In the first part of the book, Scout, Jem and Dill are fascinated by Boo Radley because of the rumors they hear about him, and they try everything to make him come out of his house. In the second part of the book, Scout and Jem find out that their father is going to help Tom Robinson, an African-American,
In our world today, everyone is judged based on appearance. Sometimes, humans judge others without even realizing it. Boo Radley is an example of a man who has been judged in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. Boo was in a mischievous group when he was a teenager. The judge ordered him to a state industrial school but his father explained to the judge that he would keep Boo in check.
Cecil Jacobs is one of Scout’s classmates. He makes fun of Scout’s father for defending black people in court and scares Scout and Jem on their way to the Halloween pageant. 3. Francis makes fun of Atticus, so Scout beats him up. When Uncle Jack came outside, he listens to Francis’ side of the story and does not listen to Scout’s side.
Witnessing or causing an incident can diminish a person’s reputable outlook if their surroundings. For example, in To Kill a Mockingbird one of the recurring character, Dill, is friends with the main characters, Scout and Jem. Dill’s character brings out the playful innocence by his exaggerations and stories. “Dill recited this narrative” (Lee 186) about him being “bound in chains and left to die” (Lee 186) by his hateful stepfather. Because of this, he ran away to Maycomb and hid under Scout’s bed before being discovered.
As Tom feels empathy for her situation, he does little chores for her. Mayella makes a move on Tom, and upon refusing her, she accuses him of rape. Under these circumstances, Atticus fights tooth and nail against the racism of the time to prove Tom Robinson is innocent with weapons of blatant evidence and powerful words. “You know the truth, and the truth is this: some Negroes lie, some Negroes are immoral, some
In To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Jem believe Maycomb is Unjust because The Maycomb he used to know is not like what it is now, Which is shown when the prejudice members of his community are against Tom, Lula refusing to let Jem & Scout enter their church, and When he was punished for destroying Mrs. Dubose’s flowers. To Start Off, Scout was explaining on how the final verdict of the jury & judge affected Jem & loss faith in the citizens of Maycomb. Scout says, “I shut my eyes. Judge Taylor was polling the jury: “Guilty...guilty...guilty...guilty…” I peeked at Jem: his hands were white from gripping the balcony rail, and his shoulders jerked as if each “guilty” was a separate stab between them” (282). Maycomb is an injustice town because as every time the Jury said “guilty” it negatively affected Jem like he was being stab inside which illustrates how he was very confident in knowing that Tom will be acquitted & be found innocent but, after the verdict it had made realizes & lose hope on the members of his community.
If you don’t know “To Kill a Mocking Bird” by Harper Lee, is a telling of age story, about a girl nicknamed “Scout” growing up, while slowly unlocking the secrets of her home town and the secrets of life. But before I digress any further, I believe that Tom Robinson had been dealt with an unfair trial in TKAM, which is largely due to the heavy amounts of bias within the jury, although he was allowed to hold a public trial. The root of unruly judgement is known as bias. For instance in Ch. 16, the jury had men dressed in the Cunningham’s formal wear, hinting that the men whom tried to kill the defendant Tom the night before, was in the jury.
However, when school ends, they seem uneasy because they know what the stones will be used for. The author on the other hand, does not reveal the use of them which builds up tension. These stones are used to attack the winner of the lottery and kill him/her. These children were indoctrinated into this practice and are almost victimized by adults. Jackson builds up suspense in the story by purposely withholding information.
They, along with their friend Dill engage in many adventures with the fascination of their recluse neighbor Boo Radley. In chapter ten of the novel, Atticus tells Jem, “It’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” (Lee 90) and though some would argue that he means Tom Robinson to be the metaphorical mockingbird the evidence points more strongly to it being Scout, Jem, and Dill’s childhood innocence, this is shown in the book in the trial scene when Dill, in tears runs from the courthouse and afterward when Jem asks Atticus about the trial. The fact that the mockingbird is the children’s innocence is illustrated about halfway through the trial of Tom Robinson when Dill flees the courthouse while Mr. Gilmer is questioning Tom. Scout goes with him and they end up outside with Mr.
Finding out how cruel society is at a young age is a lot to take in but gives so much in return. In the book To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, two characters Jem and Scout learn many valuable lessons that do not necessarily come from school education. Throughout the book, valuable lessons Jem and Scout learn are more found in real-life rather than in a school atmosphere. The school life of Jem and Scout is not mentioned in the book that much, but from the scenes they are mentioned, seems to the reader that the school is protecting them and holds them back. In real-life, Scout and Jem are revealed to court cases, racism, murder, and etc.