Mr. Ewell’s wrongdoings lead to the death of Tom Robinson, and later he himself was killed for his unjust actions. The mockingbird was symbolic of Tom’s true, pure heart, and his death was because of nothing but the inequities within society. Mr. Ewell’s sin caused sorrow and horror in Scout’s life, but it also lead to her realization that discrimination was wrong, something that Atticus wished for her to know all along. Further along in the story, Scout’s growth is proved when Atticus suggests sending Boo Radley to trial for killing Bob Ewell. Scout says, “‘Well, it’d be sort of like shootin’ a mockingbird, wouldn’t it?’” (276).
The narrator’s warped thinking process it drove him to do insane things. Another one of his traits is guilt. One reason I think one reason he felt guilty was because he planned the murder of the old man and that drove him to turn himself in. Also it explains on ( page 138), “ yet the sound increased what could I do? It was a low, dull,
After reading Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird readers are left with one question: who killed Bob Ewell. Everyone has a different theory to what happened that night when he tried to harm Jem and Scout. My theory is that Boo Radley killed him. I think this because he cared a lot about the Finch children, Mr.Ewell was a bad person, and it was night time so he could go unseen. There are many reasons for a lot of people to kill Bob Ewell, but in this situation I think it must have been Boo.
This may be true, but the narrator from The Tell Tale Heart is worse because his mental illness is so severe, that he loses control and kills an innocent old man. The narrator says in desperation, “If you still think me mad, you will no longer when I describe the wise precautions I took for the concealment of the body.” (Poe 3,3). The narrator is trying to justify his madness of murdering an old man by telling the reader how he took precautions when concealing the body which definitely means that he is a psychopath and has some extreme mental illness. That further demonstrates that the narrator from The Tell-Tale Heart is the most unreliable. The narrator also says, “... but the noise arose over all and continually increased.
In the short story, “The Scarlet Ibis” written by James Hurst, creates a story about a boy named Doodle who was born with disabilities and his brother makes plans to kill him. In paragraph 5 on the first page of the story, Hurst writes, “It was bad enough having an invalid brother, but having one who possibly was not all there was unbearable, so I began to make plans to kill him by smothering him with a pillow.” This clearly makes readers think that the narrator wants him dead, and the narrator isn’t grateful for what kind of brother he has. This clearly brings up that it was the narrator 's fault that Doodle died. He left Doodle out in the storm on purpose and ran away, the narrator had plans to kill him earlier on in the story, and everyone expected Doodle to die right when he was born. In the beginning of the story, Hurst writes , “Doodle was just about the craziest brother a boy ever had.” “He was born when I was six and was, from the outset, disappointment.
The Revenge of the Outsiders Revenge: to take vengeance for; inflict punishment for. The American society is quick to outcast those who are different and do not fulfill the American Dream expectations. Truman Capote’s book, In Cold Blood, tells the real life story of the Clutter family who were known as the perfect family. The Clutter’s were murdered by two men that were outsiders their whole life because they were different and did not meet the ideal image presented. Capote’s novel was to demonstrate how having this expectation affects oneself when they feel unaccepted by society.
He kills because he figures that he was unjustly punished, so he may as well be mean since he has already served time in prison for the crimes. Things are in this disorder because of Jesus. He explains that Jesus threw everything off balance when He died and was raised from the dead (O’Connor
'Bob Ewell meant business,' Mr. Tate muttered." (page 269). This shows that Bob Ewell deserved to die because he was trying to kill Atticus' kids just because he made Bob look bad in court. He's a coward cause he didn’t go after Atticus like he said he would, he went after his
Rumour has it, the reasoning of Allan killing John Smith is because when he was a child he was molested by a priest. This could be a solution to why he had become so violent and developed even stronger hatred towards society. By having such an unbalanced life had triggered him to want to get revenge to release his pain and hurt on everyone else. I believe Allan had just wanted everyone else to feel how he was feeling. Clearly he did not have the right coping skills and support to teach him how to deal with them.
He says that “..if I had of been there I would of known and I wouldn’t be like I am now” (367). Basically, what he is saying is that he is a cruel person for being punished for something he claims he did not do. If he truly did not commit the crime, then he shouldn’t be killing an entire family. In this story, the author puts the men as cruel persons that do not sympathize with others. The family had an accident and The Misfit choose to kill them all, instead of helping them.
I gotta tell you again, do I” (Steinbeck )? Why would you maliciously attack the memory of an autistic/mentally handicapped individual? The signs point towards budding hate and annoyance between the two companions. Looking at the murder scenario and evidence, George deliberately murdered his friend in cold blood. In summary, George intentionally snuffed another life; he should have
In the book, Ender kills two other children out of self-defence. I think Orson Scott card is saying something about violence using this book. I think he is saying that violence is a complicated thing, and that you really can see it from three different angles. The first angle, is that violence is bad, and Card says this through Ender’s remorse and guilt when he finds out he killed Bonzo and Stilson. He’s saying that even though it was out of self-defence, lives we’re still taken and we shouldn’t normalize the killing of children just because they started the fight first.
He claims that Prince Jones’ life is a vessel, carrying every component that made his life meaningful. Unfortunately, his life was immediately taken away by a fatal murder that raised Jones’ essence back to heaven. Giving this account to his son meant that Coates wanted him to understand that his own race is unjustly targeted as violent beings. The fact that one of his valued friends was murdered because one white individual claimed that he felt endangered in his presence was repulsive towards Coates. This memory scorned his perception of reality of society in that he repeatedly reasoned himself that they have a negative perception towards black
The brother is to blame for doodles death. Doodle was a disabled young child with a selfish brother that only looks out for himself. His brother was ashamed to be with or around him. One of the biggest reasons wanted him dead is because he was embarrassed to be around him. The three reasons I believe that the brother wanted to kill doodle was he was embarrassed, he pushed him to hard, and he was selfish.
Both Jem and Scout had a startling knowledge that changed the way they treated other individuals. Both kids were practically killed by Mr. Ewell the night after the trail. Jem understood that Mr. Ewell was a fainthearted man, in light of the fact that keeping in mind the end goal to hurt their dad, Mr. Ewell needed to hit him in his feeble spot, his kids. Both kids understood that negative things that can leave positive things. Despite the fact that Atticus Finch spared Tom Robinson from being erroneously blamed for a wrongdoing, he likewise uncovered that Mr. Ewell beat his kids and was a dishonorable father.