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The Mrs Dubose Episode in To Kill A Mockingbird? - How important is the Mrs Dubose episode in To Kill A Mockingbird. 'To Kill A Mockingbird' is an important novel as it deals with numerous issues such as; growing up, prejudice, tolerance, understanding of others and courage. This well written story by Harper Lee focuses on a family living in Maycomb County, a microcosm of American Society concerned with only its own problems, in the 1930's. The main plot of this novel concerns a black man being wrongly accused and charged with the rape of a white woman and, due to the racial unfairness that took place at this time, he is convicted....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird Essays] 2287 words
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The Layers of Mrs. Dubose in To Kill a Mockingbird - The Layers of Mrs. Dubose in To Kill a Mockingbird        Toothpaste: it is made up of so many different ingredients. You can look at a tube of toothpaste, study it, observe the colors of the plastic container and notice the size and shape of it. You can guess all you want what's on the inside, but you will never know until it is squeezed. People: they are made up of so many different things. You can look at them, study their behaviors, and observe their appearances. You can make many assumptions about what they're like on the inside, but you will never know their true character until they are squeezed....   [tags: Kill Mockingbird essays]
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Mrs. Dubose in To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee - Mrs. Dubose in To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee "…[Mrs. Dubose] had her own views about things, a lot different from mine… I wanted you to see something about her -- I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what…" (112). This is said by Atticus after Jem asks why Atticus makes him read to her. Atticus explains to Jem that Mrs....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird Essays] 560 words
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The visits of Jem to Mrs. Dubose in To Kill A Mockingbird and the visits of Pip to Ms.Havisham in Great Expectations - The Comparison between the visits of Jem to Mrs Dubose in To Kill A Mockingbird with the visits of Pip to Miss Havisham in Great Expectations. This essay is regarding the many similarities and differences found when comparing the scenes of Jem's visits to Mrs Dubose inTo Kill A Mockingbird and Pip's visit to see Miss Havisham in Great Expectations. Both Jem and Pip have been forced to go and visit the two old women. This is because Jem had 'cut the tops of every camellia bush Mrs Dubose owned' and Pip was forced by those who had brought him 'up by hand', especially his sister....   [tags: English Literature] 2326 words
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Social Oppression in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway - The physical and social setting in "Mrs. Dalloway" sets the mood for the novel's principal theme: the theme of social oppression. Social oppression was shown in two ways: the oppression of women as English society returned to its traditional norms and customs after the war, and the oppression of the hard realities of life, "concealing" these realities with the elegance of English society....   [tags: Mrs. Dalloway Essays]
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An Analysis of Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway - An Analysis of Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway Somewhere within the narrative of Mrs. Dalloway, there seems to lie what could be understood as a restatement - or, perhaps, a working out of - the essentially simple, key theme or motif found in Woolf's famous feminist essay A Room of One's Own. Mrs. Dalloway does in fact possess "a room of her own - " and enjoys an income (or the use of an income) that is at least "five hundred a year - " (Room: 164). But most importantly, Clarissa Dalloway also deals with ways of working out female economic necessity, personal space, and the manifestation of an "artistic" self-conception....   [tags: Mrs Dalloway]
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The Failings of Mr. And Mrs. Elliot - The Failings of Mr. And Mrs. Elliot      This cynical look at a less than ideal marriage keeps the reader at a distance. The opening sentence startles in its baldness "Mr. and Mrs. Elliot tried very hard to have a baby" and the second sentence destroys any illusions that the Elliots are enjoying this by stating that "They tried as often as Mrs. Elliot could stand it"(Hemingway 85).   The second paragraph uses one long, oddly convoluted sentence to describe their courtship and subsequent marriage....   [tags: Mr. and Mrs. Elliot Essays]
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Analysis of Mrs. Dalloway by – Virginia Woolf - Analysis of Mrs. Dalloway by – Virginia Woolf Mrs. Dalloway, published in 1925, is a romantic drama with deep psychological approaching in to the world of urban English society in the summer of 1923, five years after the end of World War I. The book begins in the morning with the arrangements for a party Clarissa Dalloway will give and it ends late in the evening when the guests are all leaving. There are many flashbacks to tell us the past of each character, but it does not leave the range of those few hours....   [tags: Play Woolf MRS Dalloway] 1456 words
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Finding Contentment in Mr. and Mrs. Elliot - Finding Contentment in Mr. and Mrs. Elliot        Ernest Hemingway's "Mr. and Mrs. Elliot" ultimately leaves us with a paradox. From its opening line, the story defines the marriage of Hubert and Cornelia as a marriage of failure: failure to conceive a child, failure to communicate, failure to have good sex. Indeed, the story's opening image seems the perfect metaphor for the marriage as a whole: "Mr. and Mrs. Elliot tried very hard to have a baby. They tried as often as Mrs. Elliot could stand it" (161)....   [tags: Mr. and Mrs. Elliot Essays]
