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Calpurnia: A Second Mother in To Kill a Mockingbird - “Yo’ folks might be better’n the Cunninghams but it don’t count for nothin’ the way you’re disgracin’ ‘em if you can't act fit to eat at the table you can just sit here and eat in the kitchen!” This is just one of the many examples Calpurnia sets for the children. Calpurnia is the Finch’s cook but she takes her role in the children’s life more seriously. She acts as parent; constantly teaching the kids lessons about life and race. She serves as a bridge for Jem and Scout between the white and black communities....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, mothers,] 1052 words
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Calpurnia in The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare - Dreams can come true. Calpurnia Pisonis had a tremendous opportunity to stop the murder of the most adored man in Rome, though she did not succeed. Julius Caesar, Calpurnia’s husband, typically listens to his wife when an important event is about to take place, but not this time. Likewise in history, Calpurnia had entered the same situation as William Shakespeare unfolded her into during The Tragedy of Julius Caesar. Calpurnia is portrayed as a polite, middle aged woman married to Julius Caesar, one of Rome’s most famous generals....   [tags: Dreams, Premonition, Wife]
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Describe the importance of Calpurnia in the lives of the Finch family, - Describe the importance of Calpurnia in the lives of the Finch family, and in the novel as a whole. Calpurnia is more than just a family cook to the Finch’s. She also acts as the mother to Jem and Scout by helping to bring them up, teaching them right from wrong, disciplining them and comforting them when they were upset because their mother died when they were very young. She has worked for the Finch’s for a very long time and has a very firm control over the children which causes Scout to resent her....   [tags: English Literature] 780 words
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The Contributions of The Women of The Tragedy of Julius Caesar - In a cast of over 30 characters, there are only two women. This is a statement describing the world renown play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare. These two female characters are Calpurnia, the wife of Julius Ceasar, and Portia, the wife of Marcus Brutus. Other than these two women, the cast is composed entirely of male characters. In a work of literature so populated by men, one may ask why Shakespeare takes the time to include any women at all. However, after further reflection, it is clear to see the reason as to why they are included....   [tags: shakespeare, julius caesar, calpurnia]
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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - ... Calpurnia shows justice by presenting fairness. She believes that the white and black folks can be together at least once in the eyes of God. For her, no one should be excluded in the presence of God so everyone should be welcomed into Gods house, the church. Lastly, this quote shows Calpurnia's act of justly because in this quote, Calpurnia was confronted by one of the members of her own congregation demanding to know why she has brought Jem and Scout to their church. Rather than Calpurnia shaking with fear, she shakes with indignation....   [tags: calpurnia, god, jem finch] 800 words
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The Positive Impact of Atticus, Calpurnia and Aunt Alexandra on Scout in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird - The novel to Kill a Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee, is the story of an unfortunate society, where people are greatly affected by poverty due to the Great Depression. The story is based on a narration by Scout Finch, who describes her family and her town, Maycomb. Scout and her brother, Jem, are also introduced to other children, and they share stories and fantasies regarding a mystery man, Boo Radley, who lives in their neighborhood. Scout has a blunt nature, due to which she is an ill-mannered person who does not have any control over her anger and also shows no patience....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird] 1027 words
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Have Not We Affections: The Romantic Power Struggles of Shakespeare’s Women - From the bitter Emilia to the pious Isabella, Shakespeare was a champion of crafting women. With a wide range of personalities, professions, and situations, Shakespeare mastered early in his illustrious career the art of creating diverse, dynamic, and multidimensional female characters. When stepping outside the traditional roles for female characters in theater, Shakespeare pushed boundaries by giving his women intelligent wit, innate humor, motives and goals which the Elizabethan and Jacobean audiences could relate directly to their own experiences....   [tags: Calpurnia, Juliet, Emilia, Isabella]
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Caesar and Cleopatra's Affair at the Expense of Calphurnia - Caesar and Cleopatra's Affair at the Expense of Calphurnia Abstract In the trailer to his 1934 film "Cleopatra", Cecil B. DeMille confidently suggests that the romance between the Queen of Egypt and Julius Caesar is one of history's grandest love affairs. Perhaps this statement is in a way true, but when buying into the tradition of this romance many disreputable elements of the affair are often overlooked. One such component of the romance that if looked upon with a critical eye can serve to lessen the grandeur of the affair is the ill treatment of Caesar's wife Calphurnia....   [tags: Caesar Cleopatra Papers]
