Examples Of Inhumanity In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Can people be inhumane to others? To be inhumane means to not be kind or gentle to people or animals. “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee is a social drama that shows inhumanity in a great way. A major theme in this novel is man’s inhumanity to man. The Tom Robinson plot, Boo Radley plot, and the name of the novel play a part in portraying inhumanity to others. The Tom Robinson plot shows inhumanity from one man to another. For example, page 84, “‘Atticus, are we going to win it?’ ‘No, honey.’ ‘Then why-‘ ‘Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win,’ Atticus said.” (This shows that) Atticus had a case that he knew he couldn’t win. (This also shows that) Atticus is still trying to…show more content…
For example, the Tom Robinson plots “mockingbird” is on page 254 when Scout describes Mr. Underwood’s explanation of Tom’s death in The Maycomb Tribune, “He likened Tom’s death to the senseless slaughter of songbirds by hunters and children, and Maycomb thought he was trying to write an editorial poetical enough to be reprinted in The Montgomery Advertiser.” (This shows that) Mr. Underwood explained Tom’s death so that children could understand how bad it was that he, a cripple, was shot. (This also shows that) Tom was a metaphorical mockingbird who did nothing wrong, did nothing to harm people, and died because of a white mans word against his. For example, the Boo Radley plots “mockingbird” is on page 291, “’Well it’d be sort of like shootin’ a mockingbird, wouldn’t it?’ Atticus put his face in my hair and rubbed it. When he got up and walked across the porch into the shadows, his youthful step had returned. Before he went inside the house, he stopped in the front of Boo Radley. ‘Thank you for my children, Arthur,” he said.” (This shows that) Boo Radley saved Scout and Jem. (This also shows that) Boo’s reputation to Scout and Jem of being bad and violent was changed into a metaphorical mockingbird because they had bothered him when he didn’t do anything to deserve it and he gave them a gift of saving
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