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Cultural Disenchantment in a Postwar Climate Illustrated in Virginia Woolf’s Novel Mrs. Dalloway - One of the principal themes in Virginia Woolf’s novel Mrs. Dalloway is the English people’s collective loss of confidence in the state of the British Empire after the First World War. Set in London in the June of 1923, the novel opens at the close of a global war that lasted only four years but cost the United Kingdom more than 100,000 lives and permanently shifted the political boundaries and social world order of its people. Each of the novel’s many characters represent a different aspect of the English citizens’ disenchantment with established, presupposed cultural values and worldview brought about by the unexpected lack of glory in victory or dignity in the dead and wounded multitudes....   [tags: Mrs. Dalloway, argumentative, persuasive]
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A True History of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson by Mrs. Mary Rowlandson - The Theme of "A True History of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson" by Mrs. Mary Rowlandson In the times of colonies when land was untouched there was a distinct hatred between the native Indians and the new colonists. As one reads the essay: A True History of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson, written by Mary Rowlandson in 1682, one will understand this hatred. Although the Indians captured Mary Rowlandson, with the faith of God she was safely returned. The reader learns of her religious messages and how she turns to God for safety and strong will....   [tags: A True History of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson] 1274 words
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Memory in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway - Memory in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway Clarissa Dalloway and Peter Walsh are defined by their memories. Virginia Woolf creates their characters through the memories they share, and indeed fabricates their very identities from these mutual experiences. Mrs. Dalloway creates a unique tapestry of time and memory, interweaving past and present, memory and dream. The past is the key to the future, and indeed for these two characters the past creates the future, shaping them into the people they are on the June day described by Woolf....   [tags: Virginia Woolf Mrs. Dalloway Essays]
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The Individual vs. Society in Mrs. Warren's Profession - Often in life there is a conflict between what is good for the individual and the moral values placed upon the individual by society.  This is true of the characters in George Bernard Shaw's play Mrs. Warren's Profession.  Shaw clearly demonstrates that actions frowned upon by society are not necessarily evil so long as they benefit the individual.      Perhaps the most obvious example of societal morals conflicting with individual need is the case of Mrs. Kitty Warren.  Mrs. Warren is a woman whose economic standing and lack of any professional skills forced her into becoming a prostitute....   [tags: Mrs. Warren's Profession Essays] 1544 words
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Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway - A Modern Tragedy - Mrs. Dalloway - A Modern Tragedy           The narrative of Mrs. Dalloway may be viewed by some as random congealing of various character experience. Although it appears to be a fragmented assortment of images and thought, there is a psychological coherence to the deeply layered novel. Part of this coherence can be found in Mrs. Dalloway's psychological tone which is tragic in nature. In her forward to Mrs. Dalloway, Maureen Howard informs us that Woolf was reading both Sophocles and Euripides for her essays in The Common Reader while writing Mrs....   [tags: Woolf Mrs. Dalloway Essays]
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Female Relationships in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway - Female Relationships in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway     Clarissa Dalloway, the central character in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway, is a complex figure whose relations with other women reveal as much about her personality as do her own musings. By focusing at length on several characters, all of whom are in some way connected to Clarissa, Woolf expertly portrays the ways females interact: sometimes drawing upon one another for things which they cannot get from men; other times, turning on each other out of jealousy and insecurity....   [tags: Woolf Mrs. Dalloway Essays]
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Perception is Reality in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway - Although the entire novel tells of only one day, Virginia Woolf covers a lifetime in her enlightening novel of the mystery of the human personality. The delicate Clarissa Dalloway, a disciplined English lady, provides the perfect contrast to Septimus Warren Smith, an insane ex-soldier living in chaos. Even though the two never meet, these two correspond in that they strive to maintain possession of themselves, of their souls. On this Wednesday in June of 1923, as Clarissa prepares for her party that night, events during the day trigger memories and recollections of her past, and Woolf offers these bits to the reader, who must then form the psychological and emotional make-up of Mrs....   [tags: Woolf Mrs. Dalloway Essays] 1985 words
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The Effects of Society in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway - Society is a constant changing idea, whether that change be from region to region or a period of time. People move through it without thinking what they really are doing. Often they do not realize how much pressure society places on one’s being. It is the basis of how a person forms their opinions, beliefs, and morals. The structure of behavior rests in the society one is raised in. People’s acceptance of one another and a desire to conform create a world where people are struggling to fit in. Virginia Woolf sees this....   [tags: Woolf Mrs. Dalloway Essays]
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Mystical Motifs in Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway - Mystical Motifs in Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway The scholarship surrounding Woolf’s mysticism by and large focuses on a psychoanalytical approach. While this paper will somewhat attempt to move away from a psychoanalytical methodology, it is valuable to examine the existing scholarship and the departures from this approach. Within this theoretical structure, the critical discussion further breaks down into two separate, though not incompatible, groups: those who see Woolf’s use of mysticism as a feminist statement and those who see Woolf as a mystic....   [tags: Virginia Woolf Mrs. Dalloway]
