Foreshadowing In To Kill A Mockingbird

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“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”. In harper lee's novel to kill a mockingbird, The author uses literary elements of external conflict, tone, and setting to show how racism was affecting people with different skin color, these dark days of pre civil rights had innocent people being mistreated and demoralized for no reason due to their appearance For instance, The night before the Tom Robinson's trial, A group of men attempted to kill Tom robinson in the maycomb jail but atticus was protecting his advocate by telling the men to leave and wait for the court in the morning. Tom felt that there was no reason to try to win, Scout then says “Tom was a dead man the minute Mayella Ewell opened her mouth and screamed.” Tom Robinson was taken to court in a tragic turn of events in which the african american was accused of rape and battery towards mayella ewell. No matter what truly happened mayella ewell's word is the only thing that mattered…show more content…
Atticus teaches Scout and Jem that it was a sin to kill a mockingbird. This can be seen as foreshadowing when atticus state that “Mockingbirds don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy..but sing their hearts out for us that's why it's a sin to kill a mockingbird” This shows that the characters known as boo radley and tom robinson can be seen as the mockingbirds in the way where tom robinson was innocent but still killed even when proving the ewells accusations wrong, before his retrial in which could have been a groundbreaking victory for the black community. In addition boo radleys dignity was killed by the mistreatment of the community. Harper lee used foreshadowing in the beginning of to kill a mockingbird to detail how the good people were verbally and literally killed describing the meaning of the
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