How did Scout’s understanding of prejudice develop throughout the film? The masterful film ‘to kill a mocking bird’ directed by Robert Mulligan is a story of innocence to experience. The central protagonist Scout Finch initially presents as a naïve ‘six year old’ whose understanding of people and her community is superficial, however her perspective is soon enriched by a myriad of confronting and compelling experiences. Her ‘longest night’ towards realisation and a subtle epiphany is predominantly nurtured by her father Atticus and also a racially fuelled trial that engulfs the town. Scout’s limited knowledge of the intricate nature of those around her is immediately obvious as the film opens on her front porch.
After a childish prank he pulled when he was a young boy, his father incarnated him for may years. Boo can be referred to a style 'mocking bird'of the story as he is one of the townss most judged members, but is actually just an innocent caring man. Boo has very little contact with the outside world. When he starts leaving toys and objects in a hollow tree trunk for jet and scout, it's one of boos first interactions with anyone other then his father and brother. Attics, scout jem and society all misjudged boos shy personality for so,e crazy killer man.
The struggle they face at Devon in the summer of 1942 force them to grow up and lose the innocence of their youth. Gene states “I couldn’t help envying him that a little, which was perfectly normal.” (Knowles 25) Each turn of the page takes you deeper into Gene’s world from when he bent the branch while Finny was jumping off the tree into the river, to the fall of Finny down the marble steps. Each of these tragic events limits the athletic ability of Finny. The story draws you in like a kid to a candy bar and you feel Gene’s agony as he realizes his jealousy of Finny is unfounded. The author shows Gene’s growth throughout the novel as he tells Finny that he is the one who shook the branch and pushed him out of the tree and caused his leg to break.
Childhood memories were illustrated in stories by the brothers. They even participated in snagging a Nome they hated as children together and acted like pirates to have a good time. Dominoes was a game that was played in their kitchen to pass the time. Overall, the two brothers had a good time together after not seeing each other for 5 years and the play ended without telling the audience if Malcolm made his decision to stay or leave. The play gave the impression that family is important and should be the most valued in any situation.
Events and Ideas · Freedom - this is first shown in page 41 when Russell is exploring in the Lodge's garden. · Curiousity - shown throw his curiosity while he experiments with the squirrel on page 41. On page 42, he searchs for the origin of the singing, eventually finding the source coming from his grandfather drinking wine. For Russell, curiosity overcomes any form of obeying the rules and fear. On page 46, after Russell's grandfather informed him about the forbidden books under lock and key, his curiosity kicked in and he knew straight away that he needed to come back to the study and find out what's in the forbidden books.
In To Kill a Mockingbird Boo Radley, who was the mysterious town recluse, helps Jem and Scout three different times, even though they did not return the favors, or treat him with respect at all times. The first example is when Boo sewed Jem’s pants when they were trying to see what Boo looked like, and Jem’s pants were caught in the fence. Jem left the pants there, and when he went back to get them, they were sewn and folded. They figured out that Boo fixed the pants because he did not want Jem to get in trouble. When Miss Maudie’s house was set on fire, Atticus told Jem and Scout to go stand outside by the Radley’s place.
Eventually, fighting against the state and struggling to keep her children fed becomes too much for Louise, and she is committed to a mental asylum. The children are sent to various foster homes in the region. Chapter Two: "Mascot" Malcolm is expelled from school when he is thirteen years old, and state officials move him to a detention home. Though Malcolm is a very popular student at the white junior high school and is elected the seventh-grade class
Emily Hylton Mrs. Roy Honors English Period 4 9 October 2011 Scout’s Honor A tomboy, a quick learner, and a militant attitude combined make up Scout Finch, a little girl growing up in Maycomb, Alabama. Her personality and yearning for adventure gets her nose stuck in places where it doesn’t belong. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Scout and her brother Jem are trying to figure out the mystery of Boo Radley, the town spook. During this time, she gets caught in the confusing problems of prejudice with the case of Tom Robinson, an innocent black man. Scout, who has simple faith in the goodness of people, teaches us that we need to learn to accept that everyone has faults, but to always look for the virtues in them.
Initially, they are unsure of each other, and of just how much they can share with each other, but as the story unfolds, we see more of a friendship beginning to evolve, for example George defends Candy when Carlson is threatening to kill his dog. Also, when George disapproves of Candy and Lennie spending time with Crooks, we see an interesting authority from George over the other men, and Candy is ‘crestfallen’ when George scolds him. ‘Well you guys get outta here. Jesus, seems like I can’t go away for a minute.’ This shows the power George holds over them, perhaps because he is the leader almost of the dream, and they all greatly trust him. In comparison, the relationship with George and Curley’s wife is almost the opposite to his friendship with Candy, as there is no trust or ease between them.
One of the main adventures Scout and Jem experience is the mystery of their neighbor Boo Radley, whom at the end of the novel they discover to be nothing like the evil figure Maycomb’s rumors portrayed him to be. One of the themes of To Kill A Mockingbird is bravery, supported through the way the Finch family deals with the many obstacles present throughout the novel. Jem Finch demonstrates bravery through the way he deals with various situations. When Jem, Scout, and Dill find Atticus in front of the jailhouse surrounded by countrymen ready to kill Tom Robinson and harm anyone in their way, Atticus tells Jem to go home, “...but from the way he stood Jem was not thinking of budging...Jem shook his head. As Atticus’ fists went to