That's why it's a sin to kill a mockingbird." (chp 10). Scout and Jem were minding their own business and enjoying their time but Mr. Ewell obstructed them. Scout and Jem were just as harmless as the mockingbirds while providing the community their friendly company. Mr. Ewell was a lethal threat to the children, and had attacked them out of hatred from Atticus.
How do they treat and contribute to the human mankind? Mockingbirds symbolize those who are innocent, helpful, and caring but are punished and treated badly. It is a skin to kill a mockingbird because they do not harm us in any way but sings wonderful songs to us. Some of the characters like Boo Arthur Radley, Tom Robinson, and Mayella Ewell symbolizes the mockingbirds in Maycomb. Boo Arthur Radley who is innocent is segregated from the outer world and dominated and injured by the evil.
In Harper Lee’s, “To Kill A Mockingbird” a true definition of the mockingbird is shown, a symbol extremely important to the novel. In the beginning of the novel, Boo Radley is condemned – not because of his own actions but the misdeeds of those around him. Many stories were forged to generate a bad vibe for the name Boo Radley to the point that his house was essentially taboo. Later on Tom Robinson is proven as the Ultimate Mockingbird, Tom is just an average negro who tried to help out a white person, which was obviously a bad decision. Another definition of a mockingbird is innocence, which is evident in Atticus’ daughter Scout.
A mockingbird is the innocence of a bird who only sings for others, bringing pleasure to those willing to listen. Tom is innocent, willing to help people, seeing the world as a positive place even if it was not what it seem. He is a gentleman whom was put down just because they are considered “different” in the society of maycomb. He was willing to help Mayella, a lonely, helpless girl, who needs his help because her father will not. He felt sorry for her, but yet in the end he was accused of a crime that he never commit.
. . 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 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).
The themes of racism and innocence are explicit in Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird. There are many examples of discrimination in the story where one’s innocence is lost. Arthur Radley is isolated in his own home because of the spread of false rumors. Racism causes Tom Robinson, a black man to lose his life, even though he is innocent. Those who support blacks are judged, like Atticus, Jem and Scout.
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
Boo is thought to be a monster by the people of Maycomb but ends up being a very caring shy young man not a monster. Throughout the novel Atticus Finch is discriminated by the townspeople of Maycomb for doing what is right and standing up for Tom Robinson who is innocent. Tom Robinson experiences so much racism that by the time he steps in to the courtroom he is a dead man. This classic piece of literature is an epic novel that exemplifies and pints out the horrible effects of prejudice and injustice on people and how these two key matters lead to injustice and in some cases destruction.
Tom was a wrongly accused of rape, and he was brutally killed because he was black. Boo Radley did not do any harm to anyone, he was innocent, but people in the Maycomb County were thinking him as a monster which hurt him mentally. Lastly, Mr. Raymond symbolized the Mockingbird because he was innocent, however only because he thought different than others, he was looked down by the people in Maycomb County. Mockingbirds in this novel symbolized the innocent people who are getting wrongly accused and their innocence getting destroyed by evil.