“I was rubbing his nose in the dirt”(Lee 30) said Scout. This proves she is acting childish by bullying Walter for no reason, which is not going to help the situation. Second, Scout shows she is immature when fighting Francis because he made rude comments about her father. “ [she] split [her] knuckle to the bone on his front teeth. [With her] left impaired [she] sailed in with [her] right”(112).
Wilson is from a lower class than all the other characters in The Great Gatsby, and is described as “a blond, spiritless man, anemic and faintly handsome” (Fitzgerald 25). In contrast, his wife, Myrtle has the complete opposite appearance, of liveliness and spirit. Myrtle is cheating on George with Tom, who has an arrogant manner and looks down on George, saying “He’s so dumb he doesn’t know he’s alive” (Fitzgerald 26). George is one of the unluckiest characters in the book, with a wife whom he cares for yet is cheating on him. Not only is Myrtle unfaithful, but she clearly has no respect for George and is unhappy with their poverty and with George’s unsuccessful garage.
All three children are terrified of even walking past the Radley house. While reading the novel there are several small details that prove Boo to not be the person that Maycomb and Scout believe that he is. Scout first starts to realize the truth about Boo after finding presents in the tree, which have a bad stigma since the children that Scout goes to school with say anything from the Radley property is poisoned. After a burst of courage, Scout comes to find that the presents are not poison, thus making her realize that the word of her schoolmates is invalid. Another incident would be the night of Miss Maude’s house fire.
In the book "To Kill a Mockingbird" we have evidence that Scout is a young girl who is relatively innocent. She has been raised to have a positive frame of mind by her father. She is innocent to the damage that racism can cause. Scout is used to narrate the story so that the reader can see the events through the perspective of an innocent child. Scout is amazed by the response of the townspeople after her father takes the case of Tom Robinson.
To Kill a Mockingbird Final Response Questions Thea Anderson 1. Early in the novel, Boo gives Scout and Jem gifts; these include: gum, a pocket watch, two soap dolls, lucky pennies, a spelling bee metal and so on. These gifts are significant because they represent Boo’s kind and friendly nature as opposed to the fearsome image the Finch children had in their minds about Boo. There is also the gift of friendship which is exchanged between Boo and the children. 2. when Scout says in the book that they never gave Boo anything in returm she is right in the sense that she and Jem never gave Boo physical gifts like he gave them.
Life in Maycomb seems perfect to Scout but she is oblivious to how horrible conditions really are. This perspective empowers the theme of the novel, to do what is good in the view of society’s norms may not correlate with what is right. Racisms influence on justice, social structure, and economic status are greatly troubling and misunderstood constructs for Scout to comprehend and is a major theme in the novel. One example of innocence being portrayed in the text through justice in the court scene. In part two of the book Scout witnesses a court case where her father defends a African-American.
Scout Finch and Harry Potter are two very special and very different kids. Scout and Harry have very different lives, yet still have some similarities. They are both different, both have had loss, and they are both very accepting people. Scout is a tomboy, living in the south in the 1930s. Unlike most people in her society, she is not a racist, and she solves her problems by fighting.
Atticus Finch is ridiculed by the townspeople for being a moral human being and sticking to his beliefs in defending an innocent colored man. As explained by Lee through her characters Tom Robinson, Boo Radley and Atticus Finch, the mockingbird is a symbolic representation of innocence, purity and virtue. To begin, the community of Maycomb basically indirectly murdered Tom Robinson. Despite the fact the man was helpful and kind - especially toward Mayella, who charged him of raping her - Tom was sent to trial and then found guilty even after Atticus Finch had verified his guiltlessness. His responsibility was all based on the color of his skin, not his true moral character.
This shows Scout’s prejudicial character for feeling immediate fear for the blanket because it was specifically Boo who put it on her. We can further see that Scout really indulged in what she heard about Boo and how much the rumors blinded her. Lee connects the quote she used above with another quote from page 89 where Scout says, “Jem, I ain’t ever heard of a nigger snowman.” This quote characterizes Scout’s innocence and portrays the theme of racism. Being the intelligent person she is, but due to her young age, Scout unknowingly uses the offensive word ‘nigger’ because she is too young to understand what nigger really means and how it is racist. This quote portrays the theme of racism when Jem responds to Scout by saying, “He won’t be black long,” describing the snowman to be black on the inside, but white on the outside.
(Grisham, 2-3) In the two books To Kill A Mockingbird and A Time To Kill there are many characters that are similar to one another and also different. The character differences in the two books are, in To Kill A Mocking Bird the father, Bob Ewell father of daughter that was accusing that she was raped, is a lazy abusive drunkard and does not really take the time out of his life to deafened his own daughter. While in the book A Time To Kill the father, Carl Lee Hailey, is over protective and reacts about his daughter getting raped and even goes to the extent of putting the matter is his own hands. Also in the book To Kill A Mockingbird the man being accused of raping Mayella Ewell, Tom Robinson, is a very kind black man unlike in the book A Time To Kill where the men who raped