People Of Maycomb

To Kill A Mockingbird The Brave Jem Finch
To Kill A Mockingbird The Brave Jem Finch
To Kill A Mockingbird: The Brave Jem Finch The book To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, has manycharacters and themes. The main themes are racism and theinteraction of colored and white people in the south. The settingis Maycomb County, Alabama. The main characters are the Finchfamily; father Atticus, daughter and narrater Jean Louise (Scout),and her older brother, Jem Finch. Jem was a brave boy. He was brave enough to stand up and do the things he had to, even if they scared him. An example
Prejudice is defined in the dictionary as hatred or unfair treatment o
Prejudice is defined in the dictionary as hatred or unfair treatment o
Prejudice is defined in the dictionary as hatred or unfair treatment of a particular group, such as members of a race or religion. Although prejudice has a definite definition in the dictionary, the novel;To Kill A Mockingbird teaches us that there are many diferent form of prejudice. In the novel, Harper Lee used many different types of prejudice such as stereotyping, racism, and segregation. During the novel, Harper Lee uses segregation as a form of prejudice. One of the many examples of segr
To Kill A Mockingbird: Controversial Issues
To Kill A Mockingbird: Controversial Issues
To Kill A Mockingbird: Controversial Issues In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee addresses many controversial issues. Such issues as, racism, discrimination, and social class are explored. During the 1950's in the small county of Maycomb, the mentality of most southern people reflected that of the nation. Most of the people were racist and discriminatory. In the novel, these ideas are explored by a young girl, Scout. The readers see the events that occur through her eyes. In the book
Common Human Experiences
Common Human Experiences
Common Human Experiences In To Kill A Mockingbird there are three common human experiences. All of these common human experiences act as learning experiences for the narrator of the story, Scout. The main common human experience of the novel is prejudice. Scout has many confrontations with prejudice throughtout the novel. There are many levels and divisions in the characters such as race, sex, and social status. With all of these levels and divisions there is alot of prejudice in the novel. The
Prejudice is a common problem during the early quarter of the twentiet
Prejudice is a common problem during the early quarter of the twentiet
Prejudice is a common problem during the early quarter of the twentieth century. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird this problem is evident in Maycomb. Boo Radley, Atticus Finch and Tom Robinson are all victims of prejudice, and all three characters are plagued by this. It affects them all differently; crippling them and disabling them from acting as they wish. In the novel, Boo Radley is a victim of prejudice. Boo Radley is not accepted nor does he fit into Maycomb society because he is differ
The Themes in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Themes in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Themes in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee The novel To Kill a Mockingbird succeeds in portraying the lifestyle of a relaxed southern town in the early 20th century. It shows the families, feelings, and bigotry of the time. There are three main themes in the novel, which are: justice is not blind, mob rule is not the way to solve things, and that you shouldn't fear or resent something that hasn't done anything to disturb life. These themes are true in the novel and are also true in every
THE UNFAIRNESS OF LIFE
THE UNFAIRNESS OF LIFE
THE UNFAIRNESS OF LIFE Life is tough enough without having barriers in one's way such as; being a social outcast, a victim of racism, or having to suffer due to poverty. Three of the characters from the novel To Kill a Mockingbird were born into facing versions of those barriers. The characters include Walter Cunningham, Boo Radley, and Tom Robinson. These less fortunate people in the novel are forced to deal with serious harsh realities of life, and the way they deal with them diversifies from
To Kill A Mockingbird
To Kill A Mockingbird
To Kill A Mockingbird Report by Patrick Tansey This is a book about a man named Atticus Finch, his children and the people of his town. This story takes place in a place called Maycomb County in the state of Alabama. The time is in the 1940's and '50's. The story starts out with a girl, Scout telling the story of something as an adult. She starts out talking about the summers that she remembers most. It was when her brother, Jem had and she had experienced the most memorable years of their li
Why did Atticus defend a nigger What was the point of being the advoca
Why did Atticus defend a nigger What was the point of being the advoca
