Morals are something that everyone has. In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the book is full of morally right people and morally wrong people. Jem is one of the most morally stable children in the book because he understands what is happening in his community around the time of Tom Robinson's trial and why it is wrong. He and I share some of the same morals and that is why I picked him as my character choice. I am a very sensitive person. It's been this way since I could remember. So, I try to be sensitive to other people's feelings. So, about a month ago, I started going to club volleyball ,but I signed up late. The first time I went to practice, I expected to take some flack from the girls because I was the “new kid”. Surprisingly though, everyone was nice to me except one girl. Her name was Cassie and she knew everything that had to do with volleyball. As the season progressed on and the “new kid” vibe faded, Cassie still made me feel like dirt. I never saw her tell any of the other girls on my team what to do when they made a mistake and I kind of felt singled-out. My mom had picked me up from and I ranted, and ranted, until my mom stepped in and said, “Elon, think about all you just said. You don't know what she's like except during volleyball. I know for a fact she has problems at home because her mom told me.” I tuned her out halfway through because I was tired of my mom defending everyone other than me. But the longer I thought about, the more of what she said
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After the trial, Dill has learned that degrading others because they are unlike them is not right after all. He was disappointed at how Mr. Gilmer mistreated Tom Robinson during his cross-examination. Lee has even described the trial in a way that the readers would understand how mistreating others, because of their differences, are wrong.
The book "To Kill a Mockingbird" is a story of life in an Alabama town in the 30's. The narrator, Jean Louise Finch, or Scout, is writing of a time when she was young, and the book is in part the record of a childhood, believed to be Harper Lee’s, the author of the book..
Harper Lee is best known for writing the Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller To Kill a Mockingbird. The novel takes place during the depression in Alabama with the main character, Scout, viewing her lawyer father, Atticus, defending a wrongly accused black man of rape. The reader gets to understand Scout’s childhood view of this controversial situation. Scout’s character in to Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is really the author’s own life playing out in the novel, which is most likely why this novel is thought to be one of the best American Novels of the 20th century.
Jem and Scout, throughout “To Kill A Mockingbird,” learn to consider things from other people’s perspectives. Atticus, Jem and Scout’s father, says “you never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view – until you climb into his skin and walk around in” (Lee 39). They learn this through experiences with their neighbor Boo Radley as they mature beyond their years. At the beginning of the novel, Jem and Scout make fun of Boo and assume that all of the rumors going around about him are true. However, later on in the story the children grow an admiration for Boo and learn to understand him. As they matured, Jem and Scout naturally learned many life lessons of appreciation, respect, and courage
Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” is set in a small Southern United States community called Maycomb during the Great Depression era. The whole book primarily revolves around segregation and racism and how it relates to Maycomb’s history. It eventually leads to the trial of Tom Robinson where he is accused of beating up and raping Mayella Ewell. Even though it was clear that Tom Robinson did not do anything wrong he was convicted by an all white jury simply because he was black. The trial of Tom Robinson and its verdict shows an example of how segregation in the court system prevents fair trials from occurring.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a coming of age story of two young children, Scout and Jem Finch, who learn how to live in the prejudiced society of the fictional town, Maycomb, Alabama. Many characters are involved in helping Scout and Jem learn important lessons and mature, whether it is by mouth or through actions. They learn how to be more gentleman and ladylike, they learn that people are sometimes cruel and ignorant, but most importantly, they learn to look at people with more than one perspective. Harper Lee uses the characters Atticus, Dolphus Raymond, and Boo Radley, to show the idea that one cannot fully understand another person until he or she walks in that person's shoes.
redujice is not something we are born with; it is something that we grow to learn from who and what surrounds us, things that help to form our identity. Prejudice is an integral theme in Harper Lee’s, To Kill A Mockingbird. Prejudice is evident throughout the novel, not just in the appalling racism but also through, prejudice against different sexual orientations, gender constructs and feminism. Society had certain constructs that had to be met. Throughout To Kill A Mockingbird, Lee breaks the bounds to overcome barriers, and challenge social constructs.
In Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout Finch, and her brother Jem, learn the importance of seeing things through other people's eyes. At the beginning of the story, the people living in Maycomb County, can be considered "mockingbirds" because they are innocent. Their father, Atticus, leads as a strong example while defending Tom Robinson, a black man convicted for rape. The residents of Maycomb (besides the Finches) fail to see situations through other people's eyes. For example, when the trial takes place, most people do not have empathy toward Tom Robinson, resulting in some of those "mockingbirds" becoming killed. Trying to see situations through other people's eyes can keep someone from hurting somebody who is innocent.
The concept of courage is more philosophical rather than something that is real. Its a fact that can’t be substantiated, courage is a non tangible feeling that lies within one's heart and psyche. It isn’t something that you're born with, it's something you work for as you grow older. When the day comes when you have to battle the inner demons that make your life discontented you’ll need to conquer in order to overcome it once and for all.After you overcome the thing that's pains you the most you’ll have the face of courage. The novel, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, it revolves around the idea of courage but to the farthest extremity. The characters are more than just literary entities that inhabit the book, they are individuals
In the book To Kill A Mockingbird, there are many different characters that have various personalities. One of the characters that has the best personality is Jem. Throughout the novel, it is shown that Jem is a better person than most adults by asking questions about others’ decisions, thinking about hard topics, and reflecting back on his life.
After Mrs.Dubose died in To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus explained to Jem and Scout why he admired Mrs.Dubose’s courage even though she never showed courage physically,she showed courage morally by stopping her addiction. “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”(93). Atticus is trying to teach Jem and Scout that being courageous can be illustrated in other forms other than physical courage in order to be considered a hero. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee uses characterization to reveal heroism is not only about showing physical courage but it is also about showing moral and intellectual courage. Mrs.Dubose showed moral courage when she stopped her
“I note the obvious differences between each sort and type, but we are more alike, my friends, than we are unalike (Maya Angelou).” This quote although wise is not revolutionary nor complex. Instead accomplished poet and writer, Maya Angelou, is simply trying to convey how differences don’t actually make us different. This statement became all the more accurate when I found myself relating to Scout, a six year old girl from Maycomb, Alabama, who I once perceived as my polar opposite. Instead, as my understanding of the novel progressed, I realized that we more parallel than I ever could have ever imagined. Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mocking Bird proves that fictional books can definitely be identical to real life. Both Scout and I are precocious, curious, and quite spirited young ladies.
To kill a mockingbird written by Harper Lee. Themes are the subject of a talk, a piece of writing or a person's thoughts. There are many themes present in this great American classic such as courage, racism, prejudice, morality and of course coming of age. Lee communicates these themes with characters, events that unfold and the scenarios that Jem and Scout have to face.
In American novelist Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, the protagonist, Scout’s innocence keeps her from seeing how the real world truly is. Her lack of awareness gets her into trouble; she tries to defend a classmate by saying he cannot afford anything because of he does not have anything, which gets her punished. Scout’s ignorance is due to her age and bringing up and her thinking is not yet stricken with the idea of social class; so she is not fully alert to what social status is suppose to be. Just like Scout, a young girl named Alice is not aware of what is the world is really like. Alice’s innocence leads her to discover thoughts about herself and the world around her. In Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking-Glass, the author uses
In Harper Lee’s, To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper uses many literary elements to grab the attention of the readers. Many of these literary elements help contribute to the point of coming of age as well; these apply to the book but can go with the movie. Some of the literary elements are also used to show the way African-Americans were treated near the 1900’s era and to show how accustomed people were to racism.