The camellias in the story To Kill A Mockingbird are a symbol of understanding. In the beginning of chapter eleven, Jem doesn’t understand Mrs. Dubose’s behavior. This is shown when Scout describes the scene of Jem losing his temper. She says “He didn’t begin to calm down until he had cut the tops off every camellia bush Mrs. Dubose owned, until the ground was littered with green buds and leaves.”
Courage is the ability to do something that frightens one. An ordeal or circumstance that can bring out this instantaneous bravery and audacity inside of someone. Courage can be defined by something everyone wishes to display. Not only is it an attribute of good character, but it's what makes us worthy of respect. In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the main characters would not have been able to make it without having and acting upon courage.
Stereotyping is a general idea that someone uses to view someone before they actually get to know them. In To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Scout, Jem, and Dill stereotype people until Scout’s father tells her to stop stereotyping. Harper Lee suggests that in order to fully understand someone, you must learn to see the world from their point of view. Mrs. Dubose is an example of Harper Lee’s idea because at first she acts mean towards the Finch family which cause Jem to destroy her camellia flowers. When Mrs. Dubose dies, Atticus tells the kids that the reason she was so mean was because she had a morphine addiction.
The 1930s were a time of controversy, housing the great depression and after the civil war, it was a breeding ground for racism. Set in the town of Maycomb, Alabama, Jem and Scout, children of Atticus Finch become enthralled by the mysteries and horrors that surround Boo Radley. Atticus, a lawyer then begins to defend a black man named Tom Robinson who was accused of raping a white woman. It is through this that Jem and Scout begin to learn the true atrocities that mankind commits. However with Atticus's guidance they also learn the meanings of empathy and compassion.
In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Mrs. Dubose’s suffering helps Jem and Scout learn about perseverance, virtuous characteristics and how much she really desires to do the right thing. Without realizing it, Mrs. Dubose shows Jem and Scout how to do what they know will be hard, combat fear with courage, and standing up for the right thing. She teaches them by her actions not by words without ever leaving her own bed. TRANSITIONAL SENTENCE Even though Mrs. Dubose knows how much pain coming off morphine will include, she continues to fight through the agony and suffering.
Theme Essay Courage is never giving up, especially before you try. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee the author shows courage in numerous ways. The characters learn that sometimes even though you know you might fail at something you still try to do your best. I agree with the theme courage is never giving up, especially before you try, and the characters of Mrs.Dubose and Mr. Underwood exemplify this theme.
Father figures play a pivotal role in a child’s development. In Harper Lee’s novel To Kill A Mockingbird, Atticus Finch is a father figure to his biological children and their friend Dill Harris. The fatherly influence of Atticus helps the children develop empathy, and through this they gain a deeper understanding of human nature. Because of his advice, Jem Finch; Scout Finch; and Dill Harris become more socially mature. He teaches them through everyday social interactions: Jem learns not to judge people at first sight through reading to Mrs Dubose; Scout learns that everyone has their own struggles from the Ewell family; and Dill learns it is right to listen to what everyone has to say without bias from Tom Robinson.
There is no doubt that injustice exists among society, and there is no doubt that they impact the society in a very negative way. However, who should take the blame for these injustices, and should children be taught to deal with these society’s unjust ways? In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee the protagonist Scout and her brother Jem look back at their childhood adventures that have introduced them to these deeply rooted evils in society. Scout and Jem attend an unjust trial that eventually leads to the disappointment and disillusionment of both of the young children. Jem is especially shocked as his strict morality is shattered by the evident injustice in the trials.
Part of the human nature consists of racial judgment towards others. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, presents themes of gender bias, justice, and social class. But one of the main focuses in the book is racism. Most of the people in Maycomb County show racial judgments, opinions, and comments against African American people, as well as white people. Jem and Scout learn the power of racism and what it does to people, as they experience certain situations.
Many philosophers say; “The most challenging part of growing up is letting go of what is comfortable, and moving on to something unknown.” This quote strongly applies to the maturity process of Jeremy “Jem” Finch, a lead character in Harper Lee’s award-winning novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. Jem struggles to understand his role in society as the picturesque facade of his sleepy southern town is destroyed, revealing the darkness underneath the surface. In this coming-of-age story amidst of a race war, Jem navigates the hardships of maturity. He is aided by the guidance of his father, who plays an integral role in the conflict of the small town as the court-appointed lawyer of an African-American man falsely accused of assaulting a white