“The way that man called him ‘boy’ all the time and sneered at him, an’ looked around the jury every time he answered-” (Lee 226). In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Aunt Alexandra figures out the kids are missing. Atticus and Aunt Alexandra figure out they 've been in the balcony of the courtroom all afternoon. Atticus sends them home, but agrees to let them come home after dinner. Aunt Alexandra was angry when she hears where the kids have been. Jem was sure they won the case, but they have never seen a jury support a black man over a white man. They wait a while for it to go back in session. Scout doses off thought about previous events that had happened. The court finally announced Tom Robinson guilty. This scene shows the coming of …show more content…
On pages 226 to 241 foreshadowing, symbolism, and imagery develops the coming of age theme of good and evil. Scout learned that people could be so racist and people not even have done anything to deserve it. The kids see the good and evil out there in the world, and that it isn 't full of rainbows and butterflies. Seeing the awful things throughout the town and through the eyes of the people in the town helps Scout mature/grow. Atticus tries to protect Scout from the racism and anger of the trial, but realizes they can 't be protected and he lets them return to the trial. Some foreshadowing shown here is, “I ain 't ever seen any jury decide in favor of a colored man over a white…” (238). Scout sees how people are judged by the color of their skin, which Scout knows is wrong in some way, even if Scout doesn 't fully understand why there is issues with it. The kids are starting to see the racism and they don 't fully understand why it 's happening. Scout
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Scout and Jem depend on Atticus for almost everything, but with the court case, Atticus has to depend on them for support and encouragement, even though he was worried for their safety. Scout and Jem not only support Atticus but they try to protect him in many circumstances and feel anxious when watching him in court. When Atticus goeswent to the jail where Tom Robinson was staying the kids followed him from curiosity. After getting to the jail and other cars arriving, Jem and Scout realized that they arewere there because they did not like Tom, and Atticus’ defense of him in court. Scout and Jem are worried that Atticus would be hurt, so they came out to stop the people, “So it took an eight-year-old child to bring ‘em to their senses, didn’t it?”
• People from all over the country flood the town. • Scout and Jem sneak in the trial. There were no seats so they seat up in the balcony, where the black people sit. Questions and Answers: 1. What is the reason that Atticus tells Scout of why Mr. Cunningham is still a friend, when he wanted to hurt Atticus?
Scout had insulted Walter’s eat habits, but she had not realized it. In her mind, she was asking a question out of curiosity. Scout hadn’t grasped the concept that certain may be okay to her, but not to other people. Scout lost her innocence by realizing that she had insulted him, and not just asked a question. Lastly, a few kids are making fun of Atticus for defending a black man, and Scout doesn’t see what is wrong with that.
Throughout the novel both kids learned life lessons from different people in their community. After seeing part of the trial a man said to them, “Cry about the simple hell people give other people- without even thinking. Cry about the hell white people give colored folks, without even stopping to think that they're people too” (Lee 269). This was a major turning point when Scout learned
In “To Kill A Mockingbird,” the author of the novel, Harper Lee, communicates many themes through her story, often involving racism, the trials and tribulations of growing up, and the many sides of life itself. One of the most profound themes of this novel, however, concerns the loss of one innocence, and how this may affect their view on life. The author conveys this theme by using the juxtaposition of Scout and Jem Finch. One side of this theme is shown thorough Jem, the eldest son of the family. Jem shares most of his experiences with Scout, and he shows a level of maturity beyond his years, which is maintained through the most challenging of situations.
Throughout Tom Robinson’s trial, he sees and recognizes Atticus’s bravery in standing up for Tom, not letting racial biases change his mind. Recognizing that Bob Ewell’s actions were wrong, Jem is distraught at the outcome of the trial: “It was Jem’s turn to cry. His face was streaked with angry tears as we made our way through the cheerful crowd. ‘It ain’t right,’ he muttered all the way to the corner of the square where we found Atticus waiting,” (212). Jem was upset at the fact that Tom, despite all Atticus did to try and protect him, was sent to prison.
He knows the rest of the town will disapprove, but he believes in the innocence of this man and does not care of his complexion. In this moment, Scout and Jem only see how everyone will downgrade them and see them differently. Atticus shows, it does not matter what others think, all that matters is that you support what you believe in. This shows how Atticus is a strong character who contributes a lot to the overall lesson
Scout and Jem are continually made fun of by their peers who call them and Atticus “nigger lovers”. People who were friends now hate them(new subproof), their friends from school now make fun of them because Scout and Jem’s Father is siding with a black man on the case. Some say it was good for Scout and Jem to learn to stand up for their morals at a young age(antithesis), but it was not healthy for Scout and Jem to experience such social loss. They are impressionable children who definitely could have sided with their peers on the issue of segregation. It was Atticus’s reasoning, Calpurnia’s kindness, and the black community’s love that allowed the children to stand with them.
After hours of waiting, the jury came back in. Scout explains how “A jury never looks at the defendant if it has convicted, and when this jury came in, not one of them looked at Tom Robinson… Judge Taylor was polling the jury; ‘ Guilty...Guilty...Guilty’”(211) When Scout and Jem hear the verdict, they are distraught. As they were walking home, “It was Jem’s turn to cry.. ‘It’s not right, Atticus’”(212)
Atticus takes the trial knowing the consequence that him and his family will be harrassed by the town because it is the right thing to do. Atticus finch decides to defend Tom Robinson to be a good role model for his children and prove that the “Golden Rule” is a rule to
Scout learns the ugly truth about how a trial really works in there time period. In particular Atticus states “In our court, when it’s a white man 's word against a black men’s the white mens always wins. ”(251-252). This shows that Scout is exposed to more of how racism is ugly and unfair and Atticus makes it clear to Jem and Scout that racism exists. Scout handled the results of the trail calmer than jem (304).
In Mark Twain’s LYNCHING Moral Cowardice, Twain talks about the reasons behind all of the lynching and attacks taking place, whether it’s aversion or pure cowardness. In an article by National Geographic, by Andrew Cockburn, he talks about the trans-Atlantic slave-trade and how it’s still destroying the lives of innocent people. Based on these sources, three common themes from To Kill a Mockingbird and the 1930’s are growing up, injustice, and self-preservation. The first theme shown throughout the novel is growing up. One example of growing up is when Scout learns to value even the smallest things in life as soon as her teacher says she can no longer read at night with Atticus.
During the jury voting, Jem could not believe his eyes, “ Judge Taylor was polling the jury: 'Guilty...guilty...guilty...guilty...' I peeked at Jem: his hands were white from gripping the balcony rail, and his shoulders jerked as if each "guilty" was a separate stab between them” (278). Watching Atticus try cases for years, he knows in court that justice prevails. He thought for sure that Tom was free, the evidence was crystal clear. He could not see what reasosn the jury had for a guilty verdict, but when the verdict came out as guilty, he was mad because he knew it was a racist verdict from the jury.
You can see in the book as Jem and Scout go from a childish perspective, one that only sees good in people because they’ve never faced evil. To a more adult perspective who have confronted evil and learn to integrate it into their world. The first example of this is Boo Radley. Boo is a mockingbird.
Atticus has molded his children by exposing them to people in the town of Maycomb who have questionable morals in order to teach his children acceptance. Jem and Scout live in a primarily racist society and learn quickly that the children's