Disrespecting Elders In To Kill A Mockingbird Analysis

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Disrespecting Elders is wrong
Some might read this story and think that Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird novel is about racism and social discrimination, yet it also relates to how children interact with adults. The novel, based on events during the 1930s, tells the story of the lives of Scout and her brother, Jem, children growing up in Maycomb, Alabama. Along with Dill who visits during the summer time, the children become fascinated with the idea of getting to know Boo Radley, their secluded and unseen neighbor. Meanwhile, their attorney father, Atticus Finch, has decided to defend Tom Robinson, a black man falsely accused of raping a local white woman, Mayella Ewell, who was actually raped continuously by her own father, Bob Ewell. The
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Children disrespecting their elders is wrong. It is a story of how children learn more about the various kinds of discrimination that exist in Maycomb. Rumors are spread, by the children and other characters in the novel, which categorize Boo Radley a secluded man that no one sees. Boo Radley 's cruel parents robbed him of his innocence by confining him to the house. Boo’s chooses to stay out of the mess of humanity knowing that the people of Maycomb are bad and it doesn 't seem like such an abnormal choice. But it turns out only the ugly side of humanity can actually drag Boo out, when he sees Bob Ewell attacking the Finch kids and rescues them on that …show more content…
Rumors were spread around town about Boo Radley. It was as if it was a social crime to stay inside away from harmful people and the world and still be happy. No one knew Boo as Boo himself. They did not even give him a chance and be nice to him and get to know him. One rumor that was spread was that Boo, who remained inside the house, was a malevolent phantom. People said he existed, but Jem and [Scout] had never seen him. People said he went out at night when the moon was down, and peeped in windows. Also Lee states, when people 's azaleas froze in a cold snap, it was because he had breathed on them. Any stealthy small crimes committed in Maycomb were his work (Lee 11)
Another Rumor was that "Boo was about six-and-a-half feet tall, judging from his tracks; he dined on raw squirrels and any cats he could catch, that 's why his hands were bloodstained -- if you ate an animal raw, you could never wash the blood off.” The author continues to describe Boo as “There was a long jagged scar that ran across his face; what teeth he had were yellow and rotten his eyes popped, and he drooled most of the time." (Lee

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