“America 's greatest contribution to the world is its concept of democracy, its concept of freedom”(Benazire Bhutto) is what Benazir Bhutto built her life work upon by building a government standing for these ideals in Pakistan. Benazir Bhutto was the first female leader of Pakistan. How even under scrutiny from her own people, and even deadly terrorist groups still brought democratic reform to the country. In contrast the fictional character from To Kill a Mockingbird how defended a innocent black man from the death penalty. What 's remarkable about this is he willingly through his reputation into the gutter, and even got massive retaliation from the citizen of Maycomb.
Emma is a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where the Valentine's Day Massacre took place on February 14, 2018; she is now an activist, working hard for gun reform. Just like the heroes in the books, Emma is fighting against an immense sea of backlash in order to change her country for the better. Although fictional, these characters inspire us to be heroes in our own lives by demonstrating what it means to combat immoral practices and stand for what is right even in the face of
and they use different lessons from the past to get over these events. Hardships are often throughout To Kill A Mockingbird and bring aha moments to Scout and Jem. Evidence from the book shows how a real-life situation is more valuable in lessons to Scout and Jem “After all if Aunty could be a lady at a time like this, so could I” (Lee 271). This quote shows though Scout and Aunt Alexandra heard about Tom being shot to death, Scout realizes how to turn this situation to help herself mature and looking on the bright side taking after Aunt Alexandra. This shows that when a real-life situation, such as Tom Robinson being killed, is brought up it teaches Scout how to turn any situation to help her mature which is a valuable lesson that cannot be learned in school.
When I started reading the book City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare, I set my focus on the lens of social issues, and my frame of archetypes/archetypal characters. All of these components add up to show important themes. After reviewing my notes, I realized that there is a seed idea of “bravery” that the the main character shows through my lens and frame. Clary (the main character), is worked up by the thought that her father is trying to take over the Shadowhunter world and enslave all of her kind, which is the social issue.
“Hypocrisy is the mother of all evil and racial prejudice is her favorite child” (Don King). In Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, a young girl named Scout is receiving a first hand experience of racism and its brutality. In Chapter 26, during school, Scout’s teacher, Mrs. Gates explains what a democracy is and how it differs from the events taking place in Germany with Hitler and the Jews. Using her biased opinion, Mrs. Gates shows Scout that the world can be a cruel place in more ways than one. During the scene, “Mrs. Gates,” Scout learns that hypocrisy exists in the most trusted through the character of Mrs. Gates, the internal conflict of Mrs. Gates and racism, and the settings of both the school and the Finch home.
Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird has caused a copious amount of controversy over its relevance in today’s society. This marvelous tale is relevant to today’s society. According to the critic Jill May’s article, In defense of To Kill A Mockingbird, it is relevant because Harper Lee herself grew up with the attitudes depicted and the book survived the first period of regional criticism. Quotes from the book’s narrator and lead character, Scout Finch, show us that she, Scout, matures throughout the novel.
Out of the Normal Society has a set of actions as what they see as “normal” and socially acceptable. They define this set of unspoken rules as social norms. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, a reader will often find many characters breaking the social norms of Maycomb County, Alabama. The defiance of these social norms help the young protagonist, Scout, learn valuable life lessons of equality.
Prejudice was a very common act in the 1900’s. Harper Lee demonstrates the impact of preconception through her Pulitzer Prize winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. In To Kill a Mockingbird Atticus Finch hopes to raise his children not to catch “Maycomb’s usual disease”. The “disease” Atticus is referring to is the act of prejudice. People of color were the majority who were treated unequally.
Moral reasoning is perhaps one of the most fundamental and universal values in society. Our reaoning concerning our interactions with others defines our character. Morality is, and has always been, an important recurring theme in literature, to which To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, is no exception to. In fact, morality is arguably the most important theme in the novel. To Kill a Mockingbird, is a novel that explores morality through racial prejudice in the 1930s in the eyes of a young girl named Scout Finch.
This novel is a tale of overcoming fear and prejudice, but it shares significant similarities to two articles: Moral Cowardice by Mark Twain and Why I Joined the Klan by C.P. Ellis. All of these written pieces display a hidden unity of themes that tie into the greater message of To Kill a Mockingbird. These themes can be extracted from different events in the novel that appear as tribulations that the siblings go through such as the incident with the violent mobs, Atticus defending Tom Robinson, or the diverse traditions of Maycomb. From these events, powerful themes that can be seen to be individual versus society, mob mentality, and the conflict of tradition.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a novel that has influenced many minds by the pages that contain a lesson filled story. It is about two young children who experience many unfortunate events in which occurs in every other person’s lives today. There are multiple characters in this story that are known to be “mockingbirds” due to their sense of purity. To kill a mockingbird is to abolish its innocence. In this novel, those characters are destroyed
He is always treating the African Americans of Maycomb County with the same, or even more respect than he treats the white people. He knows that people are all created equal, but are judged more harshly based on what they are born with. Atticus is a good man who treats everybody with the
That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.’” (Lee 119); this statement also seems to be a common idea in Maycomb county. Another surprising revelation was Aunt Alexandra’s response to Tom Robinson’s death. As a woman who constantly preaches that you are only as good as your family, her reaction is rather astonishing. “ ‘Tom’s dead.’
The novel To kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee shows how prejudice and discrimination can influence a community. The story takes place in the 1930's during the Great Depression and uses the point of view of Scout a young girl to show how deeply effected the people were, both young and old by these discriminatory views. I believe that To kill a Mockingbird is still relevant today because many of the problems that happened in the book still happen today and although we are trying to stop discrimination by writing new laws and enforcing them it still occurs quite often. To Kill a Mockingbird still relates to today’s world because of issues in relation to sexism, racism and political injustices. Society might tell us