Dubose Essays

  • The Layers of Mrs. Dubose in To Kill a Mockingbird

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    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

  • Loss of Innocence in To Kill a Mockingbird

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    Loss of Innocence in To Kill a Mockingbird "Maycomb was an old town, but it was a tired old town when I first knew it. In rainy weather the streets turned to red slop; grass grew on the sidewalks, the courthouse sagged in the square."(Lee 9). This environment, as Scout Finch accurately describes, is not conducive to young children, loud noises, and games. But, the Finch children and Dill must occupy themselves in order to avoid boredom. Their surroundings are their boundaries, but in their minds

  • The Coming of Age of Jeremy Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird

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      He starts saying thing about the trial and Reverend Sykes ask him not to talk like that in front of  Scout.  Which shows that he knows what he is talking about.(see page 208-209).  There is also the time when he had to go and read to Mrs. Dubose which he later finds out about her drug addiction which he fully understands.  So those are ways he changes mentally. Jem changes physically in many ways in the story.  His hair stuck up behind and down in front, and I wondered if it would

  • Mrs Dubose Addiction

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    may not be what they seem, so it is important to get to know people before drawing conclusions about them, mostly through Mrs. Dubose and Arthur Radley (Boo). Mrs. Dubose is a strong example of people are not what they seem in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. When Scout is explaining Mrs. Dubose’s characterisation, as a cruel old lady. As Scout is walking past Mrs. Dubose while she is on her front porch she thinks: “Jem and I hated her. If she was on the porch when we passed, we would be raked by

  • Use of Symbols and Symbolism in To Kill A Mockingbird

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    grownups. Atticus "never thought Jem'd be the one to lose his head over this" (110). However Jem did 'lose his head' and now he has to find the strength to control his emotions in order to avoid further trouble. This courage was hard to find but Mrs Dubose did find it and managed to break herself from morphine before she died. She also made sure Jem got a white waxy camellia she had prepared for him. The waxy camellia, the "Snow-on-the-Mountain" (118), could be a symbol of courage. She built her spirit

  • To Kill A Mocking Bird : Children Are What They Learn (grade 10 Essay

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    Atticus sends her and Jem to read to Mrs. Dubose everyday. Scout learns to fight with her heads instead of her fists when Atticus is defending Tom Robinson. Scout finally learns what Atticus means when he says that you can't understand a person until you walk around in their skin. Atticus' influence shows in Scout accompanying Jem to Mrs. Dubose's. First, Scout learns about courage from Atticus. One can see this when Atticus sends her and Jem to read to Mrs. Dubose as a punishment for destroying her garden

  • Jem in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mocking Bird

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    Jem attacks the azaleas, hinting that metaphorically, he is in combat against racism. Mrs. Dubose, being racist, is a prime figure of one with a closed mind, in which Jem is also against "Thought you could kill my Snow-on-the-Mountain, did you? Well Jessie says the top's growing back out. Next time you'll know how to do it right, won't you? You'll pull it up by the root's, won't you?" (110, Mrs. Dubose) Although he did ruin the azaleas, he was made to grow them back. This shows that racism

  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - The Character of Scout

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    below (page 86): '"What did Francis call him[Atticus]?". "A nigger-lover...."' One other conflict was with an old lady, Mrs. Dubose, this conflict was started by Mrs. Dubose, she had started this problem because she was being snappy at Scout for no reason, Scout hated her, this hate is shown on page 99.  It is stated below: '"Jem and I hated her[Mrs. Dubose]."' So after Scout had found out Mrs. Dubose's reason for be snappy all the time, the reason was she was sick and on the drug Morphine

  • Jem's Maturing in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

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    something just, even though it's not encouraged. Jem also learns a different kind of courage after learning about Mrs. Dubose's fight with a morphine addiction. Jem and Scout disliked Mrs. Dubose because she was quite a mean person. Later, they were glad they didn't have to read to her anymore. Atticus told Jem that Mrs. Dubose simply had her own views on things, and that her fits were from her addiction. Atticus made Jem read to her and explained, "I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting

