Violence, poverty, courage, and comrade. These core concepts that make up the identity of the young adult novel by S.E. Hinton, The Outsiders, mirror the conflicting realities and ideologies of real life.Throughout this book the main character, Ponyboy, experiences both friendship and murder as tries escape from violent clashes between the upper and lower classes back home. Eventually, after losing a best friend and an older member of the cliche he grew up with, he realizes life can be cruel unfair and random, “but you don't just stop living” (173).The events and themes of this book are violent and stressful, but they teach valuable lessons about the harsh realities of life. Although The Outsiders is about older teenagers from another era,
Harper Lee artfully wove together a coming-of-age story and a legal thriller in a way that tackles many of the important issues of growing up in the American South during the 1930s. Of the many themes encompassed in To Kill a Mockingbird, the most prevalent is prejudice. Prejudice manifested itself in the novel among races, genders, socioeconomic backgrounds, ages, religions, and values. Racism, sexism, and socioeconomic elitism are the most significant examples of the theme of prejudice, which is the driving force and central message of the entire novel. Prejudice in the form of racism is demonstrated in the discrimination against black people that takes place in the novel.
In To Kill a Mockingbird there is several examples of how family values impact the story and the way characters develop. One of the main family values in the story is how the Finches view race; since they live in Alabama during the 1940s there is a lot of racism and the father is defending an african american in a rape case where many people believe that he should automatically be hung. An example of different values is “My folks said your daddy is a disgrace an’ that nigger should hang”
Today, it seems like everyone has a clear hatred for each other. You can see that on the news, in TV shows and on the radio, but there is no reason for it to be this way. In To Kill A Mockingbird lessons about prejudice, compassion and equality are shown from this American classic. In the book, Jean Louise (Scout) Finch, is growing up in Maycomb County somewhere in Southern Alabama, during an important court trial for her father. What it ends up being is an unforgettable novel of a childhood during a dark time in our country’s history.
Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” is set sometime in the 1930s in Maycomb County Alabama. The story is told through the point of view of Scout Finch who lives with her father, Atticus, and brother, Jem. The kids like to play pretend with their friend Dill about the man who lives in a scary house down the road, Boo Radley. The kids come in a few close counters along the way during these games in which Atticus does not approve. Scouts’ father, a lawyer, is appointed by Judge Taylor to defend Mr. Tom Robinson, a black man accused of raping a young girl.
In To Kill A Mockingbird Mr.Ewell shows prejudice against a black man named Tom Robinson. Prejudice is frequent in the story and it is used on a innocent man. A poor white girl accuses a black man of raping her, which leads to a trial. The residents of Maycomb think black people don’t matter because of their racial superiority complex which comes from slavery. HARPER LEE Harper Lee wrote this because of prejudice back then when she was little.
Katie Wisdom Mrs.Matteson English II 11 February 2018 You may have heard the popular saying “never judge a book by its cover,” in Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout and her brother Jem struggle with this concept. Jem and Scout are encouraged to step into other people’s shoes to gain insight into other’s lives. The kids are exposed to a harsh social understanding while also coming to know and understand the motives behind the people in their community. Scout’s father, Atticus Finch, takes on a case to defend Tom Robinson, an African American man accused of raping a white woman which leads to the struggles of the children. Over the course of the book, tolerance and empathy towards others are presented when Calpurnia forces Scout to step into Walter’s shoes, when Jem is angered by his neighbor Mrs. Dubose, and when Scout sees her town from Boo’s point of view.
In a movie, music sets the tone and mood and also gets the watcher’s attention also have different emotions. To Kill a Mockingbird takes place in the 1930s’ during the Great Depression. The main character Scout Finch has a father named Atticus Finch. He is a lawyer who decides to take a case involving a black man named Tom Robinson who is being accused of sexually assaulting a white girl named Mayella Ewell. Mayella Ewell comes from a poor family who is viewed in the Maycomb society as “white trash.” The Finch family has to face harsh criticism in the heavily racist Maycomb because of Atticus decision to help Tom.
Maycomb, a major setting in To Kill A Mockingbird, is set in Alabama in the year 1930. This book is about a man named Atticus. He is defending a black man named Tom Robinson in a case that is almost impossible because Tom is an African American. He is accused of raping a white woman and is automatically put in the profile of guilty. He is found to be guilty even after all the evidence that proved he did not do it.
Judgement, it can be both good and bad, so looking at society, the way be judge color, and Family all play a big part in the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” in what makes us who we are. In order for Scout, or even Jem to understand what the society judges him/her on they first have to understand it. Scout and Walter Cunningham are very different from each
To Kill A Mockingbird and I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings are two novels about two females and their endeavor with racism. Although these two girls are two different skin colors they face the same very harsh world from their own point of view. In To Kill A Mockingbird, Scout, the main character, has a father, Atticus, and a brother, Jem, that live in the south as a family. Her father is assigned a case as a lawyer to defend a Negro man against rape, throughout that time the family is severely harassed about Atticus’s assignment. Although the situation about racism in I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings is the same as the first novel, the dynamic of it all is entirely flipped.
Argumentative Essay The book To Kill a Mockingbird is based out of the town of Maycomb, Alabama. The residents in Maycomb are extremely racist and see minor inequalities as major differences and reasons to segregate. The families of Maycomb have their own hereditary social classes and are pretty much stuck in their class based on occupation and race`. People in Maycomb are born into significance or are born into less fortunate situations. Many of the characters use these social classes to boost their self esteem.