The quote explained how that no body wanted to go to the Radley’s place because people were scared of it. The funny thing though was that people assume “Boo” was a monster and scary, but no one really had proof. Booism may be the first challenge they face, but it was far from the end of the challenges they faced. One of the biggest challenges was racisim. Though Maycomb was a white commuinty, there were a few negeros.
Firstly, Boo Radley plays a huge part in this novel. Boo is seen as a madman. There are all sorts of stories floating around Maycomb about him, yet none are actually confirmed. The rumours about Boo instill fear in not only Scout, but Jem and Dill as well. All three children are terrified of even walking past the Radley house.
This builds up a sense of danger in the reader and makes them feel fearful of what may happen to Atticus and what his children may think of him after the incident. It is a reason why Atticus was hesitant before shooting Tim Johnson; he didn’t want to do a violent act in front of his children. The use of tense dialogue is also effective as it is one of the rare moments in the novel when Lee shows Atticus being nervous, which makes the passage more alarming. Furthermore, Lee builds up an increasingly uneasy atmosphere through Scout's narrative. "Time had slowed to a nauseating crawl."
In this quote, savagery started to grow more within the children that has impulsively let them act/think not in a very civilized way. For example, Jack has brought the instinct of willing to act how ever they want. This has also impacted their lives because the established rules they had have fallen apart and nobody was even hardly listened to them. This quote also explains that they understood that within each other the beast can be unleashed. This quote also represents when
The beast is a huge element of fear in the novel. The reason the fear is so great is because the beast is an unknown creature in the beginning, never seen, just a fear that grows bigger. Like JK Rowling said in Philosopher's Stone, “Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.” This paranoia of the beast drives them to insanity, they have the constant feeling as if they are being hunted, like Jack who says: “If you’re hunting sometimes you catch yourself feeling as if-” Jack flushed suddenly. “There’s nothing in it of course. Just a feeling, but-being hunted, as if something’s behind you all the time in the jungle.” This quote proves that fear spreads quickly, from the littluns to the biguns, caused by the beast.
There is no civilization in the novel. There are many themes in The Lord of the Flies by William Golding. One of the obvious themes in the novel would be loss of innocence. Civilization is an essential for the vital innocence needed within humanity. The boys in The Lord of the Flies were unable to retain the innocence to preserve peace amongst the
The realization that there is evil in those who they thought good greatly confuses Scout and Jem; after the trial they must re-evaluate their understanding of human nature. While conversing with Scout, Jem says "If there's just one kind of folks, why can't they get along with each other? … I think I'm beginning to understand why Boo Radley's stayed shut up in the house all this time - it's because he wants to stay inside". The challenge of this struggle causes Jem great emotional pain as he tries to come to terms with the disappointing realities of inequality, racism, and general unfairness, whilst sharing his thoughts with Scout. Although the children are used to present a mature understanding of the human condition and the coexistence of good and evil, the guiding moral voice of To Kill a Mockingbird is embodied by Atticus Finch.
To Kill a Mockingbird focuses on “Maycomb’s usual disease,” as a pivotal part of the book, but also shows that compassion and wisdom can exist in these most bleak areas. The prejudice and bigotry comes from the lack of knowledge of Maycomb, and their fear to change what they have grown up with. Pre-conceived ideas are the main reason that Maycomb is ignorant of black people as they are afraid what a change of those pre-conceived ideas will bring. Even so, compassion still exists, as Atticus is able to save Scout and Jem from the influence of ‘Maycomb’s usual disease.’ Wisdom is also embodied by Atticus, where his wisdom, which is not necessarily knowledge but life experience, is able to force him to do things which are right, shown in his reluctant shooting of the rabid dog. The lack of knowledge in Maycomb about the outside world and their opinions about black people ingrains ‘Maycomb’s usual disease’ into their minds as they have no other opinions about black people.
“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”. This quote reveals that Atticus is mainly focusing on the racial aspect of prejudice as it is the most dominant form of prejudice in TKAM. As well as showing that he understands the ethic of empathy and understanding, that he preaches to Scout and Jem. Atticus also proves how the people of Maycomb do not understand Negros as they have not experienced the abuse that comes with the colour of your skin. In the novel there is also the aspect of classism in prejudice with the hierarchy of families being instilled into the society of Maycomb.
As an infant, Grenouille was born into the harsh world that tried and tried to exterminate exterminate is a very harsh word for this context, you may want to try something a little lighter him. From the start, this protagonist Grenouille was layered in negativity and absolute disdain from the majority of people in his life. Never was he shown the love or as the innocent child he should have been portrayed as and that leaves the hole that Grenouille desires to fill. You can mention that he was never given the affection that most children receive, but again, “innocence”