Gerald started a fire accidentally as a kid that burned down the entire apartment. During the fire, Gerald hid behind the couch that he would hide behind when he was scared. After the fire, Gerald thought about where Monique mom was, and if he would ever see Monique again. When Gerald finally woke up from the hospital, he overheard the doctors talking about Monique “in custody for child endangerment, abandonment-that sort of thing” (13). This symbol stands for Gerald’s new life.
In To Kill A Mockingbird Boo Radley is a man who always stays shut up inside of his house which causes many rumors about him to be spread around the town. For instance, at the end of chapter 14 it’s stated “Dill?”/ “Mm?”/ “Why do you reckon Boo Radley’s never run off?”/ Dill sighed a long sigh and turned away from me./ “Maybe he doesn 't have anywhere to run off to…” This shows how Boo Radley is emotionally struggling because people always are assuming things about him that can cause him to feel uncomfortable around others. At the end of the book Boo Radley acts afraid of everything like when it says “Will You take me home?’ He almost whispered it, in the voice of a child afraid of the dark.” After witnessing Jem, Scout, and Dill acting out his rumored “life story”, I infer that it must have been very weird and uncomfortable for Boo to be so close to “his children” when they were the ones who supposedly made fun of him. Emotionally he is struggling because he is overwhelmed by the fact that he is always a hot topic of the town, and the trio acting his story out didn’t make him feel any better. In the poem “Caged Bird” by Maya Angelou the last stanza is written “The caged bird sings/ with a fearful trill/ of things unknown/ but longed for still/and his tune is heard/ on the distant hill/ for the caged bird/sings of freedom.” Boo Radley
“Atticus was right, one time he said you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them.” Standing from Radley 's porch and talking to Atticus helped Scout grow as a character and receive a different point of view on the things around her. As a little girl Scout was told rumors about Boo Radley which led her to see him as a strange and mysterious man. After a traumatizing event, at the end of the book, Scout walks Boo Radley back home and after standing on his porch she sees a different side to Boo Radley then people once told her. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee develops the theme you never know a person unless you have walked in their shoes through point of view, flashback, and characterization. For example,
However almost everyday Jem finds toys or random objects in the tree out front of the Radleys house. This gives Jem the idea that Boo isn 't some horrible monster after all. “Atticus believes Jem killed Ewell in self-defense, but Tate makes him realize that Boo Radley actually stabbed Ewell and saved both children 's lives.”(lee 28) This quote shows that the children had been put in a situation where the so-called “monster” Boo Radley saved their lives and they now could look at him not as some maniac but a hero and regular person who stays inside to protect himself from the stereotypes and cruelty of the world because of something people had said and that had been spread throughout the
Jacob had found an old suitcase under the bed, but it was empty. Jacob stared to feel empty too because he missed his grandpa Abe so he started to cry. It started to raining outside even though it was sunny out. There was a trunk under the bed he tried to pull it out but it was supper heavy so he could not get it out from under the bed. Jacob pulls the trunk down to the basement and used his cell phone as a flashlight.
He gave gifts to Jem and Scout and also protected and saved them when they were being attacked by Bob Ewell. Scout says, “Neighbors bring food with death and flowers with sickness and little things in between. Boo was our neighbor. He gave us two soap dolls, a broken watch and chain, a pair of good-luck pennies, and our lives” (278). Boo and the Finches have never talked before, yet he risked his life for Jem and Scout.
Malala believed that everyone had the right to get an education, so she fought for what she believed in and went against the Taliban. Both of these heroes stuck up and fought for what they believed in no matter the consequences. Atticus Finch and Malala Yousafzai both portrayed courage throughout their lifetimes by having extraordinary bravery and went on to become many people’s heroes to this day. In a small town like Maycomb, there are not many people, meaning everyone knows everyone. When you know everyone it’s very hard to fix your
“To kill a mocking bird” has become a classic book throughout our time, written by Harper Lee, published July 11, 1960. Winning many awards, for instance The Pulitzer prize, paper back of the year, its exceptional writing of fiction and encouragement of peace for all faiths, ethnic backgrounds and beliefs. It is a fictional story that addresses issues spoken universally throughout today’s culture. Topics most demonstrated all throughout the book for example are morality, justice, racism, inequality. The theme of the story has to do with the title “To kill a mockingbird.” Which represents all the innocence throughout the story who become inflicted with wrong doings, decisions and ultimately some of the characters having their ideas of the world shattered.
Boo Radley taught them, in the sense, that you can’t Judge a book by its cover. At the beginning of the novel, Jem and Scout pictured Boo to be this “...malevolent Phantom (Lee 10).” that went out at night and looked through people’s windows. But after leaving them gifts in the tree and putting a blanket on Scout while she was standing out in the cold, Jem’s and Scout’s Perception of him began to evolve from a monster to a person. And eventually, after Boo saves Jem and Scout from Bob Ewell, and she takes him home, Scout realizes that “... Just standing on the Radley front porch was enough (Lee 374),” for her to see through Boo’s eyes. She finally begins to understand Boo and why he acts the way that he does.
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a great American classic about the coming of age of Scout Finch. Through her and her friends, we learn about life in the 1930s in the Deep South, and most importantly, the trial of a innocent black man, Tom Robinson, accused of rape. This trial tells stories of prejudice, unity, and mob mentality. However, one of the significant themes, don 't assume something about someone, truly related to me. Scout, Jem, and Dill 's assumptions about Boo Ridley was similar to my skewed assumptions about Mr. Cash.
It was said that the two adults were watching children that were on a school picnic. Some of the children later went to play inside of the old abandoned church. From evidence found from the fire, a lit cigarette could’ve been the cause. Curtis and Cade were coming back from a local Dairy Queen and noticed that the church was on fire. They overheard from one of the school instructors about the children inside and said that they had to save them.
For example, Boo Radley continued to put small gifts in the tree hole by his house for Jem and Scout. This displayed courage because Boo risked being seen by the other neighbors. Similarly, the Radley house represented courage when Boo covered Scout with a blanket the night Ms. Maudie’s house caught on fire. He willingly went outside to make sure that Scout was safe. Ultimately, the Radley house showed courage when Scout stated, “We never put back into the tree what we took out of it: we had given him nothing, and it made me sad” (Lee 320).
Throughout the novel Scout and Jem interact with Boo and over time they create a bond even though nothing is said between the children and Boo. After trespassing on to the Radley place and getting spooked after Scout,“‘saw the shadow’”(59), the children make an attempt to flee from the Radley Place. Jem 's pants gets in a tangle with the fence of the Radley Place before they can leave, he has to take them off and
An example of courage would be when Scout rolled thru a tire to the Radley 's place. As realized she was in the Radley yard ,Jem was screaming at her to get out of there. As she said in the novel she heard someone inside the Radley house laughing. Jem accused her of turning into a girl because she forgot the tire. Scout didn 't tell Jem nor Dill the laughing sound created in the Radley 's Place And as the readers know that was the reason why Scout decide not to play the Boo Radley
In Harper Lee To Kill a Mockingbird the theme of the story is to be thankful for your living situation. Harper Lee is telling the reader that their living situation isn 't the best.The theme of the story gets enhanced from what happens in the story or maybe what even happened before the story. “I never went to school.” ( Harper Lee Pg 42) They were talking about understanding and translating stuff. My quote supports this because usually kids go to school and then in the quote the character says they’ve never gone to school. The author is telling you it 's not common for someone to go to school because they 're so poor.