Why did Atticus defend a nigger? What was the point of being the advocate for a black man? It doesn’t matter if their guilty or innocent, you can ceaselessly and effortlessly convict the animals for their colour vice. You can even turn a blind eye to the obvious truth. And so did the “people”, the white, narrow-minded, bigoted and hypocritical people of Maycomb. The justification for why Atticus broke from the norm, and acted unlike most others in his community, can be compared to the motive of
Why did Atticus defend a nigger What was the point of being the advoca
Why did Atticus defend a nigger What was the point of being the advoca
Why did Atticus defend a nigger? What was the point of being the advocate for a black man? It doesn't matter if their guilty or innocent, you can ceaselessly and effortlessly convict the animals for their colour vice. You can even turn a blind eye to the obvious truth. And so did the people, the white, narrow-minded, bigoted and hypocritical people of Maycomb. The justification for why Atticus broke from the norm, and acted unlike most others in his community, can be compared to the motive of
Guilty verdict has been reached in the trial of Tom Robinson A jury
Guilty verdict has been reached in the trial of Tom Robinson A jury
Guilty verdict has been reached in the trial of Tom Robinson. A jury of twelve whites has reached a verdict that Tom Robinson, a black male, raped Mayella Ewell, a white woman. The rendition of this verdict has brought to a close a trial that has captured the news and stirred the emotions of this town for several months. It somehow seems fitting that this trial, for a most horrible crime, began during the winter months when all of nature is dead, and has ended with the beginning of Spring whe
Individually people can be decent and kind however in a mob people can
Individually people can be decent and kind however in a mob people can
Individually, people can be decent and kind; however, in a mob, people can be judgmental and cruel. In the classic by Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, several mob scenes portray the cruelty carried in numbers, but also exhibits that that any one person within that mob can have the strength to overcome the crowd and have the will to speak out. In two specific mobs, one of the Cunnighams proves to have the scruples to say what they believe deeply believe is right. The first mob situation occurr
Literary Analysis of
Literary Analysis of
Literary Analysis of To Kill a Mockingbird In the book, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Scout was exposed numerous times to the outwardly prejudice people of Maycomb Co., Alabama. These prejudices are separated into what I would consider three catagories: race, sex, and lifestyle discriminations. The most prominent being the racial descrimination, which as Harper Lee pointed out, was not just limited to the cacausion population of Maycomb. One of these instinces was when Lula commented on
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD THESIS
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD THESIS
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD THESIS I feel that many characters in To Kill a Mockingbird showed courage. They did not all show the same type of courage, but I will try to explain the courage of Atticus, Scout, and Tom Robinson as I saw it. First, Atticus. Atticus was one of the people who showed the largest amount of courage. He showed courage when he shot the dog. He showed courage in not fighting when it seemed to be the only thing to do. But, first and foremost, he showed courage in taking the Robi
To Kill a Mocking Bird a Harper Lee classic and Pulitzer prize winner
To Kill a Mocking Bird a Harper Lee classic and Pulitzer prize winner
To Kill a Mocking Bird, a Harper Lee classic and Pulitzer prize winner, is a controversial book . It deals with racism in the south, which means white vs. black. In the book, To Kill a Mocking Bird the community believes that the black man is guilty, despite any evidence, and will stop at nothing until he is dead. The notion that blacks are less human than whites is dispicable. The characters in this novel, knew full well that the black people were no different deep down inside. They taught the
In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee the author comments o
In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee the author comments o
In the novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, the author comments on life. Specifically, Harper Lee comments on racism and true courage. Racism is the first subject that the author comments on. It is obvious from her writing that she feels racism is that it is wrong. This is displayed in several ways. The best example of racism is the trial of Tom Robinson. Tom received a guilty verdict even though he was innocent. The white jury convicted him for the sole reason that he is black. Another
