The Perks of Being a Wallflower, a Fascinating Book and Movie “So, this is my life. And I want you to know that I am both happy and sad and I’m still trying to figure out how that could be.” (2). The book, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, written by Stephen Chbosky, has a very bumpy storyline featuring a teenager named Charlie. Charlie starts out his freshman year with no friends, but he eventually he meets Sam and Patrick, two seniors at his school.
Shirley Jackson’s realistic fiction story, “Charles” takes place during the late 1940’s. It was a time when teachers spank students if they were acting out during class and parents did the same. Laurie, who had begun kindergarten, came back home with a captivating story to tell his parents about a boy named Charles. Although, what he tells is not the truth.
At the beginning, the children cannot even go near Boo’s place without palpitation, but at the end, Scout is comfortable enough to walk Boo up to his front porch. Throughout the novel, Scout has changed her view of Boo after a chain of Boo’s actions toward her. As Scout grows older, she becomes wiser to understand her father’s lesson, “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view – until you climb into his skin and walk around in it ” (39). Her father says this at the beginning, but till the end, thanks to the maturity combined with Boo’s actions that help Scout to understand it. She has matured enough to realize that people should not judge other people by rumor, but give them some chances to prove themselves.
In Chapter 15 of To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout’s compassionate actions eliminate the tensions of the lynching mob. Scout, being a rather youthful individual, did not quite comprehend the gravity of the situation in which she was getting herself into. In Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird”, Scout states, ‘“I go to school with Walter,” I began again. “He’s your boy, ain’t he? Ain’t he, sir?”’.
The Harvey home in Lumberton, Texas, went into flames in 2010. Melissa ran outside with her six-year-old, but fastly realized that her two oldest children were still trapped inside. So, braving the inferno, she went back for her thirteen-year-old and eleven-year-old. The Harvey family lost everything in the fire, except what mattered the most. All three children were safe and sound, thankfully for their courageous mother, Melissa.
To Kill a Mockingbird and The Help both demonstrate the hard times during the civil rights movement by showing the theme growing as a person, even though the novels have their differences throughout different perspectives. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout is talking to Atticus about why Jem is acting differently than what he used to. In the novel, it states,” Jem was twelve. He was difficult to live with, inconsistent, moody. His appetite was appalling, and he told me so many times to pestering him, I consulted Atticus: “Reckon he’s got a tapeworm?””
In the book “To Kill A Mockingbird” there are numerous coming-of-age events with Jem and Scout, who are brother and sister. Scout is a different type of girl, she wears clothes that make her look like a tomboy, has her hair cut short to her shoulders and is innocent and naive. Jem is a boy who is starting to spark an interest in things such as football and guns. Scout and Jem grow up in a time of racial discrimination and segregation in Maycomb, Alabama. Yet, have a father who shows them a disparate perspective of thinking.
Atticus Finch has a great quote very similar to the Native American’s. He says “You can never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view-- until you climb into his and walk around in it.” (39 Lee) This comes at a very important time in Scouts growing up.
However almost everyday Jem finds toys or random objects in the tree out front of the Radleys house. This gives Jem the idea that Boo isn 't some horrible monster after all. “Atticus believes Jem killed Ewell in self-defense, but Tate makes him realize that Boo Radley actually stabbed Ewell and saved both children 's lives.”(lee 28) This quote shows that the children had been put in a situation where the so-called “monster” Boo Radley saved their lives and they now could look at him not as some maniac but a hero and regular person who stays inside to protect himself from the stereotypes and cruelty of the world because of something people had said and that had been spread throughout the
The novel To Kill a Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee explores this idea of judging others before looking at the world from their perspective. Scout and Jem, although raised in a prejudice town, learn from their father Atticus that who a person is racially, does not define them as a person. Although the children make up stories about Arthur “Boo” Radley to pass the time in part one of the novel, in part two the Tom Robinson situation widens their eyes to the biased ways of their town. In the end, Jem and Scout are rescued by Boo Radley, the very person they feared during their childhood. Mockingbirds are used as a symbol in the novel to portray the fact that innocent and caring people are sometimes the most abused.
Sadly, our foolproof plan wasn’t foolproof. We heard a gunshot from nearby when we was on the Radley’s back porch. After that we ran like heck back to the Finch’s place. Next thing I knew, I was off to my parents house, so our group dream was put on hold. Though I made a secret pact with Jem the night I was supposed to leave.
The acquisitive Spanish explorer of the New World wanted to get as much of the gold and silver from the New World as possible. Kate arrogated herself to take on the duties of the team captain of her swim even though it was Mara’s job. Although she has her Masters degree in English, her banal speech left me with the impression she hadn’t left elementary school.
When I was about Eleven right around the midpoint between spring and summer, a perfect day was no more than a dream held in my mind. As my oldest brother got older, the more common threats in the house were, Threats of throwing him out of the house when he turns eighteen. This came up in almost every yelling match Briar would start with my parents. When they got into these fights, I would go in my room with Marcus and play on the PS2 or pretend to do our homework while playing on Briars gameboy color. Really, we just wanted to stay out of the way so we wouldn’t end up being collateral damage in the sense of my mom bring up my report card.
The novel To Kill a Mockingbird is the story of racism, growing up and having a greater understanding of life. Different events that occur in the novel help the young characters grow in maturity. They will realize the world is much crueler than they ever imagined. The naiveness of childhood is something great that is lost as you grow. Main Point #1: They young character, Scout and Jem Finch, knowledge of the brutality of the world expands when their lives are affected by racism in their hometown.
In the novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Atticus Finch is a well reserved, honored, and honest man ;by contrast, Bob Ewell is a racist, cantankerous, and evil man. Atticus Finch once said, “I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand.” At the beginning of the scene, both Scout and Jem are walking to the school; Scout is playing the ham in her school’s Halloween pageant. While walking to the school pageant, Scout and Jem are startled by their fellow friend known as Cecil Jacobs;however, this only foreshadows the following events of the chapter. Bob Ewell wishes to gain revenge upon Atticus Finch, for he was the man that exposed his devious plans he had with taking advantage