Outside of the Maycomb jail Atticus defends Tom Robinson from the group of men by standing in front of the jail-not allowing anyone to get to Tom Robinson. This is an act of courage because Atticus continues to protect him even though he is fully aware that he is standing in the face of danger. Another example of this can be seen when Atticus speaks for Tom Robinson in court, Her father saw it, and the defendant has testified as to his remarks. What did her father do? We don’t know, but there is circumstantial evidence to indicate that Mayella Ewell was beaten savagely by someone who led almost exclusively with his left.
had a lot of experience living on a fabecause of her dad Munro grew up in the 1930's, the era of the great depression. Men were typically the providers of the home, while the women took care of the house. Women were never seen working outside of the house because if they did, then they were frowned upon for "stealing the jobs from those who need it most" who were the men. Like Munro, the girl in "Boys and Girls" also grew up during that era. TIn the story "Boys and Girls" the girl in the story also grew u Darkness would be the great depression dark
Lee introduces the black community of narrating the race relations in Maycomb are thrown into crisis by the trial of Tom Robinson. By emphasizing the goodness and solidarity of the black community, Lee describes the prejudiced rampant among Maycomb’s whites in an extremely ugly way. One of the main moral themes of the novel is that of sympathy and understanding, Atticus’s principle that Scout should always try to put herself in someone else’s shoes before she judges them. Yet, the townspeople cannot do this. Lee enables readers to identify with the black community in a way that makes the townspeople’s unwillingness to do so seem stubborn.
To kill a mocking bird by Harper Lee is a story of racial prejudice and social class, set in a time when such narrow mindedness was considered acceptable and apart of every day life in the small town of Maycomb. A widower, Atticus raises his children by himself, with the help of kindly neighbours and a black housekeeper named Calpurnia. Scout and Jem almost instinctively understand the complexities and machinations of their neighbourhood and town. This novel takes place in 1930’s in a typical southern society. Once Atticus chooses to defend Tom Robinson, a black man, Scout faces many challenges and she discovers numerous facts about life.
To Kill A Mockingbird Character Study-Walter Cunningham Walter Cunningham [junior] comes from the well respected, poor farming family, the Cunninghams, who are considered in the middle of society, above blacks and the Ewells, yet below Atticus. He attends school along side Scout Finch, and is the son of Walter Cunningham [senior] and seems to represent a general poor, poverty stricken child in Maycomb County. Walter Cunningham, being brought up in a very hard working environment, in agriculture, where not too much money is made, was taught not to take what he could not pay back. At school Miss Caroline obviously did not know about his background and embarrassed Walter by almost demanding him to take some lunch money from her. When Walter refuses to take the quarter but Miss Caroline insists, Scout interrupts, "…you'll get to know all the county folks after a while.
Social Sensitively in “Walker Brothers Cowboy” In “Walker Brothers Cowboy,” Munro writes about a poor family. She never does come out and says or spells it out that they are poor; rather she seems to constantly hint at the family’s situation through the narrator’s description of the family doings and their relationships with the outside world. In the first paragraph of the story, the reader discovers that another school year is about to start, and the girl’s mother “has ripped up for this purpose an old suit and an old plaid wool dress of hers, and she has to cut and match very cleverly and also make me stand for endless fittings, sweaty, itching from the hot wool, ungrateful.” (Munro, 2510) The reader can comprehend that the girl is unhappy with the state of things and is just aware enough of the state of affairs. This comes to the conclusion that the family has lack of money; therefore the mother can not buy a dress, so she has to make one form scratch. The reader can also see that the family is poor in a different state of mind.
Although these two characters have distinctly different attitudes toward the quilts, the great symbol in the story, they set off Walker’s notion of family heritage. Indeed, Maggie and Dee represent three sides of Walker’s characteristics: these are self-consciousness, determination, and appreciation. Alice Walker comes from a humble background. She was born on February 9, 1944 in Eatonton, Georgia into a poor farming family. When she was eight years old, her brother accidentally shot her and that left with her with scars and one blind eye .
The Finches and the Ewells have very different family lives and have different views on how to look after children. Atticus tries to be fair and tries to do his best for his children unlike the Bob Ewell who doesn’t care, and whose children live in neglect and abuse. Atticus treats his children fairly, he never punishes them physically or hurts them, on page 62 Jem says ‘I- it’s like this scout, Atticus ain’t ever whipped me since I can remember’. Atticus won’t harm his children like Bob does, who beat Mayella. Atticus believes that beating is wrong and possibly gives them worse punishments like the time he sent Jem to say sorry to Mrs Dubose after Jem cut down all her flowers.
It is Mayella's deceit that brings Tom Robinson to trial. Though she may not be forgiven for this lie, Atticus and Scout feel sympathy for her because of the terrible poverty in which she lives. Whenever Scout feels sorry for Mayella we do as well as we are viewing the trial from her point of view. When Tom Robinson?s trial begins, evidence begins to show that Tom Robinson is actually innocent. When Mr Ewell takes the stand we see that he is not a soft hearted person because he is blaming Tom Robinson for something that he has not done, ?I seen that nigger yonder ruttin?
Enter Ruby Thewes , a plain-speaking freespirit who offers to help Ada rebuild the farm in exchange for meals and lodging. A bargain is struck and the two begin a mutually beneficial partnership that develops into a friendship. He's a Confederate soldier horrified by the awful things he's done to others, and had done to him. She's a delicate beauty who, in times of privation, must learn to work the land her father's left her. A thousand miles separate Inman and Ada from each other.