By describing Scout’s first days at school, Harper Lee criticizes aspects of the education system in Alabama and to reveal the views of Atticus, the lawyer father and single parent of Jem and Scout. The early chapters concern the children’s games designed to see Boo or entice him out of his house. They fail to notice Boo’s interest in them; he rescues and attempts to mend Jem’s pants when Jem is caught in the Radley garden, and he
Stark wrote this novel for men and wanted to make the men feel good about themselves when reading it. He wrote Parker in a way where the men feel like they can go out and conquer whatever they want as long as they go out and get it. Parker did not care for women the way that Porter did. There was a love interest between Rosie and Porter to make Porter more appealing to women. The women in the movie were shown to be very intelligent and can be the top person at a
Scout learned that Ms. Merriweather thinks Helen Robinson should be reprimanded because it is her skin color and her unfaithfulness to the church that caused their misfortune. The group of ladies that form the church circle should be an open-minded group, but they have only shown to be insensitive and unsympathetic. The full maturation of Scout is shown when she thinks to herself on the Radley porch, “Atticus was right. One time he said you never really know a man until you stand in his shows and walk around in them. Just standing on the Radley porch was enough.” (374).
He tells him that a horse kicked Lennie in the head when he was a child and he hires them. They meet a few of the farm help, Candy, an handyman, with an ancient dog and missing hand, and Curley, the boss’s mean-spirited son. Curley is newly married, with a flirtatious wife, and full of jealousy. Once they are alone, the flirtatious wife appears and flirts with them. Of course Lennie thinks she is “purty,” but George, knows
When Nathan Radley fills in the tree hole that Boo left gifts for the kids in, Jem cries because he realizes how important that was to Boo. Later in the story, Scout wants to kill a roly-poly bug, but Jem stops her, “Why couldn’t I mash him?” I asked. “Because they don’t bother you” Jem answered (Lee, 320). Most importantly, Jem protects his sister from an attack by Bob Ewell, but breaks his arm in the process. Bob is a symbol of hate and evil and by attacking the children in an attempt to get back at Atticus this is also symbolizing Jem
Code of honor is an aspect of human nature which governs people’s differentiation between right and wrong. In Harper Lee’s eye-opening novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Lee establishes how powerful a code of honor is in society, so much so that people will forgo intuition to adhere to their code. Many of the characters in the novel posses a certain code of honor that dictates both decisions and actions. Scout, under the influence of her father Atticus, lives by a very moral based code. In the previous scenes up to and throughout the Tom Robinson trial, Scout’s innocence and confusion about the racism and prejudice are solely based on her code.
Chapter 1 Scout (Jean Louise Finch) Jem (Jeremy Atticus Finch) • Scout recounts her family history o Simon Finch came to America to escape religious persecution o He established a successful farm called Finch’s Landing o All Finch’s have lived there except Scout’s father and uncle • Description of Maycomb, Alabama • Atticus described as a successful lawyer • Introduction of Calpurnia • Scout’s mom died when she was 2 Summer of 1933 (Jem 10, Scout almost 6) • Charles Baker Harris (Dill) moves in next door • Act out various stories they have read • Dill suggests they lure out Arthur “Boo” Radley • Boo’s back-story o “Gang” member o Imprisoned in home; no one sees him for year o 15 years later, stabs father with scissors • Old Mr. Radley dies (of natural causes) • Nathan Radley (Boo’s brother) moves in • Dill fascinated with Boo; dares Jem to touch house • Jem finally caves in; touches house and runs back • Scout thinks she sees window curtain move Chapter 2 • September • Dill leaves and returns to Meridian • Scout prepares for her first day of school • Teacher (Miss Caroline Fisher) doesn’t deal well with kids • Concludes Atticus taught Scout how to read • Makes Scout feel guilty for being educated • Scout complains to Jem; he says she’s trying out a new method of teaching • Walter Cunningham doesn’t have lunch • Ms Caroline offers quarter; says she can pay him back • Cunningham’s too poor to pay back; pay Atticus in product not $ • Scout attempts to explain • Ms Caroline misinterprets and slaps Scout’s hand with a ruler Chapter 3 • Scout blames Walter for getting her in trouble • Jem jumps in; invited Walter for dinner (lunch) • Walter and Atticus
Dana is terrified because that was the house she was supposed to go to. The white men horribly beat the men for not having papers stating he was free. Dana is disgusted because the beating is so horrifying she has never seen anything like it because she was born in different times. After taking a few hits at the women the men ride off taking the black man with them back towards Rufus’ home. She thinks the man was most likely a slave of Rufus’ farther who had runaway.
This Book takes place in the 1930’s where a girl named Scout and her brother Jem grew up in Maycomb County, Alabama when racism was very common. Their father Atticus finch was a lawyer who tried to help Tom Robinson an African-American who was accused of raping a white girl. Right next to their house lived a recluse who never sets foot outside his house; his name is Arthur “Boo” Radley an intelligent child who was abuse emotionally by his cruel father. From beginning to end Boo Radley dominates scout and Jem imagination leaving little presents for them in a knot hole and appearing at opportune moments to save their lives. Boo Radley shows goodness but at the same time his actions seem to be creepy.
Three main characters, Jean Louise Scout Finch, her lawyer father Atticus, and her older brother Jem encounter prejudice, hypocrisy and other evils in Alabama during the 1930’s. Several characters in this novel help Scout and Jem understand courage as a reoccurring theme to the plot, with each example a different exploration of the moral nature of human beings. Consider Mrs. Dubose an elderly ill-tempered racist woman with a hearty morphine addiction. In order to go to town, the children had to pass her house, unless wanting to walk a mile out of the way. Strolling home from town one afternoon, a verbal dispute ensued with Mrs. Dubose.