“The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.” This is a quote from Atticus Finch, a courageous and wise character from Harper Lee 's novel, To Kill A Mockingbird. The story is told through the perspective of a young girl, Jean Louise ¨Scout¨ Finch. She lives with her older brother, Jeremy, and widowed father and prominent lawyer, Atticus, in Maycomb, Alabama during the time of the Great Depression. Throughout the novel, the children experience the injustice and prejudice of society through a tough case that their father was appointed to and are taught to respect and tolerate all people, despite their differences. To Kill A Mockingbird is influential in American culture through its portrayal of themes of prejudice, racism and innocence.
One day Marjane helped the maid write a love letter to their neighbor whom she loved, the nabor rejected her because he figured out she was a maid and did not accept her because of her class. In the text Marjane says“But is it her fault that she was born where she was born?? ?” “Dad are you for or against social classes?’’ Marjane was too young to realize that in her country they must stay in their own social classes when it comes to things like that. Her dad had to explain to her why the maid cannot do things like that. Marjane’s dad says “ Because in this country you must stay within your own social classes.’’Another theme of this story is Revolution.
Devi at the age of adolescence was a pet, as well as like Sri Devi for her grandmother. When she was in abroad she was escorted by her boy friend Dan. Her mother fulfilled her needs, gave her good education at America and at the right time she arranged marriage with Mahesh. But after marriage she feels that she has lost everything in her life. Devis dream-like life comes to an end when she is married to Mahesh, a Regional manager in a multi-national company.
According to the movie, this was the reason why Seethe told her children to run away. Her two sons left home but Denver did not agree to leave home and stayed with her mum. After a while, Beloved appeared in a woman form and Seethe was forced to allow her to stay because Denver needed a friend and companion. Beloved and Denver ended up having a very close bond. They played together and enjoyed keeping each other’s company.
However, her absence has made her the Scout that we see in the book. Instead of having a mother who was always there for them, who took care of them and loved them because she had to, we have women of the town taking on that role because the care about Jem and Scout. The maternal figures in To Kill a Mockingbird are plentiful and have a massive impact on the story, especially for Scout. One main example of a maternal figure is Calpurnia. She is the African-American housekeeper and cook who has watched over Scout all her life.
Both Lily and Scout lost their mothers when they were young and had to live with their fathers and their “stand-in mothers”, Calpurnia and Rosaleen. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus says “Calpurnia’s not leaving this house until she wants to… She’s a faithful member of this
In the past this would not even be a topic of discussion, such as in the 50’s when women were told their job was to just stay home with the kids and cook and clean all day, having the food on the table when the father got home. The focus of this paper is the overall aspect of how it relates to gender, showing that women are more than capable of doing the so called man’s job. I will be looking at the different reasons as to why the fathers are staying home and the stigma that follows them. Also do the stay at fathers feel comfortable with this decision of having the wife support the family. How does having a stay at home father and a breadwinning mother impact the family as a whole?
At one point in the story, Hazel’s mother calls her “Badbird”. This is in reference to how Hazel wanted to get her point across to her mom by arguing. Eventually Mom gave in and ended the conversation. Another nickname happened to be “Scout”. Granddaddy gave Hazel this name because she was very good at reading maps while he drove.
Therefore, Mr. Dashwood asks John to take good care of his wife and his three daughters, John promised his father to do so. John and his wife moves immediately to their new house, and they invite Edward Ferrars; who seem to like Elinor the eldest of the Dashwood. Meanwhile, the Dashwood women moves to a smaller home; Barton Cottage, given to them by a distant relative. They were in a culture shock but with time they got used to the fact that their social condition has changed. A visitor of their relative called Colonel Brandon is interested in Marianne but he is not her ideal romantic match so she ignores him entirely.
My grandmother was on her own at 14, being kicked out of her house by her abusive mother, and managed to stay in school and graduate. When she was 18 she bought a house to raise her siblings and later in her late 20 's she was homeless again. Her husband abused her and she escaped with her young son to live in their van. My experience and those of the women I admire so much, showed me my education will open my life to opportunity and a life of sustainability. I decided I didn’t want to be homeless, struggling to live day by day, or dependent on anyone ever again to have a home or security.