Boo does many kind-hearted things in the novel such as leaving gifts in the knot-hole for Scout and Jem, repairing Jem's pants, putting the blanket on Scout discretely in order to keep her warm, and even saving them from the evil Bob Ewell. But due to his shyness and overall reclusiveness, the public has developed prejudice and false rumours about him, thus killing his innocence. Therefore Getting Boo sent to jail, or to his death, because he was doing the right thing and saving innocent children from a spiteful man would be like killing a mockingbird - unjust and sinful. Although the discovery of Boo's heroism and mockingbird qualities are only presented near the end of the novel, there are hints that Lee purposefully and professionally leaves throughout the novel that can found to show that despite all of the
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.
In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee many characters are victims of the harsh conditions of Maycomb County. Often those who are seen to be metaphorical mockingbirds are punished the most. A mockingbird is one who only wants and attempts to do good. Characters such as Boo Radley, Jem Finch and Tom Robinson are exemplars of mockingbirds in Maycomb. In the novel it is explained by Atticus that killing a mockingbird is a sin because they do not do anything to harm to us like nesting in corncribs, or eating up the gardens, they only sing for us.
Aylmer thought Georgiana’s birthmark was imperfect and wanted to remove it. Aylmer is to blame for Georgiana’s death by showing her how much he hated the birthmark and by eventually making her hate it herself, causing her to allow him to remove it. Georgiana loved Aylmer so much she was willing to change the way she looks to make him happy. She saw how disgusted he was with her and she couldn’t take it. “Pray do not look at it again.
Boo Radley is judged for being an evil person who is said to eat children, but ends up being a good person who cares for and protects them. From a child who regretted judging Boo radley from what she has heard, she says,“‘Atticus, he was real nice’... ‘Most people are Scout, when you finally see them.’”(Lee 376) Boo Radley is a mystery to the citizens of Maycomb and a phantom to the children. Although his looks and actions might be deceptive because he is the only one in Maycomb who spends his life inside closed doors, he is actually a caring, selfless human. Tom Robinson is accused of sexual harrassing another character in the novel named
At least he knows I’m there” to Ponyboy. Even though he didn’t like being abused he thought it was better than being ignored. That is why he is shy and considered an outsider. The fact that he was gang up on and beaten by the Socials (the upper class people with the most power) contributes to the way he acts and behaves as an outsider. Charlie was molested by his Aunt Helen at a young age.
It represents the innocent who were injured through contact with evil. Dolphus Raymond is identified as a mockingbird, and in his case, the prejudice that Raymond receives throughout Maycomb is his contact with evil. Raymond is constantly ridiculed for his lifestyle that is deemed unfit when it comes to Maycomb’s society. Raymond’s relations with African-Americans are looked down upon and prejudiced, but he does not let that overcome him. Instead, he learns to tolerate it by feigning alcoholism and tries to explain it to the children: “‘I try to give ‘em a reason, you see.
In that time, there were many heavy social standards and one of those standards was accepting Jim Crow. One example of one person not being able to combat Jim Crow due to the social pressure was in the book To Kill A Mockingbird. One of the characters, Dolphus Raymond, liked hanging out with black people and was friends with them. He knew that there was pressure against it, so he took the cowardly way out by pretending to be drunk as an excuse to hang out with them. The fictional character of Mr. Raymond is a great embodiment of the mental state of the silent few in America that knew that Jim Crow was wrong, but didn’t have the means or willpower to end it.
Other than the passion for theatre, he irritated me. He had absolutely disregarded the tender feelings of his fellow comrades that he considers his friends. Greaves had a way of deceiving people with his southern charm, and people fell for his trick. He had a breaking point-this two-faced man. He and his alluring sister were oughly close.
Othello and Desdemona are married and her father does not approve but he still loves her and learns how to deal with this obstacle but as the play progresses, his dear friend Iago convinces him that Desdemona is cheating and he allows himself to believe that and changes his attitude towards her in such a negative way. He allowed himself to fall for a lie that he should have known that was wrong or instead confront Desdemona and see what was going on. Iago had a fixed mindset and didn 't go anywhere because he was too busy worrying about other people and their life styles. He didn 't like Othello because he was black and because of this he told him lies and even stole one of Desdemona’s handkerchiefs to try and make a point. If he would have a growth mindset he would have realized that it didn 't matter if Othello was black only that they were both happy.
Jem ruined Mrs. Dubose’s flowers after a particularly disrespectful comment about Atticus, and he made Jem read to her. Later, Jem discovers that she was sick and addicted to painkillers. Through this experience, Jem learns not to condemn people right away because everyone is fighting their own battle. Atticus represents the theme of tolerance all throughout the novel To Kill a Mockingbird. He is a moral man and keeps everyone in check in his society.