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The Characters of Portia and Calphurnia in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar - The Characters of Portia and Calphurnia in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar        For thousands of years, humanity has been ruled mainly by a Patriarchal society. In this society women have often been seen as objects or inferior humans through the eyes of their male counterparts. The Elizabethan era was no exception to these beliefs, and works of literature often supported these misogynistic views. In Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, however, the author appears to portray the characters of Portia and Calphurnia in a positive light, ignoring the common stereotypes often associated with female characters....   [tags: Julius Caesar Essays]
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Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird - The Character of Calpurnia in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird Calpurnia is a central and flat character in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. She is an African-American woman who serves as a maid and cook, of the characters Jem, Scout, and Atticus. The audience learns about her through her interactions with her family. Lee portrays this character as being a mother figure, a non-racist individual and non-confrontational. In the novel, the readers first see Calpurnia as a mother figure. For example, Atticus says to Aunt Alexandra, “I have no intention of getting rid of her, now or ever....   [tags: character analysis] 563 words
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The Transformation of Aunt Alexandra in To Kill a Mockingbird - People are always influenced by family members. Sometimes this influence is positive and sometimes it is negative, yet no matter what, it will change a person’s life. Change can be caused by that person fitting into the ways of a household, or be forced to act differently in the presence of others. Either way, that person will never be the same again. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, characters are constantly being influenced by family members. Aunt Alexandra, started off as a rude and bossy woman, but as she became closer to Atticus, Jem, and Scout, she changed into a more loving and compassionate person....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird Essays]
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To Kill a Mockingbird - Children look up to their elders for wisdom and advice. They rely on someone experienced and with authority for guidance on how to live their lives. However, sometimes the people who are accountable for youth mislead them; they may have good intentions, but are not mature enough to exemplify their values and morals, or they simply are ignorant. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Aunt Alexandra plays a negative role: she is a proper, southern lady with a strict code of behaviour and etiquette, but is too closed-minded and obstreperous to change her ways or view the world from others’ perspectives....   [tags: Classic American Literature]
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To Kill a Mockingbird Essay - To Kill a Mockingbird   In the town of Maycomb people are racist. Even today people still have a prejudice side. In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird there are two races, the people of European decent, and the African American decent. The black characters in To Kill a Mockingbird contribute to the development of the white characters rather than appearing as individuals in their own right. The black characters are there in the novel but, the author doesn’t really expand on their personalities....   [tags: Harper Lee's novel, story analysis] 913 words
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The play of to Kill a Mocking Bird. Discuss how you would produce - The play of to Kill a Mocking Bird. Discuss how you would produce the incident in which Atticus shoots the rabid dog "The play of To Kill a Mocking Bird" was adapted from a novel by Harper Lee. The story is set in Maycomb, Alabama in 1935, when racism was rife. The play deals with racism and shows how the blacks were exploited. The play is split into two acts; Act One is about a black man being wrongly accused of raping a white woman. It is in Act Two that the audience finds out that the legal system would wrongly convict a man, just because he is black....   [tags: English Literature] 1238 words
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The Mockingbirds in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird - The significance of the store To Kill a Mockingbird is the expression mocking bird appears in the story lots of times. Also the most significant novel in this whole book is the mockingbird symbol. Another significant part of the story is the definition of a mockingbird and it is a type of Finch, it’s also a small bird who likes to sing. It got the name mockingbird because when it sings it is mocking other birds. (http://www.allfreeessays.com/essays/The-Significance-Of-The-Title-Of/21174.html) The mockingbirds in the story were Tom Robinson, Calpurnia, and Boo Radley....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, symbolism, ] 679 words
