To Kill a Mockingbird and The Help both demonstrate the hard times during the civil rights movement by showing the theme growing as a person, even though the novels have their differences throughout different perspectives. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout is talking to Atticus about why Jem is acting differently than what he used to. In the novel, it states,” Jem was twelve. He was difficult to live with, inconsistent, moody. His appetite was appalling, and he told me so many times to pestering him, I consulted Atticus: “Reckon he’s got a tapeworm?””
In Harper Lee’s American classic, To Kill A Mockingbird (1962), dirty is used as a symbol of shame in the society of Maycomb, Alabama. When Jem ruins Mrs. Dubose’s yard he is punished by having to read to Mrs. Dubose for a month. When he is forced to do this, Scout joins him; however, Scout is not as gladly welcomed as Jem is into Mrs. Dubose’s home. Mrs. Dubose’s first words to Jem are, ‘“So you brought that dirty little sister of yours, did you?’ was her greeting” (Lee ).When
My character’s name is Betty Rizzo and she is a “Pink Lady” in the musical Grease. She is a fiery and misunderstood teenage girl and I believe she is the victim of the show rather than the villain. She is constantly being judged by her classmates and by the audience on her decisions and on her “relationship status”. She is very impulsive and spontaneous and acts as if she could not care about anyone’s opinion or their personal thoughts on her.
Hatred has always been around in history, including from all of our literature that we’ve read this semester, and what we’ve learned. Some, more than others. And some still to this day. In our Holocaust unit, there has been many, many examples of hatred, but I’ll talk about the hatred from Defiance.
In To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee uses the character of Atticus to reveal her ideas about social justice. Throughout the book, Atticus is challenged with making the right choice, the choice he believes to be morally just. Similar to how we, as a people, struggle with making the right choice. “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view (Lee 30).” This quote proves her ideas of social justice because it shows that she acknowledges the fact that they are human, too.
In Alison Bechdel’s, Are You My Mother?, the reader is exposed to her internal struggles as she writes her mother’s memoir. The author uses both graphics and her dialogue to relate her story with her literary inspirations. The author uses many repeated images to display the relationship One image that stands out is that of Alison crying as the real image of who she is. This is a repeating image as she is trying to discover her true self.
Censorship is an extremely debated topic in America, with people saying it contradicts with what the Bill of Rights has allowed the American people and how it may deny people use the Freedom of Speech. Yet, the censorship of books in American public schools is one of the most controversial topics today because of the use of racial slurs in classic literature, this is the case with To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Opinions on this topic vary, with some of them being: schools should have the right to censor books because they have racial slurs in them, schools should have teachers open up a conversation about race and the use of racial slurs with these books, or schools should not have the right to censor any book. I firmly believe that schools
Justice, or known to some men as revenge, is one of the most ancient values known to man. From historic Hammurabi's code to the U.S Justice System, they are all based on the principle that is a wrong has been committed, it must be made right. Over the centuries, prejudice has violated the principle. These fundamentals have been stepped over and crushed through years of cruel, man-made hatred. The trial of Tom Robinson symbolizes the human nature for justice, while turning a blind eye to the truth because of prejudice, through a historical perspective in Harper Lee’s
“The air is the only place free from prejudice,” said Bessie Coleman, the first female pilot of African American descent. Meaning, that everyone has experienced prejudice in their lives, either as victims themselves, or guilty of using prejudice towards others due to differences between them. There are different types of prejudice in To Kill a Mockingbird illustrated by the situations of Boo Radley, Tom Robinson & Dolphus Raymond. The person who deals with the most prejudice is Boo Radley. "
Contrasts & Contradictions Quote: ‘“So, according to you, Cedric Diggory dropped dead of his own accord, did he?’ Harry asked, his voice shaking.” (page 245) Explanation: I did not expect Harry to shout at Professor Umbridge about what happened during the last event if the Triwizard Tournament, after she already gave him detention, Hermione tried to stop him, and he already shouted at her and she didn 't believe him. However, Harry is doing this because Professor Umbridge got on his last nerve, after everyone called him out for “lying” and Professor Umbridge was exceedingly annoying and rude towards everyone, especially Harry.