What are some similes about Scout, Jem, Dill, Mr. Raymond in connection to Tom Robinsons trial? The similes can be made upPlease help!Ex: Boo Radley is like a mockingbirdor.. the simile can be an...

What are some similes about Scout, Jem, Dill, Mr. Raymond in connection to Tom Robinsons trial? The similes can be made up

Please help!

Ex: Boo Radley is like a mockingbird

or.. the simile can be an object but not a person!

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ladyvols1 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

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Scout runs out of the courthouse after Dill.  He runs out crying. because of the way the prosocuting attorny is talking to Tom Robinson.  Scout tries to calm Dill down by explaining how the whole trial system works.  Scout is as sharp as a tack and she doesn't miss much.  Dill is as mad as a hornet about the way Tom Robinson is being treated.  When Dill and Scout talk to Mr. Raymond they find out that he is really not a drunk, or as bad as people think.  Mr. Raymond is as sober as a church mouse, even though he makes people think he is always drunk.  Jem is so interested in the trial that he, Jem, and Dill all miss lunch and Calpurnia has to come to the court house to tell Atticus that the children didn't come home and they are missing.  When Atticus finds them in the balcolny of the courthouse, he sends them home.  Jem is adament that he wants to here the verdict.  Jem is as happy as a lark on the way home because he believes Tom is going to be found not guilty.

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During the trial Mr. Raymond is like a second curtain call for the drama of town gossip.

On the stand Tom Robinson demonstrates that he is caring , but when prejudice corners him like a fox and he is convicted, Tom panics, flees, and is shot down.

After the trial, Jem shivers like a frozen fowl in the wake of hatred's retort, retreating into himself, fearful for his father.

What has been said and done at Tom Robinson's trial rests in the heart of Scout, who like the shadow on a long road,  cannot retreat to where she once was.

Like the warmth of a fire in spite of the cold winds of disagreement, the courage of Atticus warms his children and gives light to their  social consciousness. 

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