Scout is amazed by the response of the townspeople after her father takes the case of Tom Robinson. Tom was accused of raping a white girl. After Attics takes the case children mock Scout and call Atticus, her father, a nigger lover. In addition, people that she has always thought of as good and friends show up at the house to make threats if Atticus continues to take the case. When she begins to recognize that Tom is innocent during the trial both she and her brother are shocked that he is found guilty.
Jem and Scout are both children of a passionate lawyer, Atticus Finch. The children are exposed to experiences that shape their right and wrong. Both kids have their own ways of dealing with the wrongs and both end up with 2 different conclusions on how the human race behaves. Jem and Scout are exposed to life changing experiences at a very young age. One experience is with Boo Radley who was the mysterious man who never leaved his house, and they always thought he was evil and they were all afraid of him, but then he saved them from being attacked but during the attack Jem was knocked out could so he never saw who saved them but Scout did.
Huck Finn introduces himself as the narrator at the outset of the story. He starts off at the Widow’s in Missouri, where he’s "getting’ sivilized" by her and her sister Miss Watson, who try to teach him manners and religion and also send him to school. But Huck spends time with his imaginative friend Tom Sawyer playing pranks on people like Jim, Miss Watson’s slave. Curiously, the boys generally ignore the fact that each of them still has $6,000 that they found in a cave (in Mark Twain’s previous novel, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer). When Huck gets a bad feeling (in the superstitious sense), he signs all his money over to Judge Thatcher.
Even though it is obvious that Mayella’s dad beat her and Tom is not guilty, the jury still convicts Tom Robinson because of his race. Some time after the trail, Boo Radley, the recluse who they used to bully, saves Jem and Scout from an attack from Mayella’s furious father. It is then when Scout grasps the lessons of her childhood, as taught to her by her father, Atticus. It is common knowledge that kids pick up their morals from their parents, and in the book, Harper Lee expresses that idea by implying that the
Early on in the semester Pudge is kicked out of his World Religion class for daydreaming and is admonished by his teacher, Dr. Hyde, for not being present in the moment. Pudge grows closer to his new friends as the Colonel is kicked out of every basketball game for jeering too much, Alaska tutors Pudge in pre-calculus, and the group is caught smoking by the dean of students, Mr. Starnes (known as the Eagle), at their favourite hangout spot, the Smoking Hole. An important element to their friendship is trust. Although Takumi reveals Alaska was the one who ratted out her roommate the year before and Pudge is unsure about trusting Alaska, he agrees to stay on campus with her for the Thanksgiving break. The two spend their time snooping through other students’ rooms, watching porn together, and eating Thanksgiving at the Colonel’s house with his mother.
During that scene while Adeline was watching Sesame Street her Uncle Josh undoes his pants and rapes her. The reason I say he raped her was because she stated that, “When it’s all over he’ll have treats for me. Its Like when a dentist gives me extra suckers for not crying, not even when it hurts.” (Robinson 293). The Effects that some of these have on the story is that it shows why the reader does the things she does. It also helps explains all the ‘snapshots’ that she has.
When asked to defend a black man in a controversial trial, he accepts and through this trial works to teach his children the importance of equality, acceptance and fair treatment. Atticus’s teachings are always subtle but throughout the book it can be seen that the majority of Scout’s actions are based on what Atticus has taught her. One such lesson occurs in chapter three. After Scout beats up a poverty-stricken boy named Walter Cunningham for having gotten her in trouble, her brother Jem intervenes and invites Walter to have lunch at their house. This upsets Scout greatly and during lunch she acts very rudely to the boy, an action for which she is scolded by Calpurnia, the children’s African-American nanny.
The Starkweather Homicide Charles Starkweather was a spree killer who murdered eleven victims in Nebraska and Wyoming during a road trip with his underage girlfriend, Caril Ann Fugate. His actions inspired several movies, including Natural Born Killer, Badlands, and Wild at Heart. Starkweather appears to have enjoyed a stable and comfortable home life. He was the third of seven children, and despite being born into a poor family during the Great Depression he claimed that he never went hungry. His school life was very different: he was bullied because of a mild speech impediment, bowed legs, and severe nearsightedness.
In one particular part of the movie when Jacob first sees Marlena, the entire mood of the story changes. There is an emotional change in his character, from a sad depressed Jacob who just lost his parents to a happy Jacob who just found the love of his life. Sara introduces Jacob as a young man who is taking a test in order to get into a prestige college. An unfortunate event leads him to run away and join the circus. Throughout the book, Jacob is shown talking about Marlena.
Sue Monk Kidd’s novel, “Secret Life of Bees,” based in South Carolina in the 1960s, explores a number of confronting and major issues, such as forgiveness and feminine power. It also explores the history of racism in America at this time, and the impacts and implications this had on the way many “coloured” people lived their lives. The story follows the life of Lily, a pre-adolescent girl, who has been through a lot after the death of her mother. This is mostly due to her father, whom she called T.Ray, ‘as daddy’ didn’t suit him. Rosaleen, Lily’s nanny is also a key character in this book, as she too escapes with Lily, as they attempt to escape from the hatred they have experienced.