Therefore, he was characterized by other people's viewpoints, not by him expressing his true self. In the novel, Atticus tells Scout and Jem, "I'd rather you shoot at tin cans in the backyard, but I know you'll go after birds. Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit'em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird." Tom was accused by the town for things that he didn’t do. It is a sin to kill a Mockingbird that just sings for people and it is a sin to judge people by outside appearance and judgements.
Lennie never intends any harm. It just happens. George may act cruel, or spiteful, but he never means what... ... middle of paper ... ...nicest, and the hardest thing George can ever do for him. He always helped Lennie in his life and George still did in Lennie's last few moments by letting him die peacefully and mercifully while dreaming. Killing Lennie did not make George's life easier.
The title, To Kill a Mockingbird, is appropriate for this novel because it follows the meaning of the book and two of the main characters, Tom Robinson and Boo Radley, are innocent people. First, the meaning of this novel comes from the title, which is To Kill a Mockingbird. In the book a mockingbird represents a creature that is harmless, like a mockingbird itself. All what mockingbirds do is eat, build nests, and live in trees. They do not do anything that is destructive.
Atticus wouldn’t teach Jem and Scout how to shoot, but he instructs them to, “…shoot all the bluejays you want [with the air rifles that the children received], if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird” (Lee 90). Atticus understands that mockingbirds provide no harm to humans. All they do is sing their heart out and give people pleasure, giving these species the symbol of peace. The novel's title, To Kill a Mockingbird, emphasizes on the theme of innocence, which is symbolized through mockingbirds. In addition to Atticus’s viewpoint, he believes that people should not judge a ... ... middle of paper ... ...t warmth, Atticus tells her, “Someday, maybe, Scout can thank him [Boo Radley] for covering her up…[and putting] the blanket around you” (72).
He would help Mayella with her chores, and the part of it that made him a mockingbird, is that he did not want anything in return. “ Were u paid for these services...No suh, not after she offered to give me a nickel the first time (191).” What makes Boo Radley a mockingbird is that he has never really never hurt anybody, he minds his own business while watching over his children. The Ewell family and many other people in Maycomb have sinned, distinctively Bob Ewell, because they took advantage and prejudged to innocent men; Tom Robinson and Boo Radley. People who help the mockingbirds also become victims of prejudice.
Well, interestingly enough, the lesson that you shouldn’t kill a mockingbird happens to be one of the biggest lessons you can take away from this novel. Among others, Atticus, Scout, Jem, and Helen Robinson could all be considered mockingbirds. You might be asking yourself why any person would be considered a mockingbird. A metaphorical mockingbird is someone who is innocent, and who contributes to society. "Atticus said to Jem one day, 'I 'd rather you shot at tin cans in the back yard, but I know you 'll go after birds.
Its literal meaning is to not kill the mockingbird because they are not harmful to us, all they ever do is to entertain people by their singing. When Jem gets the air rifles, Atticus says he knows Jem’s targets would be the birds and he tells him that it is sinful to kill a mockingbird. Ms. Maudie explains to Scout: ‘Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.’ (92, ch.
When Scout and Jem get rifles for Christmas they learn why they should not kill a mockingbird. “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird” (103). Mockingbirds represent happiness.
"Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird." Lee says that it is a sin to kill a mockingbird because they only make music for people to enjoy, and they do no damage to anything such as other birds do. Lee is right the mockingbird dose nothing wrong, such as the mockingbirds in the book. They never do anything wrong, but they sometimes are misunderstood and considered bad by other people. Boo is one of the mockingbirds in the book.
Atticus was by that definition a very good father. Whenever Scout was mislead by anything, like the legend of Boo Radley or about how grown ups are, or why certain people feel prejudiced about certain people, Atticus was always right there to guide her. Atticus was also a good father because he knew right from wrong. He was different then most of the men in that town, as hard to find as a needle in a haystack. He saw people as people, not black or white.