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Lies in George Bernard Shaw’s play, "Mrs. Warren’s Profession" - You can tell a lot about a person by the way they dress, by the cars they drive, and by the people they associate themselves with. You can also learn a lot about a person by what they say, because their honesty, or lack-there-of, shows the type of person they are. When a person is forthright, it is easy to believe and trust the person; however, when the person has tendencies to be misleading or manipulative, the trust is not as evident. To lie, according to www.answers.com, means to present false or invalid information with the intent of deceiving or misleading another person....   [tags: honesty, lies, George Bernard Shaw, Mrs. Warren’s ] 1065 words
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The Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson - The Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson In “A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson,” Mary Rowlandson, a Puritan mother from Lancaster, Massachusetts, recounts the invasion of her town by Indians in 1676 during “King Philip’s War,” when the Indians attempted to regain their tribal lands. She describes the period of time where she is held under captivity by the Indians, and the dire circumstances under which she lives. During these terrible weeks, Mary Rowlandson deals with the death of her youngest child, the absence of her Christian family and friends, the terrible conditions that she must survive, and her struggle to maintain her faith...   [tags: Mrs. Mary Rowlandson Essays Native Americans]
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Representation of War in Sassoon’s They, Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway, and the film Hedd Wynn - Representation of War in Sassoon’s They, Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway, and the film Hedd Wynn “They”, by Siegfried Sassoon, “Mrs. Dalloway, by Virginia Woolf, and the film Hedd Wynn directed by Paul Turner, were works written about World War I. These works were the author’s point of view about the war. The authors described how the war effected people during and after the war was over. The poem “They”, by Siegfried Sassoon was a poem written during World War I. The poem basically states that no man comes out of the war the same....   [tags: Mrs Dalloway]
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The Importance of Time in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway - The Importance of Time in Virginia Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway We live in a consumer society consuming time. We use time to function smoothly but also to channel the direction of our lives. As a college student, I am constantly aware of time. I have a time frame for finishing my college career, as well as constant deadlines to meet. Daily, I divide my hours between my job, my studies, and my friends. In the midst of following external time, I strive for a balance with my internal time. My personal sense of time allows me to live in the present moment....   [tags: Mrs Dalloway Virginia Woolf Essays]
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The Intersection of External Time and Internal Time in Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf - In Mrs Dalloway, the modernist writer Virginia Woolf undermines the usual conventions of prior prose fiction by adopting an innovative approach to time. She contrasts the objective external time and subjective internal time that structure the plot of the one-day novel. In fact, the story takes place on a single day in June and, by the use of two important techniques, namely the stream of consciousness mode of narration and the interior monologue, the reader is constantly flowing from the present to the past or the future....   [tags: Mrs Dalloway, Virginia Woolf]
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Captivity Narratives - Our Nig and Restauration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson - Captivity Narratives - Our Nig and Restauration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson   Our Nig; or Sketches from the life of a Free Black and  A Narrative of the Captivity and Restauration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson  Harriet Wilson’s and Mary Rowlandson’s captivity narratives have three things in common.  First, they have a theme of sustaining faith in God throughout their trials.  Secondly, they portray their captors as savages.  Finally, they all demonstrate the isolation felt by the prisoner.     Our Nig: or, Sketches from the Life of a Free Black by Harriet Wilson is the story of a Northern girl, born into an interracial family and later abandoned by her parents, forcing her to become the servant of...   [tags: Restauration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson Essays] 985 words
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Courage in To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee - “Courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what” that what Atticus Finch thinks Courage is. Courage is a major theme in the book by Harper Lee called To Kill a Mockingbird and how it is shown in the characters of this novel. Courage is shown in Jem, Scout, Mrs. Dubose and the main character which showed a lot of courage was Atticus. Courage is shown in Jem and Scout many times throughout the novel and here are some of them. Early in the novel, Scout shows courage she had on the first day of school....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird Essays] 778 words
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The Mockingbirds of To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee - “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy.” Those were the words spoken by Miss Maudie Atkinson. She tries to tell Jem about why mockingbirds should not be killed. Although there are many characters in the novel, the mockingbirds that were the most obvious in the story were Tom Robinson, Boo Radley, and Mrs. Dubose. Even though there are many other characters to choose from, the most obvious mockingbirds are Tom Robinson, Boo Radley, and Mrs. Dubose. The way that Boo Radley was (theoretically) killed (by society), is the fact that he is not extremely religious....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird Essays] 555 words
