I said Jim might wake up and come. But Tom wanted to resk it” (2,5) “ Tom said he slopped Jim's hat off of his head and hung it on a limb right over him and Jim stirred a little, but he didn't wake. Afterward Jim said the witches bewitched him and put him in a trance, and rode him all over the state, and then set him under the trees again, and hung his hat on a limb to show who done it.”(2,6) “ It swore every body to stick to the stick to the band, and never tell any of the secrets; and if anybody done anything to any boy in the band, whichever boy was ordered to kill that person and his family must do it, and he mustn't eat and mustn't sleep till he had killed them and hacked a cross in their breast, which was the sign of the band.” (2,7) “ I says to myself, if a body can get anything they pray for, why don't Decaon Winn get back the money he lost on pork? Why can't the widow get back her silver snuff-box that was stole? Why can't Miss Watson fat up?
Chapter Questions: To Kill A Mocking Bird April 20, 2012 Chapter 23 After Tom Robinson's conviction, Jem finally started to realize why Boo Radley secluded him self for so long. It was simply because he wanted to. Throughout the book Boo makes very few appearances, but the dramatic irony is that Boo has been a help to the children countless times. For a better understanding, think of Tom Robinson, although Atticus defend him very well, the only reason why he lost the trail and was shot was because he was black. In other words, Jem drew out that if "everyone is alike, why do they go out of their way to despite each other?"
3. When Atticus asks Scout about the blanket around her shoulders, what does Jem realize? He realizes that Boo Radley snuck up behind Scout while they were watching the house on fire and slipped a blanket onto Scout to keep her warm in the cold night. 4. Explain what Atticus means by telling Jem not to let his discovery “inspire” him to “further glory”?
Although Boo Radley shows just what a substantial person he has become, he is still misjudged by the society. This is proved when Boo Radley saves Jem’s life by killing Mr.Ewell and Atticus says it wouldn't be right to expose him and Scout vocalised, “ It would be sort of like shootin’ a mockingbird, wouldn’t it?”. So when Atticus kept the information of Boo to himself, he really believed that Boo Radley was an innocent man who caused no harm to anyone and therefore shouldn’t be persecuted, as he has been illtreated his whole life. The aim with mockingbirds in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, is that mockingbirds should not be killed as they only exist for the enjoyment of others and cause no harm and only minded their business. Another way in which Harper Lee uses the mockingbird as a symbol is through Tom Robinson.
Not only are they going to have something to eat but have fun and kill Simon. Simon in this novel was one of the boys who disappeared during the fire. He was hiding through the whole struggle and was the only person who knew for sure that they weren’t a beast. Not only that but during the time that he wasn’t with the boys he started hallucinating and overheats. One of the reasons why they killed Simon was because he said, "What I mean is... Maybe it's only us."...
Boo Radley is portrayed as en evil figure for most of the novel, mainly due to rumours circulating about him. For example, Jem is told by Miss Stephanie Crawford (the town gossip) that Boo “[drives] [a pair] of scissors into his [father’s] leg, pull[s] them out, wipe[s] them on his pants, and resume[s] his activities” (11).Boo’s innocence is shown, however, when Jem says to Scout; “I think I'm beginning to understand why Boo Radley's stayed shut up in the house all this time. It’s because he wants to stay inside"(231). This passage reveals to the reader that Boo Radley is not a figure to be afraid of, but to be pitied. Boo is afraid of how Maycomb will judge him, much like how the blacks are judged and prejudiced against by the whites.
Ewell. Scout was unable to attend to her brother who was lying unconscious on the ground, due to the fact she was trapped in her ham costume. Luckily Boo Radley appeared and fought with Mr. Ewell, who eventually fell to his death. Gently Boo picked up Jem and carried him home, with Scout following close behind. When Scout arrived home, Atticus immediately began to question her about the incident.
After the incident of him trying to burn down the barn, his family decided to send him to a mental institution. “It was either send him to Jackson, or have Gillespie sue us….” (Faulkner 232). The family had no choice but to send Darl away because he began to show a different side to him and started having split personalities. Darl’s name may have meant to be short for darling, but through his actions, he did not represent someone who was a
I can relate to Scout in this manner, because I I too am protective over my family, but not as aggressive as Scout. Atticus is called a disgrace and "nigger-lover" a number of times by a number of people. One day in the schoolyard, Cecil Jacobs tells Scout that his family says Atticus is a disgrace and that Tom Robinson should hang from the water-tank (pg 102). This got Scout upset, but it was the only time she walked away form a fight because influenced by Atticus, he told her not to fight anymore and she knew if she did he would wear her out. On Christmas day Scout, Jem, and Atticus visit the Finch's Landing.
Krystyna Segarra American Studies Block C/D Marzalek/Stingo Courage Essay Topic: C There are many meanings of courage. Some say that courage is being able to overcome your fears. Others say courage is a person with a strong heart and soul. In To Kill a Mocking Bird, courage is “when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what” (pg112). Courage plays a major role in To Kill a Mocking Bird, the story of two young children growing up in an unfair world of society facing many hardships and difficulties along the way.