Through this character Harper Lee shows the innocence of children, and what they go through in our inequitable world. The first major theme in To Kill a Mockingbird is evil in society. The most evil act in this book is at the end; the attacking of Atticus’ children. In the end Bob fails, having accidentally killed himself. The book states that Bob is “found on the ground…with a kitchen knife stuck up under his ribs.” (280) Having attacked the children, he fulfilled is threat that one day he would get back Atticus; not only that, but Bob tried to hurt him through his children; innocent, not full grown, and no match for Bob Ewell.
The mob disperses and Atticus is thankful for Jem not leaving. This is how Atticus has taught Jem to be independent and realizes that Jem is becoming more mature in his actions. Atticus is a good father because he shows Jem and Scout how to live a moral life. He passes his children his own traits. Atticus teaches his children that people are different from one another, and that they have different understandings of moral and equality.
“He likened Tom’s death to the senseless slaughter of songbirds by hunters and children” (275) Tom Robinson is one of the mockingbird symbols. He was convicted and was murdered for the rape of Mayella Ewell. He did not rape Mayella but he was blamed for it. Since this took place in the 1930s, they black people were not believed over white people. So when Tom was killed it was like killing a mockingbird.
Scout realizes that the only reason she must undergo this torment is that her father is defending a black man, which has become taboo because of the corruption that racism has caused in many people. In addition, Scout watches Tom Robinson undergo unfair treatment and false accusations. Please dont tell my parents I stole this essay. Although Atticus provides the jury and the people of Maycomb with overwhelming evidence benefiting Tom, and ultimately proving him innocent, this is not enough to overcome the powers of hate and racism. Scout watches as the jury deliberates and convicts Tom Robinson of murder because he is a black man.
From having a dad who supports a color man he teaches his kids some good lessons, starting with tolerate. Atticus teaches his kids about tolerance. How he does this is when he was assigned to Tom Robison case he teaches that color does not matter. For example “you aren’t really a nigger-lover, then, are you. I certainly am.
“It was Jem’s turn to cry.” He was upset with the verdict and thought it was unfair to send Tom to jail knowing that he is now in there for life. In jail, Tom tries to break free, heading over the fence and is shot seventeen times. Jem, along with the black community of the town, had a difficult time accepting and acknowledging that Tom had died after he was shoot. They all wept and mourned in the loss of Tom. Tom is innocent, but he is convicted of raping a white woman due the prejudice of p... ... middle of paper ... ...the positive outcomes.
In the Texas Dragging news report, the racist ways of the murderer, John King, are considered a form of ignorance. Ignorance leads to to the unjust judgment of others. Harper Lee protray's ignorance throughout her novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. The main character, Scout, although young and naive, starts to judge people, such as Miss. Caroline, based on only what she knows.
In the story, Strout, the man who is shot, is clearly guilty but he is also a human being and that knowledge was suppressed by Fowler to kill him. At the end of the story... ... middle of paper ... ...wler was ironic in nature. He depicts anger by avenging his son’s death but ended up with self death as a result of his own crime. Matt committed a kind of self murder by killing Strout. He is the judge, jury and the executioner which invites the readers to feel the anger and righteousness of the character.
Despite the overwhelming evidence indicating his innocence, a combination of the individual jury members’ prejudices and pressure from their community led them to reach the unfair and sadly unsurprising guilty verdict. Atticus could prove that due to his crippled left arm, Tom was incapable of causing Mayella’s wounds. Link Deas claims that in all the years Tom has worked for him, he “ain’t had a speck o’ trouble outa him. Not a speck” (195) - but which story does Maycomb want to believe? The one where a typical black man without reason or motivation assaulted a white woman, or the uncomfortable version that questions their racial stereotypes- one where an innocent black man pities a white woman?
Innocent characters such Boo Radley and Tom Robinson are persecuted by the residents of Maycomb in To Kill A Mockingbird. They are subjects to hostility and ill-treatment because of their race or uncommon practices. First, a lynch mob attempts to murder Tom Robinson before he goes to trial. Scout’s innocence brings the men to their senses. She does this by speaking to Mr. Cunningham about his son and their previous encounters.