1) Scout admires Miss Maudie because she feels the respect Miss Maudie gives her, Jem and Dill. She also loves Miss Maudie because she is a strong independent woman who doesn’t need a man in her live to be happy. 2) Atticus accepted the job to defend Tom Robinson because he is trying to show Jem, Scout and the town that everyone is equal. He is hoping to change the town’s way of thinking that everything should be based off of skin color.
Chairman of the Chicago Bulls Jerry Reinsdorf has stated “Discrimination and prejudice of any kind have no place in sports or in our society” Jerry's statement matches To Kill a Mockingbird character Atticus Finch's actions. Atticus and Jerry both have the same opinion of prejudice and racism. Their opinion is racism and prejudice should not belong in a society. Jerry said the quote but Atticus took an action to it. In To kill a Mockingbird, Lee uses symbols and natural elements to teach readers that prejudice can create a hostile society and there are good people who try and stop prejudice.
Who is the most important person to you in your life? Some people might say their significant other, or their best friend, or their children. But personally, and I believe for Scout and Jem, it is their mother. Or rather, at least in their case, their lack thereof. In Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, we see a young girl, Scout, and her brother, Jem, try to navigate through their childhood in a small town in Alabama in the 1930s.
The Beauty of the Southern Flowers “Neighbors bring food with death and flowers with sickness and little things in between.” (Lee 278). When it comes to the topic of flowers, most of us will readily agree that they represent development, growth, beauty and happiness. For instance, Roses are known for signifying love and deep passion while Lotus flowers are known for purity of the heart. Nonetheless, in To Kill a Mockingbird, Lee utilizes flowers to symbolize the strength and character that women of Maycomb possess.
In Harper Lee’s “To Kill A Mockingbird”, the issue of Southern Womanhood is brought up many times throughout the novel. Lee uses many different characters to help show how she viewed Southern Womanhood. Specifically she uses, Scout, Mayella Ewell, and Scout’s Aunt Alexandra. In "To Kill A Mockingbird", Harper Lee uses specific characters to show how negative of an impact Southern Womanhood used to have. Harper Lee uses Scout in many cases to show how she thought Southern Womanhood used to have a negative impact.
In chapters four through eight, the audience gets to experience the continuous growth of Scout through her own eyes. Lee’s diction portrays Scout’s curiosity when says that the gum I found was fresh, and “ I licked it and waited for a while. When I did not die I crammed it into my mouth” (Lee 1). In this instance, Lee is trying to remind us of Scout’s innocence and compelled mindset, due to her young age. Similarly, when Dill comes back to Maycomb in the summer Scout starts to feel like a third wheel.
Theme Analysis Essay “Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. ”― C.G. Jung. Perspective is such an important part of life. All throughout To Kill A Mockingbird perspective is needed to understand why that certain person did what they did.
Personal values and morals are instilled into children by their parents . Jem and Scout Finch, characters from Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird, are open minded, educated, young children that have a father named Atticus Finch who tries to teach his children to have sound morals and personal values . The children have not been sheltered from life's hardships due to their father Atticus's views on parenting instead they have learned right from wrong. Atticus Finch believes that not sheltering his kids from the world allows them to form strong morals and values. Atticus Finch does what he believes will help make his children into strong citizens with outstanding values and morals.
Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, is set in the 1960’s, a time when men and women had specific and restrictive roles in society. Men were the ones to work and earn money for their families and women were expected to a caring and obedient homemakers. In many ways, those gender stereotypes are still very present today. The contrasting opinions of Atticus Finch and Aunt Alexandra provide the reader with the different views on how men and women should be raised, which in turn, affects the readers thoughts and opinions on the gender expectations and roles that are present in today’s society.
To Kill a Mockingbird Prejudice exists everywhere, but not with everyone. Some people choose to defy it, especially if it seems unreasonable, or immoral. This is found throughout the book To Kill a Mockingbird. In Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout learns to defy unreasonable social norms, and unfair ones as well, by the action of adults around her, namely Atticus and Miss Maudie Atkinson. By gardening while wearing men’s overall, Miss Maudie shows Scout that you do not always have to conform to the social norm of women only wearing dresses to be respected.