Although Jem’s moral and character develops in the first part of the book, some of his characteristics cannot change. One time an old lady on drugs, Ms. Dubose, shouted to him ‘Your father’s no better than the niggers and trash he works for!’ Hearing that, Jem became furious and grabbed Scout’s baton and began cutting every camellia bush in Ms. Dubose’s lawn. After that he snapped Scout’s baton into two. When he got home Atticus was mad at Jem and as a consequence, Jem had to read to Ms. Dubose every day for no more than 2 hours. At first, Jem was easily startled.
Children are born into the world with no set guidelines or morals until they can get a basic understanding of the world around them. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch is a man with incredible amounts of honor and morality. His two kids see a lot of the cruelty that exists in life throughout their childhood, from a racist trial to a truly bitter person. Atticus tries to instill several morals into his children so that they will lead successful lives in the future with a strong understanding of the world. Atticus has his children read to a bitter old lady named Mrs. Dubose, so that they can help her overcome her morphine addiction.
He defends Tom Robinson despite the fact that he knows that the odds of him winning the case are extremely slim because he is trying to defend a black man against a white woman. Atticus continues to remain optimistic although, he hopes that the jury will change and look past the racial difference. Atticus sees how the town of Maycomb has changed due to the great depression saying “Cunninghams are country folks, farmers, and the crash hit them the hardest”. (Lee 33) Having a character such as Mr. Finch is important to the plot, someone who can see the town of Maycomb for how it truly is. When Boo Radley saves Jem and Scout from Mr. Ewell it begins a new relationship between Atticus and another outcast, Boo Radley.
Many problems in Amir’s life are unwittingly caused by Hassan. For instance, in his childhood, Amir is constantly competing with Hassan for Baba’s attention and love. This leads to his lack of action when he witnesses Hassan’s rape. His regret for not interfering when it happened and hiding his misguided choice infect his mind even in his adult life six years later when he moves to America. With a few exceptions, people simultaneously embody evil and good in their life; Hosseini demonstrates this with Amir, who is convinced that he himself is evil, and spends most of the book struggling to redeem himself so he can finally realize he is not wicked after all.
The berries are changed permanently as Pyramus and Thisbe kill themselves and their blood splatters all over the berries. In the story, "Pyramus and Thisbe" it says, "The deep red fruit of the mulberry is the everlasting memorial of these true lovers" (949). The family feud is changed forever as both of the families experience multiple deaths, and they learn to get along. The prince says, "A glooming peace this morning with it brings/ The sun, for sorrow, will not show his head/ Go hence, to have more talk of these sad things/ Some shall be pardon 'd, and some punished/ For never was a story of more woe/Than this of Juliet and her Romeo" (5.3.304). They both are changed dramatically after the
“A Rose for Emily” is a dark, suspenseful Gothic tale in which a young girl is put on a pedestal by a town who sees her as haughty and scornful. Miss Emily Grierson’s father controls her and her love life, pushing away all people until he dies and Emily is left alone. As her life goes on the townspeople watch her and judge Emily, almost turning her life into a spectacle to be talked about. At her death, a gruesome sight is unfolded when her lover of over forty years ago is found decomposed in her upstairs room. William Faulkner effectively builds epic suspense in “A Rose for Emily” by the unchronological order of the story, the treatment of Emily’s father towards her, and her family’s history of mental illness.
Dubose, the cranky and socially impaired lady next door to the Finches, for being rude to his family in revenge. “He did not begin to calm down until he had cut the tops off every camellia bush Mrs. Dubose owned until the ground was littered with green buds and leaves.”(137). Jem is the one suffering when Atticus finds out and forces him to make up for it by reading to Mrs. Dubose every afternoon after school and Saturdays for two hours. In this passage, Lee uses symbolism to show how Mrs. Dubose’s flowers (camellias) represent racism, and that you can't get rid of it that easily. Even though Jem cuts the top off of all her camellias, the issue is not yet resolved because the flowers are rooted deeper than that.
