In the novel the Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, there are many memorable symbols used. One of these symbols is the Mockingjay. The reason the symbol is important is that it helps the reader to understand some of the main ideas in the novel. Suzanne Collins wants the reader to think about the rebellion and the rebels fighting back and breaking free from the capitol through the use of the mockingjay symbol.
Yes I would recommend this book. It's sort of dark and twisted but it's still interesting reading about the characters development throughout the story and how Katniss and peeta's relationship grows," to this day I can never shake the connection between this boy Peeta Mellark." The author made up great characters and wrote a perfect story to fit them, and the quote represents
Harper Lee's reaction to the success of "To Kill a Mockingbird" was a strange one. She said she didn't expect it to be such a success. She was hoping someone would like it, and give her a chance. In 1957, Lee met with editor Tay Hohoff in a meeting to discuss her novel. They were in New York at the time. Nelle was an airline reservation agent for 8 years to support herself while writing the manuscript "Atticus." It was about a girl named Scout Finch and her father Atticus Finch, who was a lawyer. Atticus was given a case to represent a black male accused of rape. This was during the 1930's, when racism and segregation was very alive. It shows us what the blacks had to endure while living in the south. The book has a strong meaning about racism and stereotyping.
In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird we see an innocent man get locked away because of the color of his skin. We, the audience, see an innocent man be targeted because he was black. These horrific scenes could be chalked up to history, we could always say that as a nation America has learned from its mistakes, that as a nation we accept everyone so fully. If this was true, if To Kill a Mockingbird was just a story then I, as a Muslim American teenager, wouldn’t be so afraid to live in this world.
Nobody in this world has an easy life. Even some of our greatest heroes such as Rosa Parks or Babe Ruth were faced with many difficult decisions. Katniss Everdeen's life was definitely no walk in the park. Many challenges, both physical and emotional, were thrown at her face during the 16 years she spent in district 12 and her time in the arena. Early on in her life she had been forced to use the hunting and gathering skills that her father taught her to provide food for her mother and sister after his death plunged them into a life of poverty and starvation. During the games Katniss plays up a romance with Peeta hoping to get more sponsors to help with their survival in the arena, little does she know, he isn't faking his love for her. Survival is Katniss' main priority as she battles head-to-head with her 23 competitors in the arena. All Katniss knows is that these games are survival of the fittest, and if she wants to come home to her family alive, she needs to step up her game.
Courage can mean many different things to many different people. To some, courage can be the ability to stand up for what is right, while for others it can be challenging oneself with tasks one is not accustomed to. Harper Lee incorporates different types of courage in To Kill a Mockingbird so many can connect to a moment they felt that courage. Courage is seen throughout the novel in the form of overcoming one’s fears, fighting prejudice, and standing up for what one believes to be just.
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.
When Katniss finally agreed to being the Mockingjay, she became the symbol of the rebellion, meaning all of the rebels looked up to her. Katniss acted as their leader, their reason to fight back against the Capitol. Hope played a huge part in Mockingjay, because Katniss would have most likely died if it wasn’t for Squad 451’s willpower and bravery to keep Katniss alive. Half of the districts would end up siding with the Capitol, or maybe stay out of the war, causing the Rebels to have lesser numbers. Finally, Katniss wouldn’t have agreed to being the Mockingjay if it wasn’t for Peeta and Prim. One of her main goals was to rescue Peeta from the Capitol, and if Katniss didn’t have Prim, she wouldn’t have anyone to really fight for in the war.
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
When I was a little girl, I dreamed of being an adult. I remember watching the movie “Thirteen Going on Thirty” and relating to the thirteen-year-old, Jenna Rink. She wished to be thirty because she thought those would be the best years of her life and in the end, she realized that the choices you make when you are young determine and shape the person that you become as an adult. As a child, I learned foundational spiritual and moral lessons. Those lessons have guided me through tough times from a little girl who dreamed of being an adult to the young adult woman I’m learning to be today. I am excited to go to Lipscomb and develop more independence through the experience of living on campus. I am hopeful that my experience at Lipscomb will enable me to grow into the woman I want to be. There have been a lot of female role models in my life. My mom, my teachers, and my mentors whom I have spent a lot of time with and observed. They all have similar characteristics: strong, brave, independent, and supportive. Eleanor Roosevelt and Princess Diana are women that have inspired me with their generosity and wisdom. I’ve absorbed my
Aside from the fact that being a responsible person is a potent trait to have, being responsible has many benefits such as being triumphant in life and having an adequate reputation.
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.
Katniss Everdeen, otherwise known as the mockingjay or a symbol of rebellion, has started a revolution. She disobeyed and degraded her country's government, the Capitol, on national television by defying its legislations.When Katniss was chosen for the third Quarter Quell, a battle to the death held for the Capitol’s entertainment, she decided that she was through with the Capitol’s ridiculous regulations and so were the citizens of the thirteen districts of Panem. It was common knowledge that the Capitol does not rule their country fairly and they treat the citizens of the districts inequally to the citizens of the capitol. It was clear that the people wanted a change. The Quarter Quell is held in an arena where the contestants are held captive
16 year old Katniss Everdeen was born in District 12. Her father died in a coal mining accident when she was 11. He taught her how to hunt, and more importantly how to survive. After her father’s death, she assumed role of head in their home, and provided for her mother and sister. Her little sister Primrose is twelve. Katniss would do anything for her sister, and is more than willing to die for her. These traits are put front and center after Prim is chosen for the games. Katniss volunteers for her sister in the games. This shows just how deep love runs through her veins.
* 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.