A widower, Atticus brings up his youngsters without anyone else, with the assistance of merciful neighbors and a dark maid named Calpurnia. Scout and Jem instinctually comprehend the complexities and intrigues of their neighborhood and town. The main neighbor who confuses them is the strange Arthur Radley, nicknamed Boo, who never comes outside. At the point when Dill, another neighbor 's nephew, begins spending summers in Maycomb, the three youngsters start an over the top — and
Boo would place gifts for the kids throughout the year. It was like their way of communicating. The tree’s “roots reached out into the side-road and made it bumpy’’ (44). Scout originally found gum in the tree. It “was sticking in a knot-hole’’ (44).
. it’s because he wants to stay inside.” (304) Jem realizes that with all the hate in the world Boo probably stays inside to avoid all of that and just wants some peace. At this point the readers view on Boo Radley has change from a psychopathic mad man to a kind boy who secretly cares for Jem and Scout. The next and final change in the readers view of Boo happen when he finally come outside of his house and openly meet the children for the first time in the story. This happens at the very end of the book when Jem and Scout are walking back for a school play and are attacked by Bob Ewell.
To Kill a Mockingbird is about growing up the main character is a girl named Scout Finch who is about to turn 6 when the book begins and 8 when it ends. In the book is about what she learns about people and about life over the course of those two years. the book takes place between 1933 and 1935 in Maycomb Alabama it 's a small sleepy town in the deep south Scout 's father Atticus is a lawyer but they don 't have much money because his clients are poor Scout lives with her father her brother Jem and their cook Calpurnia her mother 's dead during the summers a friend named Dill comes to stay next door and he spends the summer playing with Scout and Jem Scout basically learns four major lessons over the course of the book she learned some partly from Atticus and partly from her own experience the first lesson is that you don 't understand someone until you put yourself in their shoes she takes a while to master this one in the storyline for the first part of the book mostly shows her getting it wrong across the street from where Scout lives is the Radley house the family that lives in it is very on social and the son Arthur Radley is a man in his 30 's who hasn 't been seen outside many years the children in the town refer to Arthur 's Boo Radley as if he were a ghost they have this horrible picture of what he 's like that he eats rodents and cats that he catches that he 's ugly and drooling and I will kill any child he catches the real story of Arthur Radley is that he got in
The story starts in a quiet little neighborhood where this family has lived in this home for several years without incident. Then one night, they are interrupted by a stranger who knocks on the door. Upon the father opening the door, he is greeted by a stranger who seems a little uneasy but asks if he can look around because he grew up there. Father allowed him to and then watched him out the window nervously. Mother was wondering what was going on and why father didn’t just ask him in.
On Scout’s first day of school, he knows a range of things that the other students do not know about, and that makes miss Caroline anxious. She finds out that Scout has been studying how to read with her father Atticus. Miss Caroline is displeased with her because she already knows how to read. Walter Cunningham is a member of a less fortunate family. Walter tells miss Caroline that he did not bring any lunch, so miss Caroline gives him a nickel, and asks him to pay her back later on.
Harper Lee portrays childhood as curious and innocent, but also the “more real” aspects of growing up; the fear, the stupidity, and the flaws.The meaning of To Kill A Mockingbird is, childhood plays an extremely large role in a person’s life, and it shapes one’s views, and goals in their future. Times that Lee represents the importance of childhood are when; Scout is curious about Boo (Arthur) Radley, when Scout and Jem sneak into the courtroom, and when Scout walks Boo Radley home. Throughout the entire book, Scout is curious about Boo Radley; how he looks, how he acts, and why he has been hiding in his home for so many years. Scout is led to believe that Boo is some sort of monster, and she would run passed his house every day. “As the year passed, released from school thirty minutes before Jem, who had to stay until three o’clock, I ran by the Radley Place as fast as I could, not stopping until I reached the safety of our front porch.” (page 33) Scout was afraid of Boo, because she grew up hearing all of the terrible rumors about him.
Secondly, another time the kids really wanted to see Boo, was when they discovered the gifts in the tree. “I raised my finger to point for the hundredth time to the knot hole where I had found the chewing gum…and found myself pointing at another piece of tinfoil” (Lee 45). This quote shows that the kids wanted to see Boo because they strongly believe he is the one leaving them gifts. A third example of the kids wanting to see Boo is when they discover the theory that Boo is inside all the time because he wants to be, not because he’s crazy. “Scout, Im beginning to understand something.
HE told the boy to take his branches to build a house so he would be happy. In The Giving Tree, Shel Silverstein uses characterization and personification to illustrate the relationship between a mother and child relationship. The first time you see the tree and the boy acting in a mother/child relationship is when the boy is little and still enjoys doing little kid things with the tree. The boy was always playing with the tree and having a good time. He didn't want to stay inside locked away in his room, he wanted to spent time with the tree(or mother).The tree was always there for the tree when he needed a friend just like a mother would do for her child.
Things got worse when her teacher, offered a quarter to Walter Cunningham, a farmer’s son, who kindly denied the money for lunch. When Miss Caroline didn’t seem to understand, Scout explained that Walter and his family suffer from poverty, and would not be able to pay her back with money. Scout then further narrates that one time Atticus served as the Cunningham’s lawyer and having no money to repay Atticus, the Cunninghams pay Atticus in the form of stovewood, hickory nuts, smilax, holly, and turnips. After the incident, Jem invites Walter over for lunch, hesitantly Walter joined them.While eating their meal, Walter pours molasses or syrup “On his vegetables and meat with a generous hand.” Scout instantly made a remark, embarrassing Walter in the process. By making a remark it is clear to see how different the Cunningham and Finch’s lifestyles and status