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Racism in To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee - ... A question she may have asked herself was should i stick for my own or keep my job and not say nothing. An example to show that is when Calpurnia and another character got into a little argument because Calpurnia brought “white chillun” to a all black church. “Stop right there, nigger” (119) was the words Lula heard from Calpurnia's mouth. Lula was telling Calpurnia that she shouldn't be bringing white folks to their Church. She knew how Lula felt about white people and that blacks were being treated unfair....   [tags: whites and blacks, minorities] 534 words
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A Simple Love Story - A masterpiece of American literature, winner of the Pulitzer prize in 1961, an instant bestseller was Harper Lee’s simple love story. Harper Lee, home to a small Alabama town called monroeville, was the Author of the novel To Kill a Mockingbird. The novel captures the life of a young women and her childhood growing up in a small southern town, Maycomb county, Alabama. As this young woman gets older, she learns more and more about life through the townspeople of Maycomb County; Courage, kindness, cruelty, and love are some of the main lessons portrayed throughout the book....   [tags: Harper lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, literary]
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Importance of Role Models in To Kill a Mockingbird - Take a moment to think, what would you do if you didn’t have your parents/guardians. How would you be acting. Where would you be. Adults have a big part in a child’s life not only because they are there to support them but being role models to show them how they should be acting and maturing over time. The novel “To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee” takes place in a small town named Maycomb and it has a great deal to do with children maturing over time and how adults come into place as role models....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird Essays]
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The Women in the Plays: Similar or Different? - William Shakespeare contributed many great plays to the history of literature, two of which include Macbeth and Julius Caesar. Macbeth tells the story of an ambitious lord, Macbeth, becoming corrupted after murdering the previous king and several of his friends. Similarly, in Julius Caesar, the conspirators murder the hero of Rome, Julius Caesar, because of their fear and jealousy of his rising power. The two stories both feature female characters moving the plot along and/or foreshadowing future events....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Shakespeare] 1340 words
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Maturation Of Scout - In Harper Lee’s novel, “To Kill A Mocking Bird” we see that maturation of some of the characters is clearly evident, particularly Scouts. We see this by the way she acts in front of Miss Maudie, Calpurnia and Mrs. Alexandra Finch. Beside her father, Scout probably respects and likes the most is Miss Maudie. The two of them have a great relationship and they both love each other very deeply. When Scout first introduces us to Miss Maudie (in chapter 5), she tells us all the nicest things about her....   [tags: essays research papers] 1123 words
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Another One Bites the Dust - In William Shakespeare’s The Tragedy Of Julius Caesar, Julius Caesar falls from good fortune to misfortune. He starts as an indomitable dictator, but ends up being assassinated. Brutus feared Caesar would end up as the king. The Romans abhorred the idea of the monarchic system of government. Therefore, Brutus’s only option to kill Caesar. Caesar is can be considered as a tragic hero because his arrogance leads to his own demise. Caesar ignores the ominous signs given to him by the soothsayer, Calpurnia, nature, priests, and Artemidorus....   [tags: Character Analysis]
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The Role Model Qualities Shown by the Finchs's Maid in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - The book To Kill a Mockingbird was written in 1960 by small town Alabama girl Harper Lee. She claimed the book was a love story, but it went much deeper than that. Covering the lives of Jem and Scout Finch as they grew up in Maycomb, a prosperous county of Alabama, the book offered an unbiased view of what went on in that era; mainly racism. Scout and Jem's father, Atticus, was a lawyer who fought a hopeless case for Tom Robinson, a crippled African-American man accused of raping a local white woman....   [tags: compassion, loyalty, stern] 658 words
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Black or White: Moralistic Communities to Highlight Sin of Killing a Mockingbird - ... When Mr. Gilmer asks Tom if Mayella is lying, he kindly puts Mayella to a less negative image by saying that “she’s mistaken in her mind” (19.135). Tom Robinson physically appears only in Chapter 19; however, as one of the central characters, his amiable and hard-working personalities remain long after readers have finished the novel and earn him pity from the readers. Besides Calpurnia and Tom Robinson, other members of the Black society also exhibit positive qualities, especially in how they view their white neighbours....   [tags: Harper Lee's novel analysis]
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Differences in Social Classes in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - It is acknowledged by many readers that there are many different social classes in ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ written by Harper Lee and published in 1960. One of the most obvious social class distinctions is between skin colors, which can be seen through this novel. Since most readers’ focal point of this novel is on the distinctions between skin colors, they are unlikely to pay attention to the difference in social class within the white community. Lee wants to illustrate a contrast in white society and how characters behave differently through the uses of character foil, characterization, and the theme of society inequality in order to emphasize the differences in social classes....   [tags: skin color, racism, prejudice] 858 words
