Atticus doesn't mind his children shooting blue jays because they are ordinary birds who cause problems, but he feels that mockingbirds are innocent creatures whose lives should be preserved; therefore, it would be a sin to kill a mockingbird. Tom Robinson and Boo Radley exemplify the moc... ... middle of paper ... ... a mockingbird, Boo is innocent, yet he is destroyed by society for being different. The mockingbird symbolizes the innocence of people who are accused wrongfully. It is a harmless bird that makes the world more pleasant, but it sings the songs of other birds, so it is subject to the image of others. Boo Radley and Tom Robinson are mockingbirds, innocent souls that are judged based on the discrimination and intolerance of the townspeople.
. . 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.
Atticus Finch, Tom Robinson, and Boo Radley are portrayed as mockingbirds for their actions, and for the good they did for the individuals surrounding them and the negative treatment they endured for their actions. Throughout the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird the attributes Atticus Finch attains become parallel to the traits of the mockingbird. “The mockingbirds do wrong but make music for everyone to enjoy” Miss Maudie had once said. Atticus Finch is a individual who defends the innocent from the evil the world had brought them For instance, when Atticus agreed to handle the case of Tom Robinson, he put his own life and his children in danger to the negative comments and treatment, he was destined to receive as a punishment for his actions. Atticus was a victim of his neighbor’s gossip; they talked bad about him to his children and sent hateful glares to himself and his children.
She disregards any happy memories she ever had with and believes he has deeply wronged her which makes him the biggest sinner of all for ruinnig Hesters life. Hester tries to seek justice by escaping to the o... ... middle of paper ... ...r himself by trying to confess his sins to society before he dies. In Dimmsdale confession he says "behold me the one sinner of the world. "(chapter 23) Dimmsdale seeks justice for himself by confessing his sins so he may die as a man with a clean conciounce. In the Scarlet Letter, Hawthorne displays a society filled with sinners who believe the are not the worst and that they deserve justice.
Even the mockingbirds are judged unfairly due to the uncertainty of society to actually learn something about the person and understand. Ultimately, Mr. Dolphus Raymond, Mayella Ewell, and the Cunninghams are all innocent; but Maycomb’s citizens, contaminated with racism and prejudice, are unable to read and understand one another. Works Cited To Kill a Mockingbird
Cassie, the narrator doesn't like him much and finds him quite irritating. We learn a lot about his character in the first chapter, TJ went to the Wallace store and blamed his brother Claude and Claude got whipped because of TJ. From this incident, TJ is shown to be a coward, Claude didn't defend himself as 'he was more afraid of TJ than of his mother'. Also he is shown to be quite evil when he laughs at Little Man when he gets his Sunday clothes dirty. Although TJ is mean and thoughtless, he also gives information about racial incidents.
Scout, the younger and more ou... ... middle of paper ... ...of innocence in good people. The primary symbol in To Kill a Mockingbird is obviously the mockingbird, which is supposed to symbolize an innocent being who gets hurt because of the cruelty and injustice of humankind. By this definition, Boo Radley and Tom Robinson are clearly mockingbirds. Miss Maudie and Atticus both have strong views on how wrong it is to kill a mockingbird. Miss Maudie states, “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy .
Those three characters are innocent; they are kind and were never harmful to others. However, they were destroyed through contact of evil. In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, the mockingbirds symbolizes the idea of innocence, and Tom, Boo, and Mr. Raymond are considered one of it. It is a sin to kill a mockingbird, mockingbirds are innocent birds that do not do one harm thing, but makes music for ones to enjoy. Tom Robinson is one of the novel’s “mockingbirds”, he is innocent but he was falsely convicted of rape and got killed.
“Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” (p.90) Miss. Maudie, one of the main protagonists in To Kill a Mockingbird, warns the young girl Scout that mockingbirds should not to be killed or hunted down because they represent those who are kind and innocent. So, on a broader spectrum, the term “to kill a mockingbird” symbolizes cruel and improper behavior towards people with good hearts and intentions. In the town of Maycomb, unethical behaviors, such as prejudice and gossip, are most commonly used against the “mockingbirds”.
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