To Kill a Mockingbird came in second, after the Bible. In his mind, the town should think him a hero for saving Maycomb's white 985 Words 4 Pages The Effect of Social Hierarchy in To Kill A Mockingbird Social classing systems, also known as social hierarchy have been around since the beginning of time. Part One, Chapter 1 Summary The story is narrated by a young girl named Jean Louise Finch, who is almost always called by her nickname, Scout. Aunt Alexandra gives the idea of how a woman or girl should be and Scout does not want to be like this. Scout describes it as a 'tired old town. The single thing that elevates them at any level in the community is the fact that they're white. New comers in Maycomb, like Miss Caroline were unaware of the situation of the people of Maycomb and how badly affected they were with the depression.
Jem attempts to grab her but fails, and both he and Dill follow her. He defended Tom because he was appointed the case. Actually Atticus Finch did not defend Tom Robinson due to his own morals. Harper Lee uses Maycomb County as a microcosm, or a small entity that represents something much larger, for racial issues happening in the Deep South and in the United States at large. The novel was written in a time of racial inequality in the United States. Jean Louise narrates the story from adulthood as a reminiscence of her childhood.
In accusing Tom Robinson, he sees what he believes is a way for advancement in society. And who could blame them? When Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white man, an entire race of people began to stand up for the rights as human beings. Maycombites The locals of Maycomb County are referred to fondly as Maycombites. In the court case and courtroom. This plot dives into the social issues faced by African-Americans in the south, like Tom Robinson. Lee was also inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Below the Finches and their contemporaries are people like the Cunninghams.
But there are a few who are more disturbed that is able to make the court enforce his false accusation. Harper Lee was born on the 28th of April, 1926, in Monroeville Alabama. The story takes place in Maycomb, Alabama during the 1930s. Indeed, Mayella looked forward to Tom's daily visits. Calpurnia plays… 594 Words 2 Pages Harper Lee uses racism, hypercriticism, prejudice, and many different scenarios to show confliction in the novel To Kill A Mockingbird. This is the first obvious reference to the title of the book and the mockingbird motif. She enjoys playing with Dill and Jem but even they start to reject because of her being a girl.
In the novel, Scout sees two sides of Mr Cunningham where he is nice one minute and then is in a gang the next. Scout sums up the town fairly succinctly: '. Segregating whites from blacks is a horrid thing. Gregory Peck won an Academy Award in 1963 for Best Actor in a Leading Role as well as a Golden Globe award that same year for Best Actor Drama. Atticus shows that he is very against prejudice.
For example, Scout cannot understand why Aunt Alexandra refuses to let Walter Cunningham, just because he is a Cunningham. In 2014, Harper Lee formed the to insure the play would continue in Monroeville under her direction. Homo Maycombis This stagnation means that the same families have been around for generations, and family reputations have become unquestioned facts. Essentially a coming-of-age novel about lost innocence, Scout learns that her otherwise decent and fair-minded white neighbors ignore the evidence when judging a black man accused of a violent crime. As Atticus said 'The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience'. Maycomb was a farming community who hated outsiders and anyone who is different. When it is discovered he has no lunch on the first day of school, Scout tries to explain the situation to Miss… 1290 Words 6 Pages Harper Lee published To Kill a Mockingbird during a rough period in American history, also known as the Civil Rights Movement.
Lee was the youngest of 3 children like Scout. A successful lawyer, Atticus makes a solid living in Maycomb, a tired, poor, old town in the grips of the Great Depression. Boo Radley is considered a mockingbird because he serves as a savior of sorts for Scout and Jem. This shows the prejudice within human interaction. Minutes later, Tom asks if the men have left, and Atticus says yes, and that he should get some sleep, and that the men won't bother him anymore. Racism was and still is a horrible thing and it affected a lot people.
It was in the middle of the night and everyone was still in their night robes but they were risking their lives to help one of the community. There was no hurry, for there was nowhere to go, nothing to buy and no money to buy it with, nothing to see outside the boundaries of Maycomb County. People are largely unconcerned about what happens in the rest of Alabama, let alone the United States or the world at large. Lee uses Maycomb County and the events that take place as a reflection entrenched racism and inequality and the slowly evolving sentiments of those who wished to champion justice. They have no human rights above the whites as seen in the trial. To kill a mockingbird is a lose of innocence, not just the physicaldeath.
The community have very strong beliefs yet they are hypocrites to their beliefs. And the way things have always been is. She illustrates a theme of the intolerance of prejudice and the quick judgments of others. Atticus is chosen to represent Tom Robinson as he is a fair man who will represent him fairly and can try to make changes in Maycomb. In the novel, there are two Mockingbird figures. At first Scout tries to fight her way out of various problems, but with a little advice from Atticus, she is able to put herself in others shoes.
The bitter irony is that the ladies feel sorry for, and are so willing to help the Mrunas, yet they overlook the problem at home, and even criticize their own black cooks and servants. A question she may have asked herself was should i stick for my own or keep my job and not say nothing. It's a friendly town, with lots of old ladies baking cakes and small-town sheriffs saying folksy things. The feelings, conflicts, meanings, reasons, love, cruelty, kindness and humor within the book is what makes the book a necessity to the reader. She is also treated in a sexist way by the boys at her school and accepts it. Like most people in similar situations, Bob and Mayella would like to better their station in life. One of the men tells Atticus he has fifteen seconds to be rid of the kids, so he asks Jem to take them home.