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.
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 examine a situation from someone else view because their opinions are biased. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee shows readers just how damaging prejudice really is when it is caused by rumors, race, and another man’s beliefs.
The Innocence Within Thoughts are like seeds that take root in our minds. They spawn feelings and more thoughts that can have powerful consequences. In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, the views of the townspeople in the 1930’s Southern town of Maycomb greatly impact the lives of two innocent men. The people make false accusations against Tom Robinson and Arthur “Boo” Radley because they are different. These characters are representative of the author’s reoccurring symbol of the mockingbird, which signifies innocence, and subjects them to vulnerability.
Discrimination is prevalent in the story “To Kill a Mockingbird”, the most obvious being the excessive amount of racism (Lee). Racism is the easiest to see but there are more forms of discrimination (Lee). Boo Radley is ostracized from the community when truly nobody really knows him (Lee). People discriminate Scout for being a tomboy not a lady (Lee). The last one that no one ever thinks about is how reverse racism is seen when people threaten Atticus for defending Tom Robinson in court (Lee).
It is later said in court that Bob Ewell yelled to his daughter: “You goddamned whore, I’ll kill ya” (260), implying that this case was the fault of Mayella. What this says is very powerful- he isn’t afraid to threaten people to get his way. Bob Ewell’s ways are so obscene that it’s clear why To Kill a Mockingbird is debated as school appropriate. Another reason why To Kill a Mockingbird has been removed from schools is the sexist views of most people in Maycomb county. The narrator, an
When Jim says; “it takes a certain talent… for lying” which suggests to the audience that Mother is corrupt, which also implies Miller believes America to be corrupt. In conclusion Arthur Miller makes the disintegration of the Keller family very dramatic and compelling for the audience, through the portrayed feelings of sorrow for Keller because he was trying to do what was best for his family. However, by the end of the play his family who he sought to protect eventually turned against him, driving him to suicide. Miller makes us feel least sorrowful for Mother because we blame her as she was very manipulative and emotionless when Keller committed suicide.
This is shown over various occurrences, including: When Bob threatens to kill the children, this shows anti-heroism because it shows that he was a sore loser after Atticus decided to defend Tom Robinson and would go after someone's children rather than Atticus because he knows he has a better chance at hurting Jem and Scout over Atticus. Another occurrence is when Bob beat his daughter and lied about it. Bobs racism shows when he tells Atticus that he’s “real sorry they picked you to defend that nigger that raped my Mayella”. This quote shows that Bob Ewell is racist and is part of his act that he loves his daughter. After he beat his daughter he made up a lie that Tom Robinson had raped Mayella Ewell, in these days a white skinned man could accuse a dark skinned man with no evidence whatsoever and that was exactly what happened.
In the present day, surely, there are those who go day by day with a gentle, loving heart and cause no suffering to people; they are regarded as the mockingbirds of this time. There may not seem to be many, but that is only because their unselfish actions are not witnessed by everyone. They know that their actions are anonymous- they do not go on t.v.- but that does not stop them. The modern mockingbirds understand that instead, they receive emotions. They witness happiness and reach a deeper understanding to life; they are gifted what money cannot buy.
Unfortunately, their opinion of him has been influenced all the people that live in maycomb to believe he is a cruel man and he is nothing but scary. A examples of these... ... middle of paper ... ...the finches. However, Bob changes his mind on going after Atticus, instead he decides to attack Jem and Scout, (kids of Atticus Finch), whom Atticus loves the most. Fortunately, Arthur Radley comes in the right time and saves the children’s lives. Prejudice has caused more violence than almost anything else in this whole wide world.
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.