A woman named Harper Lee wrote “To Kill A Mockingbird”, which about the life of two siblings, Jem and Scout Finch, and their experiences in the eventful Maycomb County. It is written in the perspective of Scout. It is important that it is written in first person narrative because it emphasizes on the characters. Unlike third person omniscient, first person narrative shows the reader the truth of the character, which is very important when you want to see flesh in the developing character. Reading in first person narrative allows the readers to engage with the characters better and that is experienced with Scout while reading this great piece of literature.
Throughout To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee expresses themes through characters and actions to teach lessons about everyday life. The literary themes allow the author to take a logical examination of racism while the themes expressed through actions of the characters show ways to combat hatred while maintaining peace. These themes prove to be significant in both the story and in everyday
Beaver gave an accurate representation of Aslan in the book as he described him as not being safe, but still being good. We have established that his role in the story is to be the savior to all of Narnia and to deliver them from evil. We identified Aslan’s fictional character to be the representation of Jesus Christ and determined that this was accurately and profoundly portrayed throughout The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. C. S. Lewis was able to take Jesus Christ and accurately portray him as a fictional character in a children’s novel in a profound and powerful fashion that it will continue to impact many more generations to
This leads to other questions such as why Owen knew everything that he knew, and why he had such faith in a God that eventually let him die so young. Though this may sound like John is questioning religion as a whole, Owen still affects him and causes him to move closer to God and change his feelings towards religion. The concept of trust is difficult to grasp. J. Denny Weaver states, “Somehow, it is claimed, apart from and without our understanding of it, God uses or needs or works through and directs the evil in the world as well as the good. And faith then means to accept and to believe that it is good in the evil that happens” (Weaver 12).
I will compare the approach and the underlying assumptions of the value and significance underscoring the story of ‘’The Fiery Furnace’’ in ‘’The Catholic Children’s Bible’’ (2013) and the ‘’Children’s Picture Bible’’ (1997). ‘’Thought affords the sole method of escape from purely impulsive or purely routine decisions’’ (Dewey, 1933). Such thought must inspire us in exploring questions encouraging children to critically think and engage, connect their emotions to their learning and scrutinize their own barriers to spirituality in building upon interpretations of different biblical accounts. ‘The capital error, which potentially includes all the others, is to read the old testament without taking Christ into consideration’’ (Schokel, 2000, 135) and therefore, taking the story of ‘’The Fiery Furnace’ out of context. The title of the story in ‘’The Catholic Children’s Bible’’ underscores the story at the heart of its contextual approach - ‘’God Rescues Three Men from the Furnace’’.
In order for her message to gain their attention, it is important that it includes information and experiences that they can relate to. To build credibility, the author uses ethos effectively throughout the article. Specifically, in the opening paragraph of the article where she informs her readers that “Kyle Schwartz started teaching third grade at Doull Elementary School in Denver, [and] she wanted to get to know her students better.”. This description appears quite simple at first, however, after reading on it becomes apparent how necessary it is to not only understand the role of Ms. Schwartz, but her passion to find out more about her students. De La Cruz goes on to build upon this description by adding that Ms. Schwartz is not only “entering her fifth teaching year,” but has written in her own book, I Wish My Teacher Knew: How One Question Can Change Everything For Our Kids, the various “mistakes that might have been prevented if she had known her students better.”.
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.
In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee informs the readers that growing up can teach you how understanding other people can make you a better person through symbolism, characterization, and dialogue. First, Lee uses symbolism to demonstrate how Scout develops a better understanding of Atticus and Boo Radley. In the beginning of the book, Atticus gives Scout and Jem air-rifles but did not teach them how to shoot. This is because he wanted to teach them the essence of killing a mockingbird. For example, Atticus informs Scout about how innocent mockingbirds are when he says, ' 'I 'd rather you shot at tin cans in the backyard, but I know you 'll go after birds.
Through simple but plentiful literary elements in “To Kill a Mockingbird” Harper Lee crafts complex commentary on human relationships by means of showing readers the reactions and opinions of divergent characters in the novel when placed in situations and events that challenge their beliefs. Using primarily dialogue and prose, Lee displays the fragileness of community when individual values challenge societal beliefs. First, critical moments like the trial of Tom Robinson are places where Lee emphasizes the reactions of characters through dialogue. For example, the group of old white men sitting in the stands, feeling displeasure as ¨Atticus aims to defend him. That’s what I don’t like about it, ¨ (163).
Even though Scout seems to be unfamiliar with how to act around other people when they are going through certain hardships, she began studying Atticus in an attempt to learn how to convey empathy. Scout says to her brother Jem “‘ Do you itch Jem’ I asked as politely as I could (Lee 71).” Scout is making a great effort to show empathy toward Jem for what he is going through. She has been observing what Atticus says and does intently during these situations. In a previous chapter Atticus spoke to Scout about not being so tough on Jem and encouraged her to show some empathy for what he is experiencing. When Jem and Scout are reading to Mrs. Dubose she mentions “ In the corner of the room was a brass bed, and in the bed was Mrs. Dubose.