Melinda has finally become popular, and can now speak the truth. ¨One girl, not the cheerleader, nods her head, and says, ¨Way to go I hope you’re OK.¨With hours left in the school year, I have suddenly become popular.¨(Anderson 197) Bullying has finally stopped and Melinda is now better known and a good role model by the end of the story because she spoke. Bullying really comes in many different ways, and they are strong to our feelings .all people in the school bullied Melinda since the start of school, not even at school, but since the bus picked her up. Melinda had a very sad ninth grade until the end and she passed to much to be bullied at that level. The worst thing she passed was when she got raped.
ringing in my ears. It was the first time I ever walked away from a fight.” (9.30-31) Walking away from Cecil Jacobs was a large change in character for Scout; her fighting shows that Scout has a quick temper and lack of self-control, yet she went against her own appeal because of Atticus. Scout also states, “I could take being called a coward for him [Atticus]. I felt extremely noble for having remembered, and remained noble for three weeks.” This shows that Scout is feeling great for her self-control to make things right. Another example of morality occurs when Atticus reveals he would rather do right by him, then to keep others happy.
In the beginning of the novel, Scout has an uncontrollable desire to use her fists to solve all her problems. She got "some pleasure" when she was "rubbing [Walter Cunningham’s] nose in the dirt", simply over a small issue such as, making "[Her] start of on the wrong foot" in the classroom. Lee highlights these reoccurring fights to support Scout's childlike actions. Scout has a turning point midway through the novel when Atticus explains to Scout, not to "let 'em get your goat" and to keep "your head high" and "fists down". Lee uses this scene to show the turning point in which Scout starts to see that using her fists is not the only way to dispel the negative words being thrown towards her.
When Walter refuses to take the quarter but Miss Caroline insists, Scout interrupts, "…you'll get to know all the county folks after a while. The Cunninghams never took anything they can't pay back—no church baskets and not scrip stamps. They never took anything off of anybody; they get along on what they have. They don't have much, but they get along on it". Miss Caroline is shocked at Scout’s rudeness; ‘ You're starting out on the wrong foot in every way, my dear", and sends her out of her lesson.
To Kill a Mockingbird in Jasper Jones By Eva Nicolaou The novel ‘Jasper Jones’ By Craig Silvey has been reviewed to be “an Australian to Kill a Mockingbird” because of the similarities between the two books. The similarities being, a mystery needing to be solved, young kids getting caught up in incidents larger then themselves and similarities of personalities of characters. One of the resemblances of the two novels is the children in the story that have to face reality sooner than they should have. In To Kill a Mockingbird the children Scout and Jem had their innocence taken away from them quickly when their pure outlook on life was destroyed when they see how much evil and injustice there is in the world when they see Tom Robinson getting wrongly punished for a crime he didn’t commit. As for Charlie in Jasper Jones, it took the event of seeing Laura Wishart’s dead body hanging from a tree to see the part of life that had been unknown to him; the part that is hidden and horrible but is always there but you just don’t want to see it.
Throughout the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, by Nell Harper Lee empathy is ever present. Each character has a personal situation, perspective, or experience I can empathize with. However, the character I can empathize with the most throughout the novel is Scout. In the beginning of the novel, Scout has a very rough first day of school she gets into a fight with Walter Cunningham, and her teacher tells her that her father, Atticus, is teaching her how to read all wrong. Scout is very upset and sad about her first day and tells Atticus that she does not want to return to school.
Because of that, her tongue was cut out so she can´t speak any more. Katniss feels guilty because she has not tried to help this girl, even if she had the chance to do so. In the movie this relationship is never mentioned. The second difference which I want to point out is the reaction from District 11 to Rue´s death. In the book, Katniss only knows that she receives a gift of District 11 because of her kindness, which is dropped into the arena.
To Kill A Mockingbird Literary Elements In the book To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Lee provides the novel with substantial amounts of literary elements. Of the many, on page 96, we are able to see more of Scout’s character and how her surrounding events bring out more of her inner personality. On page 96, Lee writes “My stomach turned to water and I nearly threw up when Jem held out the blanket and crept toward me.” This metaphor specifically focuses on how Scout felt upon hearing that Boo Radley was the one who put the blanket on her. Despite Boo doing the good deed of trying to keep Scout warm, Scout emphasizes that she was so shocked and frightened from hearing this she felt her stomach becoming as cold as water. This shows Scout’s prejudicial character for feeling immediate fear for the blanket because it was specifically Boo who put it on her.
The Coexistence of Good and Evil When a person takes his or her first steps into the world, he or she will finally be able to get a taste of the good and the bad in life. In the story “To Kill a Mockingbird”, the author Harper Lee displays the theme through the perspective of an innocent young girl, Scout, as she begins to reveal more about the world she lives in. Coexistence of good and evil is revealed through a case of an accused African American, causing not only Scout but the rest of the characters to change their perspectives towards their community. Through the contrasting beliefs and actions of the characters, the coexistence of both good and evil is exposed. Exploring and understanding different characters decisions and beliefs truly helps reveal human morality.
Question: Every time we read we lose a little piece of innocence. Discuss this proposition with reference to at least one text you have studied this year There are things in life that people don’t want to experience but they can experience it through reading. The loss of innocence is a major theme in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird and this is an experience people can understand through reading. Harper Lees’ narrative text, To Kill a Mockingbird was written in the 1960’s. It is a recount of her childhood in the 1930’s represented through the character Scout and is centered on the conviction of a black man stating that he has raped a girl.