Although Jem and Scout have their theories and alleged stories about Boo, he ends up saving their lives in a plot twist. However, in the act, he killed Bob Ewell. Due to the fact that he was only trying to protect Jem and Scout, Sheriff Heck Tate decides not to report Boo in the incident, saying Ewell fell on his own knife. Scout understands exactly why he does this. When discussing why he wouldn’t be put on trial, Scout says: “‘Well, it’d be sort of like shootin’ a mockingbird, wouldn’t it?’” (Lee
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee demonstrates that the world is surrounded with good and evil. Scout, Jem and Dill all start innocent, but when they become aware of the evil from the adult world, it forces them to mature quickly. It makes them realize the truth about life, being that there's good, but also evil. Harper Lee uses prejudices in To Kill A Mockingbird to show the evil in life. She shows this through women not being allowed to take part of the jury, people being judged on their social class or their different lifestyle but the most prominent is racism since the jury convicts Tom for a crime he didn't commit just because he was black.
It’s human nature to want to protect ourselves from danger or getting in trouble. The same thing happens in To Kill a Mockingbird by the majority of the characters whenever something happens that incriminates them. A demonstration of self-preservation in the novel is when Atticus is cross-examining Mayella Ewell in court. During the cross-examination, Atticus says, “What did your father see in the window, the crime of the rape or the best defense to it? Why don’t you tell the truth, child, didn’t Bob Ewell beat you up?” (Lee 251).
The mockingbird in the title of Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird," symbolizes a number of characters throughout the novel. In order to fully understand why these characters symbolize killed mockingbirds, one must first understand what the title represents and why it's wrong to kill a mockingbird. The idea that it is a sin to kill a mockingbird was first mentioned by Atticus Finch (the protagonist's, Scout, father) when he saw the children shooting things with BB guns. As he knows that soon they will go after birds, he tells them: "Shoot all the Blue jays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird”. As Miss Maudie (the Finch's next-door neighbour) explains to Scout, it's a sin to kill a mockingbird because
Due to his introvertedness, he was not corrupted by the society of our town that was evil. He was innocent. Consequently, I finally realized the motives of Mr. Tate decision. Throughout the past few years in my life, I witnessed multiple people being mistreated even though they were innocent. They were, in a sense, “mockingbirds” being “killed” whenever they were confronted with evil.
Finally, Boo shows characteristics of a mockingbird by leaving Scout and Jem presents in the tree, mending Jem’s pants after they ripped, and even kills Bob Ewell to save Scout and Jem. Resembling a mockingbird, all Boo does is contribute to others, he never arms them. Scout says: “Mr.Arthur, bend your arm down here, like that. That’s right, Sir. I slipped my hand into the crook of his arm.
The saying “to kill a mocking bird is sin” is a common saying back then, maybe until now it’s still being used. The saying says “killing a mocking bird is sin” because mocking birds doesn’t really do any harm they just sing out with their hearts a tune. The book refers to this saying meaning that the innocence are taken away intentionally by the the accusers or townsfolk. In the book there are two or three “mockingbirds” they were misunderstood, accused, or just fighting for justice but the townsfolk just turned their backs on them. These mocking birds are: Arthur “boo” Radley, Tom Robinson, and Atticus finch.
Innocence is destroyed by evil, the “mockingbird” comes to represent the idea of innocence. Thus by killing a mockingbird you are killing the innocence of one. In “How to Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, a metaphor, a sign of a mockingbird keeps on coming up and being said throughout the novel. Many people may wonder, what does the mockingbird mean? Well throughout the novel Atticus brings up the mockingbird and so does Ms. Maudie, the two moral compasses in the novel the girl and guy versions.
This can be associated with different people or things throughout the story. People who were misunderstood, unwanted, or physically hurt were usually symbols for Mockingbirds. Mockingbirds are innocent and it is a sin to hurt, kill, or disregard them because they have done nothing wrong. One example of a mockingbird in this book is Dill, who is unwanted from his family. He is a mockingbird because he is “unloved” by his family and he does not hurt anybody.
Very similar to what everyone thinks about the mockingbird. It 's perfectly innocent until someone comes along and kills it and that what can cause mayhem everywhere. As you can see Tom Robinson helps Jem understand right from wrong, which compares greatly to the morals of killing a mockingbird, you have to decide whether it 's right or wrong. Miss Maudie teaches Jem and Scout about why the entire trial is wrong in her eyes which helps them see the innocence in people. The most important lesson is the one learned by Scout, she learns that what you see on the surface may not be what 's actually inside.