The Defender "You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view - until you climb into his skin and walk around in it" (Lee 30). Atticus Finch says these words to his daughter, Scout, after he elucidates to her why it is important to not be quick to judge a book by its cover . In Harper Lee's To Kill A Mocking Bird, the main conflicts are centered around prejudice. In the tiny town of Maycomb, everybody is set on tradition and there is no room for oddity. Atticus Finch breaks down the walls that everybody else builds up about first and lasting impressions, slowly but surely. Atticus Finch is a discreet example of practicing equality because he espouses the outcasts of Maycomb. When Atticus sees that Scout, Jem, and Dill are mocking Boo Radley, the mysterious neighbor who nobody knows about except for the urban legends they hear from Miss Stephanie Crawford, the town gossip, he puts his foot down and reprimands the children to quit their connived games. While ordering the kids to quit bullying Boo, Jem argues, "We weren't makin' fun of him, we weren't laughin' at him, we were just--" ... "No," said Atticus, "putting life's history on display for the edification of the neighborhood" (39). When no one else is on Boo Radley's side, Atticus is, because he knows in his heart that it is wrong to make fun of someone, especially someone that they do not know. "What Mr. Radley did might seem peculiar to us, but it did not seem peculiar to him. Furthermore, had it never occurred to us that the civil way to communicate with another being was by the front door instead of a side window?" (39). Atticus orders the kids to stay away from the Radley house until they were invited there, and that they were not to play an asinine game he had seen them playing or to make fun of anybody on the street or in the town. Mrs. Dubose is the second individual whom Atticus defends when no one else does. Mrs. Henry Lafayette Dubose is a hot-tempered,
Argument analysis essay; “to kill a mocking bird”
Boo radley is fictional characters in harper lees “to kill a mocking bird” boo lives in Maycomb tense. He is a hermit that never leaves his house; people think he is a monster chained up in his room. But oddly he takes interest in his young neibors, scout and jem fitch. Boo leaves scout misc. treasure in a tree in front of his house. Scout soon finds many of these treasures and soon shows her older brother jem….
Birds are often the symbol of freedom and peace in literature. Birds are very majestic, beautiful, and whimsical animals. There are thousands of different colors and breeds of birds living all across the globe. There is a particular bird that lives in the south of the United States called the mocking bird. These birds are known for mimicking the sounds of amphibian and insects sounds as well as other bird sounds but louder and more rapid. There about 17 different species of mocking birds. The mocking….
November 1, 2012
To Kill a Mocking Bird
The book To Kill A Mocking Bird, by Harper Lee, takes readers on a journey though Scout Finch's childhood. In the book, Scout, who lives in a racist town in Southern Alabama with her father Atticus and brother jem, must learn to deal witht the unjust jerdict of a black man accused of rape, a mysterious neighboor, and all of normal childhood trials all children go through. In the book there are three diffrent….
In the book To Kill A Mocking Bird there is a constant battle for human morality, and the book is constant in showing the struggle of goodness or evilness in people. Atticus, who is the father of Scout and Jem, who also plays the role of teacher for his children,firmly believs that people all posses the ability to do good in the world, equally so they posses the ability to perform evil acts as well. Although, Atticus is convinced that despite the struggle between good and evil, good will ultimately….
Extended Text Respond – To Kill a Mocking Bird
Humans ‘grow’ as they experience and learn from their mistakes. The most basic thing that people start to learn at an early stage is ethics. It is one of the most important aspects that define ones personality. Good ethics, however, is not easily achieved. Humans have to go through various experiences and have to acquire them. The novel To Kill a Mockingbird contains the theme of adolescence, where the characters….
In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mocking Bird, Atticus Finch possesses many characteristics that shape him as a man, a lawyer and a father. Atticus is a wise man, devoted to justice and equality, and who feels it is his duty to live his public life as he does his private life. Atticus is also a very honest and loving father who has nothing but the best intentions for his children, Scout and Jem. Atticus is devoted to putting his legal profession before his self-image, or public perception, and is able to….
CP English 9
19 November 2012
It is a Sin to Kill a Mockingbird
In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the title represents innocence and hatred. Scout and Jem live in Maycomb, Alabama. Maycomb is small town, everyone knows what goes, and there's hardly any excitement. It is old, humid, sleepy and laidback town where everyone knows each other’s business. Also there is a trail about a black man being accused of raping a white woman. And a quite man who….
Harper Lee’s To kill a mockingbird was written to portray the racism and the moral conscience of the mind within society. It is set in the 1930’s which is after the Great Depression and a starting movement for the Civil Rights fight in the USA. The novel was written in the 1960’s portraying the universal contextual issues of racism existed then and even now. Lee uses multiple narrative techniques to explore the major inequality and injustice of life but also allow the audience to know that these….
The plot of "To Kill a Mocking Bird" was interesting so it was able to keep my interest. The parts of the story that were most intriguing was when dill was visiting, the trial of Tom Robinson was taking place, and the end of the book when Bob Ewell dies and Boo Radley came out of the house. These parts of the story were interesting because they were full of action and it seemed like things were always moving while these events were taking place. Some parts of the story that were not as interesting….
To Kill a Mocking Bird
To Kill a Mocking Bird is written by the author Harper Lee, and is about growing up. The main character is a girl named Scout Finch, who is about to turn six when the book begins, and eight when it ends. During the two years, she learns many things about people, and about life. Scout Finch lives with her brother, Jem, and their widowed father, Atticus. The story takes place from 1933-1935 in the sleepy Alabama town of Maycomb. Atticus works as a lawyer, however….