In this essay, Metress speaks on how Atticus has some flaws in To Kill a Mockingbird; for example, the only thing Atticus does for change in his community was defend Tom for no charge and he did so to his best ability. Also, Atticus, when describing why he chooses to not turn down the case, uses the word “I” more than anything else, suggesting he did it for himself more than he did it for Tom or for anyone else. Metress quotes Freedman in his essay: “Here is a man who does not voluntarily use his training and skills - not once ever - to make the slightest change in the pervasive social injustice of his own
In the play ‘A Doll’s House’ by Henrik Ibsen, the role of macaroons play a major role as they represent Nora’s dishonest behavior towards Torvald. Nora is completely a different person in front of Torvald; however, she tries to shield things that she does which Torvald doesn’t like. In reality, their marriage seems to be falling apart as she is not happy being with her husband as he tells her not to have macaroons, as the macaroons will damage her teeth and destroy her beauty. The macaroons present image of Nora’s longing to be liberated. She wants to have her own personality and will to live a life where no one stops her from doing what she gets pleasure from.
As the trial progresses Jem becomes tired and views his members of community with contempt. Jem is emotionally scarred after Tom Robinson is wrongly convicted. Jem firmly believes that there are differences between individuals, social classes and races. Which made Jem acknowledge what he thought Maycomb was, a safe place to live with people who care for each other and has loss faith on the neighbors and the people he knew due to large amount of prejudice
Instead of being sent to a detention centre, his father locked him up in his house and now he is mentally unstable from the years of isolation. The mockingbird also has a compelling importance due to the connections with Boo Radley and Tom Robinson. Harper Lee uses juxtaposition to highlight the contrast of a black man and a white man facing racism and discrimination.
Scout shows these values in To Kill a Mockingbird, and provides a unique way of looking at people differently. This was probably Harper Lee’s doing, Scout is used by Lee to illustrate many ideals. Such ideals include courteousness when she defends Atticus to stand up for what she believes in, and how Scout can step into someone else’s shoes to see their point of view. By putting these ideals in a kid’s perspective, Lee is able to convey these ideas with more ease because people can follow along with Scout and remember the importance of these ideals as she is learning them for the first time. Many people can forget these basic values, and Lee emphasizes through her characters and novel that they are important and reminds people that even the simplest of values can make the biggest
We can relate this to “A Good Man is Hard to Find” because that is exactly what the grandmother did to her son Bailey. Bailey did not pay much attention to his mother because he already knew how manipulative and selfish she could be. The only reason why he did everything he did was for his kids. The grandmother would use the kids as targets to get what she wanted, because she knew Bailey would listen to them and not
That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” The title is referring to Boo Radley and Tom Robinson neither did anything wrong yet they were criticized for it. In the case of Boo he even was there to help yet Scout was still reluctant to be around
To Kill A Mockingbird - Literary Analysis One significant theme conveyed by Harper Lee throughout the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, is the destruction of innocence. This theme is conveyed throughout the novel with two main characters, Scout and Jem. Their childhood innocence began to fade as they grew older, finding out that not everyone is good even though they had never seen evil before. Tom Robinson and Boo Radley were both misjudged and had no intentions of hurting anyone, yet they both got hurt. The mockingbirds can be used to represent innocence, and several characters can be represented as mockingbirds that have been killed such as Jeremy “Jem” Atticus Finch, Jean Louise “Scout” Finch, Tom Robinson, Arthur “Boo” Radley, and Charles
Tom Robinson was
Although young she has a fierce grip on truth. This truth rarely compromises giving her a strong standard of what to live by. With this standard she faces life never relenting on what she believes to be right and fighting against anything she believes to be a lie. “I don’t know what you’re talkin’ bout but you better cut it out this red hot minute.”
Character & Blended Quote w/ page number Context/Situation Significance As Calpurnia tries to have Scout justify her assumptions, when it comes to looking at things from someone else’s perspective “There’s some folks who don’t eat like us, “she whispered fiercely, “but you ain’t called on to contradict ‘em at the table when they don’t. […] “Yo’ folks might be better’n the Cunninghams but it don’t count for nothin’ the way you disgracin’ ‘em”. (32) Calpurnia tries getting Scout to look at a situation from someone else’s perspective, to learn to justify their actions.