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Atticus Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee - The state of Alabama in the 1930's was a place filled with racial discrimination and poverty. Atticus Finch was a lawyer of that time. He has two children and a hired house worker. Atticus believes that racial discrimination is wrong and tries to treat every individual equally in reference to his parenting skills. He also tries to alter the distorted perception of the community. Although he is a positive role model for his children, ho too has his strengths and weaknesses. In Maycomb, Atticus Finch is a strong figure who firmly believes in equal rights for all men and women....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird Essays] 1027 words
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Innocent Victims in To Kill a Mockingbird - Who would want to kill a mockingbird that sings and keeps people at peace. Only mean and cruel people for example Bob Ewell, a drunk and abusive father. This symbol of mockingbird appears in the story many times. According to Merriam-Webster’s Middle School Dictionary a mockingbird is a songbird of the southern U.S. that is noted for the sweetness of its song and for imitations of the notes of other birds (482). The symbol of killing a blameless bird is repeated through out the story when Harper Lee describes Boo Radley, Tom Robinson, and Calpurnia....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, victims, Harper Lee, ] 872 words
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The Role of Women in Julius Caesar - From the expansion days of Ancient Rome to the fall of the Roman Empire, women have always succumbed to living subjacent to the status of their omnipotent and dominant male figures. After leaving her childhood home and the rule of her father, a young Roman girl would then be coerced into the dominion of her husband, often taking a plethora of roles, ranging from lover, caretaker, and best friend. It is often lightheartedly stated that, “Behind every great man is an even greater woman,” and William Shakespeare exemplifies this concept beautifully in Julius Caesar, in which he effectively used the spouses of the two main characters to add more depth, drama, and literary elements to the play,...   [tags: Roman Empire, Gender Roles, Shakespeare] 782 words
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The Role of Women in Julius Caesar - From the expansion days of Ancient Rome to the fall of the Roman Empire, women have always succumbed to living subjacent to the status of their omnipotent and dominant male figures. After leaving her childhood home and the rule of her father, a young Roman girl would then be coerced into the dominion of her husband, often taking a plethora of roles, ranging from lover, caretaker, and best friend. It is often lightheartedly stated that, “Behind every great man is an even greater woman,” and William Shakespeare exemplifies this concept beautifully in Julius Caesar, in which he effectively used the spouses of the two main characters to add more depth, drama, and literary elements to the play,...   [tags: Roman Empire, Shakespeare] 831 words
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Growing up in Maycomb County - Every second, there are five children born into this world. That is five living, breathing babies that begin to grow and mature the moment they breathe in the Earth’s air. They start off by learning the essentials, talking, walking, and sleeping, however, as they hit five or six years old, these children start to comprehend the world for what it truly is. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, this theme of growing up, and understanding the world, is present throughout the novel. The book proves that what a child grows up to be like, has a lot to do with their parental figures in life, and how harsh vs....   [tags: To Kill a Mocking Bird]
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The Different Types of Prejudice Depicted in Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird - The theme of prejudice in To Kill a Mockingbird broadens to a further extent than just the situation of racial discrepancy between the blacks and the whites. Although, the racial discrimination mainly towards the blacks is the most prominent occurrence of injustice at Harper Lee’s time- the early Twentieth century, the whole novel includes several, other forms of prejudice that portray the unfavourable effects that was endured by innocent people. These blameless individuals were referred to mockingbirds, since it was a sin to kill one as said by Atticus, “Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” So, therefore mockingbirds are a rep...   [tags: to kill a mockingbird] 2201 words
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Human Inequalities of To Kill a Mockinbird by Harper Lee - ... Mr.Radley said. Boo Radley did not act like everyone else but wasn't a crazy freak, so Mr.Radley thought it would be okay to sustain him in thehouse. Since his dad characterized him as high strung people just assume what he is like. Boo Radley never had a chance to show people what he was like he was portrayed as the bad guy by his dad, Boo is victimized by people because he can't stand up for himself so therefore he is considered the “bad guy”. Throughout the remainder of the book Boo shows his honest self when he leaves gifts for Scout and Jem, when he puts a blanket over Scout, and specially when he saves Scout and Jem from Mr.Ewell....   [tags: unfair standandards, oppression]
