In To Kill A Mockingbird, Jem and Scout were walking home from a school pageant late at night and got attacked by Bob Ewell in the pitch black. During the tussle, Bob Ewell got killed with an intent of killing Jem and Scout, Mr. Ewell needed revenge from Atticus embarrassing him in trial.
Soon after the incident, the sheriff comes to the Finch’s house to inform them that the attacker was Bob Ewell and that he had been found dead. Soon enough, Scout comes to realize that the stranger who saved them was Boo Radley. As they discuss what happened, the sheriff doesn’t want to press charges against Boo and insists that Bob Ewell killed
First, we have innocent and oblivious Scout; the youngest character in the book. Despite of her purity, her actions have a great impact on everyone. On the night when Scout, Jem
When Mr. Ewell attacked Jem and Scout to get revenge on Atticus, Scout recalled someone being on top of her until “suddenly he was jerked backward and flung on the ground”(351). She could not recognize the man that lifted the attacker off of her, but she saw his unfamiliar face when “He was carrying Jem”(352). Back at home, Jem was being taken care of and Scout realized that the mysterious man that saved their lives was Arthur Radley. People of the town had brought the Finches gifts to show support for Jem. At this time, Scout acknowledged that “Boo was our neighbor. He gave us two soap dolls, a broken watch and chain, and our lives”(373). Boo had been such a hero to them which lead to Jem and Scout giving him the respect and privacy that he deserved.
He is always watching over the people he knows, especially Scout and Atticus. One day, as Scout was walking home, she spotted two pieces of chewing gum in the nook of a tree. She checked to see if the gum was safe, then ate it. When she got home, she told Jem that she found the gum in a tree. He then becomes concerned for her safety and states, “‘Don’t eat things you find, Scout’... ‘Spit it out right now!’ ... ‘Don’t you know you’re not supposed to even touch the trees over there? You’ll get killed if you do!’ … ‘You go gargle -- right now, you hear me?’” (Lee 33-34). When Jem discovers what Scout has done, he shows that he will be protective of her, even over a couple pieces of gum, and make sure she stays healthy. In another major scene, Jem’s defensive actions saved his and Scout’s lives. As the two siblings were walking home from the Halloween pageant, Jem kept hearing footsteps following them. At first they thought it was their friend Cecil Jacobs trying to scare them again. However, when they stopped for the last time, the footsteps didn’t follow suit and stop with them. Jem tells Scout to run, but with her cumbersome costume on, she tripped and the wire around her was crushed. Jem got stuck with their follower, Bob Ewell, and was attacked. When he was flung back towards Scout, he immediately tried to rescue her from the costume and get both of them out of the fight. Unfortunately, Jem was pulled back by Mr. Ewell and severely hurt (Lee 261-262). Even though both Jem and Scout were in danger, Jem did everything in his ability to try and save her. The situation they were in was very dangerous but despite the challenges, Jem was sure to be protective of himself and his little sister. Someone who takes good pride in protecting you and others will always be good person to have around, especially if it is one of your
To get back at Atticus, Bob attacks Scout and Jem with a knife after a Halloween event. He breaks Jem’s arm and Scout is defenseless because of her costume. Just as Scout thinks she is surely going to die, a mysterious figure jumps in and turns the knife on Bob, stabbing him in the chest and killing him. This person carried Jem back to the Finch house with Scout following. It wasn’t until they got to the house that Scout realized her savior was actually Boo
Firstly, Scout realizes that things are not always as they seem. For instance, Boo Radley is seen as an evil monster, but as the story advances, Scout soon realizes Boo is not an evil monster, as he is the one who is giving them gifts and protects them from Bob Ewell’s violence. Jem warns Scout about “Boo was
As Scout and Jem walk home from the pageant they got attacked by Mr. Ewell. They screamed for help and the only person that heard them was Arthur (Boo) Radley. So he ran out to rescue their lives. This is the first time Mr.Radley left his house and the first time Scout saw him. To most people it was a mystery how Mr. Radley looked. When he was at Scout’s house he went to the farthest corner and the people there acted as if Mr. Radley was invisible.
* Scout’s moral development throughout To Kill a Mockingbird has to do with how she is taught to see “the other”, her exposure to racism and injustice, and that she had Atticus as a parent to guide her through her childhood. These factors together create a stable learning environment for Scout to grow and develop in.
Bob Ewell: Father of “rape victim” Mayella Ewell who gets embarrassed and proven guilty in court by Atticus Finch. He then later declares his revenge and attempts to kill Scout and Jem but fails.
After the trial, Bob Ewell, father of “the raped women”, was not pleased of Atticus. Even though Bod Ewell and his family won the trail he accused Atticus of embarrassing him, making a foul of him during trail. Ewell threatened Atticus and announced that he will seek his revenge. Ewells attempt to seek his revenge on Atticus was a plan to kill and attack Scout and Jem on Halloween night. Scout and Jem we’re defenseless until assistance came from Boo Radley arrived. Boo Radley saw the children in harm, and took action in fighting Ewell back, ending Ewell’s life.
For my paper, I have chosen to analyze the movie “To Kill a Mockingbird.” This movie is based on the novel – by the same name – written by Harper Lee. The story has two major plotlines. One follows Jem, Scout, and Dill as they try to uncover the secrets behind the infamous “Boo” Radley. It’s only at the end of the movie that we learn “Boo’s” real name to be Arthur, and that we discover he actually tries to protect people, as he saved Jem and Scout’s lives. The other major plotline, and the one most relevant to this class, follows Atticus Finch, Jem and Scout’s father, as he tries to represent Tom Robinson. Mr. Robinson is an African American man who has been charged with raping Mayella Ewell. The movie then
Some believe that To Kill A Mockingbird is out of date, that it is no longer relevant and students cannot relate to it. To Kill A Mockingbird can relate to events that have happened not to long ago. An event happened at University of Massachusetts over racism. The NYPD has a long recorded of killing unarmed black men. Ferguson, Missouri has been through a lot in the past few weeks. To Kill A Mockingbird is still relevant to students today because racism still exists.
In the town of Maycomb, Scout Finch, also known as Jean Louise, explores the ways adults interact and express different opinions in her society. Maycomb is a town filled with different people that belong to different castes. In their town, there are two main types of people, people who are white, and people who are colored. All adults in their society have their opinion to how these people should be treated, in which more than half are racist towards the colored people. Scout although is the daughter of a lawyer, named Atticus Finch, who follows the law and is against racism towards colored people. He is defending a colored man, named Tom Robinson, who is falsely accused of rape to Mayella Ewell by Bob Ewell. Scout mainly has been affected
To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, starts off describing Maycomb as a sleepy, "tired old town." Which was a result from the Great Depression. Remind you, the Great Depression is one of, if not, the darkest times in American history. It was the worst economic downturn in industrialized world. Thus, it every some town, including Maycomb. With no money, and no means to make money, the people in Maycomb moved at a slow pace, because of the financial distress.