Yes any of the greasers can be a hero by just doing one little thing and they don’t even realize that they are a hero. Darry is a hero because after his parents died, he had to take care of his siblings Ponyboy and Sodapop. The text states on page two it states “ Darry’s hard and firm and rarely grins at all. But then, Darry’s gone through a lot in his twenty years, grown up too fast.” This shows that he had to take care of his siblings when his parents had died. Darry is also a hero when he took care of Ponyboy when he was sick.
Mayella is raising her brothers and sisters on her own and is abused by her father, Bob Ewell. Her loneliness leads her to seek out affection wherever she can, and unfortunately, she decides to pick on Tom Robinson. Tom was an innocent man who was falsely accused by Mayella Ewell of rape and abuse. In the novel they said that tom was trying to escape prison and so they shot him, but we all know that they killed him because he was a black man. For example, when Scout says what Mr.underwood said, “Mr.Underwood didn't talk about miscarriages of justice , he was writing so children could understand.
It’s human nature to want to protect ourselves from danger or getting in trouble. The same thing happens in To Kill a Mockingbird by the majority of the characters whenever something happens that incriminates them. A demonstration of self-preservation in the novel is when Atticus is cross-examining Mayella Ewell in court. During the cross-examination, Atticus says, “What did your father see in the window, the crime of the rape or the best defense to it? Why don’t you tell the truth, child, didn’t Bob Ewell beat you up?” (Lee 251).
It takes a lot of courage for her not to just go off on Cecil (and her father’s words echoing in her head) not to mention no one else was helping her against him so it was all her one this one. Scout further demonstrates her courage in the final chapters when her and Jem are attacked by Bob Ewell, when she hears Jem scream in pain, she runs back towards him not further away, this really shows her courage since most people would keep running. Even though she could’ve died by the hand of a deranged drunk man she still went back and got her brother up and out of there as fast as she possibly could, not even looking
Told from the point of view of Scout Finch, you learn about her father Atticus Finch, an attorney who desperately strives to validate the innocence of a black man unjustly accused of rape; and about Boo Radley, a secretive neighbor who saves Scout and her brother Jem from being murdered. What atticus should not have done in the first place though is defend Tom Robinson (the black man
The Delusion of Justice “Growing up is losing some illusions, in order to acquire others.” ― Virginia Woolf. In the sleepy, southern town of Maycomb this statement seems overwhelmingly true; losing your childish belief in fairness for the delusion that justice is unachievable seems like a necessary part of maturation. However, Jem Finch is an exception. In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee we follow him and his sister during the time surrounding the trial of Tom Robinson, a black man falsely accused of raping a white woman. During the trial the children witness the unjust consequences of racist biases, resulting in the man’s death.
Everyone has something they fear. Before overcoming these struggles a person must build up the courage to do so. Multiple obstacles occur in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird that require such courage. Characters such as Calpurnia, Boo Radley, and Mrs. Dubose are all faced with different obstacles. These personal struggles are defeated by each character applying the courage they possess.
The coexistence of good and evil is found deeply embedded in every great story. Complex themes are born from this relationship and many can be found scattered in Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird. The novel takes place in the 1930s and it revolves around the Finch siblings, Jem and Scout, as they grow up in the south and start to discover the truth about their society with their father, Atticus Finch, who is a talented lawyer, and the people of Maycomb County. During this era of hate, Atticus is charged with the task of defending Tom Robinson, a black man wrongly accused of rape. As Jem and Scout start to grow up and realize the racism of their community, people like Miss Maudie, Dill, and many others that reside in Maycomb County, encounters many events that start to shape the siblings for better or worse.
In this literary masterpiece, fear weaves itself through the hearts and minds of the inhabitants of Maycomb, Alabama. Racism, sexism, ageism all abound as Maycomb struggles through a court trial. The trial is white man v. black man, suspected child abuse v. suspected rape, truth v. lies, hatred v. kindness. Despite obvious innocence, Mr. Robinson, the black man, is convicted of rape and sentenced to prison. The case for Mr. Robinson leans heavily for his innocence, but fear sends him six feet under.
Is Mayella Ewell Really A Victim in To Kill A Mockingbird? In the book To Kill A Mockingbird, the main conflict of this book is a court case that deals with rape. The main to think about this book is that the book takes during the great depression, as well as segregation.The main reason why I brought this up is because, the main court case deals with an innocent black man being accused of rape by a white family and at the time that this story takes place a white man always wins when it comes to going against a black in court. The girl who was so called rape was Ms. Mayella Ewell, Mayella is the one who accused this black man, known as Tom Robinson, of raping her. Have you ever thought that Mayella could really be a victim not just of rape,but in general life and society?
“Shoot at all the blue jays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird” was the only time Jem and Scout heard their father, Atticus, tell them it was a sin to do something after he gave them air rifles one Christmas. When Scout asked their neighbor, Miss Maudie, across the street what her father meant, she said “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up peoples gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” After Jem was scolded for pointing his gun at Miss Maudie’s rear while bending over to tend to her flowers, Jem, Scout and their friend Dill’s love of mystery and adventure stories took over their natural curiosity and they became fascinated with myths and rumors about the neighborhood legend named, Boo Radley. Their imagination sparked visions of Boo as a tall, ugly monster who eats cats and roams the neighborhood at night.
This reveals Jem’s courage as he proceeds to the Radley Place when other children would not dare to go near the house, and accepted the items that Boo gave them as a gift. Lastly, the most courageous act Jem has done in To Kill a Mockingbird must be saving Scout from the
Mrs. Dubose won, all ninety-eight pounds of her. According to her views, she died beholden to nothing and nobody. She was the bravest person I ever knew.’"(Lee 149) Atticus uses the example of Mrs. Dubose 's fight against her morphine addiction as a teaching tool to show the children that it is not a man with a gun who is courageous, but a small, old lady who has the strength of character to fight even when she knows her chances of