Scout Finch’s Journey and Destination to Maturity Innocence is the state of everyone’s lives where everything new is a mystery and must be discovered as soon as possible. Children maintain their spectacular and innocent knowledge in spite of things such as their anxious observations of their parents and other adults that begins to The plot of the novel sums up Scout Finch’s transition from innocence them with unfairness, injustice and the typical hypocrisies fashioned by adults; and is taught to the children during their growth. The plot of the novel sums up Scout Finch’s transition from innocence them with unfairness, injustice and from Scout’s fascination with Boo Radley, her encounters with racial prejudice and various images of courage, one would believe that at the end of the novel Scout’s mindsets on life have definitely developed very much like a grown up. At the start of the novel, Scout is not exposed to any sort of evil, but as the plot progresses she learns many things. Scout, her brother Jem and the other kids in the neighbourhood are terrified of Boo (Arthur) Radley and picture him simply as a monster who never leaves his home, “Inside the house lived a malevolent phantom” (p.8). Because the kids and the townsfolk have never really seen Boo, they make wild assumptions of him such as Jem’s description, “he dined on raw squirrels and any cats he could catch...teeth he had were yellow and rotten” (p.13). Although Scout believes these rumours, she starts becoming aware that Boo Radley is an actual person after all, but one step at a time. He leaves a spelling bee medal and other gifts in the tree for the Scout and Jem but Scout overlooks this and still somewhat thinks Boo as a mentally deranged monster. It is not until Boo shows kindness towards Scout when he covers her with a blanket on the night Miss Maudie's house is burnt, which changes her opinions on him. Boo disappears for a couple of months and over time, Scout’s curiosity of him turns her facets of Boo as a monster into a neighbour who is pure of heart. Later on, he unexpectedly returns when he saves her life at the end of the book. “I was beginning to learn his body English. His hand tightened on mine and he indicated that he wanted to leave” (p.278). This is where Scout comes to accept who people are and not for who she wants them to be. She fully attains to her father’s significant advice in the beginning when he says to understand a person, you had to walk around in his skin. When Heck Tate comes to the Finch’s for assistance he decides to cover up the fact that Boo stabbed Mr. Ewell for attacking the kids. Heck decides to keep it this way in a conveying matter for Boo; he knows Boo would prefer to not draw attention to himself and it would be unfortunate if Boo were to be convicted of murder since he has enough problems to begin with. Scout understands Heck’s decision, “Mr. Tate was right... Well it’d be sort of like shootin’ a mockingbird, wouldn’t it?” (p.276). This shows that she sympathizes to Atticus’ nurturing advice; it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird. She comes to realize that it is wrong to act cruelly to those who are innocent. At this point, Scout accompanies Boo Radley to his front porch, just like he asked her. Furthermore, Scout has learned a number of morals from the black community of Maycomb. For instance, the Finch’s black maid Calpurnia who has been with them for years. “She had been with us ever since Jem was born, and I had felt her tyrannical presence as long as I could remember” (p.6). Calpurnia plays an important role in the family because she has played the mother role for Scout and Jem since their mother died. She is a great example for Scout’s growth and development because her values of life and respect stay constant. When Walter Cunningham comes over for dinner, Scout makes a rude comment on the fact that he pours molasses all over his food so this calls for Calpurnia to step in, “She was furious ...Atticus said…
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
For term two, I chose to read “The Boy in the Striped Pajamas” by John Boyne. I
picked this book because this summer I visited some death camps in Germany and I
was shocked by some of the things I saw while I was there. I wanted to see the war
through someone’s eyes who was not jewish and see how they lived during that time
period in Europe.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas is a story about two kids who become the most…
Night by Elie Wiesel and the movie The Boy in the Striped Pajamas show two extremely
interesting perspectives towards the Holocaust. Night was a nonfiction novel written by a
Jewish boy who was in an actual concentration camp. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas was a
movie based off of a fiction novel written by John Boyne that tells the story of a Nazi soldier’s
son named Bruno that befriends a Jewish boy he meets at a nearby concentration camp.
Within the two stories, there were differences in perspective…
no idea the danger he was in for. Two innocent children were killed, including all of the innocent Jews. And this is when Bruno's father probably realized the principle of his actions for putting his family through such pain, and lies. When the two boys grabbed hands at the end, it was like they knew they were in trouble but only had eachother to hold onto. I was waterworks during this whole film, but it's a part of our history and watching films reflecting on true stories is something we need to…
given the proper burial they deserved. This example then relates back to the relationship between men and war.
1. What types of relationships are shown in your related text?
There are multiple types of relationships shown in the boy in the striped pyjamas but I have chosen to explain the relationship between a brother and sister, which is Bruno and Gretel and the relationship between two friends, Bruno and Schmuel. Bruno and Gretel do not have a strong relationship. They fought a lot…
Identify and define a contemporary law reform issue: Alcohol and violence has been a large issue in Australia, the government has only just decided to put a stop to the violence due to alcohol in Australia. Contemporary law reform issues being put in place include: 1:30am lockouts in pubs, clubs and bars, last drinks to be served at 3 am, precinct banning orders to remove troublemakers, risk based licensing scheme, freeze on granting new license, eight year sentencing for alcohol related king hit…
The Boy In Striped Pajamas: A Movie Analysis
The film is an emotional experience highlighting the tragedy of innocence, using the point of view of an eight-year-old German boy to expose the raw psychological devastation of the era. It's an unnerving film with a knockout punch for an ending, but it feels more acceptable as an educational piece than a profoundly rewarding work of drama.
This movie is based on a book that goes by the same name, The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, written by John Boyne…
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas and the film Life is Beautiful.”
The Holocaust was a distressing time in history and is not a story everyone can absorb. Both the book, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas written by John Boyne and the film, Life is Beautiful, directed by Robert Benigni, are based upon the real life events of the Holocaust but with a difference. They made clever use of different techniques to dim and censor the reality of the events and interpret it in a more tolerable way. The Boy in the…
Narrative Techniques in
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas is a novel by John Boyne. This novel is set during World War 2 and explores themes such as prejudice, racism, war, innocence and friendship. What sets it apart from other novels is that it uses a third person limited point of view, and mostly depicts events as they are seen by a young and naïve boy. This was one of the main narrative conventions that engaged me in this novel.
The point of view is the most…
The Boy and His Family Relationships
In a sort of short story style, Marie Howe illustrates a depleting family relationship between a father and his children in the poem, “The Boy,” through its many symbols. With no discernible rhyme scheme, the plot develops, climaxes, and concludes alluding to a short story but in poetic form. The speaker, discovered through clues within the poem, is the younger sister of the boy and she is listening and learning from the examples set by her brothers. There is…
Phrases | 10 |
Reflection | 11 |
Film review | 12 |
Interview | 14 |
Song interpretation | 16 |
Peer assessment | 18 |
Vocabulary | 20 |
Self evaluation | 22 |
This portfolio documents my dealing with the book “The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas”, written by John Boyne, and the corresponding film, which was released in 2008. The reason I chose this particular material is the following:
I saw the film before reading the book, which, as I see it, is not the right way to do…