Rickey Williams says, “I don’t think people change. I think the essence of what I am today is the same as when I was five years old. It’s just maturity.” (Ricky, Williams). In the novel, To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the characters face many challenges in their society and experience lessons that made them different, than from the beginning of the book. Atticus, the father of Scout and Jem, is a lawyer in Maycomb County during the 1930’s. Atticus is given a special case where he has to defend a black man, which creates many problems for him and his family against their town, dealing with racism. In the novel Atticus, Scout, and Jem are all wise people that symbolize a mockingbird.
Even though some people aren’t treated equally, many are seen as equal and are treated equally. Some people are seen as unequal because of race, job description, or even age or gender. We are all humans, and are born with many of the same qualities. In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Tom Robinson, is treated unequally throughout the book during the case because of his race, but after his trial and death, people such as Aunt Alexandra start to see Tom and others like him as equal. Even though Aunt Alexandra is initially a racist against blacks, she begins to see them as equals once she hears about what the officials did to Tom and how they excessively shot him.
Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is set in the 1930’s in a small town in Alabama called Maycomb. It is there we are introduced to Atticus Finch who is a widower with two children, Jem and Scout. As a father, Atticus does his best to teach his kids the necessities of life; however to some Atticus is not a conventional father due to his full time job that not only causes him to be away from his kids for much of the day leaving Calpurnia to do much of the parenting, but also inadvertently exposes Jem and Scout to danger. Even though he is time poor he manages to model compassion, moral integrity and respect that affects the way the kids hold themselves. Atticus’ work commitments allow Jem and Scout to become independent in themselves. This
Baba in the novel blames Amir for her sudden death, Amir’s mother dies while giving birth to him, so he never sees his mom only when his dad shows him in pictures. While for “To Kill a Mockingbird” also Jem and Scout mother’s died of a sudden heart attack. She was around fifteen years younger than Atticus, which made it in unexpected. Scout was only two years when her mom died, so her memories are unclear, while for Jem he was six and he remembers more about his mom. Both the book after their mom’s died and they became older they all stayed as one hand family and they were all controlled to each other and that was all because of their father’s Baba and Atticus they were still taking care even after their wife died, they still teach the children the right manners. Neither the two families didn’t have a woman, they still are a good manners children which are all Kabul and all Maycomb knows them how good treated people are they, all people knows how good they treat people equally and help people who needed help. That’s all because of their father’s even after their mother’s died, they were still there for them and getting the family between all people that they still can handle it. And to prove that at Atticus, he saying to his children “You never really understand a person until you
In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, they were both kids. They were both immature children, they both taunted Boo Radley, they both interpreted things similarly and they both eventually "came of age". Yet they were both different; one was innocent and one was narcissistic and more. In To Kill A Mockingbird, Jem and Scout are two very similar and different characters throughout the entire novel. They show both common and differentiating traits that determine their character. The traits that these characters had in common were they both thought similarly when a situation arose especially when they were at a younger age, they both started out as immature kids and obsessed over childish things like Boo Radley, and they both eventually "came of age". The traits they differed in were that Scout throughout the whole novel was an innocent character even in her "coming of age" while Jem was a narcissistic one, Scout went against what her family/town wanted her to be (a lady) while Jem tried more and more to be like Atticus and lastly Scout never understood racism while Jem showed he somewhat did understand it. These two main characters are similar like brother and sister and different like boy and girl.
I did not expect that I would like To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee as much as I do. Written from the perspective of Scout, a young girl in the 1930’s, this book takes a look at many issues, including racism and sexism, all from the innocent eyes of a child. This book reveals many of the issues and struggles faced during the Great Depression. So far, this book is excellently written.
Caring and noticeable is Harper Lee's, To Kill a Mockingbird take readers to the source of humans action, through faults and experiment, kindness and trouble, hatred and love, and the struggle between blacks and whites. Atticus Finch is a lawyer and a single parent at Maycomb town in the 1930’s. He was set by the judge to defend the guy who was charged with raping a white woman: Tom Robinson(Black man). Friends and neighbors of Atticus Finch were not happy with the fight Atticus was putting up to defend the man who was charged for raping a white woman. Not only does Atticus enjoy being a lawyer, Atticus even enjoy being a father of Jem and Scout. Atticus Finch is a excellent character who is known for certain accomplishment and superior. He is known for many stuff. Atticus Finch has remained a hero in modern days for american literature for decades and an honorable figure due to his honesty as a parent, a lawyer, and a respectable community members.
