Compare And Contrast Jem And Scout And The Silver Star

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Having been through different experiences, the protagonists that were introduced in the books The Silver Star and To Kill a Mockingbird have confronted many difficult situations. Through it all, they learned how to do the right thing no matter how difficult it was going to be. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout is a strong, independent young girl. She has an older brother named Jem who is an influence on her tomboyish behavior. Scout’s dad, Atticus, is a good man with strong beliefs about what is wrong and what is right. He is a lawyer who defended a black man by the name of Tom Robinson, because he knew that it was the right thing to do. Tom Robinson is an innocent, young black man who was accused of raping a white woman. Even with a …show more content…
Atticus tries to teach Scout that color doesn 't matter, and he didn’t want Scout to get “Maycomb’s usual disease,” which is racism. An example of how Atticus tries to prevent this disease is when he had a conversation with Scout’s uncle and said, “I just hope that Jem and Scout come to me for their answers instead of listening to the town. I hope they trust me enough… Jean Louise?” Bean didn’t understand what he meant at first but later she knew that he was just looking out for her. Atticus’s client, Tom, was found guilty of raping a white girl. The verdict was unfair because a predominantly white jury found him guilty because of the color of his skin. During this time period, it came down to the blacks versus the whites, and the whites always won. In a similar way, racism was a problem in the town of Byler. Even though the blacks and whites went to school together, there was a division between them, and that division was the color of their skin. An example would be during the first Byler football game, Byler lost to the Bulldogs because they didn’t want to work together. Dale Scarberry, the white quarterback, was only passing to the white receivers. As a result, the new black players weren’t blocking for their white teammates. The football team wasn’t playing together as a team. In both books, racism played a significant role in both girls …show more content…
In To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus was a great father to Scout. He showed Scout that he loved her by letting Scout crawl into his lap and tuck her head under his chin. Showing her that he loved and supported her makes him a good father. Her father taught her valuable life lessons, such as not to judge other people by the color of their skin and to do the right thing. He once told Scout to stop fighting at school when people said mean things about him, and the next day at school when she was about to fight, Scout balled her fists up and walked away. Atticus is a good father not only because he taught his kids good life lessons but, he also took care of his kids and gave them the love and support they needed. One time, a mob had tried to hurt Tom, and Atticus was not having it. He protected Tom but that made the mob even angrier and they turned on Atticus. Scout, Jem, and Dill were there and they tried to defend Atticus. Atticus begged them to leave for their safety, he tried to protect them. Drunk men are very dangerous and are unpredictable, and Atticus tried to get them out of harm 's way. In The Silver Star Bean’s mom, Charlotte, was the complete opposite of Atticus. An example of that is when, Charlotte lied to her kids about having a boyfriend. Whenever she left to go to the city, she would tell Bean and Liz that she was going to go see him, but it

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