The novel “To Kill A Mockingbird” holds many themes depending on how you want to interpret it, but I discovered what I think are the two most important themes of the book. The first is don’t judge a book by it’s cover. This book is basically about white vs. black people. Skin color isn’t a… Continue reading Two Themes of “To Kill A Mockingbird”
How does following his advice change the children’s opinions of other people in Maycomb? What is the author’s underlying message about seeing things from another’s viewpoint? Atticus is a lawyer defending a black man, Tom Robinson, who is on trial for accusation of raping a white woman. Atticus is a white man, obviously, and his… Continue reading Atticus’ Influence on Children
Any book can be turned into a ‘coming of age’ story if you analyze it properly and well. Jem from “To Kill A Mockingbird” matures throughout the book because at the event where Atticus punishes him for cutting Mrs. Dubose’s flowers out of anger, which results in Atticus making Jem read to Mrs. Dubose for a… Continue reading Jem Coming of Age Throughout TKAM
In “TKAM” page 7, it states “’Scout yonder’s been readin‘ ever since she was born, and she ain’t even started to school yet…’” This is when Jem and Scout first meet Dill and they are questioning him when he reveals his age is 7. I think this dialogue is a little foreshadow in the beginning of… Continue reading The Bigger Picture
Prompt: Boo Radley will never be tried for Ewell’s murder. Did Heck and Atticus make the right decision in this situation? In what way is this murder “cover-up” justified? Consider both sides of the questions—that is, how would you feel about it if you were part of the Ewell family. Before having a conversation with… Continue reading Should Boo Radley Be Tried?
Any book can be turned into a ‘coming of age’ story. Jem in “To Kill A Mockingbird” matures from beginning to end. At the scene where Atticus shoots a dog with rabies, he gets it in one shot. Mr. Heck Tale tells the kids about how back in the day, their father was nicknamed ‘one-shot… Continue reading Jem’s Coming Of Age In TKAM
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Being from Hawaii I’m familiar with many different races and cultures. Which in turn, also means that I’m familiar with many different racial slurs and stereotypes. As we like to say in Hawaii, I’m a mixed plate. I have a little bit of practically every race, and that would…