“To Kill a Mockingbird” helped voice Harper Lee’s opinions of injustices in America. Throughout the text the following characters suffered prejudice: Scout Finch, Atticus Finch, Boo Radley and Tom Robinson. Tom Robinson symbolises the millions of black people who were convicted unfairly of crimes they didn’t commit. Scout experiences many injustices because she is so young and just a child. Miss Caroline unfairly punishes her when she tells Scout she’s not allowed to be taught to read anymore.
Atticus shows respect to others, courage ,non-violent behavior. As they both mature they then realized why Atticus behavior that certain way. One way that Atticus influences his children is by treating both Negros and whites- even the one that disrespect him- with respect . As Atticus is getting persecuted by others so is Scout, at school, Cecils Jacob kept telling Scout that her dad was a Nergo-lover ,fought him, but she herself didn’t even know what that meant. When Scout asked Atticus what it meant he said it in a way she couldn’t understand and also told her he didn’t want to see her in a fight ever a again.
Makes major shifts into early adulthood. Scout starts out the innocent five year old child who is unfamiliar with the evils of her everyday world. The first evil scout comes in counter with is in the form of a cruel case of racism. She is exposed to this evil when Atticus finch, her father defends tom Robinson, a black man accused of rape. As Atticus says “there’s something in our world that makes men lose their heads they couldn’t be fair if they tried.
Middle school was the worst years of my school career. It is a place where one cannot be true to who they are. Whether it be because they haven’t established their own style or they are scared of other students thoughts. In addition it is the transition from elementary to a school with the whole town, not just the kids who lived in your area. A lot more responsibilities are expected from us at such a young age, yet we are still very immature.
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.
Colored folks won’t have ‘em ‘cause they’re half white; white folks won’t have ‘em ‘cause they’re colored, so they’re just in-betweens, don’t belong anywhere (Lee 161). “Well, Dill, after all he’s just a Negro” (199). Rape- protagonist’s father defends a man accused of rape “It was the night of November twenty-first. I was just leaving my office to go home when Mr. Ewell came in, very excited he was, and said to get out to his house, some nigger’d raped his girl” (167). “I seen that black nigger yonder ruttin’ on my Mayella (173).” Offensive language Use of the word “nigger” conversation between Scout and her father, she asks if her father defends niggers.
Character Analysis: “Something Terrible by Dean Trippe" Tyler Moore Man, Myth, Monster September 26, 2014 “If you tell anyone...I’ll kill your family.” This is the first sentence from the story spoken by the man who molested Dean. From this first sentence we can make a judgment that young Dean is going through something terrible. But Dean overcomes this terrible thing through passion for superheroes and Whitaker, Ronell2014-10-03T13:57:00You’re missing your “What motivates him to make the choices he makes?” sentence drawing. Dean’s motivation for overcoming all of this is his son and wanting to be a better person. Dean teaches us that superheroes and monsters don’t always wear mask and costumes.
The father was thinking that everything was fine between the kids, but when he got them together he saw how sarcastic they were to each other. The father senses all the depressing conversation and tries to lighten it up by asking if either of the kids knows any jokes. This attempt was shot
The Novel To Kill a Mockingbird By Harper Lee, is about innocence and prejudice in the small sleepy town of Maycomb County Alabama. The main character Jean-Louise Finch (aka Scout) and her father face difficult times ahead because Atticus (her father) has been appointed to the trial Tom Robinson. Tom who is black is accused of raping a white woman named Mayella Ewell, Mayella’s family would be considered the lowest of the lows in Maycomb but simply because they are white they are above hard working honest men like Tom. When the trial comes to pass Atticus clearly proves that this man is innocent, however because of the racism against blacks in Maycomb he is found Guilty and dies trying to escape from his fate. Tom is a prime example of a Mockingbird in this novel.
Statistics show that kids who are bullied usually end up losing interest in their school work and drop out of school because they’re afraid or embarrassed to go back to school. According to the article Bullies as Criminals by Greg Toppo, in the past decade states have finally addressed the issue on bullying. In 1999 on Georgia had an anti-bullying law. Since the Columbine shootings in 1999, states also began to act on the issue and as of this year (2012) 18 states have laws that now allow the victims of bullying to seek legal help. Also because there has been too many incidents such as a fourteen year old child who was bullied in his school for years and he ended up hanging himself outside of his house.