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Courage of Characters in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird - Courage is what makes ordinary people extraordinary. In Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird, Tom Robinson, a poor black worker accused of raping a white girl is represented by Atticus Finch, a well-to-do white lawyer during the Great Depression. Even though Atticus, and the town, thinks Tom will be accused, but Atticus takes the case anyway. The thematic topic of courage is defined by Atticus as “when you know you’re licked before you begin…and…see it through no matter what,” the characters of Atticus, Boo Radley, and Mrs....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird Essays] 519 words
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Integrity in To Kill A Mockingbird - “Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not,” says Oprah Winfrey. Integrity is shown through unyielding support of ideals on morals, while being complete or deliberate. In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, there are several strong examples of integrity. The author in To Kill a Mockingbird illustrates integrity fully and completely through two characters that really stood out to me: Atticus and Mrs. Dubose. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus demonstrates the trait of integrity by the way he lives his life in Maycomb County....   [tags: Harper Lee novel themes] 626 words
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Unarmed Bravery in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - ... Dubose was fighting for her dignity while she was alive by not begging for help. If Mrs. Dubose told Jem that these were her last days, he would have come earlier every day and that would ease her struggle. Instead, she chose not to do it and she ignored the pain to keep her dignity. Mrs. Dubose’s beliefs were her top priority. The actions that most people took or her personal needs did not affect her way of thinking because she had a courageous heart. “Jem, when you’re sick as she was, it’s all right to take anything to make it easier, but it wasn’t all right for her.” (Harper Lee, 120) When Atticus set Jem as an example, he did not mean him per...   [tags: bravery, courage, belief, society] 737 words
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Mrs.Dubose in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird - Mrs.Dubose in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird The character Mrs. Dubose is met by the reader in chapter 11 of the novel, and is used as a dramatic device through out that chapter. This technique from the author of Mrs. Dubose helps the reader to fully comprehend how much of a good neighbour she is to the Finch family, and also her true good qualities. From the beginning of chapter, Scout makes her feelings towards Mrs. Dubose very clear, by stating that "she was vicious", and that "Jem and I hated her"....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird Essays] 1145 words
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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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Courage in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee brings readers on an adventure to discover realistic views on society and the communication between people. Characters are portrayed in different ways as they go through changes and are faced with challenging situations. Several acts of mental courage are explored in To Kill a Mockingbird, such as Atticus’s attitude and actions, Mrs. Dubose’s beliefs, and Jem’s understanding of courage. Each character’s courage gives them strength and a developing understanding of themselves as the novel progresses....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Classic Novel]
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Courage in To Kill a Mockinbird by Harper Lee - Dictionary- reference defines courage as “the quality of mind or spirit that enables a person to face difficulty, danger, pain, etc., without fear; bravery” In the book, To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee expresses courage in many ways through the novel. In the novel, nearly every character display courage in their life. Courage is the inner desire to succeed and to do what is right, no matter what consequences of your decision. Throughout the novel, Atticus define courage as "I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand....   [tags: maycomb, tom robinson] 652 words
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The Role of Courage in To Kill a Mockingbird - To Kill A Mocking Bird is a book written by Harper Lee, it shows how two children, Jem and Scout, grow up in the town of Maycomb, in the town of Maycomb the people there hated blacks and treated them differently, but their father Atticus disagrees with that and defends Tom Robinson a black man who was accused of raping a white girl. The judges were then racist against Tom Robinson and in the end he died. In the book, Harper Lee illustrated courage in many different ways, but the few people that stand out to me are Atticus, Mrs Dubose and Boo Radley....   [tags: Literary Criticism, Literary Analysis] 515 words
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Us of Symbols in To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee - Question; Describe an important symbol or symbols in the text you have studied and analyse how the symbol helped to develop ideas in the text. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a story of racial prejudice and social class set in a time when such narrow-mindedness was considered acceptable and apart of every day life in the small town of Maycomb, Alabama. Narrated and based around Scout (Jean Louise) Finch and the many ordeals she and her brother (Jem) face in the years of their growing up; out of the childhood innocence they once possessed to realise the true evils of their community and shed false pretences surrounding the innocence of two such characters as Boo Radley and Tom Robinson...   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird Essays] 1191 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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Gentleman of the South in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird - True role models are those who have the qualities that we would want to have in the near future and those who make us want to be a better person. They teach us more about ourselves and encourage us to make better choices. A role modle is not just someone who is successful, but someone who has had similar experiences that we have had. In the novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee demonstrates that Atticus Finch is a true role model. Over the course of the novel, Atticus stands up for his beliefs, respects everyone regardless of who they are and behaves as a true father....   [tags: heroes, To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee,] 955 words
