Throughout the novel, Jem learns to be sympathetic to others such as when he realizes that Boo Radley has problems. Scout, Jem, and Dill had made up this amusement game which they used to torment Boo, at the same time atticus discovered out and advised them to be sympathetic towards Boo. Jem and Scout accidently burn down Miss Maudie's house and show sympathy by apologizing to her. Mrs. Maudie told her that Boo Radley was a good kid growing up. Mrs. Maudie tolds scout to show sympathy towards
Race is part of the story that ties everything together. The Tom Robinson trial had a negative outcome because of race. As Atticus was defending Tom the jury would still lean towards Bob and Mayella Ewell’s side of the story, because Bob was a strong, white man and Tom is a poor, black man. Atticus Finch received a lot of hate while he was defending Tom. The people of Maycomb did not agree with a white man defending a black man.
The Meaning of the Mockingbird Innocent people, expunged by the viciousness of the world. Starting to develop empathy for others is something that goes along with your maturity level, but a lot of people fail to learn it. In the book, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the moral of the story was to show that the mockingbird symbolizes innocence and a lack of empathy. “Killing a mockingbird is a sin” (119). This basically means that harming something or someone that doesn’t do anything wrong, is a sin.
Diction, Imagery, and Symbolism are all ways Harper Lee developed the theme to think for yourself in To Kill A Mockingbird. Boo Radley was an innocent man and was looking out for Jem and Scout. There is a difference between the truth and rumour. To know the difference between the truth and rumours, you need to think for
Atticus Finch, Boo Radley, and Tom Robinson are all portrayed as the mockingbird for many reasons that are all different to each other. Atticus Finch is considered a mockingbird because he does not show any type of prejudice. An example of this is when Atticus takes on Tom Robinson's alleged rape court case. This shows a lot of courage and attitudes of a mockingbird because he knows that the case is going to be very hard because it is a white man's word against a black mans. Even though Atticus does not win the court case, which he should have because all the evidence was showing that Tom Robinson did not rape Mayella Ewell, but rather she was lying about it to cover up her abusive father, Atticus reassures Tom that he will
To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, is a controversial novel about rumors and innocence, which Lee shows through Arthur “Boo” Radley with his poor image, when he puts a blanket on Scout’s shoulders to keep her warm, and when he gives presents to Jem and Scout and later saves them. For example, Lee shows that it is a sin to kill a mockingbird using Boo’s image and how he is a worthy person with a poor image given to him based on rumors from other people’s opinions, just like a mockingbird, Boo is innocent. Scout states: “Jem gave a reasonable description of Boo: Boo was about six-and-a-half feet tall, judging from his tracks; he dined on raw squirrels and any cats he could catch. That’s why his hands were always bloodstained-if you ate an
Section 1- Question 2: Discuss the use of one of the symbols used in “To Kill a Mockingbird” and how it deepens the understanding of the main themes of the text. The Mockingbird is a dominant symbol within Harper Lee’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’. The symbolism is applied to several characters due to their innocent quality throughout the novel. Their absence of moral or legal wrong directly aligns with that of a Mockingbird, and its vulnerability to being robbed of innocence. This idea is expressed during Scouts discussion with Miss Maudie on the topic of Mockingbirds “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.
Sarah Appleton Aguiar also agrees saying: "she marries Adam for protection" on p. 147. He took her in and provided all the care she needed to heal from the beating from Mr. Edwards. He falls in love not with who she is, but with an idealized form of Cathy and does not see her true self "Perhaps Adam did not see Cathy at all, so lighted was she by his eyes" claimed Steinbeck, on Ch. 13. He idealized her, therefore he did not take her objections and thoughts into consideration "Adam never comes close to seeing Cathy as she really is.
They also give reasons such as there are no bruises on her face, they never saw them argue, and why didn 't she leave. These stereotypes are used against all battered women however, most abusers choose parts of body that are covered and no one can see and they are really nice around other people, but very cruel to their wife. Also, one of victim 's Sister in-law said there was a car and she could have left when he was away, but Shirley insist he chained her in the basement when he leaves. This stereotypes about battered women make Shirley and many other women who are battered not to press charges and when they do nobody believes them.
This is ironic, since Jeff tends to avoid intimacy with Lisa, but is content to observe Miss Torso’s intimacies. She has several suitors throughout the film, and seems to be happily promiscuous. Miss Torso also projects Jeff’s apparently cruel and sadistic side. When she is attacked after refusing one suitor’s advances, Jeff, who has become accustomed to recording violence without intervening, just acts as a spectator and feels no need to help or stop looking. Miss Lonely Hearts represents Lisa’s fear of one potential future.