Juror #8 made a bold statement in the beginning vote of the deliberation by voting not guilty against all the others. Lastly Juror #9 attention to detail played a big role in deciding the boys faith. Juror #3 is very biased against the boy that is being tried, and this affects all of his thoughts and actions involved in the case. He has this bias because his own son hit him in the jaw and ran away from home at the age of 15: “I’ve got a kid…when he was fifteen he hit me in the face…I haven’t seen him in three years. Rotten kid!
Percy does many of the things himself. He doesn’t care if people know it was him who won the battle. One thing Percy Jackson said on page 266 was, “It was Annabeth’s idea.” This shows that he is willing to give credit to someone else if they deserve it. Odysseus likes to brag and even though Percy Jackson likes people to know when he does something outstanding, he doesn’t brag about it. Because they do have some differences in their personalities, their journeys turn out different from each other.
He has many dialogues with himself in the form of his dead friend/former partner-in-crime, George. The seven American culture myths I found throughout this book, in one way or another were Anti-Intellectualism, Individual Freedom, Material Success, Nuclear Family, Romantic Love, Rural Simplicity, and Vigilant Justice. The main myth exhibited repeatedly throughout the book was that of Anti-Intellectualism. Blaze, who failed miserably at academics while in school at the orphanage and out of it, was able to get by on what he had learned through his acts of crime and would repeat them in order to survive by getting the tools to survive (money, transportation, food, etc.). Blaze and his partner were constantly able to swindle and outsmart more educationally successful people through wittingly conning them and their businesses.
Tom Robinson’s trial comes at possibly one of the most difficult times for Jem as he begins to enter puberty and he is trying to understand the confusing lessons his dad teaches. Through the trial Jem seems to be one of the few that still carries hope. At this point Atticus explains to Scout that Jem simply needs time to process what he has learned and how the system works. Jem goes from a rumor spreading boy to a understanding mature teenager. At first Jem spreads all the rumors of Boo Radley to scout and dill, and by the end realizes that boo is misunderstood and finds the good in him.
Life Lessons From Atticus Finch “Atticus was feeble: he was nearly fifty…we felt (this) reflected upon his abilities and manliness (118).” Scout says this about her father in the novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee. At the beginning of the novel, Atticus Finch’s children, Jem and Scout, do not fully understand their father’s unique and honorable qualities. Atticus is the furthest thing from feeble and weak. He is one of the wisest, bravest and most empathetic characters in the book. Jem and Scout eventually learn the truth about their father as they watch him deal with some very difficult circumstances in the prejudiced, southern town of Maycomb.
The actions made by Juror Five lead to the assumptions that he is the one who changed his vote to not guilty. While Jurors Four, Seven, Three, and Ten are discussing the background of the teenage boy, Juror Four makes a comment about children who come from the slums are bad, and this upsets Juror Five. In reply to the remark, Juror Five states, “I’ve lived in a slum all my life….”. This piece of information is vital to the thought that Juror Five changed his vote because he can relate to the life of the teenage boy and the hard events that he has gone through. After Juror Eight takes out a knife similar to knife kept as evidence and stabs it into the wall next to the original knife, they discuss the statement made by the boy.
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
I agree with the statement in the question because we grow up learning, we don’t already know it, it is not an innate moral awareness that we have. For example, a little boy hits his brother, and his parents tell him that hitting is wrong. He does it again and his parents tell him that hitting is wrong. He learns that he shouldn’t do that. He drops a toy on his brother’s foot, but says sorry.
Viola then decides to try out for the guys’ soccer team, but sadly the boys’ soccer ball coach was sexist and without even giving her a chance he shut her down and didn’t think she was good enough for his team because she was a girl. This is where masculinity would be socially constructed because the coach laughed and automatically shut viola down because she wasn’t a guy. As he laughed at her he said there was no way the girls could try out for the boys’ team because girls were not as fast or as strong as guys were. Therefore, he was comparing all girls to guys. Another way in which masculinity is socially constructed is when viola decides to impersonate her brother Sebastian.
But know I know why…” (70). Looking at this example, he used to be equal just like the other kids, everything seemed fine to him…eventually though Crooks figures out why his father’s fondness of the white boys played negatively, now he knows. This foreshadows the fact that he had such a controversial childhood that even now at this age he goes back searching the memories. It shows how being lonely has impacted him so negatively in such an emotionally unstable way. In Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck shows the negative impact of loneliness through characters by the names of ‘George’ and ‘Lennie’.