I'm To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee writes about a character named Scout telling a story about how she lived with her brother Jem and lawyer Atticus Finch in small town, Maycomb. Atticus Finch is helping defend an innocent black man, Atticus teaches his children to try looking at things from other people's perspective, and Scout, Jem and their friend Dill unravel the secret behind the Radley house. Jem and Scout represents the idea of bravery and confidence in the novel, and the way that his and her definition changes over the course of the story is important. Jem shows bravery as Dill says he wants to go for a walk but Scout know that people in Maycomb just doesn't go to take a "walk". But as Dill, Jem and Scout stroll past the Radleys house, Dill thinks it's a good idea to peak inside, but Scout not so much.
Lee evokes empathy by using the mockingbird to symbolize innocence. They are innocent creatures who one shouldn’t harm, but appreciate the songs they sing. Besides the mocking bird symbolizing innocence the title also means “to kill innocence”. The town is full of corrupting ideas that the novel refers to Scout as an innocent mockingbird that the towns bad influence kills the childhood innocence. This creates empathy within the reader to understand the innocence of these creatures and to become in favor of the beauty that lies in the
He’s dead, Mr. Finch’” 266. When Scout and Jem were being attacked by Bob Ewell, Boo then accidently stabbed Bob to save the children. That was when Boo’s innocence was ruined because he no longer fits the definition of a mockingbird, even though it was an
“You can't really get to know a person until you get in their shoes and walk around in them.” (Harper Lee) In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Boo Radley sheds his reputation as a freak and forges a strong friendship with the Finch children. Initially, Boo is seen as an invisible monster by the Finch children largely because of rumors spread around Maycomb County. Over the course of time, however, Scout and Jem begin to understand Boo and learn that appearances are not always what they seem. Through various events and circumstances, Boo Radley’s real persona as a kind, thoughtful and courageous person is revealed, as he and the Finch children develop a special friendship. Rumors, especially untrue ones, can destroy a person from the inside out.
The novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, says, “Nobody knew what form of intimidation Mr. Radley employed to keep Boo out of sight, but Jem figured that Mr. Radley kept him chained to the bed most of the time” (Lee 11). In this scene Miss Stephanie Crawford, Scout and Jem Finch are talking about Boo Radley. From this line the reader can tell that Boo does not go out of the house and he is mysterious. Furthermore, when Scout, Jem, and Dill pretend to be Boo and stab his father, this helps the reader build Boo’s characterization that he is evil. Atticus Finch’s views on racism are bespoke in Part I, to foreshadow what will happen at the Tom Robinson case.
In To Kill a Mockingbird there are examples of large heroic acts. For example Boo Radley helpingederestly-ishfullnesslolygcyfvhbytctryvcjhkbmvhg Jem after the kids were attacked by Bob Ewell. But Boo had made several other small courageous acts to help the children leading up to this event. Boo would often leave trinkets in a small hole in a tree things like chewing gum, a broken watch, yarn, and a pair of Indian Head
Symbolically throughout To Kill a Mockingbird a mockingbird represents pure goodness and innocence, but that innocence dies when corrupted by evil. Throughout To Kill a Mockingbird, several characters are representative mockingbirds. Tom Robinson, a Negro client of Atticus Finch’s, who was accused
“‘It ain’t right Atticus.’ said Jem. ‘No son, it’s not right.’” This is an excerpt from the popular story, To Kill A Mockingbird. During this dialogue, Jem’s tears are streaming down his red, angry face as his father Atticus is wearily acknowledging the unjust outcome of the trial of Tom Robinson to his son. This is an excellent example of the loss of innocence in the novel, where Jem is faced with the harsh reality that innocent, good people can be victims of vicious racism. Other examples include Jem’s loss of innocence by Mrs. Dubose, Boo’s loss of innocence by his father, and Scout, Dill, and Jem’s loss of innocence by Dolphus Raymond.
Scout is considered to be the “mockingbird” of the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird ,by Harper Lee. According to the article Excerpts From: “Don’t Put Your Shoes on the Bed: A Moral Analysis of To Kill a Mockingbird.” “mockingbird” means, “... a serene creature with nothing but beautiful music to offer” (Stiltner 1). In other words, a “mockingbird” is a peaceful bird that is innocent. In the part of the novel when Tom Robinson was convicted of raping Mayella Ewell and Atticus was told to defend Tom, Scout heard about this and asked Atticus, “ “What’s rape?”(Lee 180). This quote justifies that Scout 's innocence and lack of understanding qualifies her being a “mockingbird”.
In Chapter 6 of the novel TKAM, shows us that there are two types of courage- physical courage and moral courage. Physical courage was shown as Jem and Dill decided to “peep in the window with the loose shutter to see if they could get a look at Boo Radley.” And moral courage was shown to us when Jem decided to return to the scene of the crime in order to retrieve his pants. Physical Courage In order to satisfy their curiosity, at night, Dill And Jem planned to get a glimpse of how Boo Radley looks like. Worried and frightened for the two, Scout had no other choice but to join them. Although Scout was scared of coming back to the Radley Place, she gathered her courage and went along with Jem and Dill’s Plan.