In the novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Atticus Finch is a well reserved, honored, and honest man ;by contrast, Bob Ewell is a racist, cantankerous, and evil man. Atticus Finch once said, “I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand.” At the beginning of the scene, both Scout and Jem are walking to the school; Scout is playing the ham in her school’s Halloween pageant. While walking to the school pageant, Scout and Jem are startled by their fellow friend known as Cecil Jacobs;however, this only foreshadows the following events of the chapter. Bob Ewell wishes to gain revenge upon Atticus Finch, for he was the man that exposed his devious plans he had with taking advantage
Journal entry #8 I went out for supplies today with Vicky. As I was climbing into the house that I knew was going to be vacant a boy named Eric pulled me in. I nearly had a heart attack over it. He is a part of the Resistant so I am forced to be nice to him, even though he stole my scarf from my neck and then acted like I was a monster after he realized who I was. I hate that he did that
“Boo was our neighbor. He gave us two soap dolls, a broken watch and chain, a pair of good-luck pennies, and our lives. But neighbors give in return. We never put back into the tree what we took out of it: we had given him nothing, and it made me sad” (Lee 373). To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a story about the sleepy town of Maycomb.
“The Flowers” Sometimes we learn things about the people around us that we don’t want to know, we learn things about the world we want to purge from our minds. In ‘The Flowers” Myop is introduced to a cruel and harsh reality that was very prominent at the time of her life. What she learns causes Myop to be changed forever, she loses the freedom and happiness of summer, and into the gloomy chill of the next season of her life.
“Atticus said no, it wasn’t that sort of thing, that there were other ways of making people into ghosts.” ( Chpt. 1, p11) Atticus says this to Scout and Jem in chapter one when the children speculate about the methods of intimidation Mr. Radley used to keep Boo Radley out of sight. Jem suspects that Mr. Radley keeps Boo Radley chained to the bed most of the time. Atticus points out to the children that there are “other ways of making people into ghosts”.
The children in particular think that Boo is a bad person and is a man they should be scared of, but he has only ever shown kindness towards the children. This is first shown after Jem retrieved his pants from the schoolyard, telling Scout,“ ‘...they were folded across the fence...like they were expectin’ me’ ” (Lee 58). This proves that someone knew why Jem had lost his pants, which only Jem, Dill, and Scout knew. The children had been at the Radley house earlier that evening, so it is very likely that Boo saw the children from inside and knew they were out.
Charlotte Stewart was pacing inside the store, looking out the open doorway. Jeanne looked around, but there was no sign of the man who woke her. “Good afternoon, Mizz Charlotte. I’m sorry, I’d laid down for a minute with the baby, and I guess I fell asleep.”
When I got into the studio I walked as slow as possible, then Master Choi motioned me to come sit down i went to sit down. I watched as the higher ranks did their forms and breaking boards. After waiting for what felt like ages they called me up and at this point I was in deep panic in my mind but I wasn 't showing it. My stomach started to curl like I had butterflies in my stomach. I had stepped
The card read, "The best gift for your birthday is the truth" and the card told him. He put down the card and was silent, he cried a little. I was somewhat confused, he was in shock and at a loss for words. I went to bed that night not knowing what to expect in the morning. As I lay there I faintly heard my mother and father talking, not arguing, but discussing the day 's event.
Safely on our porch, panting and out of breath, we looked back.” Jem was dared by Dill to touch the Radley’s home. Even if it may look like something so childish, Jem was courageous to touch the house because he was scared of Boo Radley who lived in the house. Even though he was scared of who was in the house he was willing to go on with the dare. To put it differently, when I was younger my sibling had the idea to trim a small tree in our backyard.
Authors use symbolism to add depth and extra meaning into the story by a simple word. In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, uses symbolism to explain the different aspects of the 1930’s and what goes on within the Finch family. Symbolism is portrayed by the snowman to reveal everyone is the same on the inside. Also Tim Johnson for the representation of prejudice. Lastly the blanket given to Scout to embody Boo’s consistent protection of Scout and Jem.
Is a character’s first opinion on someone the opinion they keep throughout the book? Often a character’s opinion on someone else changes as the story progresses or the character ages and matures. This is seen with the characters Jem and Scout Finch in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. In this book in follows the main character Scout, along with her brother, as they grow up in a small town in the South during the 1930s. As they get older, they start to experience that not everyone is like them or thinks like them.