Jem describes his image of Boo, “..Six and a half feet tall,....he dined on raw squirrels and cats he could catch, that 's why his hands are bloodstained-if ate an animal raw you could never wash the blood off. There was a long jagged scar that ran down the side of his face: What teeth he had were yellow and rotten: his eyes popped, and he drooled most of the time.”(Lee 16) Boo is judged like a monster even though Jem and Scout have actually seen him before. Boo is a mockingbird because he is treated like a monster even though he remains unseen. As the story goes on we get to meet our first encounter with Boo. Boo is the mysterious savior who killed Bob Ewell to save Jem and Scout.
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
When things happened in the town, they blamed Boo for it. For instance, " when people's azaleas froze in a cold snap, it was because he had breathed on them." No matter what the situation was, he was the one to blame. Even Jem, who has never seen him, was judging Boo because of all the rumors that the town people said about him, like how Jem says he "dines on raw squirrels and any cat he can catch." He even goes on to say how he looks like, "a long jagged scar that ran across his face; what teeth he had were yellow and rotten; his eyes popped, and he drooled most of the time."
There are many characters in To Kill A Mockingbird that are seen differently from whom they truly are in reality, this is because in this era people look at black people differently and don’t treat them as equally than they would look at white man or woman during this time. Jem states "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 bloodstained If you ate an animal raw, you could never wash the blood off. There was a long jagged scar that ran across his face; what teeth he had were yellow and rotten his eyes popped out, and he drooled most of the time." ( 13) . Here Jem is explaining what he thinks boo radley looks like.
They are what is considered "poor white trash". The only lower class in the town were the African American people living in the town. This ties in to racial discrimination that leads to unfair society because tom Robinson is a black man that is accused of raping Mayella Ewell even though evidence contradicts he ever committed the crime. He was found guilty due to the fact he is a black man and it’s his word against a white man’s word this is an unfair society because the people of Maycomb county had to side with the Ewells even though Tom Robinson is innocent because the Ewells are white. Furthermore, this ties in with the quote that jack said “The jury couldn’t possibly be expected to take Tom Robinsons word over the Ewells” (Lee.
A disgusting black rat jumped onto biggers pant leg and bit on to it, bigger shook his leg until the rat flew off and then eventually killed it in front of his whole family with a shoe. This rat is important on a few levels. Superficially, the rat shows us the kind of filth and poverty that Bigger and his family are forced to live in. The rat could also be looked at as symbol of bigger himself, the rat comes into the domestic sphere of the Thomas house and is killed and Bigger comes into the domestic sphere of the Dalton household and is ultimately killed in the end. I
The Big Bad Wolf repeatedly tried to get in contact with each pig, so he could eat them. Each pig earlier built a house a house either out of hay, twig or bricks and in frustration, the wolf attempted to blow each house down. He blew two out of three houses down but could not eat the pigs before they ran to the next house. The last house, made out of brick, tired the Big Bad Wolf out until he could not huff or puff anymore, he was so tired that he gave up on eating the pigs but was very stubborn in the process. In result, you have learned that the famous Big Bad Wolf has always been bad.
“Lemme tell you somethin’ now billy, you know the court appointed him to defend this nigger.” “Yeah but he aims to defend him. That’s what I don’t like about it.” (Lee, 165) This quote is purely just ignorance and prejudice, this quote is a good example of how most of the town feels, they are mad at atticus not for taking the case, but for actually trying to give Tom a fair trial. People in this town in this time period were extremely racist and prejudice, and it’s very clearly shown in this quote, at first the man says, you know the court chose him to defend this negro; meaning they didn’t think it was bad to be appointed, the townspeople thought it was a terrible idea and decision for Atticus to actually give this his all, this also shows how the town has very little respect for Atticus, as soon as he took the case people started turning on him for simply defending an innocent
Lee shows this in many ways and one of those ways was with Boo Radley. “Boo Radley 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 bloodstained” (16). Even though they had never met or seen Boo, the children have heard many rumours about him from neighbours which shows that they have cast him out of their society. In the first few chapters, Scout is afraid of Boo Radley because of the stories she hears about him. “Every night sound I heard from my cot on the back porch was magnified three fold, every scratch of feet on gravel was Boo Radley seeking revenge, every passing Negro laughing in the night was Boo Radley loose and after us” (74).
He is always treating the African Americans of Maycomb County with the same, or even more respect than he treats the white people. He knows that people are all created equal, but are judged more harshly based on what they are born with. Atticus is a good man who treats everybody with the