The book is written by a girl, her name is Scout Finch, she has a brother whose name is Jem, her father also lives with them and his name is Atticus. Scouts mum has died when she was really young, so she doesn’t remember her much, but Jem (her brother) remembers some moments with his mum and he tells Scout about these moments every once in a while. Every summer holiday Dill would come from his home town to come and enjoy the holiday with them exploring the Town of Maycomb (Maycomb is the town where most of the story is set and where Scout lives) like the town haunted house that lies between her home and her school. When school first started and Scout starts Grade 1 she asked a question and asked to read. But when her teacher realizes that she
To Kill A Mockingbird was published in the summer of 1960 and it could be considered one of the greatest novels created. Harper Lee, the author of To Kill A Mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman, wrote these novels because of many personal experiences influencing her. One being the Scottsboro Boys case where an African American was falsely accused of raping a white woman where he was sentenced to death. This influenced the racism and prejudice in this novel. In To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee created a character named Boo Radley to develop a theme in this novel. Boo, a man that was living in the shadows, thought to be a scary and harmful person but actually being very friendly, shy and innocent. In To Kill A Mockingbird,
Throughout this book, the author uses multiple techniques of symbolism to achieve a goal which is for the reader to stir up empathy for the characters. Take notice in the middle of the book, when the author mentions the main example of symbolism, which is said by Atticus while speaking to Jem. During Christmas when the Finch’s are at Finch's landing Atticus gives Jem and Scout their own air rifles. He then tells Jem, “I’d rather you shot a tin cans in the back yard, but I know you’ll go after birds. Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” (Lee, 90) Mockingbirds are innocent and only play soothing music for people. They don’t destroy gardens, only soothe us with the music they produce. So, mockingbirds are innocent and so it’s a sin to kill them because they do not do anything wrong. In short simple words, it is a sin to kill the innocent. In the courtroom, Tom who is being accused with rape, is in the hot seat while everyone is judging him without knowing the whole story. It makes things worse when he is charged guilty. This makes the reader feel empathy for him because he is being accused
Think of the saying, “you are the apple of my eye”. Most of today’s society understands that somebody is referring to someone that they cherish above all else. This phrase is a common metaphor that is used all around the world. Many times authors use a metaphor to convey a message without telling it right out to the reader. This technique is used by Harper Lee in her novel To Kill a Mockingbird. The title of the novel refers to persecution of the innocent which is highlighted by showcasing Arthur Radley as the mockingbird of the story, and the oppression of refugees relates this metaphor to today’s society.
In the nineteenth century, mockingbirds were kept in cages so they could sing their beautiful music. Because of this, mockingbirds were nearly almost wiped out of parts of the East Coast. All Mockingbirds do is bring beauty to the world. Mockingbirds symbolize innocence and do not deserve to be wounded by the cruelness of the world. In the story To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Dill, Mayella Ewell, Mr. Dolphus Raymond, Tom Robinson and Boo Radley are all mockingbirds. They are innocent people that have been harmed or injured in the past and have learned the misery of the world.
To Kill a Mockingbird is a book written by Nelle Harper Lee. It’s set in a fictional town in Alabama called Maycomb during the Great Depression. This story follows The Finch family (Scout, Jem and Atticus) during a case that Atticus takes on. Mayella Ewell and her father accuse a man of rape. Since this man, Tom Robinson, is african-american all the occupants of maycomb assume he is guilty. Eventually,
The mockingbird metaphor applies to several characters in the book. One particular character that may not be as obvious to some people is Jem Finch. In Jem’s case, he starts out as a young boy full of innocence. As he grows up his father, Atticus, teaches him to judge an individual based on their character instead of how society teaches us to treat people; as well as, do what is right. Atticus reinforces this belief when he says, “They're certainly entitled to think that, and they're entitled to full respect for their opinions... but before I can live with other folks I've got
What do you know about the Great Depression? Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird takes place during this time, giving you more of an understanding of how life was. Lee took time using figurative language, characterization, and symbolism to help develop a theme. In To Kill a Mockingbird, symbolism creates the theme of, “It is wrong to hurt the innocent.”
Scout is the main character of the story who lives in a small town in Alabama called Maycomb. She lives with Jem, her brother, and Atticus, her father. It took place during The Great Depression, many people were affected and a lot lost their jobs but the Finch family weren’t affected that much because Atticus was a lawyer. Dill who came to Maycomb for the summer hangs with Jem and Scout and they make games up about Boo Radley and talk about him. Jem leaves when school starts and comes back next summer, they try to go inside of Boo Radley’s house but get scared when someone shoots and they run away. After that was over the case of Tom Robinson starts. Tom Robinson was a colored person that was accused of hurting a white women and Atticus
This paper is on how Scout explains her father through her own language. Sometimes she is metaphorical, other times, just in figurative language. You will notice throughout the paper, she has different feelings depending on the situation that she is in with her father.
Harper Lee’s book, To Kill A Mockingbird takes place in the difficult times of the Great Depression in the early 1930’s. The novel surrounds the life of a young girl named Scout Finch, along with her brother Jem, and their friend, Dill. Who are forced at a young age to watch the people of their small town of Maycomb not only receive, but also give prejudice to numerous, harmless people. Whether it be Boo Radley, a shut in who falls victim to the town’s gossip, even though he is constantly showing acts of kindness towards the Finch children. Or it be Tom Robinson an innocent man that Atticus, Scout’s father must defend be accused rape, and be convicted of a crime he did not to just because of the color of his skin. Throughout the novel, the people of Maycomb deal with prejudice in the forms of sexism, intolerance of differences, and in racism.
A thunderbird, like most birds most likely migrates to Southern regions during the colder months of winter and return to where they came from in the springtime. By mentioning a thunderbird, the speaker is wishing that they loved someone who they knew would come back to them after leaving for a long period of time.
“To Kill a Mockingbird” is a novel written by Harper Lee. It is set in America in the 1930s during the Great Depression, a time of economic decline after World War II. The novel follows a young girl called Scout Finch and her brother Jem as they learn about the prejudice and racism within their society of Maycomb County. The children and their widowed father, Atticus have a unique relationship that includes the teaching of valuable life lessons and unusual, maternal nurturing.
To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel written by Harper Lee. The novel is about the experiences of two siblings growing up in Maycomb, Alabama during the 1930s. Scout and her brother, Jem Finch, over several years, learn valuable lessons about life and society. The main themes of the story are the loss of cherubic innocence and the rift of inequality in society. The novel is largely influenced when it was written by the author’s own experiences, Civil Rights, and the Great Depression. The Great Depression is referenced many times in the novel since the Great Depression plays an important part influencing the story’s setting, plot, and characters. In To Kill a Mockingbird there are signs that the Great Depression is present and that certain characters are affected more by it than others, and the Great Depression is shown in the story’s families and their lives.
Does prejudice still exist today? Prejudice certainly existed in the small, rural town of Maycomb, Alabama in the 1930s, towards the end of the Great Depression. To Kill a Mockingbird tells us the story from a young girl named Scout’s perspective as we watch her grow up, spending time with her older brother Jem, her father Atticus, and her friend Dill, Scout learning about morals, racism, perspective, and various life lessons. The book, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee presents the idea that prejudice must not be a means to antagonize others because it will end up harming the innocent, as shown through symbolism and characterization.