Their mother died of a sudden heart attack. She was 15 years younger than Atticus, which made it very unexpected. Scout was only two when her mother died so her memories are vague at best and her trauma was minimal. Jem was six and he remembers more. Scout can tell that he misses their mother. I don’t think the mother’s death would have affected some of the characters in the story as much as it affected her immediate family. The main Person that her death would have the most impact on is Scout and Jems father, Atticus.
One of the most interesting characters in To Kill a Mockingbird is Atticus Finch. He is a good representation of someone that is strong while keeping in mind other’s feelings. Throughout the book Atticus is show as a kind man who really cares for the people of Maycomb County. However, he still demands justice when someone is treated unfairly, even for the likes of a black man. Atticus Finch is very influential and yet still listens to what needs to be heard. In “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Harper Lee portrays Atticus as a man who values justice, wiseness and fair-mindedness.
Thoughts are like seeds that take root in our minds. They spawn feelings and more thoughts that can have powerful consequences. In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, the views of the townspeople in the 1930’s Southern town of Maycomb greatly impact the lives of two innocent men. The people make false accusations against Tom Robinson and Arthur “Boo” Radley because they are different. These characters are representative of the author’s reoccurring symbol of the mockingbird, which signifies innocence, and subjects them to vulnerability. Tom Robinson and Boo Radley, although innocent, fall victim to the hatred of society and thus emerge as mockingbirds. Tom Robinson, is black man, who is wrongfully
How would the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee have turned out had Atticus not been there? That is easy. The story would not have happened. What if Miss Maudie had not been a character in the book? This question is not so easy to answer. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Miss Maudie Atkinson plays a large role in the kids’ growing up. Scout, Jem, and Dill need to absorb some ugly things, like extreme racism, at a young age. Along with their dad, Atticus, they are helped through it and influenced by Miss Maudie. Throughout the novel, Miss Maudie is caring towards the kids, joyful, and takes a broad view on the world.
In the story To Kill a Mocking Bird if you notice that the main character( Scout ). She has no mother. She is being raised by a single father. Also her brother Jem is being raised by their single father. Have you ever thought how would the story be affected if Scout's mother would be alive. In my opinion all this following character would be affected. Scout, Jem, Atticus, Calpernia, and Boo.
Imagine a world without law, surrounded by anarchism and people who can do whatever they please. A world without law would result in a corrupt and unfair society, ruled by the authoritative elite. In the narrative, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, law is a major theme in society that controls the actions of the people and the destiny’s of the wrongdoers. A world without law is a world of chaos and calamity; therefore, laws are established to keep order and safety in the world that God created.
To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel written by Harper Lee and published in 1960. It was a very successful book, winning the Pulitzer Prize and becoming a modern American classic. Ostensibly, the title of To Kill a Mockingbird has scant literary connection to the plot of the story, but the recurring mockingbird motif symbolizes the innocent and good characters in this novel. Miss Maudie explains to Scout why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird: “Your father’s right. Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” To Kill a Mockingbird likens three characters, Tom Robinson, Arthur “Boo” Radley, and Atticus Finch, to mockingbirds.
While many may view a family as a mother and a father raising a few children, Atticus Finch proves that a family doesn’t have to fit the mold to flourish. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus raises his two children, Jem and Scout, after his wife passed away. Just because Atticus isn’t married, doesn't mean he isn’t able to provide for his children physically, emotionally, and mentally. Miss Maudie comments on his parenting by saying, “Atticus Finch is the same in his house as he is on the public streets” (Lee 61). Atticus is a good parent for his children because he is able to set an example without remarrying. Scout and Jem learn to be honest, kind, and respectful to everyone from Atticus. Scout, the novel’s narrator, doesn’t feel any sense of emptiness by not having a mother to raise her. The Finch’s may not be a traditional family, but Atticus’s parenting shows that they are able to be successful and happy.