Ponyboy just had to see Johnny kill Bob and that was enough to make him lose his innocence. People like Randy and Steve just resent and hate the world so much that that would cause them to lose their innocence as well. Someone could lose their innocence just by thinking bad thoughts. S.E. Hinton definitely does not agree with William Blake’s poem: The Lily because in The Lily, William Blake is saying that innocence cannot be abolished or destroyed.
I can relate to Scout in this manner, because I I too am protective over my family, but not as aggressive as Scout. Atticus is called a disgrace and "nigger-lover" a number of times by a number of people. One day in the schoolyard, Cecil Jacobs tells Scout that his family says Atticus is a disgrace and that Tom Robinson should hang from the water-tank (pg 102). This got Scout upset, but it was the only time she walked away form a fight because influenced by Atticus, he told her not to fight anymore and she knew if she did he would wear her out. On Christmas day Scout, Jem, and Atticus visit the Finch's Landing.
When Alexandra confronts her about the Cunninghams, she judges the Cunnighams based on their family status, saying, “Don't be silly Jean Louise... women aren't interested in that kind of people.” (300). The significance of this is that Alexandra shows her ignorant views by saying that even if Walter is perfect in every physical way, his heritage brands him to be inferior to their family. While Scout believes that people are not related to their heritage, the rest of the town shows that the status of an individual is bound to their initial families. This is shown when Ms. Merriweather complains that it was the Robinson family’s fault that Tom was convicted “Thing that church ought to do is...they grumbled all day after that trial” (309-310). Scout learned that Ms. Merriweather thinks Helen Robinson should be reprimanded because it is her skin color and her unfaithfulness to the church that caused their misfortune.
The blocking of this scene shows Charley at the head, indicating the hierarchy in the gang. We find that Terry had no knowledge of the murder, as he thought “the worst they was gonna do was lean on him a little bit”. Tullio and Truck’s jokes, “maybe he could sing, but he couldn’t fly”, is juxtaposed with Terry’s guilt and concern over the ordeal. This shows the separation between Terry and the other gang members. Use of character clothing shows this distinction in power as well.
Chapter 11 1. Why did the Finch children dislike passing by Mrs. Henry Lafayette Dubose's house? ← The Finch children disliked passing by Mrs. Henry Lafayette Dubose’s house because she always had something mean, and vicious to say about them. 2. Atticus advised his son to act like a gentleman toward whom?
An example of Sykes lack of morals is, “If you such a big fool dat you got to have a fit over an earth worm or a string, ah don’t keer how bad ah skeer you” (705). Cleary Sykes does not care if he hurts or scares Delia and continuous to scare Delia with his ruthless actions. Delia also has lack of morals. Delia shows her lack of moral by leaving her husband in the house
Persecution comes from people who are prejudiced. Prejudice,”(245) which shows that her teacher is against persecution. Later on, Scout over hears her teacher saying that it is a good thing Tom Robinson was being convicted because colored people were getting too “high” and “mighty.” That subject has Scout’s head roaming around thinking how hypocritical her teacher was being. Scout’s view against her father were also changing. Before she thought that Atticus was different from the other fathers in Maycomb because he was too old and couldn’t do anything fun with them.
For instance, a quote from him states, “What, drawn, and talk of peace? I hate the word as I hate hell, all Montagues, and thee.” This quote is from when Tybalt is talking to Benvolio while he is trying to stop the fight from occurring in the first scene. Because it says that Tybalt hates peace, he must like to fight. I also assume that the reason that the Montagues hate the Capulets is a very old problem that never affected Tybalt himself so he really has no reason to hate Benvolio. This shows that he hates people that he may not know well enough.
The reader now thinks that Curley’s wife was misunderstood, lonely and didn’t deserve the abusive comments she received. Candy then says ‘you ain’t wanted here’ making the reader feel more apologetic towards her. Despite this she calls them ‘a bunch of bindle stiffs’ and claims that she is only there because ‘they ain’t nobody else’. She then turned on crooks ‘in scorn “listen nigger”’ this is very cruel and spiteful but maybe she was only retaliating. She also tries to ally with them when she says ‘I’d like to bust him myself’, she is referring to Curley and says how she also hates him too.