To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird Humanities 1010 Literature Art Encounter December 13, 2004 To Kill a Mockingbird: The most important theme of the 1960 Pulitzer Prize winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird is author Harper Lee’s exploration of the moral nature of human beings, especially the struggle in every human soul between discrimination and tolerance. The novel is very effective in not only revealing prejudice, but in examining the nature of prejudice, how it works, and its consequences. One of the way
Justice is essential to a decent society Discuss this with reference t
Justice is essential to a decent society Discuss this with reference t
“Justice is essential to a decent society” – Discuss this with reference to the text To Kill a Mockingbird. In a world increasingly troubled by hatred, greed and intolerance, the search for solutions is one that undoubtedly thrives in the minds of each individual conscious of the need for change Decency is a word that implies basic moral standards, but it would surprise many to realise the difficulties these basic standards face in surviving, and it is an ideal still yet to be achieved in our wo
Prejudice
Prejudice
Prejudice o Prejudice of every sort runs rampant throughout this town, and even though things are simply “not fair”, that’s just the way today is. o Boo Radley, who appears to be a “town freak.” Not much is really known of him, just hearsay stories that people whisper to one another and to their children to warn them of the ‘so called’ evils that may occur – when they, really, are the evil ones. (this is due to the fear of the unknown. o One story told is regarding an incident with the Radley’s
To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird To Kill a Mockingbird 5 chunk essay English 10 9.25.03 The novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a book about two children, Jem and Scout, growing up in the south during the great depression. During the course of the story, they meet many people. Jem and Scout develop perceptions about the people they meet, some of which are true, and some of which turn out later not to be true. Some of the people they are wrong about include Boo Radley, Mrs. Dubose, and Atticus. At
Can prejudice in a community be repressed
Can prejudice in a community be repressed
Can prejudice in a community be repressed? English Honors/Gaviati In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, certain individuals in the community attempt to chasten prejudice by embracing the values and beliefs that differ from their own. When Atticus agrees to take a case defending a Negro he furthers the destruction of “Maycomb’s usual disease” (88). Conversely, the majority of the town’s people are annulling the bonds that connect them as a community. By defending the Negro, Tom Robinson, Atticu
To Kill A Mocking bird
To Kill A Mocking bird
To Kill A Mocking bird A novel I have read recently and thoroughly enjoyed is 'To Kill A Mockingbird' by Harper Lee. It portrays a life and the role of racism in the 1930's. . In this essay I will talk about the themes of racism and predjudice. I will also look at the characterisation to show the contrast of how it affects all of the characters and the use of symbolism of the mockingbird representing different characters. The theme of prejudice in To Kill A Mockingbird is much more than just a c
To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird The people you live with and associate with can change your life in a matter of minutes. Jem and Scout Finch believed this after many personal accounts in Maycomb County. Jem and Scout come across horrifying and wonderful experiences. They learn how to deal with and adjust properly to life in Maycomb. Jem and Scout have a number of encounters through the novel that give them a whole different outlook on life and a change in their views of society. Jem and Scout come across
Analysis of Atticus
Analysis of Atticus
Analysis of Atticus “He liked Maycomb, he was Maycomb County born and bred; he knew his people, they knew him...” pg. 5 The novel To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee is first person narrative told through the eyes of young Scout Finch. Her father, Atticus Finch, is portrayed as the perfect human being. This character is written to be thought of as an excellent parent and even heroic for handling the controversial trial that struck Maycomb County. However, eventhough he is portrayed to be sicken
The Negro Problem
The Negro Problem
The Negro Problem “Camellias cannot be destroyed by simply breaking off their tops. They must be dug out at the roots. By the same token, the prejudice that exists in Maycomb cannot just be rubbed off at the surface. Its roots are deeply ingrained in the minds and hearts of the people.” To Kill a Mocking Bird written my Harper Lee in 1960 however it was set in the 1930’s. It is a narrative of a `the ‘tired old town” Maycomb. Maycomb was a very prejudice town and To Kill a Mocking Bird is the sto
The True Nature of Courage in the Novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harpe
The True Nature of Courage in the Novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harpe
