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  • To Kill A Mockingbird How Does Atticus Show Courage

    In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, the character Jem Finch exhibits courage, which gives him strength to overcome difficult obstacles and protect his family, for many reasons. He shows courage when he is told to go and read to Mrs. Dubose every afternoon. He also shows courage when he stands up to Atticus at the county jail. First of all, Jem shows courage when he is told to read to Mrs. Dubose after school every day. Mrs. Dubose called Atticus mean names several times, and it…

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  • Metaphor Of Innocence In To Kill A Mockingbird

    Innocence is a main theme in “To Kill a Mockingbird” and occurs mainly as a metaphor of being a mockingbird. It is considered a sin if someone kills a mockingbird, which truly shows how innocent mockingbirds are. Many characters are portrayed as mockingbirds as the story unfolds. ‘’Shoot all the Bluejays you want, if you can hit'em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.’’(Lee 119) A mockingbird is a metaphor of innocence in the story because they never bother or hurt anyone they only…

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  • To Kill A Mockingbird Figurative Language Analysis

    You can never judge a book by its cover. Harper Lee uses a lot of figurative language and irony throughout the story in order to help readers and the characters, understand more about looking at a situation from other people's perspective. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee the author emphasises the prospect of climbing into someone else's skin by showing how Scout was able to see things through Boo Radley’s perspective, when Jem read to Ms.Dubose, and by making readers understand…

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  • Finding Nemo Essay

    In the iconic movie, “Finding Nemo”, a shark named Bruce once said, “Fish are friends, not food.” This is verbal evidence that superlative character education was exemplified in this children’s film. Exemplifying true character education in a movie is very difficult, let alone in a children’s movie. These movies especially need to show kids how to act around others and how to grow up to be role models for others. In “Finding Nemo”, character education is exemplified in a plethora of areas,…

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  • Examples Of Sin In To Kill A Mockingbird

    always watching, listening, and learning; he knows the town better than anyone else. When Scout and her brother, Jem, are in trouble, it is none other than Boo who rescues them. This is not the first time he interacts with the children. “Our biggest prize appeared four days later. It was a pocket watch that wouldn’t run, on a chain with an aluminum knife” (Lee 81). When he saves the children from Mr. Ewell, he ends up killing him in the process. “Well, it’d be sort of like shootin’ a…

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  • What Does Tom Robinson Symbolize In To Kill A Mockingbird

    A crippled black man named Tom accused of raping a white girl in 1930s Alabama town: Maycomb, and a creepy, mysterious man, Boo, that saves two children from the clutches of a drunken man: these men are the mockingbirds of Maycomb County. Mockingbirds are known to be likable animals that do not build nests or deface property; they only sing for everyone to hear. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, harmless characters are symbolized with a common songbird. This is demonstrated through Boo…

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  • What Does Boo Radley Represent In To Kill A Mockingbird

    The vast majority of people in the world are good, but there are always some who are bad. There are people who make peace and there are people who break peace. Different people can be represented by different symbols or other things. The mockingbird in the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is used as a symbol that represents innocence and peace. Two characters from Lee’s book that the mockingbird would best represent are Boo(Arthur) Radley and Tom Robinson, for they are both innocent…

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  • Why Is Atticus Important In To Kill A Mockingbird

    Throughout the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, we see Scout learn many valuable life lessons that help grow as a person. Most of these important lessons come from Scout’s father, Atticus, a wise man that has justice running through his veins. Therefore, Atticus is the most influential person in Scout’s life. One lesson that Scout learns from Atticus is that you can’t shoot “mockingbirds.” This is an important lesson that Scout finally wraps her mind around when she says “it would…

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  • Compare And Contrast Tom Robinson And Boo Radley

    Boo Radley and Tom Robinson are both symbolized by the mockingbird. First, Boo Radley is a mockingbird. One-way Boo is a mockingbird is that he never comes out in the beginning of the book. Throughout the book they refer to the mockingbird but one was never seen. Mockingbird never bother anyone, they do not do anything to people. Just like the mockingbird Boo never bothered anyone. Nobody had issues with him, it was only that nobody ever saw or knew what he did. One other way Boo is a…

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  • Quotes From The Piano Lesson

    In The Piano Lesson, by August Wilson, readers can see Berniece struggle to let the piano go, which affects Boy Willie from buying Sutter’s land. In this play there are some religious aspects, some of which who say are attached to the piano. Boy Willie struggles to see the piano more than just an item which is in their house, he fails to see the emotional attachment within the piano, and struggles to utilize it correctly. In this play, Boy Willie comes from Mississippi all the way to Pittsburgh…

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