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.
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.
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. Calpurnia, Scout’s cook, then calls Scout to the kitchen and says to apologize to Walter and is asked to eat in the kitchen instead of the dinner table as her
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. The way he eats also shows how poor he is, he poured syrups almost everywhere on the table his disk whilehaving dinner with the Finches.
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. Little did Jem know that she was a morphine addict, she wanted Jem to read for her
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.
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. Boo Radley is constantly assumed of being a horrible person.
The Cunninghams were hit hardest by the depression, because of this, they had little to no money. When Walter Jr. was in school and his teacher offered to loan him money, Scout had to explain to her teacher what was happening. Scout was trying to explain their state in class one day during lunch to Ms. Caroline, “He didn’t forget his lunch, he didn’t have any. He had none today nor would he have any tomorrow or the next day. He had probably never seen three quarters together at the same time in his life.”(Lee)
You can pay back tomorrow,” Walter shook his head. “Nome thank you ma’am,” he drawled softly.” (page 25). The farmers had it the worst during the great depression, with virtually no money the farmers do what little they can. Farmers today are still having trouble today, some get shut down for lack of product some don 't get with the times and are forcefully shut down.
George Bernard Shaw claims, “Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything” (Goodreads). These words take meaning in two comparable stories. In the first story, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, there is the main character Scout Finch. She is a young girl subjected to life changing influences. She ends up wanting to change how her hometown, Maycomb, views others.
In To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee uses the character of Atticus to reveal her ideas about social justice. Throughout the book, Atticus is challenged with making the right choice, the choice he believes to be morally just. Similar to how we, as a people, struggle with making the right choice. “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view (Lee 30).” This quote proves her ideas of social justice because it shows that she acknowledges the fact that they are human, too.
Research Paper Philosophers create wise quotes, which followers of these people try to translate it or connect it like a puzzle. This goes over their heads, that most quotes are intertwined in History and everyday lives. A promising quote from Kenya would be “A man who uses force is afraid of reasoning.” This can be interpreted as a man will use aggression and force when he has no logical reasoning to make his point.