The True Nature of Courage in the Novel ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ by Harper Lee In the novel ‘To Kill a Mocking Bird’ by Harper Lee there is a theme of courage throughout the whole novel. There are several kinds of courage that Harper Lee uses: There is the basic courage required to overcome childish fears, such as Scout, Jem and Dill running past the Radley house and the slightly more serious examples, such as Atticus facing the mad dog. This is physical courage. There is also the more difficult
To Kill A Mockingbird
To Kill A Mockingbird
To Kill A Mockingbird Choose any novel that you have read and comment on its historical content. To Kill A Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee, is set in the imaginary town called Maycomb, Alabama during the depression of the 1930s. It is a coming-of-age story whose narrator and protagonist is Jean Louise Finch, or Scout. Although the story itself takes place from the time Scout is aged 6 to 9, it is told by Scout as an adult. Lee uses the unprejudiced observations of a child to reveal the discri
Life Lessons
Life Lessons
Life Lessons Honors English 10 15 March 2004 The age of when a child begins to grow into a mature adult is never accurate, for it is different for every child. Every child goes through different events at different ages that causes them to grow due to the life they lead. Jean Louise Finch was only a mere age of six when she starts to learn life’s most significant lessons. But it is not through school where she learned this education about life, but through her own personal experiences and events
To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird A six- year old tomboy, Scout, carries us through to her childhood of injustice and prejudice in Alabama in 1932. One day she reminisces about all the events leading up to Jem’s broken. The main characters in To Kill a Mockingbird are Scout, her brother Jem, their friend Dill, and Scout and Jem’s father Atticus. Scout is a fiery six- year old tomboy who loves and abides her father. Jem is an adventurous ten year- old and looks out for his sister. Dill is about the same age
To Kill A Mocking Bird
To Kill A Mocking Bird
To Kill A Mocking Bird To Kill a Mockingbird Usually, my method of writing a book review starts off with a quote. However, this time with this particular book I�ve decided to begin with a description of the author. Harper Lee was born on April 28, 1926. She studied law along with her father and sister. In her allegorical novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee writes about a young girl in a small southern town by showing the difficulties she will have to face as she grows up. The author�s p
To Kill A Mochingbird  Trial Of Life
To Kill A Mochingbird Trial Of Life
To Kill A Mochingbird: Trial Of Life Trials of Life Life is all about experiencing, learning, and growing up. The novel To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee shows many examples of growing up during the Great Depression. To Kill a Mockingbird is set in the South during the 1930�s. The novel is a summary of the lives of the Finch family and their learning experiences. Atticus Finch, a single parent and lawyer, informs and advises his kids as well as many others about the realities of life
What does Bildungsroman mean Bildungsroman pertains to novels and
What does Bildungsroman mean Bildungsroman pertains to novels and
What does Bildungsroman mean? Bildungsroman pertains to novels and it's main character, or who the story is told by (narrator). In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, the story unfolds through the eyes of six year old girl named Scout. The story takes place in the small southern town of Maycomb, Alabama during the early 1900s where prejudice was at its peak. Many people have siblings, sometimes they are the older sibling and they watch how their younger brother or sister develops into an adult. You
Harper Lee
Harper Lee
Harper Lee Harper Lee was born on April 28, 1926. She was the youngest of 3 children born to Amasa and Francis Finch Lee. She was born in Monroeville, Alabama. She attended local schools until 1944, at which time, she entered Huntington College in Montgomery, Alabama. She became a Fulbright Scholar and spent a year at Oxford University. She also attended University of Alabama for four years studying law. In 1950, she quit the school and moved to New York City where she worked for Eastern Airline
To Kill a Mockingbird is definitely an excellent novel in that it port
To Kill a Mockingbird is definitely an excellent novel in that it port
To Kill a Mockingbird is definitely an excellent novel in that it portrays life and the role of racism in the 1930's. A reader may not interpret several aspects in and of the book through just the plain text. Boo Radley, Atticus, and the title represent three such things. Not really disclosed to the reader until the end of the book, Arthur Boo Radley plays an important role in the development of both Scout and Jem. In the beginning of the story, Jem, Scout, and Dill fabricated horror stories
