To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel rifle with references of racial prejudice and injustice. The South has never been a bastion for racial equality, and still can be seen by some to harbor the last vestiges of bigotry. Harper Lee does a great job demonstrating the effects of racial inequality, through the main character s reactions, and the overall outcome of the novel. The novel itself encompasses many of the feelings that were flying around during the time atwhich it was written. The first racist event that occurs in the book, is the incident that ensues at Calpurnia s church. Calpurnia is a servant at the finch house, and is an African American. One Sunday when Atticus is not at home, Calpurnia has to decide what to do with the children. She does not wish to send them to church alone, because there was a mishap that occurred the last time the children went by themselves. After thinking about it, she decides to take Scout and Jem to the church she normally attends. When Calpurnia and the children arrive, a black member of the church gets irritated, and wants them to leave. Segregation at the time was normal, and the whites and blacks went to different churches. Scout and Jem, not wanting to cause any trouble, were ready to leave. Calpurnia, however, stands up for the children and as a result, the church comes to her aidReverend Sykes and other members of the black community accept the Finch children with open hands. This skirmish here shows that racism is not one sided. Many…
Is prejudice a part of Australian Society?
Yes prejudice is and always will be apart of Australian Society, Our nation is too multicultural to not have prejudice. We accept and accommodate tens of religious beliefs, political views, heritage, ages, sex’s, upbringings, cultural views, education, morale beliefs, races, sexual orientation and so forth. Australia always strives to be with out prejudice but there will always be people who will not accept others based
Is prejudice a part of…
To Kill a Mockingbird
To Kill a Mockingbird is a coming of age novel, focusing on the growth and development of Scout, a young, naive girl, maturing and learning about the world around her. It depicts a two-year period in their lives. Starting when Scout is 6, and her older brother, Jem, is 10. Both of the two children start off unaware of the many realities in life, that is preached, and understood through Atticus, their father. The whole town respects Atticus, a highly intelligent man who…
To Kill a Mocking Bird-CHARACTERS
Scout (Jean Louise Finch)
The narrator and main character, who begins her story at almost six years old. A rebellious tomboy, Scout has a fierce disposition toward any who challenge her, but at heart she believes in the goodness of people. Scout reacts to the terrible events of the book without losing hope in humanity.
Jem (Jeremy Finch)
Scout's older brother, who is nearly ten at the beginning of the story. Jem is quieter and more reserved than his sister…
Name: To Kill a Mockingbird
Author: Harper Lee
I found this novel very intriguing as it is a story about a child’s transition from childhood to adulthood and her experiences throughout this transition making it very relatable to me. It posed various questions about society and life itself. It discusses the ideas of the co-existence between “good” and “evil”, social inequality and “moral” education. The author, Harper Lee, is constantly making the audience question the ideas of the text.…
Michael La Spina
English 2nd period
In To Kill a Mocking Bird Harper Lee uses scouts interactions with various characters to show the racism in her town.
I believe that Harper Lee uses scout to show her emotions and feelings on certain people and topics. Like when scout talks about Boo-Raidley I think all of those wonders about him were what Harper Lee was feeling. When Scout and Jem were trying to get the note that they wrote to Boo-Raidley to him, Scout was very curious about…
11 August, 2014
“To Kill a Mockingbird”
“To Kill a Mockingbird”, what can be said about this novel that has not been said already? Written by author Harper Lee, the story is told through the eyes of a young “tom boy” nicknamed Scout Finch. It is interesting to see such a deep novel told through the eyes of such a young child. The story has conflicts at every corner, for example: the altercation with Boo Radley and his father…
During the Tom Robinson trial in To Kill a Mocking Bird, Harper Lee used innocence to show that black people are not always guilty for every crime. People would think that there higher in society and judge others by the color of their skin and think that if a crime involves an African American, it makes them automatically guilty if there accused.
During Mayella’s side of the story, Mayella states that Tom punched her on the right side of the face and choked her at the same time. Atticus pointed…
02 April 2013
To Kill A Mocking Bird
When you first read the title, “To Kill A Mocking Bird”, one may think it is about killing animals or abusing them. This story is about knowledge, courage and how you should view life. In this novel are talks about racism in the society and show how tedious it was to go against racism. When reading this book, it will open your eyes and show you, how bad society was back then and open up your eyes to reality.
The Radley were…
Zhang, YuanFang William
28th August 2013
To kill a mocking bird
Theme no.1 Sometimes people are small minded in their views.
Excerpt: "'Your father does not know how to teach. You can have a seat now.'
I mumbled that I was sorry and retired meditating upon my crime." Page 17
Commentary:Scout's first grade teacher makes her feel bad about being able to read, when she should feel proud that she can read and write at such a young age. Scout even apologizes and referred to her ability…
June 30th 2013
To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning autobiographical novel was turned into a film in 1962 by Horton Foote. Set in Maycomb, Alabama a small town in the 1930s. The story focuses on scrupulously honest, highly respected lawyer Atticus Finch, magnificently embodied by Gregory Peck. Finch puts his career on the line when he agrees to represent Tom Robinson (Brock Peters), a black man accused of the rape of Mayella Ewell (Collin Wilcox) the daughter of Robert…