Mockingbirds In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, killing a mockingbird is considered committing a sin. Two men are considered metaphorical or figurative mockingbirds in the fact that they are considerate to others, but have something that puts them at a disadvantage to other people, these two men are Arthur, Boo, Radley and Tom Robinson. Tom Robinson is at a bigger disadvantage because of how he was born, than what happened to him later in life. Tom has the disadvantage of being African American, in a racist town, and having a rubber like left hand, he was crippled on the left side. Arthur Radley was a white man, but we think he might have had some kind of disease that made him be perceived as a little different than most people.
A lot of people thought he was going to be a bad man because he was defending a colored man. Which the only reason Atticus didn't win was because the jury thought Tom abused the girl but Atticus still tried to defend tom and it didn't happen.
“‘...some Negroes lie, some Negroes are immoral, some Negro men are not to be trusted around women-black or white. But this is a truth that applies to the human race and to no particular race of men’” (Lee 273). In the book To Kill a Mockingbird, Tom Robinson, a black man, is falsely convicted of raping Mayella, a white women. Tom is placed in a position where anything that escapes Mayella’s mouth goes against his word. That's where Atticus Finch comes in.
The Ballad of Atticus Finch In to Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee presents the idea that wisdom is demonstrated by having already experienced what has happened or what is about to happen. Social justice requires wisdom because one's self has to know what they are dealing with and how to handle it. The character of Atticus Finch displays wisdom by not picking sides because of color on Tom’s case, by understanding the money problem that the Cunnigham’s had and by understanding his physical limitations when Jem and Scout want to play Atticus is wise because he knows it is unfair to be racist in this era and definitely with the job that he has. Atticus demonstrates wisdom be telling Scout about how it is unfair to cheat a colored man by saying
Perceptions are often incorrect when one is unwilling to believe or does not have all of the facts. These inaccurate perceptions can lead to false accusations, which in turn can cause an immense amount of suffering. In the case of Tom Robinson, other’s perception of him and people of his race led to a false accusation against him. More specifically, the people of the Southern town of Maycomb perceived African Americans to be uneducated and untrustworthy, thereby declaring the Negroes as inferior to themselves. When Tom Robinson ran from the Ewell home upon the arrival of Bob Ewell, the unkempt and unreliable father of the alleged rape victim, it was assumed that Robinson had done something of suspicion.
In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch uses several forms of persuasion to convince his audience of Tom Robinson’s innocence. These forms include Pathos, Logos, and Ethos – although he uses them all multiple times, Pathos is the form that is most used. Atticus is trying to provoke guilt out of the jury, and wants them to push aside their prejudice and see the obvious fact that Tom Robinson did not commit the crime of raping Mayella Ewell. The most powerful Pathos phrase he uses is, “…the truth is this: some Negroes lie, some Negroes are immortal, some Negro men are not to be trusted around women – black or white. But this is a truth that applies to the human race and to no particular race of men.
In To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Atticus believes Maycomb is unjust because the town is inconsiderate of other people’s view, which is shown when Atticus gets targeted for defending a black man, worries that his kids will become bitter and catch Maycomb’s disease, and Aunt Alexandra advising Atticus that he is raising his kids wrong. To begin with, Mrs Dubose addresses to Scout and her family about how Atticus is disgracing his race and his color by defending Tom Robinson on the alleged rape case. Mrs Dubose says, “Your father’s no better than the ni**ers and trash he works for” (135). Atticus views Maycomb as an injustice town because during this time period black people were seen as a lower class. Atticus is mark as an overall victim because in the trial the county is shocked that Atticus is
The character Dolphus Raymond is one of the first motives of a mockingbird ascertained in the novel. The people of Maycomb judge and dislike Dolphus because he is a white man who hangs around with the Negroes. According to others, it is not acceptable to be married to a person of another colour and have children with them, which is the position Dolphus is in. “They don’t belong anywhere. Colored folks won’t have ‘em because they’re half white, white folks won’t have ‘em ‘cause they’re colored, so they’re just in-betweens, don’t belong anywhere.” (Lee 161).
He was a bitter person who lacked the ability to establish contacts with other people. Just like any other father, he was trying to protect his children during that time. He suffered from paranoia. He constantly thought his family was trying to poison his food and everyone was against him. Due to the unfair and the injustice treatment African Americans underwent, Baldwin 's father always questioned whether or not he would ever be accepted into the white society.
He manages to remain loyal to his beliefs even when he struggles to make a difference in a town filled with ignorance and prejudice. WISDOM First off Atticus, unlike the rest of the Maycomb population, has the wisdom to understand the irony of why people act they way they do. “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.”(Lee 283). To Kill A Mockingbird, is a fundamental part to not only literature but
These viewpoints come from the town of Maycomb, Scout, and Jem. “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.” (page 30.) Although Atticus was saying this to Scout it can be applied to Tom, Atticus, and the Ewells. Tom and Atticus were viewed respectfully and with disgust. Tom was an African American man, who was discriminated against in the town of Maycomb.