Despite the overwhelming evidence, which showed that Tom was innocent, he still gets convicted. He is relieved and grateful when Atticus agrees to. The only good thing about Introductions is that in some cases they delay the dose to come. Gradually they assume more about Boo because he never plays outside or with anyone, and therefore, the children are not convinced otherwise. Don Noble, editor of a book of essays about the novel, estimates that the ratio of sales to analytical essays may be a million to one. Years later, he was reluctant to tell Lee that the watch was stolen out of his luggage in.
This social inequality has its impacts not only on the application of the legal system but also on public behavior. Dubose's fight with addiction and her willingness to face her illness head-on despite knowing that it's going to take her life, and other scenarios. Prior to these events happening, Scout had never known that it was improper to make fun of or judge a guest of the house. Theme 7 Racism The theme of racism serves as the backbone of the novel. He is Dill John Mosna , staying with his Aunt Stephanie for the summer. One of them stepped from the crowd. Theme 3: Racism The residents of Maycomb where To Kill a Mockingbird takes place are blatantly prejudiced and racist.
Even though they knew Boo killed him they are protecting Boo from all the publicity. Because of his calm behavior and intelligence, Maycomb residents hold immense respect for him. It is believed that this was done because all the judges were white hence racial prejudice prevailed. Hoping to be published, Lee presented her writing in 1957 to a recommended by Capote. This experience is evident in both works as the theme of fighting prejudice shines through.
Boo strokes Jem's head gently. One final reminder: Any literary analysis requires specific examples and quotes from the text to fully support your arguments. Retrieved on March 29, 2008. Lee's older brother Edwin was the inspiration for Jem. Atticus's belief in treating and respecting everyone as an individual is contrasted in To Kill a Mockingbird with a number of other worldviews. Although he is indifferent in many ways, he loves Jem and Scout.
This is another example of innocence as Scout finds the way Walter eats unusual and was only curious. Tom is dignified and articulate, but increasingly uncomfortable. However, following the trial of Tom Robinson, the public opinion about Boo changes as well. Since the original publication, the book has never been out of print. A widower, Atticus raises his children by himself, with the help of kindly neighbors and a black housekeeper named Calpurnia.
Scout is in the Halloween pageant at school, playing the part of a ham. So the jury believed Bob Ewell instead of Tom Robinson and Tom was found guilty. Retrieved on February 13, 2008. The story appears to be winding down, but then Bob Ewell starts making good on his threats of revenge. The situation of Boo represents the miserable plight of those who face injustice and separate themselves from the world. This is 1930s America, and racism is the name of the ugly game. Scout gets home and finds Jem is unconscious, with a badly broken arm.
Jem's most courageous act is when the mob confronts Atticus at the jail, determined to kill not only Tom but also Atticus, if necessary. Some of the major characters have been discussed below. She was six years old that summer. But Nathan Radley sees them and thinks they're thieves. Her optimism shines when she plans to have more space for the garden when her house burns out.
Read to see how one writer tackled the topic. The first part of the novel concerns the children's fascination with Boo Radley and their feelings of safety and comfort in the neighborhood. Atticus Finch is ambitious to fight for innocent, Tom Robinson and remains persistent in his efforts. They believe that people are good because they do not realize the evil side of human nature. Ewell, Tom Robinson is an animal who tormented and violated his daughter. To Kill a Mockingbird is clearly a book that no longer meets these goals and therefore must no longer be used for classroom instruction. The case goes to trial.