My mother brother and I went and started looking in stores that were really destroyed. We didn’t find anyone stuck or hiding so we started to head back home. We walked for about an hour looking around to see how many Jewish-owned businesses on our street had been vandalized. After we got home we found that our house had been vandalized.
Throughout the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird,” written by Harper Lee, the readers can see how Scout changes her view about Boo Radley. Because of their nosiness, Jem, Scout, and Dill try to drag Boo out his house and to the outside world. Their innocence actions combine with Boo’s actions have changed the image of Boo, in their mind, from “inside the house lived a mavolent phantom” (10), a person that kills cats, eats squirrels, poisones pecans… to a neighbor that they can trust who saves them from Bob Ewell, “Boo was our neighbor” (373). The readers can see a great change in their relationship. At the beginning, the children can’t even come near Boo’s place without palpitation, but at the end, Scout is comfortable enough to walks Boo up to
The novel begins with Effia Otcher being born during a village fire. Effia’s father states “... the memory of the fire that burned, then fled, would haunt him, his children, and his children’s children for as long as the line continued” (3). By saying this, Cobbe is making a connection to fire and slavery. Slavery, similar to fire, is also a force that leaves wreckage behind without any concern for those it hurts. The imagery of fire in this example is used as a metaphor for slavery and the lasting impact it has on the world.
While Father woke up Scout, I tried to stay awake and not fall asleep again. “Whose house is it?” “Miss Maudie’s, hon.” At the front door I watched as flames were shooting out of the inferno of the Maudie house. I was concerned about not only the safety about the Maudie’s, but also our house’s furniture.
This first sentence in the passage immediately makes the reader wonder about the setting and what’s going on. In other words, the author W.W. Jacobs grabs the reader’s attention by making the readers think and be curious about
Montag attempts to get her out of the house and save her but she tells him to leave and lights the house on fire with a single match. He had taken a book from her house and brought it home. When he goes home that night, Mildred tells him that Clarisse McClellan is dead. The next morning he wakes up with “chills and fever” (48).
Imagine waking up every morning and stepping outside just to smell the familiar odor of the hog processing plant outside of the town. This is what is happening to small towns with Prestage plants or Pork processing plants. This could potentially be happening to Mason City if we were to get the Prestage plant. Pork processing plants have been around since the 1900´s, the city of Mason City has deep pride in its history including the Decker processing plant . The industry standards have changed and the processing plants of the past are no long viable today.
After the Rodney King issue with the police, the people of Los Angeles began to wreak havoc upon the streets. The buildings surrounded by flames felt like I was cooking sweet, juicy bacon over the stove; but the only things that were burning was our sense of humanity. Back in August of ‘91, Melvin and I began to feel famished. Our stomachs were rumbling so much that it seemed like they were talking to each other.
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 When Thanksgiving Day rolls around, I am always reminded of the Scripture verse noted above and there is a very good reason for the verse to come to my mind. You see, on my husbands and my 25th Wedding Anniversary on July 12, 2000, our house caught fire and we lost so many mementos and memorabilia. There were many things that simply melted away and other things that were ruined by the extensive and voluminous water damage, as local firemen fought to extinguish the fire.
Going door to door dressed in costumes asking for treats goes back to the Middle Ages. Poor people would go door to door asking for food in return for prayers. In the United States during the late 1800s, many pranks were made. The pranks got out of hand and as a result town leaders encouraged people to dress up
The firefighters also burn whole houses down, “Beatty flicked his fingers to spark the kerosine. It was too late. Montag gasped. The woman on the porch reached out with contempt to them all, and struck the kitchen match against the railing.”
What causes Miss Maudie to say that they have a least made a “baby step” in the right direction is the trial of Tom Robinson and the fact that Atticus was defending him. For a very long time, the African American community was being treated/defended poorly so the fact that someone like Atticus is defending Tom (even if he might lose) is a step forward from the years before. Chapter 23 After Bob Ewell makes threats at Atticus, he makes no reaction out of the situation and continues on with his day as if it had not happened. He knows that Bob still holds a grudge against humiliating the Ewell name in court, and this is how he expresses it. Atticus also does not react because he knows that this may save Mayella from another beating, which he will happily try and stop from occurring.
In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, set in the small, rural town of Maycomb, Alabama, during the early 1930s, community is a big part of the people of Maycomb. In Maycomb, everyone knows each other. All the Folks of Maycomb know about Atticus Finch, the Maycomb attorney and state legislative representative who is assigned to represent Tom Robinson case, Calpurnia, an African-American housekeeper who works for the family and acts as a mother figure towards young Scout and Jem and she is one of the only Negroes in Maycomb who can read and write. Miss Stephanie Crawford, the neighborhood gossip, Jem (Jeremy Atticus Finch) and Scout (Jean Louise Finch), son and daughter of Atticus Finch and obviously the mysterious “Boo” Radley who has never shown himself to anyone or came out of his house for 15 years.
Empathy is a quality difficult to attain. Not many people can really look through the eyes of someone else most of us are sympathetic. Empathy is almost a rare feeling how often are you going to feel empathy for the syrian refugees or children in Africa? It’s hard to feel empathy for things that we haven't experienced. But in every bundle of people their is an Atticus Finch.
“Maycomb was an old town, but it was a tired old town when I first knew it.” Harper Lee had used the tragic situation of Tom Robinsons trial to explore many themes including, racism and differences in privilege. “To kill a mockingbird” written by Harper Lee explores many situations linked to the broad idea of racism throughout the systems of Maycomb and differences in privilege in many different ways. The quote that Atticus argues with explains that in Maycomb, all men and things are equal.