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  • Atticus Finch As A Father

    In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, one of the most interesting characters by far is Atticus Finch. As the father of Scout and Jem,this old man was the best lawyer in Maycomb County, who was fiercely dedicated to the idea of equality and everyone being treated the same. This is illustrated when he defended a black man in a court case he knew he would lose.He is also righteously loyal to the law, and believes that no one, no matter how close to him, has the ability to run away from…

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  • Pacifism In To Kill A Mockingbird

    Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” traces the story of Arthur Radley’s subtle change from the beginning of the book to the end. He goes from being viewed as a horrible monster who comes out at night, to finally being understood as a recluse who encases himself to escape the ever present racism and hostility in MayComb. As the story commences Arthur is akin to a caterpillar undergoing metamorphosis, even though he does not really change much, yet he is viewed and perceived as something-or…

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  • Examples Of Equal Rights In To Kill A Mockingbird

    Being that, To Kill a Mockingbird, was written in the late 50 's and early 60 's, it completely reflects the state of its society in that time. The civil rights movement was going on, which highlights my future references to sex, race, equal rights and the surrounding environments of the characters in this book. Although, Harper Lee wrote “To Kill a Mockingbird” in the 50 ' and 60 's, the setting took place in the time of the great depression; between 1933 and 1935. This broke the boundaries of…

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  • Isolationism In To Kill A Mockingbird, By Harper Lee

    Imagine being a six year old child, and watching brutal racism and injustice growing up, while trying to hold on to your innocence and own opinions. That’s the struggle of one Jean Louise Finch, who prefers to go by “Scout.” In Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout, friend Dill, and brother Jem must face friends and family turning on them, as father Atticus makes a life changing decision of defending a black man in court in the 1930’s. They must learn how to deal with their situation…

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  • The Bogeyman Short Story Analysis

    He is one of the fears you have in your imagination And that should explain a lot of your fears . Do you remember the boogeyman from your childhood? There are many kinds of boogeymen; each one different and similar in every culture, El Cucuy, Butzmann, Hombre del Saco, Namahage. These monsters can be very scary especially to young children. You can find tales of monsters in every culture . The Boogeyman tale , and about an article from Scientific American that analyzes all kinds of…

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  • The Monkey's Paw Short Story Summary

    Fields Freeman Fields Hensley Honors English 11/ Third Period 08 January 2018 Part 1: Plot Summary “The Monkey’s Paw” is a short story written by W. W. Jacobs that centers around a family’s encounter with the supernatural as well as fate. On a certain dreary night, a family is attempting to warm up by a fire. This family includes an elderly couple and their adult child. While the family socializes amongst one another, footsteps are heard outside the house and in front of the door. The old man…

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  • Theme Of Innocence In To Kill A Mockingbird

    In one chapter, Atticus tells the children that they can shoot as much blue jays they want. However, they are not allowed to shoot mockingbirds. A mockingbird does not harm any other creature. A mockingbird merely sing melodies that give pleasure to its listeners. As Miss Maudie states, “They don't do one thing but sing their hearts out for us.” In the book, there is a loss of innocence. The title to kill a mockingbird pertains to this loss. Innocence is symbolized by the mockingbird. To kill a…

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  • Analysis Of Calpurnia And Aunt Alexandra In To Kill A Mockingbird

    I am reading “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, and I am on page 187. This book is about Jem and Scout learning more about what their father is involved in and how to take all the criticism from different people. Also about, becoming a little more independent in life, because in the beginning of chapter ten, it says that Jem just wants to do things himself now and doesn't want to hang out with his sister. It also shows how much of a real impact Calpurnia and Aunt Alexandra are in their…

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  • Boo Radley Character Analysis

    Boo Radley is the Mockingbird Most young kids are afraid of what they can not see including the boogieman, ghosts, and other imagined scary characters. Boo Radley is a mysterious character because he is never seen outside his house. Jem and Scout are afraid of Boo because their imaginations have pictured him as a creepy monster. Boo has suffered a horrible life damaged by his cruel father’s punishment to an incident with the law when Boo was young. Boo’s character is actually a symbol for…

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  • Little Goldilocks Riding Hood Analysis

    The political cartoon, “Little Goldilocks Riding Hood,” was drawn for the American public by the US cartoonist's Herb Block in 1939. The message of this cartoon denotes a small grill labeled as Poland and that is confronted by two fairy tale predators. The undertone of the cartoon is that the little girl is vulnerable and weak and is about to be eaten by two predators. Essentially meaning that Poland is in danger. The cartoon also includes the words “Nazi Germany” on the wolf’s pillow who also…

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