Sometimes people are pre-judged by who they are perceived to be based on stereotypes. In the classic, To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee expressed the story about Scout, Jem, and Atticus Finch who live in the southern town of Maycomb, Alabama. The Finch’s were faced with many obstacles from the prejudice society of Maycomb. Boo Radley, a mysterious man from the story, exemplifies the theme of “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” when the people in Maycomb stereotyped Boo for being a creepy man, until Scout and Jem saw how Boo cared for them, and why Boo remained hidden from the public for so many years. Boo Radley embodied the
Arthur Radley (Boo) from Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is a young man, living in Maycomb, Alabama, who is portrayed much differently to what he really is. Arthur is very reclusive, and has minimal interactions with others in his community. Boo Radley is also misunderstood, being unable to show who he really is in the community. He is also a very mysterious character in the book whose character is portrayed differently as people know Arthur as someone in their community that is dangerous and occasionally violent. First of all, being very reclusive could be a trait related to Arthur Radley.
After attempts to murder two children, Bob Ewell is attacked and stabbed to death- an event that reveals the legitimate personality and identity of Boo Radley. Previously known as merely an isolated maniac, the character Boo has much more depth than any of his neighbors imagined. Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird reveals the true personality of Boo as displayed through the simile of the mockingbird, imagery of his neighbor’s descriptions, and the heroic plot twist in the final chapters of the book.
In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, characters commonly appear one way, but in truth are completely different people. For example, while Mrs. Dubose originally appears very cruel and mean, she is revealed to be extremely brave. Also, Mr. Cunningham appears to be very surly and angry, but he proves himself to be a righteous individual. Lastly, while Boo Radley is originally portrayed as evil and frightful, he is later shown to be a hero. Harper Lee makes characters appear one way and then act another way in order to show the discrepancy between appearance and reality.
Mockingbirds are beautiful, singing many songs. Showing up in many ways. They do nothing other than amuse and sing for listeners enjoyment, but why hurt them? Jeremy Finch, son of Atticus Finch, brother of Scout and a citizen of Maycomb. In the beginning Jem is ten years old and through the book ages three years and becomes thirteen.
Innocent is defined as being not guilty of a crime or offense. These are good innocent people who are still hurt even though they did nothing wrong, these people are called Mockingbirds. Mockingbirds symbolize people who are proven innocent but are still harmed. Jem doesn’t understand what is right and what is not because he still has childhood innocence Jem playing the Boo Radley clearly his childhood innocent because he doesn't understand it is wrong to make fun of someone you have never met “No, putting his life’s history on display for the edification of the neighborhood” and Jem replies with “I didn’t say we were doing that, I didn’t say it!” (Lee 65).
Chapter 17: This allusion is a reference to the words turbulent seas which is to being at sea, but it really means any type of chaos or argument. There is also a simile used to compare rape case to a church sermon. Chapter 18: This case is just like the Scottsboro Case where African Americans were accused in Alabama of raping white American women. This case may have been on a train but this case is accusing African Americans just like this rape case.
Empathy is a quality difficult to attain. Not many people can really look through the eyes of someone else most of us are sympathetic. Empathy is almost a rare feeling how often are you going to feel empathy for the syrian refugees or children in Africa? It’s hard to feel empathy for things that we haven't experienced. But in every bundle of people their is an Atticus Finch.
In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Tom Robinson and Arthur “Boo” Radley are two characters who represent the mockingbird. In the midst of finding who Boo truly is, Atticus Finch explains to his children, Jem and Scout, that it is a sin to kill the bird because they don’t do anything but make music. As the story progresses, and the two “mockingbirds” are being accused and attacked both verbally and physically, the identity of the mockingbirds surfaces. As a crippled African-American man who is accused of rape simply because of his color, Tom Robinson symbolizes a mockingbird in Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel.
To Kill a Mockingbird is a coming of age story, through the eyes of Scout, a young girl living in Maycomb County, Alabama. Scout is raised in an odd time in American history when racism and prejudice were routine. Scout was surrounded by people that forced to learn many crucial life lessons and help her mature into a respectable lady. List points Firstly, Atticus taught Scout many important lessons, but most importantly, not to be prejudice, and treat everybody equally. This was extremely important in Scout’s growth as a person because at the time many people were blinded by racism.
Arthur Radley’s change in the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” written by Harper Lee reflects the theme of prejudice. Throughout the book, Arthur Radley (whose nickname was “Boo” Radley since he was seen as a horrible person) was prejudged by the whole town of Maycomb because of his appearance, his past, and rumors that people had heard about him, but by the end he proves everyone wrong and it shows how he’s actually a brave and kind man. The first example of Arthur Radley being prejudged was when a boy named Jem who lived in Arthur’s town was explaining what looks like to his friend Dill, “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 blood-stained…
1. The setting of the novel is in a small town with run down shops and stores. The people there are older and there are few children around. The atmosphere is relaxed, the people living there are not really in a hurry to go places or do anything.