The Rabid Dog By Harper Lee

Decent Essays

Owen Moke
Mr. Coyle
English 101-5
The Rabid Dog Jem and Scout Finch are two young children who live as innocent “mockingbirds” in a town full of hate and racism. In Chapter 10 of the book, To KIll a Mockingbird, there is a scene of a rabid dog walking towards Jem and Scout at the Finch house. It limps its way but, in the end doesn’t reach the house. The dog is a symbol of racism and the certainty of the Maycomb community, and the dog never stumbles upon the Finch home.
To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel written by Harper Lee. The book follows the Finch family, that consist of two young children Jem and Scout and a Father Atticus, who is a criminal attorney in the town Maycomb, Alabama. Atticus is requested a trial by the judge to defend a black man who was accused of raping a white woman. This puts him and his family in jeopardy when he makes the decision of defending Tom Robinson, the man who was accused of rape. The consequences of him taking this case were that Jem and Scout were faced with many problems, in school everyone says that there dad is a nigger lover and the long term theme of the book is loss of innocence.
“Tim Johnson was the property of Mr. Harry Johnson who drove the Mobile bus and lived on the southern edge of town. Tim was a liver-colored bird dog, the pet of Maycomb.” (Pg. 105) - This line tells that Tim Johnson is the pet of Maycomb, this is stating more than it appears to be. This line does not mean that it was literally own or played with by

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