As a strongly principled, liberal lawyer who defends a wrongly accused black man, Atticus represents a role model for moral and legal justice. As Jem reads, she experiences a fit of drooling and twitching and does not seem to pay any attention to the words.
The white community cannot understand why Atticus is trying to help a black man when everyone knows to help a black man over a white woman is poorly thought of amongst the whites. In thanks, she leaves him a candy box with a camellia flower in it; Jem burns the box in anger, but is later seen by Scout admiring the flower.
Calpurnia takes Scout and Jem to the black church with her one time; this was not what Aunt Alexandria wanted. Harper Lee uses Atticus to teach people in Maycomb that racial issues should not even exist.
Dubose, Jessie kindly leads Jem and Scout to the door when Mrs. The hints the narrator gives us about her grown-up life reveal that she has not attempted to change herself to please others.
Scout, unfortunately, was unable to participate, because both boys were swimming naked. Throughout the majority of the novel, Atticus retains his faith in the system, but he ultimately loses in his legal defense of Tom.
Finally, Lee has stated that Atticus Finch was based largely on her own father. Burris is also like his father and is very belligerent.
African Church in Maycomb. Lee has stated that the novel was essentially a long love letter to her father, whom she idolized as a man with deeply held moral convictions. Tim Johnson[ edit ] Tim Johnson is a dog belonging to Harry Johnson a character in the book who is mentioned once but is never seen.
She is the woman who shoos the children out when Mrs. Atticus is assigned to defend him, and stands up to a lynch mob intent on exacting their own justice against him before the trial begins. However importantly he shows how prejudice is passed on from parent to child.
Boo use to socialise in large groups and the people of Maycomb always thought they were up to no good. Braxton Underwood[ edit ] Mr. Atticus is clearly the hero of the novel, and functions as a role model for his children.
Scout says that he "had brought Jem and me into the world, had led us through every childhood disease known to man including the time Jem fell out of the tree house, and he had never lost our friendship.
He is portrayed in the film by Paul Fix. No one sees what happens in the scuffle, but at the end of it, Ewell is dead and Boo carries an unconscious Jem to the Finch house. She is highly regarded by Atticus.
This teaches Scout a lesson in humility and compassion. Scout and Jem meet and befriend seven-year-old Dill Harris, a boy who has arrived in Maycomb to stay with his aunt for the summer. At the end of the book, the Atticus and Heck argue over whether Jem or Boo Radley should be held responsible for the death of Bob Ewell.
We particularly see Aunt Alexandra being described as a Southern belle in the following: He is well known to Scout and Jem. By reading to her, Jem had distracted her so that she could break the addiction. One Christmas, Francis calls Atticus a "nigger-lover," as well as insisting that he was ruining the family and the likes, which infuriates Scout and causes them to get into a fight.
Conner[ edit ] Mr. Bob Ewell is trying to murder the Finch children. The rabid dog that threatens the town has been interpreted as symbolizing the menace of racism. The novel has been criticized for promoting a white paternalistic attitude toward the African-American community.
Atticus consistently strives to instill moral values in his children, and hopes to counteract the influence of racial prejudice.Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird In the novel by Harper Lee named, To Kill a Mockingbird, there is one main tragic event that occurs.
The feelings and expressions dealt with in the novel are seen through the eyes of the main character, named Scout. - Harper Lee's Treatment of Black People in To Kill a Mockingbird "To kill a mockingbird" is set in a small imaginary town in the southern states of America and is described to us as the sort of town which houses a lot of small minded people who only care for.
Prejudice in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ was written by Harper Lee in Nelle Harper Lee was born on April 28, in Monroeville, Alabama, a city of about 7, people. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Gender construction in the s is shown through stereotypes, hypocrisy and people who are able to understand that character is a more important characteristic than the fulfillment of a person's gender role.
In the novel, "To Kill a Mockingbird," Harper Lee strongly criticizes prejudice of any kind, positioning readers to view prejudice through her invited reading, as well as a number of characters and discourses presented in the novel. 2 SCOUTING FOR A TOMBOY: GENDER-BENDING BEHAVIORS IN HARPER LEE’S TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD by LAURA HAKALA B.A., Jacksonville University, A Thesis Submitted to the Graduate Faculty of Georgia Southern University in Partial.Download