Lessons Never Learned
Lessons Never Learned
Lessons Never Learned By Michelle Dick Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird”, long considered an American classic, is as relevant to today’s society as it was when it was published almost 40 years ago. The novel is a comment on the origins and implications of prejudice. Prejudice is born of fear – the fear of what we do not understand. Told through the eyes of a child, “To Kill a Mockingbird” illustrates the logical shortcomings of judging people based on our fears. This point of view also clear
To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, focuses on the relationship built between a brother and a sister in the small town of Maycomb, Alabama, in the 1930’s. Maycomb, like anyother southern town is full of gossip, tradition, and a legacy of racism. The traditional Southern racism of Maycomb is looked at through the eyes of a young narrator, Scout Finch. These questions are crucial in Scout’s search for her own identity. Scout must come to terms with the racism of her t
Essay- To Kill a Mockingbird
Essay- To Kill a Mockingbird
Essay- To Kill a Mockingbird To be a positive human being involves maturity. Maturity is used to describe the state of a person who is experienced, wise, and has common sense. In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird the character Scout, better know as Jean Louise Finch developed in to a more positive human being throughout the novel. She realized that Mr. Arthur Radley (Boo) was a kind man not a monster that should be feared. She learned how to fight with her head not with her fists. She learned abo
Dear Editor
Dear Editor
Dear Editor, It came to my attention after reading the news yesterday, that a man proven innocent was convicted of rape in Maycomb County just one week ago. How could this be? If he was proven innocent, then how could the jury possibly convict him? To put these questions to rest, I decided to look more into it. I researched the town, the people, the jury, and the defendant. The defendant (a man named Tom Robinson) is a black man. The town, as I discovered, is primarily white, and most of the to
Analysis of Atticus Finch
Analysis of Atticus Finch
Analysis of Atticus Finch Atticus Finch is a caring and interesting character in the book, To Kill a Mockingbird. He is the father of Jem(Jeremy) and Scout Finch. He seems to be a strong, but controlled man. Atticus’ wife died earlier and he is currently raising Jem and Scout with Calpurnia, the housekeeper. Atticus stands out in Maycomb because he is different from everyone else. He isn’t a racist and doesn’t care what other people think of him. He is educated, unlike many others, and is a law
Racism in To Kill a Mockingbird
Racism in To Kill a Mockingbird
Racism in To Kill a Mockingbird In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee, the author, presents racism as a extensive problem in Maycomb. Although Maycomb is generally a small town, the town is full of citizens who love to gossip, and people who discriminate against others of different skin colors. This is evident through many circumstances during the novel. One good example of this reoccurring problem is the incident at Calpurnia’s church. When Calpurnia arrives accompanied by Jem and Scou
SCOUTS INNOCENCE
SCOUTS INNOCENCE
SCOUTS INNOCENCE In the story, To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee the time period in which the setting took place was in chaos. During those times, children especially absorb a lot of tension surrounding them or the community (i.e. racism, harassment, e.t.c). Scout, the main character stands as an innocent child in the judgmental town of Maycomb, Alabama. One reason Scout is innocent is that she tells Atticus what she and Jem do. She told Atticus about the items she and Jem found in the tree b
Essay To Kill A Mockingbird
Essay To Kill A Mockingbird
Essay: To Kill A Mockingbird In the widely known novel To Kill A Mockingbird there are two families that are very diverse and are text book examples of complete opposites on the moral ladder of success. The Cunninghams and the Ewells have two very distinct and opposite reputations. The Cunninghams which are very respected while the Ewells very much despised. The Ewells are given the privilege to hunt out of season, so that the residents of the small town of Maycomb would not have to tolerate th
The book To Kill a Mockingbird is a timeless classic written by Harper
The book To Kill a Mockingbird is a timeless classic written by Harper
The book, To Kill a Mockingbird, is a timeless classic written by Harper Lee that shows some pessimistic views but ends as an optimistic ending. I will now show some of these views and compare them to reality. The first topic I would like to bring up is that the setting of the story already starts out in a pessimistic mood. It takes place during the depression, where the people in Maycomb are poor. Not only being poor, the white people of the town are very racial and aren't afraid of hiding it.
