingbird Theme Analysis Baltsaser Gracian, a well-known seventeenth century Spanish philosopher stated, “a single lie destroys a whole reputation for integrity.” People in the Maycomb county are burdened by the miserable case of Tom Robison. His death heavily weighs on Mayella Violet Ewell’s heart and the rest of her life is destined to surround by an atmosphere that is filled with sorrow, regrets, and guilt because of the largest mistake that she made in her entire life. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, she clearly points out the horror of telling lies. Lies are not solutions; they’re like the gifts from Satan, which can cause more troublesome problems that will ruin people’s life and soul. The reasons that arose for Mayella choose to tell lies instead of confessing what she had she done to Tom Robinson are closely related to her own mentality.
The book talks about how Scout learns about racism and the importance of being accepting of all people. To Kill a Mockingbird teaches to walk in somebody else’s shoes and to not judge a book by its cover. To Kill a Mockingbird takes place in Maycomb County, Alabama, during the Great Depression. Maycomb is a small town, where everyone knows each other. It was “twenty miles east of Finch’s Landing’’(5).