Since Atticus, although ofteninterrogated, but not wanting to create a breach of etiquette, refusesto speak about the Radleys. Therefore, Jem receives most of hisinformation from Miss Stephanie Crawford, a neighborhood scold, whoinsists she knows the whole truth about the Radleys. It is fromCrawford that the children learn of Radley's scissor attack on hisfather and other such interesting rumors. Thus, Arthur Radley islabelled as a "hant", a possibly insane and dangerous man, and the"malevolent phantom." The latter, coming from the fact that Radley hadnot been seen for many years, and was believed to be responsible forpetty crimes around the neighbourhood.
Mrs. Dubose is Atticus, Jem and Scout’s neighbour, who is very sick and is always insulting Atticus, who is supporting Tom Robinson in the court case. Mrs. Dubose insults Atticus by telling Jem and Scout, “Your father’s no better than the niggers and trash he works for” (Lee 135). Atticus defends Tom Robinson because he knows Tom is not guilty, he is innocent. However, because of this Atticus is called severe things like “nigger-lover” by many people, even though he is only st... ... middle of paper ... ... colour can be innocent. Because Atticus’s support for Tom Robinson, Atticus is always castigated, not only Atticus is judged, Jem and Scout are also reprimanded.
Prejudice has caused more violence than almost anything else in this whole wide world. Prejudice and discrimination still happen till this day. Sometimes children can also be taken away from their innocence with all the horrors of prejudice which is somewhat true in the case of Jem and Scout. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch says, “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view…until you climb into his skin and walk around in it” (39). People often fail to see a situation from someone else point of view because their opinions are biased.
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.
Throughout the novel, the character Boo Radley was misunderstood. His true identity was masked by his longing to be alone. The town of Maycomb did not truly understand why he chose to live separate from the world. No matter, the people of Maycomb had no right to ruin his innocent personality with horrendous stories. Scout and Jem’s curiosity and wild imagination, plus the inconceivable stories that Miss Stephanie told helped carry on the the myth of Boo Radley.
This shows how socially acceptable this rude behavior was in the 1930s. Although S... ... middle of paper ... ...oes not encounter Boo again for a while, he remains on her mind and her interest about him turns from meaningless pondering to an honest wish for neighborly communication. When Scout does finally meet Boo, after he saves the children from Bob Ewell, she is in amazement. She embraces Boo as if they had been friends their whole lives. She absorbs the lesson her father had been trying to teach her "Atticus was right.
People these days tend to make assumptions about others based on the criteria such as a person’s clothing or skin. However, people rarely realize that these assumptions can lead to violence and it could end up killing innocent citizens. In another way you can put it is that, prejudice ruins and sometimes even destroys society. It also causes people to lose all understanding for their fellow human. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch says, “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view…until you climb into his skin and walk around in it” (39).
They did not realize when the once intimidating, mysterious man next door became their guardian angel. Unseen by Maycomb County, Arthur (Boo) Radley was considered a monster. Most people living in Maycomb – adults and children alike – were intimidated by the Radley place, which was always dark, mysterious, and haunting. Boo Radley is not what society thinks
It was never said that the mob was planning on killing Tom Robinson, but with their ashamed actions, the assumption could be made. Two scenes in the story really stick out, and they are both part of one of the biggest watersheds of To Kill a Mockingbird. These mentioned scenes are during the Robinson-Ewell case. W... ... middle of paper ... ...0). These subtle details hint that not only is Boo extremely shy, but he is also so nervous in this situation because he’s not accustomed to human interaction.
Atticus's lawsuit seems to isolate his children and Scout is taunted with remarks in the playground. Her only retort is violence and Atticus, as an virtuous father, does not condone this behaviour either: "My fists were clenched I was ready to make fly. Cecil Jacobs had announced the day before that Scout Finch's daddy defended niggers." Atticus's battle for justice causes more problems for Scout. She is continually defending him but the racist remarks do not stop.