In the Novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, there is a plentiful supply of characters that are considered strong in reasons such as Characteristically and strong as in fleshed out story wise. In my humble opinion based off those aspects, I feel that Atticus Finch is the strongest of the characters in the novel. Atticus’s Character traits of Courage, Responsibility, and Integrity are most clearly shown through how he Defends Tom Robinson despite the odds, How he Parents his kids, and how he selflessly defends Tom even though it’s Unpopular to defend a black man.
The purpose of my essay is to explore how different social backgrounds and the social norms that follow affect the personality of two fictive characters and encourage them to break out of their station to find an identity. The protagonists Holden Caulfield in J.D. Salinger’s novel The Catcher in the Rye and Tambudzai in Tsitsi Dangarembga’s novel Nervous Conditions are both victims of social norms. Therefore, the foundation of this essay was to analyze the character’s social background, which has influenced their personalities, behavior and aspirations, and consequently their opposing actions against society.
Finding out how cruel society is at a young age is a lot to take in but it can give so much in return. In the book To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, two characters, Jem and Scout, learn many valuable lessons from the real world that do not necessarily come from school education. The school life of Jem and Scout is not mentioned in the book that much, but from the scenes where they are mentioned, it seems to the reader that the school is sheltering them and holding them back. In real life, Jem and Scout are exposed to numerous events in which they use different lessons from the past and present to deal with these events.
At the first of the novel Scout is a bit of a tomboy and is determined to show people her point of view. When Scout started school, she was having a difficult time, because her teacher did not understand the ways of their town, Maycomb County. However, this did not stop Scout from trying to explain to Miss Caroline the ways of the people in Maycomb. “ I thought I had made things
In chapter 6, Jem, Dill, and Scout go over to the Radley house on Dill’s last night to try and see Boo Radley through a window. Instead, they see a shadowy figure in the yard and a gunshot goes off, scaring them and forcing them to run away from the property. While they are running away, Jem loses his pants and leaves them behind. Once they get back home, they join the group outside huddled near the Radley house. Jem is questioned about where his pants are and responds with how he lost them in a game of strip poker. Later that night, Jem returns to the Radley house to retrieve his pants. When he receives them, they are folded over the fence and have been sewed where the tear was.
No person in Maycomb is born racist, it is the way they are brought up. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee presents Jem is an open minded person, and is not judgemental towards blacks. However, since Jem is surrounded by racism, he is losing a piece of his innocence as a child. As Jem is constantly exposed to racism throughout Maycomb, he begins to lose his innocence.
Boo Radley, a character who never comes out of his house and sounds as scary as his name portrays an important theme in Harper Lee’s classic To Kill A Mockingbird. The classic is rich with themes and inspires many people to learn from these themes. One of the main themes is developed by Tim Johnson, the pet of Maycomb, Tom Robinson, a black man convicted of rape, and Boo Radley. The theme these characters are developing is that it is a sin to hurt or kill something that is not harmful.
“A roly-poly?” Is probably what most people would be asking themselves right now. But there is no mistake in the title, this essay depicts a scene, including a roly-poly, from Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird. A novel written in 1960 that details the life of Scout, and her brother, Jem, as they grow up in the small, fictional town of Maycomb, Alabama. During their time as children, they undergo a lot of coming of age experiences, because at the time, there is a lot of racism, inequality, and poverty. This is because their lives take place during the Great Depression. During this time, when Scout is about eight, she finds a roly-poly on the floor, and that is where this essay begins; and where the essay focuses on the roly-poly’s symbolism, Scout’s point of view, and the irony in the scene.
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.” These thoughts that occur within Scout’s mind are significant because it marks the beginning of her realization of the racism that has been happening. In like manner, Scout also realizes how different things are for colored people compared to white people. “I did not understand Tom’s situation: he
The following scene takes place just before Scout learns of her father’s new case. The scene introduces the character of Lamar Carter, Scouts new friend, a young African American boy who is 8 (two years older than Scout). The scene commences with Scout and Lamar sitting under a large tree in the Finch front yard.
When Scout complains about Miss Caroline, Atticus states, “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view . . . until you climb into his skin and walk around in it” (Lee 33). Atticus Finch says empathy is based on sympathy, on being able to see another person 's point of view and comprehend why they act the way they do even if it 's hard to agree with it. He is allocating fatherly advice to Scout by telling her that Miss Caroline was probably just trying to do her best in a new environment. This piece of advice supports Scouts development throughout the novel by making her not as agile to judge. Although Atticus is crucial to his children 's growth, he can’t give a “feminine” input which sometimes flaws his parenting, but Lee proves that good parenting requires a person to do the right thing, no matter the circumstances through fairness, perspective, and integrity.
All children have a moment where they start to mature and come of age. In To Kill A Mockingbird, Atticus tries to teach his daughter Scout to act more sophisticated and ladylike. When Scout was younger she would ignore Atticus’s request, but now that she has matured you can see her wanting to adjust her personality. Harper Lee uses the characterization of Scout to show the motif that she is coming of age, in the novel she has progressively become more empathetic, she doesn’t act on her impulses, and Scout is finally learning and gaining perspective of how people in Maycomb act toward each other.
Everyone has different traits. In Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird the father in the story has some very admirable qualities. Atticus, an almost 50 year old man when the story begins, is a lawyer and a single dad. Lawyers are very often viewed negatively in today's culture; Atticus is an exception. In this story, there are many people with many admirable traits, but Atticus is the most humble and respectful person of all. Atticus is humble, respectful, and is a good problem-solver.
In Harper Lee 's To Kill A Mockingbird, she emphasises that it is Atticus himself who is the true hero of the novel. This is revealed when Harper Lee presents Atticus as a heroic character. Atticus throughout the novel has displayed a good sense of justice and fairness. Atticus has shown that he has a good conscience and that he morally believes in what is right. Atticus has shown that he is one of the most respectable characters of the novel. Atticus has shown exceptional courage throughout the novel in many events.
“The hardest part of growing up is letting go of what we are used to and moving on to something you are not”-Paul Walker