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  • Empathy And Compassion In To Kill A Mockingbird

    Being empathetic to others is not easy, but once it is learned, getting along with people will become easier. The novel, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is about Jean “Scout” Louise Finch growing up in the town of Maycomb and learning about the world through her father, Atticus’s lessons. Atticus teaches Scout and her brother, Jem, how to react in situations involving Boo Radley, an unseen neighbor, Tom Robinson, a black man going through a trial, and other social groups of Maycomb. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee uses Atticus and his children to show that a person putting himself in a different perspective can open up understandings of others. Firstly, Atticus is a character that demonstrates empathy and compassion. Atticus has a propensity of doing the right thing, so he decides to defend a black man in trial for rape. In Maycomb, being a black man is a detriment in society because they African-Americans are not fully accepted. After a fight at school, Scout comes home and asks Atticus why Cecil Jacobs made fun of Atticus defending a black man. With discretion, Atticus replies by saying, “If I didn’t, I couldn’t hold my head in town, I couldn’t even represent this county in the legislature, I couldn’t even tell you or Jem not to do something again” (100). In an optimum world, people would get a fair trial. Tom deserves a fair trial. Atticus believes that if he does not try to defend Tom, he does not deserve to represent Maycomb or hold authority over his children…

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  • How Does Boo Is Locked Up In To Kill A Mockingbird

    I am reading the book To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. I have read chapters one through three. In this story Scout and Jem live by a house that everybody fears and the house is occupied by Boo Radley. I predict that the kids will not meet Boo Radley. G Through the first chapters Scout and Jem are scared of Boo and he is locked up. Y Locked up R Radley’s don’t leave their house (page 11) R Jem and Scout have never seen Boo (page 10) R not many people come and go from the house…

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  • LGBT Case Study

    Marcus is a 16 year old African American male who was living in Pine Hill, Alabama with his both parents. Recently, Marcus was kicked out the home because his parents, who are conservative Christians, learned that Marcus is gay. After, Marcus was caught shoplifting in Midtown Mobile at the Walmart off Hwy south of Interstate 65. Mobile is the third populous city in the state of Alabama. According to the U.S. Census reported Mobile population estimates at an approximate 195,111 people living in…

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  • Maturation In To Kill A Mockingbird Analysis

    Prabhdip Kang Kang 1 Mr. Shurrie 2015/11/24 ENG2D0-D To Kill A Mockingbird Everyone gets old, whether it be physically or mentally. In the book "To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee, many character show maturation. All characters show physical maturation, and mental maturation. Some characters stand out. The characters that stand out in "To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee,…

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  • Analysis Of Boo Radley In To Kill A Mockingbird

    Many people tend to believe in rumors spread by others instead of learning the truth about a person’s life before judging them. Throughout the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Boo Radley has always been a person of interest for Scout. He lurks in the dark and is a shroud of mystery, the only information learn about him is through rumors. As Scout develops and matures, she realizes that Boo Radley is not as he seems, and learns a lesson from her prejudice of him. Through the novel, To Kill a…

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  • Analysis Of Doctor Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream Speech

    From King’s famous I Have A Dream speech he will always be remembered as a hero and a symbol for anti-segregation. He is well known for his non-violent actions against segregation. King served in the Birmingham Bus Boycott as leader fighting for his and every other African American right to sit where they please on a bus. From the bus boycott being successful his name grew bigger and became more famous in the Civil Rights Movement. In Albany, Georgia King started a series of non-violent…

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  • Signposts In To Kill A Mockingbird

    The author of To Kill a Mockingbird is Harper Lee who also wrote Go Set a Watchman. The story of To Kill a Mockingbird takes place in Alabama during the 1930’s, which was also during the Great Depression. Atticus, one of the main characters, is a lawyer who has two children named Jem and Scout. A boy named Dill comes to Alabama to visit his Aunt every summer. Dill, Jem, and Scout have started to become interested in Arthur (Boo) Radley and who he really is. The three children had heard rumors…

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  • Racism And Prejudice In To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

    “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it,” said Atticus Finch In To Kill A Mockingbird. This is a story that tells about Scout Finch, his brother Jem, and his father Atticus. The author, Harper Lee’s purpose when writing this book was to show racism and prejudice in the south in the 1930s. One of the focuses of this book is the court case of Tom Robinson, which ended up with an innocent man…

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  • I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings Rhetorical Analysis

    The novel I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings tells the story of Maya Angelou’s early life, full of overpowering situations from her childhood. Maya and her brother, Bailey Jr., face many difficulties but manage to come out ahead. Angelou tells their tales with a sense of wry humor, related to the reader through diction and imagery that leaves a lasting impression. One of the first difficult situations Maya faces was a rape when she was only eight. “Then there was the pain. A breaking and entering…

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  • Importance Of Social Prejudice In To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

    Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is a first person narrative describing the life of Jem and Scout, a brother and sister who are the main protagonists of the novel. Jem and Scout grow up in a town where they are constantly surrounded by racial inequality, social unrest and prejudice. Jem Finch is considered a normal young boy growing up in the small Alabama town of Maycomb. Like his friends Jem likes to likes take part in activities that are perceived to be masculine in nature such as sports.…

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