SYMBOLISM ON HARPER LEES
SYMBOLISM ON HARPER LEES
SYMBOLISM ON HARPER LEE’S TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD I'd rather you shoot at tin cans in the backyard, but I know you'll go after birds. Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird. This is what Atticus Finch tells his children after they are given air rifles for Christmas. Uniquely, the title of the classic novel by Harper Lee, To Kill A Mockingbird, was taken from this passage. At first glance, one may wonder why Harper Lee decided to name h
The fact that Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird takes place around th
The fact that Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird takes place around th
The fact that Harper Lee's, To Kill a Mockingbird, takes place around the mid-1900s sets up a realistic background for the racial events that occur in the story. Throughout the novel, there is a definite tension to be recognized among different classes and cultures of people. Since the main character, Scout Finch, has a father who is directly amidst this tension and aggression because of his profession, she is forced to accept reality and mature faster than may have otherwise been necessary. Tr
Racism in Maycomb
Racism in Maycomb
Racism in Maycomb Harper Lee's novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, focuses on the development of a brother and sister in the “tired old town (Lee 3)” of Maycomb, Alabama, in the 1930’s. Maycomb is a classic southern town full of gossip, tradition, and racism, and it seems to be strange place to stage a drama which promotes equal treatment and non prejudice. However, the narrator’s naive outlook on the town gives the reader a lot of viewpoints on civil rights. The traditional Southern racism of Maycom
English Essay Final
English Essay Final
English Essay Final In the literary pieces To Kill a Mocking bird , An Enemy of the People, and Julius Caesar the authors use crowds to develop their themes. The townspeople, majority, and the mobs represented how people go in favor of the more popular side. Most people will go on this side because the benefits will go to the people. They can also fear that having a different opinion will make a bad impression of themselves. In To Kill a Mockingbird, the townspeople's narrow-mindedness didn't a
To Kill a Mocking Bird-The Ewell Residence
To Kill a Mocking Bird-The Ewell Residence
To Kill a Mocking Bird-The Ewell Residence In To Kill a Mocking Bird, Harper Lee gives us a very detailed description of Robert Ewell, his family, and how he lives. A good example is the passage in which Robert Ewell testifies in the Tom Robinson Trial. This is a description of the Ewell's home as well as an insight into the Ewells themselves. We learn what kind of a father Robert is and the kind of life into which he has forced his eldest daughter, Mayella. We also see how the county of Maycomb
To Kill a Mocking Bird
To Kill a Mocking Bird
To Kill a Mocking Bird In To Kill a Mocking Bird, Harper Lee gives us a very detailed description of Robert Ewell, his family, and how he lives. A good example is the passage in which Robert Ewell testifies in the Tom Robinson Trial. This is a description of the Ewell's home as well as an insight into the Ewells themselves. We learn what kind of a father Robert is and the kind of life into which he has forced his eldest daughter, Mayella. We also see how the county of Maycomb cruelly discriminat
To Kill A Mockingbird
To Kill A Mockingbird
To Kill A Mockingbird Nitin Raisinghani 4/1/99 History 400 To Kill A Mockingbird is a film which deceives the viewer with its apparent simplicity. A careful and analytical view of this film reveals a number of complex themes. Rather than being a simple film about a sleepy Southern town called Maycomb in the 1930's, it exposes the accepted societal cultural beliefs in America at the time. Race and class are reoccurring themes that overlap to form the basic elements of this storyline. Summary In t