Scout also likely felt sad because she criticized and mocked him before she really got to know him. Jem and Scout discovered Boo was misunderstood, as he was gentle, shy, kind, and courageous. Boo was their good friend. “Most people are [nice], Scout, when you finally see them.”
This was really important during this time because of all the racism and judgment going on. Scouts intelligence, innocence, and friendliness shaped her view of the events in To Kill a Mockingbird. Just because someone is intelligent doesn’t mean that they will always be respected. Scout was often put down for her intelligence.
Atticus is shown as a symbol in this part because he is trying to use his morals to make everyone feel happy and equal, but is hated on by people. Mockingbirds don’t mind people and try to make everyone happy, yet they are still killed by people. Both Atticus and mockingbirds are hated on by a certain set of people. Another example of Atticus being a mockingbird, but being loved by people, is when Reverend Skyes, a black man, says to Scout and Jem, “‘This church has no better friend than your daddy,’”(163). Reverend Skyes explains to Scout and Jem that Atticus is considered a friend because he is supporting Tom Robinson’s court case.
To the children, so much as entering the front yard of the Radley house is a terrifying feat. At this time, the children do not understand Boo’s situation, as they have yet to meet him and know little about him apart from the stories. In the end, the children learn that Boo has been watching them all along and has even been a helpful presence in their lives. He was the one who left gifts in the tree outside the Radley yard for Scout and Jem, and he gave Scout a blanket during the fire. More importantly, however, Boo was the mysterious figure who saved the Finch children from Bob Ewell’s attack.
He has a natural sense of right and wrong. For example, he understands that treating people with disrespect and unloyalty is wrong, and keeping promises and staying true to his word is right. He consistently stays true to his friends, because he believes that that’s the right thing to do. Furthermore, Huckleberry Finn felt guilty when Muff Potter would thank him, which shows that Huck is not completely lawless and has his own set of morals. Huckleberry can also sense when someone is not a good person.
The second example is Boo Radley, an African American man who lives near the Finch house. Most of the children in Maycomb County (those that pass by the Radley house) are afraid of Boo because of the stories they have heard and so they tend to avoid the Radley house. In truth, Boo is a gentle person; Boo was essentially being harmed by people who were afraid of him. Boo’s innocence was harmed because people assumed the worst of him without knowing him. This is obvious through Scout’s thoughts after she discovers who Boo truly is; she eventually believes that hurting Boo would be like “shootin’
Prideful because all he tries to do is chance Doodle rather than letting him be who he is . Not letting himself accept himself the way he is. Brother's pride pushes him to give Doodle an existence away from his bed, and it is his obsession that leads to Doodle's tragic demise. Brother's pride did create a facsimile (copy) of real life for Doodle, but in the end, it crumbled him, brought to its knees by pride and selfishness. Brother did love Doodle, but his ego overshadowed the fact the he was just trying to protect Doodle from a world that doesn't tolerate those that are different.
This is very unnerving to Scout since Zeebo is a man of color and she is familiar with how people will view him in a court of law. This injustice convinces Scout to visit Calpurnia and support her family in this time of need even though it is frowned
However, George stays with Lennie because he feels the responsibility to help someone who cannot take care of himself, which is the view Steinbeck is trying to portray. George proves that he truly is devoted to Lennie’s protection by advocating for his innocence. Upon explaining the events that lead to them being kicked out of Weed, their old town, George advocates for Lennie by saying that “‘There ain’t no more harm in [Lennie] than a kid’”(43). This is demonstrating the views of Steinbeck by showing that even though Lennie makes mistakes, George will never want to put blame onto him because he wants to support the less able. Though George is very forgiving towards Lennie when he unintentionally makes their life more burdensome , Lennie is still left with guilt.
Admirability is a quality that many strive to acquire, yet, most fail to achieve. Admirability is the ability to be admired or respected by others, even if they don’t necessarily agree with one’s point of view. In the classic novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, a loving father named Atticus, earns respect from his children, Jem and Scout, and almost his entire community. Wisdom, compassion, and responsibility are just a few things that make Atticus an easily likable character. To begin with, Atticus gives great words of wisdom to Jem and Scout.
They find a ball of gray twine, chewing gum, a spelling bee medal and an old pocket watch. Also she thinks that Boo Radley has been leaving the treasures in the tree. 21. The next day they see that the tree is plugged with cement. I think that Mr. Nathan Radley told the children that the tree was dying so that way the children wouldn’t think he did it because he didn’t want them to get any more presents from the tree.
Harper Lee’s book, “To Kill A Mockingbird” portrays Scout (Jean Louis) Finch as a tomboy who prefers attacking opponents, over using her mental acumen. However, several instances in the book show her gradually flourishing into a mature young lady. Scout displays acts of courage and empathy as will be delineated in this essay. It is said that courage is the ability to do something that frightens one.
After attempts to murder two children, Bob Ewell is attacked and stabbed to death- an event that reveals the legitimate personality and identity of Boo Radley. Previously known as merely an isolated maniac, the character Boo has much more depth than any of his neighbors imagined. Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird reveals the true personality of Boo as displayed through the simile of the mockingbird, imagery of his neighbor’s descriptions, and the heroic plot twist in the final chapters of the book.
In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee foreshadows a loss of innocence through the symbolic significance of the snowman, fire, and mad dog. First, Lee uses the snowman as a symbol. It is shown in this passage, “ Jem, I ain’t ever heard of a nigger snowman… He won’t be for long.”
“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it. ”This quote goes best with Tom Robinson. Tom Robinson is a black man who works in the field every day. This is the exact stereotype of “Black people” in that time. The quote meaning for Tom is that he has a very stereotypical life.