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
She starts educating him at a young age about things that would normally be taught to youths a decade older than him. Ludovic, or Ludo, as his mother calls him, eagerly absorbs the knowledge. Every day, he finds the time to expound on his knowledge. He’s very dependent on Sibylla, asking questions every now and then about this and that. Sibylla introduces him to the movie “Seven Samurai”, hoping that he will take the actors as his male role models in the face of the incompetence of his unknown father.
Their father Atticus Finch, who was a lawyer, had been given a case to handle and did not have any choice but to receive it and work his best for his client. The case was about an African man, named Tom Robinson, who was accused of raping a white woman. Scout may or may not be a lover, but she’s definitely a fighter. Especially at the beginning of the novel, fighting is her solution to everything: she goes after Walter Cunningham after she gets in trouble on his behalf on the first day of school, she beats up Dill when she thinks he’s not paying enough attention to her, and kicks a member of the lynch mob when he grabs Jem. When news of the Atticus’s defence of Tom Robinson infects down to the schoolyard, it’s no wonder that she responds with her fists to the kids’ mimicking of their parents’ insults.
Shortly after grieving for the loss of his daughter’s innocence, Carl Lee seeks counsel with the lawyer Jake Brigance. They discuss a similar case where four white men raped a black girl and were set free. Knowing that that these two men could more than likely walk free, Carl Lee takes justice into his own hands and shoots both men down including his childhood friend deputy Dwayne Looney. Carl Lee is immediately arrested and put on trial for the murder of the two white men. As the story continues, Carl Lee hires on Jake Brigance who valiantly accepts the case knowing the dangers and challenges involved in obtaining it.
In the book To Kill A Mocking Bird, the book takes us through stages of maturity in Jem and Scout’s lives. Jem grows up very quickly in the first half of the book and realises that he is maturing. Scout however doesn’t like the fact he is growing up, as Jem becomes more moody and bossier. Jem matures alot more after the verdict of the trial got back. Tom Robinson was found guilty of raping Mayella.
Teaching at the collegiate level, with a child in junior high, the thirty year old Kusz acted out her rebellion by piercing her right nostril, and with it attained “a broad and unexpected brand of liberation” (Miller, 329). Although the act of rebellion can be demonstrated at any age, for both Moore and Kusz the underlying cause for rebellion was encountered quite early. Kusz grew up with the desire to conform to society, but felt like more like an outcast. At age seven, she lost one eye during an unfortunate dog attack that resulted in facial scarring, a constant reminder to others that she was different. “And Not Like Them, remember is was equivalent
When she begins to recognize that Tom is innocent during the trial both she and her brother are shocked that he is found guilty. Through Scout's the comfortable town of Maycomb rears its ugly side of racism. Scout is also a child playing a child's game. For all of her life people have gossiped and told stories about the Radley's son Boo. Scout and her brother even play games about him using him as the boogieman.
Molly and Charlie are both in love with Molly but her parents dissaprove of the boys. The couple do everything to keep the relationship together. Tommo was made to be a messenger and not deliverer secretly at the burn. Young Tommo is also in love with her and has to deal with the fact that his brother has a stronger attachment with Molly. It's a little bit heart breaking for him but life goes on.
Susan (Mom) Heffley is the type of person that likes to have fun and watch romance- comedies with her husband if he would not stop working on his miniature Civil War battlefield in the furnace room. Manny is the baby brother of Rodrick and Greg. Manny draws pictures every time Rodrick and Greg yell at each other. The plot or summary of the book is that book is that Greg Heffley tells about his summer vacation and he attempts to steer clear of trouble .But, when returns to middle school and tries to keep his older brother, Rodrick, from telling everyone about his humiliating experience this summer .Rodrick tell the story to his friend about Greg
It is clear that whilst Scout is willing to provide informal educational help, Miss Caroline does not approve of this and repeatedly tries to scupper her efforts by whipping her on the first day of school because she misunderstood, “if I didn’t have…stop it”(page 24). Further reinforcement is shown when Miss Caroline catches Scout writing a letter to Dill because she was bored, “I was bored, so I began…third grade”(page24). Miss Caroline is trying to follow a more formal way of teaching pupils in a place where teaching and education is regarded as experienced based, learn through doing, which inevitably means that knowledge is passed down generations and is limited to those skills needed to survive. Education during the 1930s were only aimed at boys rather than girls.