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Courage in To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee - Harper Lee's novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" explores how courage can be shown in several important characters in the novel. They are Mrs. Dubose, Atticus, Jem and Maycomb county itself. Courage exists in several forms as cleverly depicted in the novel, such as childish courage, moral courage. The first iconic character in the novel known for her split personality and great moral courage is Mrs. Dubose. She was a morphine addict and was addicted to morphine as a painkiller prescribed by her doctor for many years....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird Essays] 1128 words
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Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird - True role models are those who possess the qualities that we would want to have in the near future and those who interest us in a way that make us want to be a better person. They teach us more about ourselves and encourage us to make better choices. A role model is not just someone who is successful, but someone who has had similar experiences that we have had. In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee demonstrates that Atticus Finch is a true role model. Over the course of the novel, Atticus stands up for his beliefs, respects everyone despite who they are and behaves as a true father....   [tags: To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee, heroes, ]
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Theme of Courage in To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee - Throughout To Kill a Mockingbird, courage is seen as a major theme. Not only in Atticus' fight for the freedom of Tom Robinson, but also in Mrs. Dubose's fight to die free of her morphine addiction. Atticus proves that courage is a moral act by taking on Tom Robinson?s case. Atticus is intelligent enough to know the battle is already lost, but still he remains the man he says he is, and fights anyway. He fights to the best of his ability, and fights to the end. This is the same case with Mrs. Dubose and her fight to die free of her drug problem....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird Essays] 488 words
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Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird - In the novel, To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the main characters: Atticus, Scout and Jem were faced with many losing battles such as Tom Robinson's case, the "mad dog incident" and Mrs. Dubose's addiction to morphine. This builds on the theme of there are things in life that won't go your way. The book takes place in the 1930's or 1940's in a small town in Alabama called Maycomb. The novel takes us through the life and perils that the main characters undergo and teach us about growing up and being mature....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird Essays] 1481 words
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The Murder of Mr. and Mrs. Borden - ... Abby went to the doctor; Abby’s doctor was her next door neighbor, Doctor Bowen. Doctor Bowen said “Abby, you may have been poisoned” (A+E Televisions Networks). When Doctor Bowen said that she may have been poisoned he was very unconvinced about this fact. Lizzie was the one who attempted to poison Mr. and Mrs. Borden (“Lizzie Borden”). During this time at the Borden House they had a maid that lived at their house. Their maid was an Irish immigrant. The maid’s name was Bridget Sullivan. Bridget started working at the Borden house in 1889....   [tags: notorious crimes and cases]
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Literature: Revelation by Mrs. Turpin - In the three short stories “Revelation” “Cathedral” and “Barn Burning”, each main character experienced an epiphany that led to a sudden realization that helped them to learn more about themselves and life. Each individual in each story went through a striking realization in a unique and unexpected way. They all looked at life with a different point of view before they went through epiphany. These three short stories focused mainly how each protagonist discovered a hidden apart of themselves that they did not know....   [tags: self-satisfaction and judgmental person] 1140 words
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The Freedom of Mrs. Mallard - As Louise contemplates the fact of Brently Mallard's death, however, her grief gives way to a far more powerful feeling—a feeling of joy in her own freedom. Louise realizes that she will feel sad when she sees Brently's "kind, tender hands folded in death," but she also realizes that for the first time in years she actually wants to live. While Louise is intoxicated with this newfound joy, Josephine, who fears that Louise might harm herself in her anguish over Brently's death, implores her to leave the locked room and come downstairs....   [tags: Kate Chopin, Literary Analysis]
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Mrs. Bennet: Pride and Prejudice - In Jane Austen’s novel, Pride and Prejudice, Mrs. Bennet, the mother of the protagonist, Elizabeth, is generally portrayed as a buffoon who is an adversary for he daughter that is trying to force her into a marriage she does not want. One may wonder how she can be justified in any way, considering that she is known to embarrass her family members and behave idiotically. However, in the time period they live in, a marriage is necessary for all of the family to avoid a terrible fate. Mrs. Bennet, while often behaving improperly, does try to do the best for her daughters based on the world she lives in....   [tags: Jane Austen, character analysis]
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