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One Type of People and the Uniting of Humanity - Alan Ashley-Pitt, a fictitious character created by a Santa Barbara greeting card company once said, “The man who follows the crowd will usually get no further than the crowd. The man who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has” (Ashley-Pitt). To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee in 1960 shares this lesson with Ashley-Pitt: muteness and cowardliness to stand up for one’s beliefs removes hope from someone’s ability to act; and optimism in pursuit of the betterment of society turns to cynicism in the lost dream of equality....   [tags: Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird]
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Racism in To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee - Racism was a very large part of society in the south during the 1930’s. Many colored people were thought of as less than their peers. Whites were considered better than African Americans were, and almost every white person accepted the unjust judgment. Racial discrimination hit hard in the south. Many of the characters in To Kill a Mockingbird were impacted by racial discrimination, including Calpurnia, Scout, and Tom Robinson and his family. One of the more “accepted” sorts of racism in the 1930’s was in the home....   [tags: Harper Lee]
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Contemporary Australian Cultural Issues in the works of Harper Lee - Harper lee examines key cultural issues in her novel to kill a mockingbird, such as racism, socio-economic status and prejudice. These issues are still relevant to contemporary Australian society. She examines these issues throughout her book in many different ways, from many different points of view and from many different opinions from the characters in the book. The book is set in a small town called Maycomb in America and takes place during the depression years. The town of Maycomb is a town which is old and is not well looked after and is described as dirty in the book....   [tags: essays research papers] 1318 words
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The role of Women in Julius Ceasar - The role of Women in Julius Ceasar In the play “Julius Caesar” by William Shakespeare, women play an important role. The women are important factors in foreshadowing and in the development of many of the characters. To look at the role of women in the play we must look deeper in to the roles of the only two women in the play; Calpurnia, wife of Caesar, and Portia, wife of Brutus. Both of these women are key in foreshadowing the murder of Caesar. After Caesar’s murder we do not hear much of either of them....   [tags: Essays Papers] 867 words
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Themes in Harper Lee's To Kill A Mocking Bird - Themes in Harper Lee's To Kill A Mocking Bird In this essay I am going to focus on the themes of education and family relationships. Both of these play an important part in the book and can be linked together through many various ways. Harper Lee has managed to create a strong image of both the themes I am going to use by using many different characters. I will start by looking at how Harper Lee explores the theme of education. Harper Lee uses many different characters to explore this theme, many of them are from when Jean Louise starts at school....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird Essays] 650 words
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The Omen: Forces of Nature Play a Very Important Role in Julius Caesar - ... Likewise, the night before the 15th of March Calpurnia had a bad dream and lightning and thunder could be heard, which exemplifies a bad omen and many Romans believed this. Her dream was that the statue of Caesar had 100 sword holes in him and the Romans had come to bathe in the blood flowing from it. “She dreamt tonight she saw my status,/ Like a fountain with an hundred spouts,/ Did run pure blood; and lusty Romans/ Came smiling, and bathe their hands in it” (II.ii.76-79) Caesar told this to Decius when he came to pick up Caesar to go to the senate house on the 15th....   [tags: Shakespeare's plays, play analysis] 1131 words
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Symbolism, Themes, and Motifs in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee wrote the novel To Kill a Mockingbird in the mid-1950. The narrator, Scout, grows alongside her brother in Maycomb County, Alabama. Growing up in a time of extreme racism, they face many struggles dealing with discrimination. In the novel, their father, Atticus Finch, defends a black man who was falsely accused of raping a white woman. Lee grew up in a time where situations happened that were similar to those in the novel. She grew up in a small town that was much like Maycomb County....   [tags: literary analysis]
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The Role of Consciousness in To Kill a Mockingbird - When an old tired town does not have any good economic sources you might think that a parent won’t care about his or her children. In the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” Atticus is the father of Jem and Scout. Atticus is like middle class in his society and is as one parent he is a good father unlike the Ewells father. The Finches are a loving family and sharing because the father teaches them different things about life he tells them how a gentleman and a lady would act and should say....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Critical Analysis] 990 words
