It begins with two men named George and Lennie who have moved to work on a new ranch. Unfortunately for them, Lennie has a mental disability which causes his brain to function as a child’s brain, this disability creates many conflicts throughout the novella. They met many characters that were divergent from the rest of the workers, such as Crooks, Curley’s wife, and Candy. Steinbeck used dialogue between characters to present his belief that loneliness and isolation are caused by both social barriers and personal choice. Candy is set apart from the rest of the workers due to his old age and his strong bond with his dog who eventually was killed.
Because of Mr Ewell’s way of life and his pattern of abusive behaviour, Mayella and her siblings “lived like animals”. This sad living situation is what led to Mayella’s desperate attempt at a relationship with Tom, therefore bringing the blame back to Mr Ewell. Though it is not stated it the text explicitly, it is likely that it was Bob Ewell, rather than Mayella that came up with the plan of accusing Tom of rape, as it would give Mr Ewell a chance to simultaneously publicly denounce a black man and make himself out to be the hero of the story. This is why, despite Tom’s conviction, Mr Ewell is infuriated by the results of the trial, as Atticus was still able to destroy “his last shred of credibility”, the exact opposite of what Bob had planned for the trial. This would suggest that Bob Ewell was willing to have Tom killed, not because he truly believed he had committed a crime, but rather so he could promote his own prejudiced narrative at the trial and restore to himself the power that the social structures of Maycomb had taken away.
The dog suffered extreme injuries on her shoulder and her leg, which had to be amputated… and she 's now "trotting around like she 's been a 3-legged dog her entire life” (Atlantic Animal Hospital). This quote proves that dogs, especially pit bulls, are aware of what is right and what is wrong, this also proves that pit bulls know who are the good people and the bad. To summarize, pit bulls are not a dangerous breed because danger does not come from heredity. Pitbulls act no different than any other dog breed because it depends how they were raised, brought into the environment, and taken care of through out their daily life. Pit bulls are just like
Bob Ewell is not very smart and not well respected in the book. He is also the reason why Tom Robinson was on stand in the trial. “ I ran in the direction of Jem's scream and sank into a flabby male stomach. Its owner said Uff! and tried to catch my arms, but they were tightly pinned.
Harper Lee also uses Tim Johnson, the mad dog, as a symbol of racism. Tim Johnson is being taken over by the disease of rabies, just like Maycomb County is being taken over with racism. Racism, like rabies, is controlling every decision and move that the people of Maycomb, or Tim Johnson, carry out, mindlessly killing or hurting everything in their sight (Shmoop Editorial Team). The people of Maycomb are not thinking about what they are doing. They do not distinguish a person, since their judgment is clouded by the racist thoughts that are influenced by the county, they discern an object, or even an animal, that they can do anything they want to do with.
Anxiety, like Grendel causes you to feel alone, attacks innocent people, and creates jealousy of others happiness. Grendel has been isolated into darkness, causing him to be miserable. For example, “A powerful monster, living down in the darkness, growled in pain,” he chooses to isolate himself from all people because he is a coward (lines 1-2). Grendel represents that Anglo-Saxon theme stating that without companionship, one cannot survive. When confronted in a battle with Beowulf, he becomes fearful, weak, and
We see her endeavors to bring something innocuous and great into her reality essentiacould save Mayella on the testimony box, "Atticus had hit her hard in a way that was not clear to me, but rather it gave him no delight to do as such." He says in his last comments, "I don 't have anything yet feel sorry for in my heart for the central observer for the state." Potentially every character in this book could be a mockingbird. Be that as it may, once racial preference mists a man 's mind it rapidly ends up noticeably inconceivable for that individual to take after a genuine mockingbird. This shows up the pith of why Atticus knows he should attempt to ensure the pure of whatever kind in light of the fact that in the event that he doesn 't secure the honest, he may lose the soul of the mockingbird that lives in
Throughout the whole trial there are multiple times when anyone who reads the novel knows that he is not getting a fair shake. The first time is when Atticus delivers his closing remarks and he says something that is very powerful and also very true about the case and Tom receiving an unfair trial, “To begin with, this case should never have come to trial. This case is as simple as black and white” (Lee 203). What Atticus explains is that no matter how plain it is to everyone that Tom is innocent and could not have commited the crime, it does not matter because one thing is certain, Tom is black. And the jury being white means he has no chance at winning, it’s truly sad, but during the time of the trial that 's just how society works.
After reading the invigorating and richly textured novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, it is evidently established that symbolism is dredged in depth throughout. Although most illustrations in fact are inferred, such symbols are somewhat apparent and exemplifying. For example, the knothole, or a hole in a piece of timber, is one of the key symbols in the novel because it constitutes a connection or relationship between Jem, Scout, and Boo. In the novel Boo distributes several relevant objects to Jem and Scout by placing them in the knothole, instead of verbally communicating. As everyone in the county believes Boo is actually insane and violent through passed down uncivil rumors.
He was accused of raping Bob Ewell’s daughter, Mayella. Atticus has a strong case in court because Mayella had bruises on her left cheek and Bob Ewell was left handed whereasalthough Tom Robinson is right-handed a righty. Tom is like a mockingbird because he is innocent. Atticus uses the analogy of the mockingbird to convey to Scout (and to the reader) that the innocent need to be protected. That is why Atticus has chosen to defend Tom Robinson even thoughalthough most of the town had already assumed he was