Maycomb is a small town and every family has their own social status depending on where they live, who their parents are, and how long their family have lived in the town (Lee, 5-7). A Time To Kill is a book about the life of a ten year old girl, Tonya Hailey, and how her life is ruined by two drunken young men that rape and beat her. The town of Clanton in Ford County, Mississippi is a mostly white town and reacts very badly to the crime that was done to the ten year old girl. Tonya Hailey along with her father are one of the few black families living in the neighborhood. (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.
He explains that it's a sin to kill a mockingbird, because they don't do anything bad to anyone, they only sing. This same lesson can be applied to characters in Lee's novel, such as Tom Robinson and Boo Radley, based on the fact that they're innocent people that are harmed and wronged by the evils of humanity. In some way, each of them are like mockingbirds, and by harming them, innocence is destroyed. The idea of mockingbirds representing innocence is a lasting one for the duration of the novel, and forces readers to take a look at the bigger picture. Perhaps the most relatable event to the symbolism, the Tom Robinson case depicts the destruction of innocence first hand.
The chapter ends by a group of soldiers harassing Hassan about his mother and calling him a Hazara. Chapter 3 The chapter begins with stories of Baba and how he has overcame other people doubts. He once built an orphanage with no prior architectural experience, married Sofia Akrami from a royal bloodline, became a successful businessman, and even fought a bear. The chapter ends by Amir telling us about how he tried to please his father by playing on the soccer team and watching buzkashi which ended up by him crying all the way home. This truly shows how different Baba and Amir are.
To Kill A Mockingbird is set in Alabama in the American town of Maycomb In the 1960s. It is focus on a six year old girl named scout with an older brother named Jem and her father Atticus. Atticus is appointed to the court to defend a black man named Tom Robinson accused of raping a young white woman. Although the town doesn’t give Tom Robinson a chance Atticus defends Tom In court. Both the texts are themed around a character who is discriminated against.
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.
When Atticus, Jem and Scout go to the family plantation for Christmas, she gets in trouble for beating up her cousin. Scout’s cousin calls Atticus a "Nigger Lover” so Scout hits him. Scout’s uncle comes outside and yells at her without listening to what she had to say. The injustice is Scout not being able to tell her side of the story. As the famous saying says “Assumed guilty until proven innocent”, this is the case for Boo Radley.
1 Don’t You Dare Whistle In August of 1955, Emmett Louis Till of Chicago Illinois, was brutally killed for allegedly saying inappropriate remarks and wolf-whistling at a white woman in Money, Mississippi. No matter what the offense, murder shouldn't have been the consequence for an inappropriate remark or a whistle. And although young Emmett should not have been murdered, his death brought about a lasting change for good. Emmett was a 14 year old black boy, and an only child of his momma who was “liked by everybody” (Metress, 30). Emmett went to Mississippi to visit family for a week and was staying at the home of his uncle, Mose Wright.
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.
The meaning of killing a mockingbird, how it represents Tom Robinson and how it represents Boo Radley. To kill a mockingbird means to kill something innocent, something pure, something that does no harm to anyone. Mockingbirds do nothing but make music for people to enjoy that is why “it is a sin to kill a mockingbird” (pg.90) In the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” Tom Robinson is one of the characters who represent the mockingbird. He is a lot like the mockingbird because he did nothing but try to help Mayella Ewell who is the daughter of Bob Ewell. Tom Robinson was blamed for raping Mayella Ewell because her father has caught her kissing a black man, Tom Robinson, and at that time it was unacceptable to do so.
The Starkweather Homicide Charles Starkweather was a spree killer who murdered eleven victims in Nebraska and Wyoming during a road trip with his underage girlfriend, Caril Ann Fugate. His actions inspired several movies, including Natural Born Killer, Badlands, and Wild at Heart. Starkweather appears to have enjoyed a stable and comfortable home life. He was the third of seven children, and despite being born into a poor family during the Great Depression he claimed that he never went hungry. His school life was very different: he was bullied because of a mild speech impediment, bowed legs, and severe nearsightedness.