Bob Ewell, being mad at Atticus, spits on him and swears revenge. Chapter 23: Bob Ewell is furious with Atticus because he publicly called Bob out for beating his children. Tom Robinson is waiting an appeal and if he is found guilty again he will be sentenced to death via the electric chair (the sentence for Rape in Alabama).
Boo just wants to be left alone. That’s one thing that might happen if people were to know the truth about Boo saving Jem and Scout. So it was very thoughtful of Mr. Tate to keep this between Atticus and himself. That was a lesson Scout also learned in the story. Do not kill a mockingbird because it has never done anything to hurt you.
For instance, the town of Maycomb treats one of its members, Tom Robinson, poorly without a valid reason based on his skin colour rather than any actions he has done. Especially Mayella , she hands in a false complaint against Tom Robinson. As she utters, “‘I turned around an ’fore I knew it he was on me. Just run up behind me, he did. He got me round the neck, cussin‘ me an’ sayin‘ dirt—I fought’n’hollered, but he had me round the neck.
That's a sin.” Mr. Tate agree’s that coming forth about who really killed Mr. Ewell would do a great disjustice to Boo who just wants to stay out the limelight. Boo risked being in the center of attention to help Jem and Scout, which in my opinion, is one of the greatest acts of courage seen in the
Everyone goes through a period in their life where they are required to have responsibilities they are not prepared for. During To kill a mockingbird, Jem and Scout are beginning to see what the real world is like through their father’s eyes. The kids are starting to realize what they have to face when they reach the “outside world” such as segregation, racism, and differences. Atticus has to prepare them for what they have to face in the real world. Atticus has received a case to be a defense lawyer for a black man (Tom Robinson) accused of raping a young white woman (Mayella Ewell).
The concept of loss of innocence was presented in both movies, A Time to kill and To Kill a Mockingbird. In the movie A Time to Kill Tanya Hailey, the daughter of Carl Lee Hailey was brutally raped and beaten by two white men, James Louis Willard and Billy Ray Cobb. Tanya was walking home from the grocery store when James and Billy throw a full beer can at Tanya’s head, which knocks her out. James and Billy then put her in the back of their truck and bring her deep into the surrounding woods. They begin raping and beating her.
In the book, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Scout and Jem Finch live in the small town known as Maycomb, Alabama during the Great Depression. Over time, Scout learns about the town’s true identity. She and Jem are forced to work for Mrs. Dubose, an old woman who seems to hate children. Accompanying this, Scout and Jem are stuck fearing the lunatic who only comes out from his rickety old home at night, Boo Radley. Atticus Finch, Jem and Scout’s father, was appointed as a lawyer to help defend Tom Robinson, a struggling black man who was framed for abusing Mayella Ewell.
First, the Town Council is able to get Boo home. When Boo stabs his father with a pair of scissors, he is sent to live in the courthouse basement because his father insists he did not do anything wrong, then “Miss Stephanie Crawford [says] some of the town council told Mr. Radley that if he [does not] take Boo back, Boo [will] die of mold from the damp” (Lee 14). Even though most of Maycomb is scared of Boo, his life is saved which he is then able to use to save Jem and Scout’s life. Another person, Atticus, tries to protect Boo’s personal space by telling the kids to leave him alone.
Real courage is when you grow up and become who you really are. In To Kill a Mockingbird, there is a boy, Jem and a girl, Scout. They are brother and sister. They live in a small town in Alabama called Maycomb. Jem is normal boy.
Throughout the story of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Scout Finch and her brother, Jem, encountered the many trials of living in the small county of Maycomb, Alabama. Within their society, the ingrained principle was that those of lighter colored skin were superior to those of darker skin. The black members of the community were looked down upon as slaves and simply used for labor. Although this was the common practiced belief, it created immense corruption and cold-heartedness amongst some of the white skinned dwellers of Maycomb. The word of a white man would always trump the word of a black man; this is shown in the narrative of the villain of the story, Bob Ewell, a man who enjoyed employing prejudice and racism towards black people to an
Have you ever misjudged someone or something based on what other people said? To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee teaches us about the innocence of growing up by showing us the fascinating change in all of the characters throughout the book. Harper Lee includes Scout, Jem, and Atticus to show that no matter how old or young, we all have things to learn from each other. In chapter nine, Atticus agrees to defend Tom Robinson in the upcoming case against him.
In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee the term mockingbird symbolizes innocence in a person. In the novel it focuses on the fact that innocence, represented by the mockingbird, can be wrongfully harmed. There are two characters: Tom Robinson and Arthur “Boo” Radley that are supposed to represent the mockingbird. In the novel, Tom Robinson is the best example of a mockingbird because he is prosecuted for a crime he did not commit. Also, he was judged unfairly based on the color of his skin in his trial.
Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird is about a man named Atticus and his two kids Jem and Scout. Atticus was appointed to defend an African American, named Tom Robinson. Tom was accused by Bob Ewell for raping and beating his daughter, Mayellea Ewell. During the trial scene, everyone in that courtroom finds outs the truth that Tom is innocent against the accusations from Bob. The truth is that Mayella kissed Tom and Bob saw what she did.