Atticus Finch is the father of Scout and Jem, who is also a reputable lawyer in the town of Maycomb. Atticus is strongly suggested as a mockingbird by Harper Lee, because when Atticus was appointed to defend Tom Robinson, he could not refuse due to the sake of his reputation and children. Unknowingly, the citizens of Maycomb started to get very angry with him for defending a black man. Children from Jem and Scout’s school also began criticizing Atticus. Their cruel statements not only describe to us that Atticus indeed is a “Mockingbird” but also displays to us that many citizens in Maycomb have los... ... middle of paper ... .... Boo Radley is the most Influential and important Mockingbird in this story.
So when Tom was killed it was like killing a mockingbird. He did nothing but help people, but he was killed. He only brought joy and happiness, not hatred. Tom Robinson was not the only mockingbird symbol in the novel. Boo Radley was also a symbol of a mockingbird.
The Innocence Within Thoughts are like seeds that take root in our minds. They spawn feelings and more thoughts that can have powerful consequences. In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, the views of the townspeople in the 1930’s Southern town of Maycomb greatly impact the lives of two innocent men. The people make false accusations against Tom Robinson and Arthur “Boo” Radley because they are different. These characters are representative of the author’s reoccurring symbol of the mockingbird, which signifies innocence, and subjects them to vulnerability.
Arthur is a Mockingbird because even though he is an outcast, he is willing to befriend Atticus’ children and save them in the end from Bob Ewell who is insane but also drunk to have courage to kill children. The actions of the Mockingbirds teach the reader not to always believe rumors from others. Tom Robinson is willing to help a terribly lonely young woman with her chores and is convicted of a crime that everyone knew he was innocent of. This is important because it shows the difference between reality and an idealistic world that Scout and Jem thought they were living in. Both Mockingbirds ‘die’ as however Arthur is dead from society, and Tom Robinson dies trying to
In the novel Harper Lee uses the coexistence of good and evil to prove that people aren’t always honest. Hidden traits are meant to be revealed comparable to secrets that are meant to be told. Harper Lee titled this book To Kill a Mockingbird because a mockingbird symbolizes those who possess virtue. A mockingbird is a species of a bird that are best known for the habit of some species mimicking the songs of other birds and the sounds of insects and amphibians often loudly and in rapid tone. In addition to, they are from the Mimidae family and during their long nocturnal serenades; Northern Mockingbirds are capable of singing over 1,000 songs per hour.
One example of hypocrisy in To Kill a Mockingbird is after Tom Robinson’s trial; quite soon after the trial, Bob Ewell “approached him [Atticus], cursed him, spat on him, and threatened to kill him.”(230) This is quite hypocritical because although Ewell portrayed himself as a good man during the trial, he is willing to disrespect, frighten, and threaten to kill a man who thinks otherwise. This is not the only example. Scout eve... ... middle of paper ... ...iod, accepts that the system is so unjust and segregated that he can only accept how it is. This quote also explains that our justice system isn’t completely clear or fair. If the majority of people will something to happen legally, almost no matter how prejudiced, those people will make it happen.
At the end, Boo Radley, Tom Robinson, and Mayella Ewell symbolize the mockingbirds that are innocent, contribute goodness to the society, and stand up for justice but are treated unfairly. Boo who is innocent and cares about the children is injured by the evil and is segregated from the outer world. Tom Robinson is convicted and found guilty by the manacles of injustice for being beneficial to the community. Mayella Ewell who stood up for justice is punished and forced to lie to convict her love. Is it a sin to kill a mockingbird?
. . but sing their hearts out for us. That's why it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.”(90) This main theme of the good of a care free mockingbird singing its little heart out for the enjoyment of others is carried out through the characters Boo Radley, Mr. Raymond, and Tom Robinson. All were innocent people corrupted by the evil that is also inside people along with the good.
The novel is written by Harper Lee The title, ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ is a very fitting title for the novel, because the story revolves around the idea of innocence being lost, destroyed by evil and the cruelty of a narrow-minded society. Mockingbirds are harmless creatures that ‘don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us,’ but it is powerless against its attackers. The main mockingbirds in the novel are the characters, Boo Radley, and Tom Robinson who are both attacked by the cruel society of Maycomb in different ways but are defenceless and cannot fight back. Mayella Ewell and Dolphus Raymond are symbolised as mockingbirds as well. Arthur Boo Radley was not a very clever boy and while all the other boys went to a state school, he was imprisoned in his own home by his parents because of a crime he committed in his teen years.
The benign force of racism has disrupted their lives, especially Scouts, through the old fashioned and discriminative opinions of the younger residents of Maycomb. My attitude to racism has developed in the course of the narrative. Mr Dolphus Raymond continues to elaborate on my feelings while he talks to Scout and Dill during the court case. He is a sinful man according to the community as he is has fathered mixed children. To contemplate this felony he pretended to be a drunk: "Secretly, Miss Finch, I'm not much of a drinker, but you see they could never, never understand that I live like I do because that is the way I want to live.