Breanne Gray Characterization Paper October 24th, 2013 Period 9 A True Gentleman “He had announced in the schoolyard that day before that Scout Finch’s daddy defended n-words,” Cecil Jacobs (Lee 74). In To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch plays the role of the protagonist who fights through Maycomb’s thick racism. Finch demonstrates a very strong sense of justice and teaches his children the same. No matter what the situation is he maintains his integrity. His character is so sterling in nature that he could have been boring or irritating if Harper Lee had not written him so beautifully and believably.
Although Jem believes that Mrs. Dubose is a thoroughly bad woman, Atticus admires her for the courage with which she battles her morphine addiction. In one chapter, Jem breaks Mrs. Dubose’s camellia plan and his punishment was to read at her house for a month or two for an hour a day. Jem hated every minute of this, but taught him some good lessons. The responders get a sense of this woman “hating everything and everyone” when the character is introduced, again, as with Boo and Atticus, we see that there is much doubt and misjudgement to her. Atticus considers her one of the bravest people he knows and he wanted Jem to see that about her.
Poverty can easily become a malicious finger- pointing circle, and Angela participates in this “game.” She constantly nags Malachy of his alcoholism and his northern accent and odd manner. Frank’s father keeps his family in the cycle of poverty. Frank eventually breaks through this pattern to achieve his dream of “freedom.” Leaving his father behind with his addiction. Another pattern that can be seen is how Frank’s style of writing attracts the reader and makes the reader grasp the book. Frank’s use of run-on’s and humor kept me turning the pages.
Christopher Boone is quite the unique child with quite the different outlook on life. Christopher is extremely sharp and very nosy so much so that it gets him into trouble his character is quite entertaining aggravating and funny. Reading this book showed me just what contributed to Christopher’s character for example his parents both Judy and Ed Boone, their parenting and life choices that ultimately led Christopher on the path to how he has grown up and dealt with his emotions, but as well as that contributing to Christopher’s character being judge from the world outside clearly has had some sort of effect on Christopher. At the beginning of the book we get to know Christopher, we learn very quickly he is a sharp young man. An example
Huck is widely influenced by Miss Watson and widow Douglas by acting in a more civilized manner. He is also influenced by his father who has an affect on him to act like a hoodlum once again. Jim, the slave, has the most important effect on Huckleberry Finn by indirectly teaching him about loyalty regardless if its breaking a law. The king and the Duke also have an impact on him by showing him the lack of morals. Towards the end of the story Huckleberry's friend Tom Sawyer begins to have an impact on the way he acts in his society at the time.
To Kill a Mockingbird – Character Analysis: Atticus Finch Posted by talonsjustin on March 01st 2010 to To Kill a Mockingbird The story of To kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee revolves around a young girl, her sister and her father. Her father, Atticus Finch, is often reffered to as the wisest person in Maycomb County. Atticus is a lawyer in the town and is able to provide a decent income to support his children. People in the town turn to him when in doubt, and he’ll generally say the right thing for the situation. He is portrayed as a older man with a love for reading, calm decision making and a leader through example.
The analysis of the relationship between Miranda and Caliban can be divided into two stages: before and after Caliban’s attempted rape. In both stages, Miranda wields great powers over him. Before his attempted rape, she is his self-appointed teacher, “endow(ing) (his) purposes/ with words that made them known” (120). She subordinates him to an inferior position by deeming him to be “a thing most brutish” (120) that should be “pitied” and subjected to the nurturing of her superior education. Miranda forces her will upon Caliban, boisterously teaching “each hour/ One thing or other” to her obviously unwilling student, who wishes upon her “red plague” for making him learn her language (121).
In Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, the pride of Torvald blinded Torvald, and gave him a sense of manhood and superiority over Nora throughout the play until his pride was put to the test, and in doing so, revealed a weak and desperate man. Throughout most of the play, the pride of Torvald gave him a sense of superiority over Nora by the way he spoke to her in a superior way. Torvald made it seem as if she was a child. For example, He called Nora by pet names, “My little skylark” (1040), “My little Squirrel” (1040), and “My little song-bird” (1056). In each name, Torvald used the word “little”, as if to belittle Nora emotionally and intellectually to show his power and superiority over her as if she was his child instead of his wife.
When the teacher gets to David, he says how he loves IBM typewriters, the French word bruise, and his electric floor waxer. The teacher’s reaction made him think that his mispronunciation was a capital crime in France. David believes he have to the absorb to the abuse from the teacher. As the month went by David‘s teacher didn’t change she got worst, and they had to dodge chalk, and protect their heads and stomach when she came with a question. Since the teacher felt David was lazy he started to study four hours a night.
Shakespeare uses it as opening lines to introduce the idea of love being harmful and painful from the very beginning of the play, truly making it a theme throughout the play. It conveys to the audience that he doesn’t want to love her but can’t seem to help it, which in turn makes audience question if they would love if they had a choice in it. Shakespeare creates a sense of Pity for Orsino and his situation in the audience, with him almost physically hurting because of the strength of the emotional pain love is causing him to endure. As many people will have felt a similar way before – if not as intense a pain – from the very start of Twelfth Night we can empathise with the characters.