Throughout the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus teaches many lessons about people, society, and life, especially to Jem and Scout. Courage is not the only main theme displayed in To Kill a Mockingbird; prejudice and education are also very important themes exhibited throughout the progression of the… 574 Words 3 Pages To Kill a Mockingbird. It's even harder when you're stupid. One time he said you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them. Now, that doesn't excuse the witchy behavior, which was obviously if not a life-long trait a long-term symbol of her personality, but as she progresses out of the fog of morphine addiction the reasons behind her behavior become a bit more clear. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, the reader learns about the childhood of Scout Finch, a 6 year old girl from Maycomb County, Alabama.
After the incident where Jem attacked her camellias and he was forced to read to her in the afternoons, it became apparent she was a morphine addict trying to get clean. Lee uses the emptiness of the church as a symbol of the poverty-stricken situation of African Americans. And of course the scene after her demise when it's revealed she asked for one of her camellias to be delivered in a box to Jem literally brings tears to my eyes. Jem and Scout learn a lot about prejudice when a black man named Tom Robinson is accused of raping a white woman named Mayella Ewell and their father, Atticus, is called on to be his lawyer. One does not love breathing. But this is a truth that applies to the human race and to no particular race of men. A mockingbird only creates beauty.
Even as low as she was, she knew she could fall further. To Kill a Mockingbird is a very inspirational book. In this time, there was racism. During this meeting they were talking about the Mrunas a tribe in Africa and Ms. Lee uses first person narrative in the novel, which created a limited view of the events in the story. New York: Grand Central, 2010. The story features on the themes of racism, community morals and the realisation of certain truths whilst growing up.
She was a lonely, desperate figure who sought some sort of beauty or comfort in the miserable world in which she dwelt. Scout was fortunate to have a non-judgmental father figure like Atticus Finch. Instead, she shows anticipation when she explains how this is good because she can now have a bigger garden for her extravagant flowers. Atticus believes that everyone should be shown courtesy and respect, and that is a basic human right. In his interpretation, Atticus is on a complex journey toward becoming the icon of fairness of the book.
Lee depicts the Ewells as socially disadvantaged people who have a tendency to belittle those beneath them. To Kill a Mockingbird Life Lessons It's no secret that not every student who reads To Kill a Mockingbird will not exactly jump for joy to read it. . However, the lessons have changed targets over the years. The younger childhood years are the most important, this is the most susceptible and vulnerable time for people, and good role models are key to a good development. She is rude when she later has to explain to the teacher, and she is punished for her rudeness.
But, feeling depressed will not going to take us anywhere. In particular, blacks were subject to special Jim Crow laws which restricted their rights and attempted to keep the race inferior to whites. The award winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is remarkable for those who want a heart-warming classic story that would go along with a cup of bittersweet, dark roasted coffee. I stressed in every lesson that students need to remember, the theme is the message the author is trying to convey to us. I feel the entire book was Scout telling her life.
Throughout the novel To Kill a Mockingbird Scout grows up and learns that one should not be prejudiced toward others, the true meaning of courage, and that it is wrong to harm the innocent and kind. People are complicated — we are all different and have different desires, ambitions, values, etc. Scout lives in Maycomb, a small town in Alabama, in the 1930s. Tom Robinson never harmed anyone but was charged for the rape of Mayella Ewell. She still marches for causes, only now it's in New York City. The inevitable outcome of the case was that the Black man was sentenced to death. But who is responsible for not enforcing the laws that are written in the Constitution? The messages that Harper Lee relays to the reader are exemplified throughout the book using various methods.
These are problems that are faced in places by people, everyday, even today, and together we must work to overcome these problems and unite, every person equal to any other. Even Jem is victimized to an extent by his discovery of the evil of racism during and after the trial. Just standing on the Radley porch was enough. For example, Jem let his family pride get the best of him when Mrs. The fact Scout says that Atticus would not want her talking to him is amazing because Atticus is compared to a.
Another, less important way that fighting against racism is taught to Jem and Scout is how Jem learns about how Hitler is persecuting the Jewish population in Europe, and tells Scout about it. At school a boy named Cecil Jacobs calls Atticus a nigger lover because he is supporting Tom Robinson. It takes the audience less than a minute to fall in love with her. Nonetheless, at it's core To Kill a Mockingbird is, as the author… 1355 Words 6 Pages To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, is a coming of age novel in which we follow Scout Finch, a 5 year old girl, over the span of 3 years. On the perimeter of this were the poorer white farmers who either owned small pieces of land or worked as sharecroppers.