Analysis Of Harper Lee 's ' Kill A Mockingbird '

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“I am not Abnegation. I am not Dauntless. I am Divergent” (Roth 442). This quotation display a certain substance we all need understand about ourselves in life; we are more than one thing, one personally, and one judgement, we are all divergent. Divergent is a powerful word in which means that we are all different than what the world may want you to be or how you are portrayed to the rest of the world. Divergent means, you are not just one human you are one different human being who has many aspects that make you the person you are. In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, judgement is evident when characters Arthur Radley, Atticus Finch, and Dolphus Raymond are misjudged for the way they community sees them, which is being…show more content…
When Dill first arrive to Maycomb, Jem begins to tell him about Arthur’s features and how “he dined on raw squirrels and any cats he could catch, that’s why his hands were bloodstained-if you ate an animal raw, you could never wash the blood off. There was a long jagged scar that ran across his face,what teeth he had were yellow and rotten” (pg.16). Arthur Radley is judged by the rumor about the way he acts or looks. When Jem explain that “dined on raw squirrels and any cat he could catch, that’s why his hands were bloodstained,” it shows that the children think that Arthur Radley more of a monster than a person who lives in their neighbourhood. Scout and Jem just returned home from the fire at Miss.Maudie’s house, Atticus noticed that Scout was covered with a blanket and Atticus tells Scout that “someday, maybe, Scout can thank him for covering her up. ‘ Thank who?’ I asked. ‘Boo Radley. You were too busy looking at the fire you didn’t know it when he put the blanket around you”(pg.96). Boo putting a blanket on Scout demonstrates the true character he is considerate personality. With Atticus explaining that “Boo Radley. You were too busy looking at the fire you didn’t know it when he put the blanket around you,” it portrays that Boo would do something as little as putting a blanket around a child, even though throughout the story, it is explained that Boo would rather be safe in house where awful things linger.
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