Although “How to Kill a Mockingbird” was written in the sass’s , all the themes in the book still continue to occur in today’s society, which is another reason why I believe the book should be banned, This novel endures in public school curriculum because of its high popularity rate and enduring story of racism and redemption while growing up in a small Southern town during the Great Depression. 2. What characters do you “recognize” trot you own elite experience? Are there people you have met who have similar personae, beliefs or actions? Explain. 3.
How do Scout, Jeer, and Dill characterize Boo Raddled at the beginning of the book? In what way does Boob’s past foreshadow his method of protecting Gem and Scout from Bob Lowell? Does this repetition of aggression make him more or less of a sympathetic character? Scout and Gem do not really meet Boo Raddled at the beginning of the novel. However, he is a main thought in their imaginations and they know, he is treated like a ghost or, as they sometimes call him, “a monster”. During the first summer in the novel, they make plans to lure him out. They even compete with each Other to see Who can get the closest to him.
Dill makes up a new game, the BOO Raddled game. They make up stories about his life and reenact them like a play. None Of the children think about the fact that their game may be hurting the people inside the Raddled house who can hear the children’s games through their windows. Boo Reader’s history of violence is more a myth than reality. As Miss Maude tells the children in Chapter S, the stories about Boo are a combination of superstition and fantasy. However, because he has been so intimidated in his home that Boo could possibly ran into his father who refused to let him leave.
Boo has made efforts to be in communion with the children, while stealthily watching them. His mending Offset’s pants on the night when the children came to the windows in a dare and Gem tore his pants on the wire fence in from Mr.. Reader’s shotgun, along With his little gifts hidden in the knothole Of the tree all indicate his efforts to create a friendship with Boo. When he discovers that the children are threatened by the Bob Lowell, BOO seeks to protect What he cares greatly for. While panicking and fearing fear for the children, Boo stabs Bob Lowell who is of no value to him anymore, while the children certainly are. . Decide whether women are portrayed in a positive or a negative way in the book. No matter which side you choose, select two female characters as evidence to support your argument. Please be sure to mention specific plot events and tell how the two women you’ve selected prove that the novel shows women in either a positive or negative light. There are a range of different women in Kill a Mockingbird” and each are portrayed in a different way. The book takes place during the sass’s, which was an era when women were still the submissive housewives and at home looking after their children.
In Southern America, Feminism was unheard of, however, the author introduces the reader to Scout Pinch. Harper Lee portrays Scout as the girl who wouldn’t obey to be normal. Scout was uncomfortable with this life, and would rather be playing with Gem in a dirty old tire than sit in a room drinking tea. Scout was a tomboy because she didn’t have a mother in her life. Aunt Alexandra as the closest person Scout had to a mother and Scout did not agree with all the rules Aunt Alexandra introduced her to.
Scout, however, does recognize the stronger women in the book as well such as California and Miss Maude. These Woman are ahead of their time in their beliefs of the society they live in especially Miss Maude. She is extremely critical Of the ways Of the women in Macomb, and she does not tell Scout to act more like a lady like Aunt Alexandra and Miss Dubos do. Instead in smart ways she encourages Scout to be the way she is. She also realizes that Tactics is raising his children, especially Scout the est. way he can, and that it is probably the best way for Scout as well. . Re-read Aunt Alexandra and Miss Maude©s conversation on p. 236. What are they saying about the moral responsibility of the citizens of Macomb in the trial’s outcome? Aunt Alexandra is very conscious of Macomb’s social values and chooses to live within its restrictions, and “given the slightest chance she would exercise her royal prerogative: she would arrange, advise, caution, and warn,” On the other hand, Miss Maude sets herself toward the outside of the environment of Macomb, Like Tactics, she stays within bounds, but follows her own code. Miss
Maude reminds Alexandra that Tactics is doing a great thing and that many citizens in the town support him, even if that support is quiet. Aunt Alexandra is also very critical of how Tactics treats the children, while Miss Maude is much more But then, Miss Maude has an amusing sense of humor, which is a trait Aunt Alexandra does not have. 6. Did Tom Robinson have a fair trial? To what extent was Male free to speak the truth? 7. Rank in order Of culpability (blameworthiness or responsibility) for the death of Tom Robinson the following characters: Bob Lowell, Mr.. Gillian (prosecuting attorney), Male Lowell, individuals on the jury,