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  • Tom Robinson And Atticus Finch
    654 words
    Schools tend to have cliques, small groups of narrow-minded people who criticize others. These teens in cliques parallel adults in today's society. They prey on those who believe in different things, come from different backgrounds, and have different morals and values. In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, three characters, Boo Radley, Tom Robinson, and Atticus Finch, all resemble mockingbirds, in that people persecute them for no reason. The people of Maycomb County victimize the innocent Bo...
  • Atticus Finch And Boo Radley
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    Prejudism in To Kill A Mockingbird MR. Teacher English Course Code Savior July 12, 2000 Prejudism in the 1930's, down in the Southern United States, was not good. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, we see many instances of prejudism against certain groups of characters. Tom Robinson, a Negro, has been discriminated due to his skin color. Scouts father, Atticus Finch, is also being prejudiced because he is defending a Negro. Prejudism is also seen with Boo Radley, a. k. a. Arthur R...
  • Atticus Finch And Tom Robinson
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    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 differe...
  • White Mans Word Against A Black Mans
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    Harper Lees novel To kill a Mocking bird revolves around Maycomb a typical rural town of the American South. The story is set in the 1930's a period when racism and prejudice are commonly encountered in everyday life. The novel follows the conviction of an apparently innocent Black man sentenced almost entirely due to his race. It is through this mans trail we see how harsh Maycomb society is on minorities. During the trial scenes we learn a lot about peoples views and beliefs on other people an...
  • Main Common Human Experience Of The Novel
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    Common Human Experiences in To Kill A Mockingbird 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 through tout 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 a lot of p...
  • Good Man Known As Atticus Finch
    329 words
    In Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird, Atticus Finch is a genuinely good man, a rarity in a town made up mostly of unreasonable and highly emotional people. Bravery, wisdom, and high morality are qualities admired in a man: the combination of these qualities result in an outstandingly good man known as Atticus Finch. Atticus displays bravery many times throughout the novel; the most notable of these times being when he chose to go down to the jail to protect Tom Robinson against a lynching mob h...
  • Tom Robinson And Mayella Ewell
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    In society, people are symbolized as mockingbirds because of their differences. The mockingbird is an animal that only sings for us and to harm such a creature would be a sin. The mockingbird can represent people where they are harmed for doing nothing wrong. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a work of fiction which displays intolerance of differences. The book displays prejudice and intolerance in different ways to various people. This leads to them being symbolized as mockingbirds or inno...
  • Atticus And Tom Robinson
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    Stereotypes Pretend you are driving along on the highway. You see a person on the side of the road having car problems. This is person is wearing an Armani suit and driving a Porsche. The next day, you encounter the same incident but, this time, it is a man wearing baggy jeans with holes in them, a dirty shirt and he looks very unclean. Would you be more likely to stop for the man in the Armani suit, or the the second man? I know that I would stop for man #1. The reason I and most of our society...
  • Lee's Characters Deal With Racial Prejudice
    408 words
    The most important theme of Mockingbird remains the notion of prejudice in all of its forms. Clearly, with the Tom Robinson case, Lee's characters deal with racial prejudice. Such References to black men as 'niggers' continue throughout the book The fact that Atticus realizes that he has no chance to win his case defending Tom because Tom is black offers the most explicit indicator of deep-rooted racism. Although the entire town subscribes outwardly to traditional gender roles and class distinct...
  • Mayella's Home
    525 words
    Today in May comb County, there was a trail against a local African American man named "Tom Robinson". He was accused for raping and beating up a white girl named "Mayella". His lawyer is "Atticus Finch" is facing off against "Mr. Gilmer" the district attorney. Judge Taylor, appears to be sleeping through out the trial, yet pays attention and tends to chew his cigar. The supposed crime occurred in Mayella's home, when Tom Robinson went to fix something and then he raped her. Atticus calls up his...
  • Back On Tom
    758 words
    Now that I am looking back on Tom Robinson's court case, I have seen what my decision has done to my family and I have heard what my friends and neighbors have to say about the ordeal. If I could go back in time, I would still make the decision to defend Tom Robinson. This decision is backed by many reasons of logic and my morals. Many decisions people make are decided on what suits themselves, they do not think of other people and how it may affect them or show them what is right and what is wr...
  • Cunninghams And The Ewells
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    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 their continuous begging twenty-...
  • Deprived Blacks Like Tom Robinson
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    To Kill a Mockingbird is set in Maycomb County, an imaginary district in southern Alabama. The time is the years of the Great Depression in the United States. The mood of the novel is mostly light and humorous, especially when talking about the children's antics. However, another mood throughout the novel is somber and calm, because come important issues are being valued and dealt with. Atticus' dealings with the blacks, the negative attitudes of some other members of the community, the trial of...
  • Very Important Person In The Finches Lives
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    To Kill a Mockingbird Question: Choose a character out of the novel; describe the characters personality and placement in the novel. Answer the following questions: - How does the character relate to the Finch family? - How does the Finch family feel about the character? - Why do they respond to the character like this? (Silke L"o sch, Calantha Lyle, Hayley Slade and El onie Taylor.) In the novel 'To Kill a Mockingbird' written by Harper Lee the Finch family are known in Maycomb County by everyo...
  • Mr Tom Robinson
    605 words
    Throughout history, racism has played a major role in social relations. In Harper Lee's novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, this theme is presented to the reader and displays the shallowness of white people in the south during the depression. The assumption that Blacks were inferior is proved during the trial of Tom Robinson. Such characteristics served to justify the verdict of the trial. In this trial, Tom Robinson is accused of raping Mayella Ewell and is found guilty. Many examples from this novel...
  • Jem And Scout By Atticus
    596 words
    Atticus is the town's most respected lawyer. He is not wealthy, but he is well off in the community and kind towards everyone. He has been assigned a case of defending a black man accused of rape. Now he is both revered and reviled by the townspeople. After all, they do live in the south in the early 1930's. Atticus gives a lot of advice to his kids. He tells them that they cannot judge people until they "climb into their skin and walk around in it". Atticus is a prominent character throughout t...
  • Atticus Audience The Innocence Of Tom Robinson
    644 words
    For any speech to be successful, it must persuade its audience. To attain this goal, the speech has to first get the attention of the audience and at all times, maintain those audiences interest. In Harper Lees To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch, in his speech to the jury uses conflicting ideas to arouse and keep the interest of the jurors. By doing so, Atticus tries to sway his audience toward his ultimate intention, proving beyond a reasonable doubt that Tom Robinson is not guilty of attacki...
  • Tom Robinson And Bob Ewell
    478 words
    In real life there are many different types of people, some of them are similar to one another, while others can be opposite / different, just like in the book To Kill a Mocking Bird, by Harper Lee. There are many people in the book, some people are contradictory to one another (character foils), while others resemble each other (character parallels) in both good and / or bad ways. Atticus Finch and Aunt Alexander is an example of a character foil in the book. Even though they are brother and si...
  • Tom A Nickel
    438 words
    My static image portrays the idea of appearance vs. reality, what seems to be is not always true. The vertical line in my image represents the gap between appearance and reality. The quote I have chosen is relevant because the characters in the film "Strictly Ballroom" directed by Baz Luhrman are putting on their "happy faces" to cover up the reality and corruption that exists in the world of ballroom dancing. The mask over the face on the left with heavy make-up emphasises the artificiality of ...

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