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The Theme of Racism in To Kill a Mockingbird - In the book To Kill a Mockingbird, many minor themes are present such as gender and age. However, the largest and therefore major theme of the book is racism. All of the events and themes in the book had only one purpose, to support the theme of racism. One of the most important events in the book was Tom Robinson’s trial, which was unfairly judged due to the fact that the jury could not see beyond the color of Tom’s skin. The put their own racist opinions ahead of what is right and just. One of the most important events in the novel circulated around racism....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird Essays]
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Growing Up in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird - Growing up is hard, but when you add in nosey neighbors, scary houses, a stuck up aunt, and taunting children, it becomes more difficult. To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel written by Harper Lee that was published in 1960. The story takes place in Maycomb, Alabama during the 1930s. Scout Finch is a six year old narrator. She lives with her father, her brother, and Calpurnia, their black cook. Scout spends her summers playing with her brother, Jem, and her friend, Dill Harrison. Atticus Finch, Scout’s father, is a lawyer and he is defending Tom Robinson, a black man who is accused of raping Mayella Ewell....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird Essays]
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Julius Caesar - Tragic Hero - Julius Caesar as a Tragic Hero 	Julius Caesar is a play written by William Shakespeare during the year 1597. Julius Caesar’s story involves a conspiracy against Julius Caesar, a powerful senator. The play involves a highly respected senator, Brutus, who decides to join the conspiracy to kill Julius Caesar, in the effort to keep democracy intact. Brutus believes that if Julius Caesar is allowed to live, Caesar will take a kingship and turn the government into a monarchy. Brutus, Cassius, and the other conspirators kill Julius Caesar, yet they find Antony, a loyalist of Caesar, seeks revenge on them....   [tags: essays research papers] 1026 words
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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - What would you do if you were African American and someone called you a “nigger”, what would you do. How would you react. In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, black and white people are segregated due to crucial situations between both races.  In the novel, the message is: ”you never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view-...until you climb into his skin and walk around in it" (Lee 39).   In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, the discrimination towards black people, which limits and destroys who they are include the everlasting racial segregation in black society, the bitterness and cruelty towards the Finch family and black community from Bob Ewell and M...   [tags: discrimination, racism, racial segregation]
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To Kill A Mockingbird Essays: Civil Rights and Civil Wrongs - Civil Rights and Civil Wrongs in To Kill a Mockingbird In Harper Lee's novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, the author uses the small town of Maycomb, Alabama as a forum for different views on civil rights. On a smaller scale, Lee uses the relationship between Scout, her aunt, her father, and her housekeeper, to show how racism affects everything. The question of civil rights plays out not only through the trial of Tom Robinson, but also through the everyday interaction between the Finch family and their housekeeper Calpurnia....   [tags: Free Essay Writer] 1184 words
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To Kill A Mockingbird Character Analysis - TKAM There are many people in To Kill a Mockingbird that have significant influences of Scout and Jem’s actions. The two that stood out boldly to me, however, were Atticus and Calpurnia. Atticus, being the children’s father, tought his kids many moral lessons. Calpurnia acted as a mother to Jem and Scout. Throughout every chapter these two charactors were making connections that only parents can do. They both inflicted fundamental influence on the children. Atticus and Calpurnia were both essential charactors in supporting Jem and Scouts actions because they represented parental values needed for success in life; as does my father, who teaches me things no one else can....   [tags: essays research papers] 725 words
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To Kill a Mocking Bird - The Contribuition of the Character of Scout - To Kill a Mocking Bird - The Contribuition of the Character of Scout In the novel To Kill a Mocking Bird, by Harper Lee there are a number of characters in the book. All of them play a very detailed role in the plot of the book, and without them it would not be anything. They story consists of two main plots. The first one is being part of a family which involves a lawyer. Then the second is the mysteries of the Radley house. The Radley house is a home near the Finch's, which is composed of many rumors, mysteries, and people....   [tags: Kill Mockingbird essays] 1363 words
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