Katie Wisdom Mrs.Matteson English II 11 February 2018 You may have heard the popular saying “never judge a book by its cover,” in Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout and her brother Jem struggle with this concept. Jem and Scout are encouraged to step into other people’s shoes to gain insight into other’s lives. The kids are exposed to a harsh social understanding while also coming to know and understand the motives behind the people in their community. Scout’s father, Atticus Finch, takes on a case to defend Tom Robinson, an African American man accused of raping a white woman which leads to the struggles of the children. Over the course of the book, tolerance and empathy towards others are presented when Calpurnia forces Scout to step into Walter’s shoes, when Jem is angered by his neighbor Mrs. Dubose, and when Scout sees her town from Boo’s point of view.
Scout’s Identity To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the time period was around 1930’s right in the middle of the Great Depression. The view of the book is through a young girl named Scout. She lives in the small Southern town called Maycomb County, Alabama. With her family, Atticus, her father and her brother, Jem. Her mother died when she was 2 years old, from a heart attack.
All of a sudden, Scout and Jem need to endure a blast of racial slurs and abuse on account of Atticus ' part in the trial. Amid this time, Scout has an extremely troublesome time limiting from physically battling with other kids, an inclination that gets her into a bad situation with her Aunt Alexandra and Uncle Jack. Indeed, even Jem, the more seasoned and more prudent of the two, loses his temper a period or two. In the wake of reacting to a neighbor 's (Mrs. Dubose) verbal assault by pulverizing her plants, Jem is sentenced to peruse to her consistently after school for one month. At last, Scout and Jem take in an intense lesson about boldness from this lady.
The novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is about two kids, Jem and Scout, and their childhood in their small town Maycomb, Alabama. In the beginning of the novel, Jem and Scout were two innocent kids playing in the summer sun, until school came along. Jem was about twelve throughout the novel and Scout was eight, and considering that Jem was twelve in the novel, he was changing. During the middle of the novel a rape trial occurred, which included a black man being accused by a white woman of first-degree rape. Atticus, the kid’s father was defending the african american man; Tom Robinson.
To Kill a Mockingbird is set in the small, rural town of Maycomb, Alabama, during the early 1930s. The character of Atticus Finch, Scout 's father, was based on Lee 's own father, a liberal Alabama lawyer and statesman who frequently defended African Americans within the racially prejudiced Southern legal system. Scout and her brother Jem are raised by their father and by Calpurnia, an African-American housekeeper who works for the family. Scout and Jem meet and befriend seven-year-old Dill Harris, a boy who has arrived in Maycomb to stay with his aunt for the summer. Lee has stated that the character of Dill is based on young Truman Capote, a well-known Southern writer and childhood friend.
The text is retold from the perspective of Jean-Louise Finch (Scout), a six-year-old who lives in the small town of Maycomb, Alabama with her older brother Jeremy and their widowed father Atticus. The actions take place during the years of the Great Depression. At first, the story goes into the peculiarity aroused in the children by stories about their neighbor Arthur Radley (Boo). Together with the nephew of one of the neighbors — Dill — that is also their best friend, they try to tease him out of his home. The house, however, is inhabited not only by Boo, but also by his father who soon
Pure Injustice William Goodwin once said “No man knows the value of innocence and integrity but he who has lost them.” In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Scout Finch, a young girl, lives with her brother Jem and her father Atticus, a prominent lawyer, in the town of Maycomb, Alabama during the Great Depression. Due to Atticus’ high moral standards, he feels obligated to take on a case where he defends Tom Robinson, an African American. Robinson is being wrongfully accused of raping Mayella Ewell, who is part of the most disgraced family in the town. Throughout the book, the Finch children realize the extreme prejudice and social inequality of Maycomb. Harper Lee develops the metaphor of a mockingbird to illustrate how people who defy social norms are critiqued, misconstrued, and discriminated against by others.
The novel To Kill a Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee explores this idea of judging others before looking at the world from their perspective. Scout and Jem, although raised in a prejudice town, learn from their father Atticus that who a person is racially, does not define them as a person. Although the children make up stories about Arthur “Boo” Radley to pass the time in part one of the novel, in part two the Tom Robinson situation widens their eyes to the biased ways of their town. In the end, Jem and Scout are rescued by Boo Radley, the very person they feared during their childhood. Mockingbirds are used as a symbol in the novel to portray the fact that innocent and caring people are sometimes the most abused.
Leah Zanin Literature 8A 3/8/18 Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird. New York: Grand Central, 1982 To Kill a Mockingbird was written by Harper Lee. It is about Scout, a six year old girl, who lives in Maycomb, Alabama, during the 1930’s. The book talks about how Scout learns about racism and the importance of being accepting of all people.
Courage is the mental strength that is needed to overcome a fear or difficulty. Throughout the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, the author, Harper Lee, displays courage in the character Boo Radley. Boo is a recluse that never steps foot outside of the Radley house; the town considers him a malevolent phantom, and there are many rumors about what he spends his life doing. For much of the novel, Jem and Scout are curious to meet this obscure character. Boo gains curiosity as a result of watching Jem and Scout, and eventually, he has to surmount his shyness to help them.