Labeling and stereotyping. They don’t seem like a big deal until it causes chaos in the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. In Maycomb, this is a big issue in the community. Scout is watching and understanding this world differently, being young and very influential racisms changes her, in maturing and her personality. Scout is the main character, she is the reason the Finches get in all these dilemmas.
Angry whites in the South during this period of time would go to any measure to satisfy their hate for an individual of a different race. Rosaleen really changes during this trial; she becomes bitter towards whites, even towards Lily, whom she is close to. Continuing on page 52 Rosaleen learns about the black Madonna. “If Jesus’ mother is black, how come we only know about the white Mary?” The quote is what Rosaleen was thinking when she saw the picture Lily had found in her mother’s items. This is not just a picture of a black version of Mary; it is a picture of the African American’s gaining their rightful freedoms in 1964.
Scout’s Loss of Youth In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Scout, the main character, undergoes a sudden change when she hears the verdict of Tom Robinson’s trial. Scout goes from an immature, rash and stubborn child, who gets in fights and doesn’t think about her actions, to a young woman who formulates her own opinion, fully understands racism, and understands the role it plays in her town’s justice system. Before this turning point Scout is immature and childish. For example, Scout tried to get Calpurnia fired for selfish reasons. Scout claims that “[Calpurnia] likes Jem better’n she likes [Scout], anyway” and then proceeded to “[suggest] that Atticus lose no time in packing her off.”(25).
Lee includes Dolphus Raymond in ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ to explore the issues of racial prejudice surrounding the time in which the novel is set and in the novel itself. Lee uses this extract to show us the challenges that mixed children faced at the time as a result of segregation. During the trial, the events of it cause Dill to become overwhelmed to the point of which he starts to cry, so Jem and Scout take him to the square outside the courthouse. This is where the children first encounter Dolphus Raymond. Dolphus Raymond sees that Dill is crying and responds with ‘cry about the simple hell people give other people – without thinking.
To Kill a Mockingbird Themes Have you ever seen discrimination against a darker-skinned person from a lighter-skinned person? To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee tells a story about a little girl, Scout, and her father, Atticus, who is a white man. He has to defend a black, Tom Robinson, who has been accused of raping a young white girl, Mayella Ewell. This book had many themes that all taught a valuable lesson, such as: individuals have a right to protect the innocent, people often fear what they don’t understand, and the most important part of a child’s education may take place in the home and community rather than in the school. The first theme is individuals have a responsibility to protect the innocent.
How does Harper Lee use minor characters in To Kill A Mockingbird to explore some of the main concerns of the novel? 1) Harper Lee used Dolphous Raymond to explain how racism was at the time. Raymond could not be himself because people would judge him because he had a negro wife and children. 2) Harper Lee used Aunt Alexandra and Mrs. Dubose to explain how people were biased. Scout could not do anything without Aunt Alexandra and Mrs. Dubose criticizing what Scout was wearing, doing, and behaving.
Saikali 1 Ricardo Saikali Mrs. Rose ENG2DR October 29, 2014. The Evolution of Scout Imagine someone being to change to someone completely different, just because the world has many lessons to be learnt. In Harper Lee's novel To Kill a Mockingbird, readers see that changes can happen to anyone. Scout changes from a violent and prejudice girl into a more understanding and wise person from learning from what others say and what she see's herself, throughout the novel. She changes from violent to calm kid, a innocent child to a kid aware of the evil in the world, and from a prejudger to shoe walker.
This quote is important because it showed that Bob had no respect for Atticus, and his embarrassment in court was his main priority in getting him back. "Too proud to fight, you nigger-lovin' bastard. "(272) He is saying that he knows that he was the one that raped his daughter Mayella, and takes out his anger on Atticus, and on behalf of the black community
Jem’s anger from the town’s people is injustice towards his father and blacks was shown in his actions of destroying the flower garden. Atticus uses this opportunity to teach both Jem and Scout a moral lesson. They were required to nurse the garden back to health. This symbolizes the courage to tolerate others even if their views are different. Atticus also has them befriend Mrs. Dubose and read to her.
Explore The Way Harper Lee Presents Boo Radley As Both A Hero And A Villain In To Kill A Mockingbird. How Does She Arouse Sympathy For Him? Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird follows the character of Jean Louise “Scout” Finch as she grows up in the small town of Maycomb County, Alabama. Through her eyes, we see the deep-rooted culture of prejudice, which surrounded the American Deep South in the time the novel was set. The book is unique in its narration, as it reveals the dark realities and horrors of an adult world through the eyes of a child.