the motive, and the opportunity to shoot Francis Macomber. This beast has a name, Margaret, or Margot for short. Margot clearly had the means to shoot & kill her husband. Early on in the safari, after Francis had fled from the lion like a coward, Margot questioned Wilson the hunter: “Wilson is really very good at killing anything. You do kill anything, don’t you?” she asked. Margot’s strange request demonstrates how Margot has quickly gone from feeling ashamed of her husband to taking an interest
Imagine living in the 1930's dealing with racism, and hate. Its not easy to do, considering most people alive right now were not born, or even old enough to rememer the 1930's. In Harper Lees's novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, She is trying to take place in the 1930's mainly dealing with racism and hate, and she has to explain it as best as she can. The problem is, this book is banned all over, and still at risk for it because of racial intolerance, and hateful language used in it. It would be thought
ladies all amazed me. I spent day after day running around in my backyard imagining I was Mr.Bond shooting up bad guys with my coveted “license to kill”. Little did I know how serious and controversial that phrase would become. Today, unlike the glamourous image of James Bond and the acceptable and glorified assignments he accepted with his “license to kill”, the phrase now conjures negative images of those who take the lives of the most innocent because they have a license to do so. Abortion should
are role models for children, they try to teach the difference between good and bad. Also women are confined to follow certain social rules like Alexandra a talented women but sits in the hose having tea and gossiping Works Cited Lee, Harper. "To Kill a Mockingbird. New York: Warner Books, 1960.
In this essay I will discuss three overarching topics and the differences and similarities they show between the film "A Time to Kill" which stars Samuel L. Jackson and Matthew McConaughey and the novel To Kill a Mockingbird which is written by Harper Lee. These overarching topics will be racial prejudice, justice, and morality. I will discuss racial prejudice's role in the court proceedings as well as state what would have occured had Carl Lee and Tom Robinson been white. In the section about
In the classic novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, an ongoing theme throughout the book is it is a sin to kill a mockingbird. This theme comes from Atticus instructing Jem not to shoot mockingbirds with his air rifle, because it is a sin to kill a mockingbird. Miss Maudie tells Scout that Atticus is correct; mockingbirds don’t do anything to disturb people, all they do is sing beautifully for everyone to hear. Author Harper Lee shows this theme using characterization. First, Tom Robinson is a lucid example
How to Kill Ants One warm night, he came through the bedroom window. His sudden intrusion angered me. That was the first time I saw him in this house. His tiny round eyes seemed innocent enough, but he was frightened by my stare. His skinny long legs were trembling. He turned his head, saying, "I'm completely lost." That was certainly not a good excuse for breaking into my private property. "Hey, YOU, get outta here," I said as I picked him and threw him out of the window. "Never come back!"
snatch Spys knife from his pocket. Tackled him to the ground, and proceeded to stab him over and over again, not even stopping when he ceased to move. There was a crimson puddle of blood forming around Spys body. Scout, who was now satisfied with his kill, sluggishly rose to his feet. I felt numb, my feet wouldn’t move- I was just ogling at my teammates lifeless body. Only when the blood covered Scout stalked towards me, with a twisted smile, did I even think to
enough courage to stand up to protect these victims of racism were also risked with lynching. Courage, specifically the “courage to fight for what you believe is right” was a key factor in the civil rights movement. It is also present in the book “To kill a mockingbird” predominantly in the protagonists and those whom they work to protect. The antagonists, society in the fictional town of Maycomb itself, show little courage or pity throughout the story. Atticus finch, the father of the narrator Jean-Louise
talking about Gun Control, people tend to get very defensive. Many people have had relatives die to gun killings, and look at it as the guns do the killing. How exactly can a gun kill someone though? That’s right, they can’t. A common phrase heard around, that no one knows who said it first, “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people.” The phrase is entirely true, but people still don’t see it as the truth. The gun doesn’t control where it shoots, the person does. So why do these people insist on hating