Lee’s “To kill a mockingbird” is simply about the racial issue during the1930s. It is a portrayal of the racism and oppression black people suffered through and still suffer from in modern times. The story is narrated from Jean Louise Finch also referred as “scout” eyes about the trial of a black man called Tom Robinson accused for raping and beating the white poor Mayella Ewell. Even though Robinson is defended by scouts father Atticus Finch whom is the most respected and professional lawyer in Maycomb, Robinson is still sent to the chair. As a lawyer, Atticus Finch is a role model for the modern justice system.
Miss Caroline unfairly punishes her when she tells Scout she’s not allowed to be taught to read anymore. Scout proceeds to tell Miss Caroline that Atticus hasn't taught her to read ever. Scout wants to be able to read and write without being told that she can’t. Scout’s point of view isn’t often believed or even allowed to be told. When Atticus, Jem and Scout go to the family plantation for Christmas, she gets in trouble for beating up her cousin.
Don’t take risks; better safe than sorry There is an old adage, “look before you leap.” As shown, it has been emphasized for a long time. However, it is crucial for one, who has an ambition, to exclude safe and take risk. I believe that it is sometimes acceptable to take a risk. In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus, who is laudable lawyer for his impartial attribution and unbigoted view on Blacks can be a good example to show that sometimes it is acceptable to take a risk. At that time, Atticus’ city is located in Alabama which racism is prevailed all the states.
When Scout asks Aunt Alexandra why she can’t play with Walter Cunningham, Aunt Alexandra replies “Because-he-is-trash, that’s why you can’t play with him.” (Lee, 225). Scout gets angry and Jem has to restrain her from going after Aunt Alexandra. Scout innocence makes her think it’s unfair that Walter Cunningham is considered “trash” simply because he is from a low-income family. Jem tries to explain the Maycomb caste system to Scout when he says, “There are four types of folks in the world. There’s the ordinary kind like us and the neighbors, there’s the kind like the Cunninghams out in the woods, the kind like the Ewells down in the dump and the Negroes” (Lee, 226).
The novel To Kill a Mockingbird portrays discrimination against Tom Robinson by the Southern community of Maycomb, Alabama, as a result of the Jim Crow Laws, and in disregard of God’s law. The Jim Crow Laws had a strong influence on many people during the time that they were enforced in America. Many examples and traces of this influence can be found in To Kill a Mockingbird. The author of To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee, published this book in 1959, a few years before the Jim Crow Laws ended. Many people have the belief that Harper Lee wrote To Kill a Mockingbird, as an autobiography of her own life, including the racism she witnessed (Smith).
Kennia Paredes Gaona To Kill A Mockingbird Trial In To Kill A Mockingbird , a trial that is a very big deal takes place. Tom Robinson, a black man, is taken to court for raping a white woman, Mayella Ewell. This books takes place in Alabama in the 1930s during the Great Depression. In this time there was a lot of racism. The key evidence of the case was presented through the testimony Sheriff Heck Tate, Bob Ewell, Mayella Ewell, and Tom Robinson.
His children particularly Mayella, have been affected by this lack of empathy, and have developed it as well. After Bob had just saved Scout and Jem's lives, Atticus and Mr. Heck Tate were talking about Mr. Ewell. "He has guts enough to pester a poor coloured woman, he had guts enough to pester Judge Taylor when he thought the house was empty, so do you think he'd met your face in daylight?" (Page 269) - Mr. Heck Tate (on why Bob Ewell went after Scout and Jem). This quote shows how Bob Ewell has no empathy skills whatsoever.
TO KILL A MOCKING BIRD; HARPER LEE The Pulitzer Prize winning 'To Kill A Mockingbird' by Harper Lee is a memorable and poignant novel. It is based on a young girl's view of the events that occur in her town during the time her father is appointed to defend a black man accused of the rape of a white girl. The book is split into two parts, the first deals with setting, development and the introduction of characters as well as Scout's thoughts about them. The second part of the novel is based on the drama that occurs just before and during the trial and the events afterwards that involve a drunken Bob Ewell and a shy but heroic Arthur 'Boo' Radley. The story is based in Maycomb, Alabama in the deep south of the United States during the
They were nine african american teens arrested for crimes they didn't commit. Having to go to court with poor representatives, biased juries, and a little bit of evidence led to the nine boys being sentenced to death. (Other half of paragraph missing) Harper Lee's purpose and perspective in writing To Kill a Mockingbird, was to illustrate to the reader the severity of the racial issues in the south during the 1930's. She wanted to show that white people are just as bad as colored people. Tom Robinson's trial
Lee used repetition and listing to show the slow pace of Maycomb and the entrenched attitudes of the people. Later she used suspense and the mockingbird motif to show progress. To Kill A Mockingbird has become an American classic since it was first published in 1960. The story of an Alabama lawyer, Atticus Finch defending a negro, Tom Robinson, on a false rape charge, has become part