He tries to spark some by telling Norton about Rufus eating out of a garbage can. But he fails and causes his son to remember that his mother has been dead for over a year. Sheppard wants to take in Rufus Johnson to help turn him in to a good child instead of a delinquent and then take the credit. But Rufus becomes resentful saying that Sheppard acts like he his God and then gets in trouble on purpose and then tells a reporter, “He thinks he’s God. I’d rather be in the reformatory than in his house, I’d rather in the pen!” (O’Connor 480).
As related earlier, catharsis aims to elicit pity and fear in order to purge such emotions from the audience. As such, the tragic hero’s punishment must not be considered entirely deserved otherwise it would be seen as justice and the cathartic effect would not take place. Instead, the punishment must be somewhat excessive so that pities the tragic hero for his misfortune as well as fears for their own lives after seeing the world is not always fair. However, in order to confirm that Oedipus’ punishment exceeds his crime, both must be identified. Oedipus’ crime is quite simply his attempt to escape his own fate.
He was, fortunately, saved by the children, wo guilt-tripped the people into leaving their father and Tom alone. However, their relatives constantly act condescending towards them, especially their aunt, who always makes comments about Scout’s boyish appearance and behavior, or their black nanny — Calpurnia. The children actually discover the life of the black community of Maycomb thanks to her, when she took them to church (and had to live through feeling ostracized because they were white). They meet Rev. Sykes, who is going to help them get a seat at the trial of Tom Robinson, even though their father explicitly forbade them from coming.
Jem put Scout in danger and if Atticus found it Jem would get the punishment. He is also sneaking out which sets a bad example to her. Scout should be learning her manners, however she is being poorly influenced by Jem. Moreover, Jem lies to Atticus about sneaking out with Scout and Dill, and if Atticus were to find out, he would get in trouble along with Scout and Dill. This is why Jem should not have let Scout come into the Radley Yard with him and
All of the sudden, Rye was once again alone with three dead bodies, she understood some of the man’s urges of jealousy to kill everybody else, she discovers two young children who is capable of speaking and took them under her care. Octavia Butler’s Speech sounds were inspired by a losing a close friend to a disease, and have to go through trouble on the bus she took to see her friend reflected on a society that has never grown up. 2) Analysis First, the mood of the story is depressing and hopeless. Both the natural disease as well as mankind’s many actions shaped by “the silence” that helps form a society where humans are no longer regarded as intelligent species. The protagonist, Rye, after being deprived what she valued most, was in an psychological state of depression and loneliness.
An initial example of this is when Bob Ewell confronts Atticus at the Robinson property, calling him a, “Nigger lover,” and spitting in his face. The close-up of Atticus’s face demonstrates that his is clearly disgusted but, to protect his children, Atticus does not react but walks away. The juxtaposition of the composed and gentlemanly Atticus Finch and the drunkenly Bob Ewell, in a following mid-shot, portrays Atticus’s higher moral ground to the audience. The most obvious portrayal of the hardships faced by Atticus and his family is displayed when Jem and Scout are assaulted by Bob Ewell with a knife. The scene is filmed with numerous close-ups of Scout’s terrified face, forcing the responder to comprehend the abhorrent nature and cowardice of the attack.
The family is known as trouble and disliked by townspeople. Despite this, Atticus 's defense of Tom is unpopular in the white community, and Scout and Jem find themselves taunted at school due to their father 's defense of a black man. Atticus consistently strives to instill moral values in his children, and hopes to counteract the influence of racial prejudice. The children view their father as frustratingly staid and bookish, until he is asked by the sheriff to shoot a rabid dog that is roaming the street. After Atticus kills the dog, Scout and Jem learn that their father is renowned as a deadly marksman in Maycomb County, but that
You can 't control how someone else behaves, but you can control how you react.” Laurie’s obsessive behaviors are not healthy and even when the war is going on, she continues to stress about it. She never considers changing her attitude towards the problem or trying to lower her stress levels by considering that the war could be a solution to their situation. Laurie’s inability to give up control in the long run ends up hurting herself the
Even though the book portrays her as more intelligently developed, she lacks the ability to comprehend empathy and racism at the beginning of the book. Throughout the book you can compare Scout and Jem and come with the conclusion that Jem her older brother gets a sense of understanding what their father Atticus is trying to teach them. Atticus reinforces his morals onto his kids by telling them before they go out to shoot their air-rifles, “Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit’em but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” (Lee pg:147). Scout then goes to Miss Maudie’s house asking her why Atticus had said it was a sin to kill mockingbirds telling us, she doesn’t get the complex but jet simple reason that killing something without a righteous reasons is a sin
The author of the story is very demeaning to women regarding their attitude and role in society, as a result, it becomes obvious that the author was male. Throughout the story, women were pictured to be bad causing little children who read this tale to question women entirely. The tone of the story changes from heartbroken for the little Brahmin boy to the distaste of females when gender roles are discussed. The author explains that the wife wanted to get rid of the Black Cow after she found out the Black Cow was nourishing her Brahmin stepson, she “begged [her husband] to sell the black cow, and said she would neither sleep nor eat until this was done.” (Tatar 169). This form of childlike behavior emphasizes that the author views women as nagging and annoying which functions as a forewarning of future female behavior that could be harmful.
In response Atticus explains: “It’s against the law, all right, and it’s certainly bad, but when a man spends his relief checks on green whiskey his children have a way of crying from hunger pains.” Following such a statement the reader might ask himself/herself why the township still persists to allow him to hunt illegally on their lands. Well, Atticus has an answer: “I don’t know of any landowner around here who begrudges these children of any game their father can hit.” In other words, the Ewells are a unique case of needed special privileges. A case to the extent of that which is imperceptible from the young, inexperienced point of view