-Summary for Ch. 11-15 (AT LEAST FOUR SENTENCES): Jem messed up Mrs. Dubose’s camellia and he had to read to her for a long time. Also Jem’s attitude turned for the better and he has been a good kid for a while now. Aunt Alexandra has come out of nowhere while Uncle Jimmy stays back at the landing. Jem and Scout find Dill hiding somewhere.
Discrimination is shown throughout To Kill A Mockingbird in numerous ways. Racism and prejudice are shown when the jury makes the ruling to convict Tom Robinson as guilty, despite all of the evidence to prove his innocence; Scout is known for being a tomboy. The lessons about discrimination that Scout learns throughout the novel are applicable to all types of prejudice, Atticus Finch, the father of Scout and Jem Finch, is judged for defending Tom Robinson, an innocent man accused of raping Mayella Ewell, a low class teenage girl. Since most of the community is racist, Tom Robinson’s case is very hard for Atticus to defend. They do not believe a white man should be defending a black man.
TKAM Major Grade Discussion Question One: When Jem loses his pants at the Radley house, he goes back to retrieve them so he will not get in trouble; What does this tell you about Jem and Atticus’s relationship and why does Jem want to keep it that way? Answer: Jem always wants to keep on good terms with his father because he feels as though Atticus trusts him and treats him like an adult. “Atticus ain’t ever whipped [him] since [he] can remember. [He] wants keep it that way,” (Lee 63). Atticus has never caught him doing anything bad and he doesn’t want Atticus to catch him this time and Jem then realizes that they should not have gone to Radley house that day.
In Harper Lee’s “To Kill A Mockingbird,” Scout, who is the protagonist, is six years old and lives in Maycomb County, Alabama. She has the talent of reading when most people her age still can't and that is thanks to her father, Atticus who is a lawyer and her cook who In addition, the historical novel has a lot of gender inequality, injustice, and racial discrimination. Scout is a young girl, who is not like other girls, for she is like a tomboy who likes to play outside, play with her brother, and get dirty. Furthermore, she knows the laws that only a lawyer would know because of her father Atticus. On the other hand, she lost her mother, and her father is hardly around, so she doesn't have a parental figure around.
Mrs. Dubose is a cranky old lady that yells at Scout and Jem when they walk past. Jem is told to be a gentleman but loses his cool when she calls their father trash. Jem 's punishment was to go read to her. While they were reading to her if she threw a fit or started yelling they couldn 't say anything. Then Atticus then tells him that she was an addict and reading was part of her therapy.
The book To Kill a Mockingbird took place in the 1930’s in a tired old town called Maycomb. Racism was at its highest, while jobs were at its lowest. The story is told in the perspective of the main character Scout Finch a 6-year-old girl. She shows the readers how the good people of Maycomb are hurt with the bad of Maycomb. Scout demonstrates this by putting many characters through many obstacles.
In this stage of the hero’s journey, Scout begins her journey and crosses over to a strange new world. This new world is not a physical state but rather Scout ’s state of mind after viewing the trial of Tom Robinson. For instance, Scout reflects, “Tom Robinson was probably the only person who was ever decent to her. But she said he took advantage of her and when she looked at him in court, she looked down upon him like he was dirt beneath her feet.”
Scout is maturing throughout To Kill A Mockingbird. At first, she did not grasp the concept of racism, and she acted like a young child. She thought that violence was the answer to everything, beating up Walter Cunningham when she gets in trouble on his behalf, and kicks Dill when she believes that he is not paying enough attention to her. She was also very short-tempered, getting angry when something went wrong. Atticus later explains to her that violence is not the answer and asks her to stop hurting people.
Respect Is Key In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee represents that respect is treating others the way one wants to be treated even though someone may be hard to respect. Social justice requires respect because being respectful to someone could help the situation. The character of Atticus Finch demonstrates respect by respecting the outcasts, gender, and different races. Atticus is respectful to the outcasts such as Boo Radley.
Racism has been a societal issue for many years in the past, and although we are taking steps in the right direction, there will probably be racism for the rest of the human race’s existence. This is represented in the town of Maycomb in the novel To Kill A Mockingbird, which took place in a heightened time of racial division and discrimination. Racism is a huge issue that influences many aspects of society, such as work, family, and class. Harper Lee portrays the theme of racism in To Kill a Mockingbird through the speech and actions of her characters and imaginative symbolism. Aunt Alexandra and Francis are characters that think they are more worthy because they are white.