Similarly, Hepzibah Pyncheon in The House of Seven Gables remained a rotting hermit after once hearing someone insult her natural appearance, stating “Why, her face--I’ve seen it; for I dug her garden for her, one year--her face is enough to frighten the Old Nick himself” (Hawthorne 47). This gossip forced Hepzibah to evolve into a self-conscious vegetable, bound to her decrepit home by the restraints of community impropriety. The gossip severed her personal sentiments in such a fashion that she lost all motivation and desire to leave home and worship God on the Sabbath (that was until Phoebe Pyncheon appeared). These incidents show how one evil/lost soul could impose misfortune, misery, and calamity upon culture and individuals before 1865 in
All through their short marriage, Heathcliff rebuffs Isabella set up of Edgar, who he accepts has caused Catherine's diseases. His fundamental drive is his desire for Catherine and his aching for vindication. His pitiless treatment of Isabella drove her to inevitably abandon him and go to London, where she brought forth his child, Linton, and kicks the bucket. At the season of his introduction to the world, Heathcliff had no enthusiasm for recovering his child until twelve years after the fact. Upon his landing in Wuthering Heights, Heathcliff likewise begins to treat him horribly through disregard since he is fragile and powerless.
Neglect was immensely reflected in the story, “The Metamorphosis.” When Gregor had first transformed into an insect, his mom couldn’t stand the thought of even looking at him, and when she did, she’d burst into tears as if she was disappointed. Furthermore, the father had spite for his son and after he transformed; their relationship worsened and took a turn for the worst. Gregor’s parents were never there or even cared for him, and that’s one of the ways that neglect comes through in the story. As for Gregor’s sister; she knew she would have to take on the roll as a caregiver after their parents no longer wanted anything to do with Gregor. As time passed, his sister
The relationship, while beginning sweet, leads to Jody abusing Janie and simply treating her as a servant and a trophy without any respect. Later, Jody slowly becomes significantly ill, leading to even worse treatment of Janie. This increasing abuse leads to her insulting Jody in public, which then leads to him beating her in public. Due to this assault, she does not show remorse on his deathbed, reminding Jody of all the horrible things he did to her until his final
In the book to kill a mockingbird there is a character named Dubose she is strict and ill old lady. A reason she is strict “playing hookie i suppose i 'll just call the principal and tell him”(but it 's saturday)this shows that she is strict and she tried to blame them on breaking something and she kept criticising them for things like scout wearing overalls and saying she should be in a dress. And she keeps talking about ther dad and how he is working with an african american and saying. (sided 2) “Your father 's no better than the niggers and trash he works for.” and she tries to change the kids how she wants them to be not how atticus wants them to be. Also miss dubose is a ill lady because when she is about to argue with jem and scout
One time, Mrs. Dubose calls Atticus a ‘n-lover’. Jem gets furious and in retaliation, snatches Scout’s baton, running “flailing wildly up the steps into Mrs. Dubose’s front yard. … He [Jem] … cuts the tops off every camellia bush Mrs. Dubose owned, until the ground was littered” (Lee 137). When Atticus gets home that evening, he steps one foot in the door and yells to Jem to see if he was responsible for Mrs. Dubose’s yard. When Jem responds that he is, Atticus berates him and says he has to go over to her house and read to her for two hours everyday for a month.
In the first chapter George and Lennie had to remove themselves from a town named Weed because Lennie had caused trouble for the both of them. Lennie had an attraction to soft things, such as rabbits. In the book he reached out and grabbed a woman’s soft dress. The woman in question started screaming, as we find out later through exposition, and all he had done was hold onto her dress tighter frozen with fear and not knowing what to do. This action results in the woman screaming rape which leads up to them being run out of town by other men.
In To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Atticus shows traits of an excellent father. In a small, southern town full of old fashioned, narrow-minded people, Scout and her brother Jem must learn to do what is right. Atticus leads them onto a path that not everyone in the town may travel. Many people in Maycomb disapprove of his method of parenting and voice their opinion about it throughout the novel. What is popular is not always what is right, and Atticus shows us this throughout the novel.