By understanding that Tom was kind to Miss Mayella and innocent of raping her because Bob Ewell hurt her, the reader knows that Tom is like a mockingbird. He was unjustly imprisoned and died, even though he only wanted to help Miss Mayella. He acted like how a mockingbird wants to sing just to provide happiness, therefore it is a sin to kill
Miss Maudie Atkinson, the Finch's neighbor, disagreed with the common beliefs of the citizens of Maycomb. She quickly became angered when other citizens discussed their prejudiced beliefs. When other women were talking negatively about African Americans, "Two tight lines had appeared at the corners of [Miss Maudie's] mouth" (Lee 312). Mrs. Dubose, an elderly woman who lived down the street from the Finches, was addicted to morphine. According to the text, "'She took it as a pain-killer for years.
She oftens talks about Everett and how saintly he is because he is the only white person that will go near them. On the other hand, she does not treat the blacks in her town nicely and tries forgiving them although they did not do anything. Also, Mrs. Merriweather makes a comment saying "at least we don’t have the deceit to say to ‘em yes you’re as good as we are but stay away from us. Down here we just say you live your way and we’ll live ours”(149). What Mrs. Merriweather doesn't know is that blacks can't just go about their way of life in Maycomb.
This incident shows the reader that she wants to be taken seriously by her colleagues. It also displays that Hilly deeply treasures her reputation because of her reaction towards the situation. On the other hand, Aunt Alexandra has also shown the reader signs that she values her family’s reputation. In chapter 23 of To Kill a Mockingbird, Aunt Alexandra did not allow Scout to play with Walter Cunningham because of his poor background. She said, “Because-he-is-trash, that’s why you can’t play with him.
There is a common misinterpretation of the meaning behind the Mockingbird leading many to believe that Scout is the Mockingbird in the story. Even though Scout displayed innocence but still was excluded from games with Dill and Jem because of her gender, Harper Lee did not intend for her to be perceived as a Mockingbird. On the contrary, Tom Robinson and Boo Radley are portrayed as mockingbirds, birds recognized for their innocence but also targeted. Body Paragraph #1 Topic Sentence #1: Tom Robinson, a black man convicted of rape, was an example of à Mockingbird because he was targeted even though he was innocent. Integrated Evidence #1: After the town of Maycomb found out about the tragic killing of Tom Robinson, “[Mr. Underwood] likened Tom’s death to the senseless slaughter of songbirds by hunters and children”(Lee 323) in an editorial.
After analyzing the pattern for awhile, the narrator witnesses a woman trapped behind bars. Eventually, we realize that the woman in the wallpaper is the narrator. Throughout the story, the narrator 's mental state continues to deteriorate. Being both the narrator 's husband and physician, John assumes that he knows what’s best for his wife. However, in this essay, I will argue that Gilman portrays John as an antagonist or “villain” in her story because, through his actions, he is the main reason for his wife 's descent into insanity which proves that he didn’t know what was best for his wife after all.
But to no avail, Lennie does not understand the concepts and still views the world as a good place. An example from the text states “ S’pose you couldn’t go into the bunk house and play rummy ‘cause you was black.” (Steinbeck 72) The reader can clearly see how innocent Lennie Small really is. He was unable to comprehend the concept of racism and still views people in a positive light. Because of his innocence, Lennie Small continues to retain his perspective that Earth is a good place and, conversely remains unable to acknowledge important life concepts such as
Atticus has a very strong argument that Tom Robinson was innocent and that he was actually a good person on the inside who would never hurt a fly. My other text I will be covering is the nest as there is a character in it named Paul and his friend Jimmy wants to go on a hike with Paul but Jimmy’s parents don’t want him to go on the hike as there is many bad rumors about him considering the fact that he was sent to reform school for doing one bad
The murder was “unnatural” thus causing Lady Macbeth to experience “unnatural” sleepwalking. Because Lady Macbeth called “night” to herself, God can no longer save her because the darkness blocks him from her past deeds and current problems. After the Doctor says goodnight, it is clear Lady Macbeth’s death is coming because this is a closure to the nighttime nightmare of Lady
Although she did not engage in combat, Brett served as a nurse and was exposed to the many horrors of war. Brett did not lead a very happy life when away from Jake. Mike Campbell describes that when married to Lord Ashley, Brett was always in fear for her life. He claims, “...when he got really bad, he used to tell her he’d kill her. Always slept with a loaded service revolver.