  • Atticus from To Kill a Mocking bird

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    peoples opinion’s. When Mrs. Dubose called Atticus a nigger lover to Jem, Jem got angry and went home and asked Atticus if he really was a nigger lover. Atticus said straight out with no thought, “I certainly am. I do my best to love everyone…I’m hard to put, sometimes-baby, its never an insult to be called what somebody thinks is a bad name. It just shows you how poor that person is , it doesn’t hurt you. So don’t let Mrs. Dubose get you down.'; This qoatation shows

  • Use Of Modes Of Communication In To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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    Modes of Communication in To Kill a Mockingbird    Effective communication is a result of the utilization of different techniques to convey a particular idea or perspective. Different methods used to express a person's feelings are found throughout society and aid in creating a learned individual, family, and community. In the novel To Kill a Mocking Bird, Harper Lee uses several modes of communication to display her feelings on moral, political, and social issues. Lee's tactics parallel

  • Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

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    should always respect others. He felt that you should always try to please other people even if it means holding in your opinion sometimes. Mrs. Dubose was a character in the novel who was very disrespectful to the rich. Atticus still made them be kind to her. Jem got mad one day and cut some of her bushes down. As a punishment Atticus made him read to Mrs. Dubose. Later, when they learned she had died, Atticus said: "...She had her own views about things, a lot different from mine, maybe...son. I wanted

  • Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

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    experiences being in clearly insignificant scenes. Ultimately she must learn to respect the difference in behavior between vastly different people, especially when the behavior differs from the normal as radically as in the cases of Boo Radley, Mrs. Dubose, and the Cunninghams. So early in the novel, Scout in the novel, Scout is faced with some confusing experiences at school, where she confronts a teacher who dosen’t understand why she can read and where she meets Walter Cunningham. Later, Atticus

  • To Kill a Mockingbird - Complexity

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    wrong against his moral conscience, such as Mrs. Dubose slinging blasphemy at Jem's father. A good character must have a sense of morality to defend what is believed to be right, and Jem has this emblematic realism. But, a life-like character must have their weaknesses; and he displayed that on account of Mrs. Dubose's harsh words. Furthermore, in chapter eleven of To Kill a Mockingbird, Jem has to repent his wrongdoing by reading to Mrs. Dubose. Jem's moral obligation takes precedence over

  • Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

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    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

  • Courage in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mocking Bird

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    still impressed. Later on in the story, Jem and Scout encounter the vindictive Mrs. Dubose. "Your father's no better than the niggers and trash he works for!" (Chapter 11, Page 113) When she bad- mouthed Atticus like that, Jem decided that the best way to settle things was to ruin Mrs. Dubose's camellias. After Atticus heard about this stunt, Jem was made to read to her every afternoon for a month. Mrs. Dubose was a very sick lady, and had morphine to ease her pain. It was not until after she

  • Opera In Porgy And Bess

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    opera opened on the 10th of October in 1936. Porgy and Bess chronicles the unlikely romance between Porgy and Bess and takes place in the fictitious town of “Catfish Row” in Charleston South Carolina. The opera is based on “Porgy”, a novel written by Dubose Heyward and the play also written by Heyward and his wife Dorothy Heyward. The story begins in “Catfish Row” a small coastal town based on the real town of Cabbage Row in Charleston, South Carolina during the 1920’s. The main protagonist of the story

  • Mrs Dubose Courage Quotes

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    the novel, Mrs. Dubose, the neighbor, exemplifies courage through her perseverance, her determination, and her bravery to end the tyranny of her morphine superior. Mrs. Dubose is courageous through her perseverance to do what she wants and believes

  • What Is Mrs Dubose Courageous

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    certain circumstances that is difficult for them. Such as addiction, standing up against issues like racism. The characters in the novel are very courageous which shows the people of the town that they should not discriminate against people. Mrs. Dubose is one of the characters in the novel who is courageous. She is a very old lady who has been sick and in pain for a long period of time in her life. Due to the great amount of pain she experiences her doctor has prescribed her morphine. Which a narcotic

  • To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - : Statements and Themes

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    play by themselves in the yard, and cavort around the neighborhood with Dill during the summer. Atticus allots this freedom and in turn, Jem and Scout gain a sense of independence and responsibility. Atticus' encouragement of Jem's visits to Mrs. Dubose, which proves to be an excellent learning environment for Jem. Not only does he learn how to behave in a gentleman-like manner, but he learns of a courage that exists without physical violence. Atticus also permits the children to watch the trial