Boo Radley was a shut-in who was blamed for the misfortunes that happen in town. Pecans from the tree in the Radley place are considered to be poisonous and anything that finds its way in the Radley place’s premises are lost forever. The Radleys keep mostly to themselves and are rarely seen. It is said that after Boo Radley became acquainted with the Cunninghams and getting into trouble, he was not heard from after fifteen years because of the incident wherein Mr Radley asked the judge to leave his son to him, instead of being sent to the state industrial school. However, another incident occurred where Mrs Radley started screaming that Arthur was killing them all after Arthur stabbed Mr Radley in the thigh when Arthur was scrapbooking.
There were two main “lower class” families in To Kill A Mockingbird. The Ewell’s and the Cunningham’s. Both families were very poor. The Ewell’s being the lowest of the two. The readers learn about the Cunninghams after Scout gets in trouble at school with Miss Caroline.
Dubose, the cranky and socially impaired lady next door to the Finches, for being rude to his family in revenge. “He did not begin to calm down until he had cut the tops off every camellia bush Mrs. Dubose owned until the ground was littered with green buds and leaves.”(137). Jem is the one suffering when Atticus finds out and forces him to make up for it by reading to Mrs. Dubose every afternoon after school and Saturdays for two hours. In this passage, Lee uses symbolism to show how Mrs. Dubose’s flowers (camellias) represent racism, and that you can't get rid of it that easily. Even though Jem cuts the top off of all her camellias, the issue is not yet resolved because the flowers are rooted deeper than that.
Since the time period is during the time of the great depression, being poor, was not uncommon. Especially if you were a farmer. An example of this would be on Scout’s first day of second grade. Already having clashed with her teacher, Miss Caroline, multiple times, Scout’s day wasn’t going so grand. Things got worse when her teacher, offered a quarter to Walter Cunningham, a farmer’s son, who kindly denied the money for lunch.
I’d grown up seeing those home kids at school. The sadness, the marks of angry hands on their faces, the hopelessness that curled their shoulders forward. I could never let that happen to Prim.”(28)[Katniss] In this excerpt of the book the hunger games, Katniss takes over the family at a young age because her dad dyes of a mine explosion, and after that her mom had just zoned out and was no longer capable of taking care of Prim and Katniss. When Katniss took over in order to feed them she had to go against the rules of the capitol by hunting in the forest outside of the districts. Katniss not just has to survive in the hunger games but also in everyday life in the districts.
Walter tells miss Caroline that he did not bring any lunch, so miss Caroline gives him a nickel, and asks him to pay her back later on. Scout then explains that the Cunninghams are hard workers, they are poor and accept no charity and they can only pay back with hickory nuts and turnip greens. Miss Caroline takes that as an insult towards Walter and punishes her by ordering her to sit in the corner while the other students laugh at her. Scout then pummels Walter to the ground in the playground for embarrassing her in the classroom, but she stopped when Jem pulls her back from Walter. Scout’s father Atticus invites Walter to dinner at the Finch house, and there Scout pulls another disrespectful move on Walter where she explains that he has “ruined” his dinner by pouring all the molasses all over his plate.
Jean Louise is still a youngster lady, so the way she freely talks could make Ms. Caroline felt like Scout was trying to taught or being more professional than Ms. Caroline. The hit from Ms. Caroline have made Scout feels very shook because that is the first time she gets hitted by an adult. That influenced Scout’s thought about school life and teacher in a negative way. Through chapter three, at page twenty-seven, Calpurnia shouted at Scout harshly because Scout was being impolite to Walter Cunningham. Walter is a boy who is living in one of the poorest family in Maycomb, he didn’t get enough meals everyday.
Mrs. Dubose is a sickly old woman who looked gross and disgusting in the eyes of Jem and Scout. She nagged them whenever she saw them pass by, sometimes saying offensive things to them or their family. In a fit of rage, Jem decided to ruin her front yard to try to teach her a lesson about not messing with his family. His consequence for doing so was to go and read to the old lady for two hours a day. He then read to Mrs. Dubose until a month before she passed away.
Warren’s Profession, Shaw argues for a push towards equality for men in women which can be directly be seen within Frank’s role in the piece through the use of hyperbole and analogy to display the unfairness in the time period. Since the beginning of the play, tension has developed between Frank and Mrs. Warren given the fact that Mrs. Warren does not believe that he can provide a quality life for Vivie given his lack of skill paired with the fact that he essentially lives off of the church because of his father. Frank expresses his disdain of Mrs. Warren to Vivie by comparing her to an “old wretch” (Shaw 1812). Frank simply is appalled by not only the type of pioneering woman Mrs. Warren is but also that that she has a job that creates income for her and Vivie to live sustainably. Shaw crafts these nasty words to display how many men felt during the time period of a woman who chose to go out and make a life for herself.
From what they see, the house is falling apart and is very dark inside all the time. Another one of their neighbors is Mrs. Dubose. They think of her as really disrespectful which causes no one to like her as a person. Half way through the trial, the kids go outside and meet Dolphus Raymond, who pretends to act a certain way to not get in trouble when he is being himself. These are the three main characters in the book that had their appearances misunderstood.