For example, Johnny killed Bob and then ran away. On page 56, paragraph 4, Johnny says, “I killed him,”. That proves that Johnny killed Bob. Ponyboy was a witness and ran away with Johnny, but never told the police that. On page 57, paragraph 3, Ponyboy says to Johnny, “You really killed him, huh, Johnny?’.
Also, when the church caught on fire Johnny took the chance and saved kids who were trapped. In some ways Johnny isn’t a hero because when he killed Bob he knew the police would be after for him, and instead of turning himself in he runs away. This is wrong when Johnny thinks about what he has done he changed his mind and wanted to turn himself in. Above all, Johnny is the most heroic character in “The Outsiders.”
Even if there was something they could do that would help someone in the slightest way they would do it. Sometimes, knowing they weren 't going to succeed, they still did their best to help. The three mockingbirds are Boo Radley, Tom Robinson, and Atticus Finch. Together, these three characters represent the three main characteristics of a Mockingbird; protection, innocence, and goodness. Boo Radley is a mockingbird because he represents the protection that mockingbirds display.
Mockingbirds are an important symbol because they represent goodness and innocence. In this book, Tom Robinson and Boo Radley are two innocent men, similar to mockingbirds, who get taken advantage of due to their innocence. Atticus and Miss Maudie teach Scout and Jem that it’s a sin to harm anything innocent by using the example of mockingbirds. Mockingbirds are innocent because they only positively affect people through their singing. Scout and Jem have just received air guns from Atticus for Christmas, and they are learning what they’re not allowed to shoot at.
He was stuck in following his father’s code to the point that he was not growing. Not that it was a failed process, as it is the key factor reassuring how he has not been caught and keeps some kind of conscience. Clearly, he did not know how to be himself while also following the code. He had to fake everything about himself to get by with this billion-pound burden, therefore he took on a different persona. Somewhat like the quiet guy who brings donuts to the office with a charming smile so everyone will like him, Dexter is this individual.
Boo is the mysterious savior who killed Bob Ewell to save Jem and Scout. Boo Radley is far from a monster. After he saves them and takes them home Sheriff Heck Tate arrives. Heck Tate explains to them that they should tell everyone that Bob fell on his own knife instead of making Boo looking like a savior, but Atticus doesn 't understand. Sheriff Heck Tate explains, “Well it 's sort of like
In the novel, Atticus Finch, Tom Robinson, and Boo (Arthur) Radley are all metaphorically portrayed as mockingbirds because they all try to help others, yet they are mistreated. Boo (Arthur) Radley is seen as a mockingbird when he gives Scout and Jem gifts before meeting them. “He was our neighbor; he gave us two soap dolls, a broken watch, and a chain, a pair of good luck pennies and our lives,”(pg. 282). This is considered being a mockingbird because Boo does for they Finch family despite his being labeled the neighborhood wacko.
When the Finches and Heck Tate learn that Jem likely stabbed and killed their neighbor, Bob Ewell, after he assaulted Jem and his sister, Scout. Heck tried to convince Atticus he should play it off as if Bob accidentally stabbed himself, but Atticus believed, “‘Heck, it’s mighty kind of you and I know you’re doing it from that good heart of yours, but don’t start anything like that’” (Lee 365). He believes that the law should be fully respected and wanted to set the example for his kids that there are no excuses to be made for something so serious. Another way Atticus teaches this to his children is when a man named Tom Robinson, who was convicted under a false rape accusation, was shot dead in prison for trying to escape. Even though it is terrible news for everyone, Atticus believes “‘What was one Negro, more or less, among two hundred of ‘em?
A prime example is the Tom Robinson case, which was a blatant display of racism. Jem and Scout saw their “father take the gun and walk out into the middle of the street,” he then killed Tim, and the threat of his rabies was gone (127). The rabies were like racism. Racism, at the time, was something that ruined Maycomb and changed it. The people were less open and more stuck on this one idea of race, while everyone outside of Maycomb were fine.
Bob Ewell tried to kill Jem and Scout first of all. Bob hurt Jem bad enough for Atticus to ask “do you think he is dead?” Even though Boo Radley came to the rescue of the kids he was still wrong for going after them. He should not have even tried to go after the kids, they are little and they had nothing to do with what happened to him or what he did to Mayella. He thought it was going to turn out the other way with Scout and Jem lying dead under the tree but it turned to be him lying dead under the tree. Any man who would give a kid a broken arm and give him a concussion shows many signs of hatred.
By killing Mr. Ewell; Boo Radley killed his innocence. After the attack, Boo gently carried Jem to Atticus so that Dr. Reynolds could take a look at him. At first, Atticus thought that Jem had killed Mr. Ewell, but Mr. Tate insisted that he fell on his knife. As they were arguing, Atticus realised that Boo had killed Mr. Ewell. Atticus and Mr. Tate knew that Boo would be killed if the town found out that he had killed Bob Ewell, and so they agreed that Mr. Ewell fell on his knife.
Secondly, Boo stabbed his family member in the leg. The town wanted him in an asylum. The public considers him intellectually afflicted. Finally, I expect the children of the town will not meet Boo Radley because his family is genuinely antisocial. The Radley family goes outside only at dusk to get groceries and things for his family.
Lennie cares about George. Lennie always wanted to be with George because, he needed a companion, but he may have trusted him a bit too much. “I turn to Lennie and say jump in and he jumps, couldn’t swim a stroke. He damn near drowned. "(Steinbeck, 40) Lennie is dumb, but listens to George because he trusts him and Lennie gets hurt and doesn’t get mad at George.
Tom Robinson was not treated fair from the hypocrisy of others; that a black man is as evil as the devil himself and is out to get you and your children, showing the scrutiny of ignorant town-folk. But it didn’t stop Scout and Jem from seeing he’s just a person, one that wasn’t capable to perform an act like what he was being accused of. Scout is still a little girl, but by this rate she will become wiser than her age as well as mine. Her and Jem are good kids’, they even understand Author Radley better than everyone else in Maycomb and learned not to judge someone “-until you climb into his skin and walk around in it”(Lee 30). The night Bob Ewell died was tragic, but it was exceeded then other option of it ending up as my children instead, that man was offull, the way he acted and treated others was indescribable, a drunken man put his guilt onto a black man for his own sins, and threatened my life and then tried to kill my kids...the audacity of that man or if you could even call him a man was impeccable.
One by one, the Misfit orders his henchmen to take a member of the family into the woods and kill them in cold blood. However, the reader is confounded when the Misfit reveals that he was falsely imprisoned for his father’s death. O’Connor states: “The Misfit sneered slightly. ‘Nobody had nothing I wanted’ he said…’It was the head doctor at the penitentiary said what I had done was kill my daddy but I know that for a lie. My daddy died.. of the epidemic flu and I never had a thing to do with it.’”(pg 148).