Discriminational Justice Is Not Justice "You can shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit'em, but just remember it is a sin to kill a mockingbird." -Atticus Finch The reason why I revere Bob Ewell in To Kill a Mockingbird is because of how he brings friction in the plot and makes the protagonist have a more difficult time resolving the problem. This antagonist is one of my favored villains because of his Mischievous behavior and racist personality that really make this novel fantastic. Bob creates many road blocks in the plot that slow Atticus, the protagonist, from resolving certain problems.
Atticus Finch like most people had struggles: he struggled between justice and fidelity. He showed fidelity to his children and always did his best to make sure they never hated anyone out of fidelity to him. He showed fidelity to his own siblings despite his disagreements with Alexandria his sister. He showed fidelity to his maid Calpurnia and made sure she kept her job, despite his sister trying to get rid of her. Atticus showed justice to everyone he met.
The jury had return from making their decision. It took forever for them to make a decision, which means that they thought really hard about their verdict and that they might find Tom not guilty. As the paper was handed to Judge Taylor the word that come to play put me in complete shock. “Guilty…guilty…guilty…guilty…” was all I heard the jurors’ say. I could not believe what I heard; Tom Robinson was found guilty of raping and beating 19 year old Mayella Ewell.
In the trial in a fictional novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Tom Robinson has been accused of raping Mayella Ewell. I firmly believe the jury's verdict should be that Tom is innocent. I believe the jury should arrive at this verdict because Tom had lost his left arm in cotton gin accident and Mayella was beaten on the right side of her face. “If her [Mayella's] right eye was blackened and she was beaten mostly on the right side of her face, it would be likely that a left-handed person did it” (238). It would be practically impossible for Tom to hurt the right side of Mayella’s face because his left arm is crippled.
In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird Tom Robinson is the best representation of a mockingbird because the town created a sin by killing him and he was an innocent man who deserved better. Although some may believe that Boo Radley is a better example of a mockingbird, Tom had an unjustified trial and suffered death because of it. Some people in the town knew Tom’s death was a sin and they didn't agree with it. He was also a helping citizen who did nothing but try and help. Tom was over all an innocent man that displayed peacefulness.
“ Mockingbirds don’t do one thing except make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat uppeople’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird” (Lee 119). Tom Robinson, a minor yet importantcharacter, is indirectly described as a mockingbird throughout the whole book, since he waskilled for entertainment purposes and not because of the crime he was guilty of, when he wastruly innocent. He did not do one thing but be honest, but his skin color made the people thinkotherwise (Gladwell).
A Mockingbird is a powerful symbol of goodness. A mockingbird is a type of bird that mimics other types of birds songs and sings beautiful songs that are peaceful, the mockingbird is a peaceful animal that doesn't cause harm or trouble and is not to be harmed, because it is a sin to kill a mockingbird, thus killing a mockingbird is to destroy innocence. In the story To Kill a Mockingbird the two characters that are most related to being a mockingbird would be Tom Robinson and Boo Radley. Tom Robinson is a innocent negro accused of raping Mayella Ewell towards the end of the book, we don't see much of Tom until he is accused of rape. Tom was declared guilty and sentenced to jail, although the real problem about the case is that Tom Robinson
Justice. The dictionary definition of that word is "just behavior or treatment". In the 1960's when "To Kill A Mockingbird" was written blacks were still facing prejudice for being colored, even though the story takes place in the 1930's. They were stereotyped and not given a chance to show who they really were. Some people may think that justice is the same for everyone, in my eyes I think some people are shown more justice than others.
All three of these people have only done their part in helping people who need it. Atticus was friendly and helpful to everybody in Maycomb. Boo Radley from the beginning had only ever been trying to reach the outside world the best he can. Tom Robinson was simply put into an unfair situation from the beginning. Every single one of these characters has something in common, they all did nothing wrong
To kill a mockingbird is to destroy innocence. Mockingbirds do not cause harm or trouble; in fact their only purpose is to convince others with beautiful music. Tom Robinson’s death can easily be compared to that of a mockingbird; it did no good but also prevented no evil. Mr. Underwood chooses to write an article that basically every citizen of Maycomb can understand, and this proves to the reader the obvious connection between Tom Robinson and the symbol of a mockingbird. Mr. Underwood chooses to ignore the prominent racial barrier that separated Tom Robinson from justice, and chooses to focus on his disability instead.