Maudie about shooting with their guns. Another is when Tom Robinson died, and the last is when Boo Radley gives the children gifts. To kill a mockingbird is a sin. A mockingbird is a bird that is sole purpose is to make music, and to kill it is like killing the innocent; which is a sin. In
He used to shoot doves which are these beautiful animals that symbolize equality but he stopped and he only has shot a rabid danger to society dog that symbolizes racism. It is teaching that stopping an action or thought that can harm can create a positive outcome. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Lee uses natural elements to teach her readers that saying something without thinking can cause a monstrosity and can cause a huge negative effect. Lee use of the fire helps readers learn that racism can spread through a town and destroy it. It was Maycomb first snow in a long time and Miss Maudie's House caught on fire during the night.
This all ties in with what Atticus told Scout,“Remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” That was the only time I ever heard Atticus say it was a sin to do something, and I asked Miss Maudie about it. “Your father’s right,” she said. “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy . . .
What was the point of George killing lennie? Is that any different than a person killing someone because they accidently did something wrong? At the end of John Steinbeck's novella Of Mice and Men, George decided to kill lennie because he didn't want curly to get him first but maybe he was being selfish. Instead of killing lennie he could have killed curley.Therefore Georges decision is not justified because nothing is worth losing a friend for. Just like all the other guys in the farm George now has nothing because he got rid of Lennie.
As Atticus’s character is the enforcer of anti-racism and proves how killing the dog was necessary in taking a step in stopping racism. Which in the beginning of the chapter ten Atticus states “Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit'em but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.” (Lee 119) What atticus is implying is that the mockingbirds are black people and they do nothing to us but sing yet they still face racism. So, when Atticus shoots the dog being like the blue jay it's more of atticus stopping racism showing how Atticus plans to try to abolish racism even by death. Racism seems to seep through one’s mind,latter burrowing into more as the idea spreads infecting the judgement of people. It's curable to an extent, but the idea can’t be stopped only unsupported by the people, people whom can look past a color of one's skin and accept them as a human being.
This is an example of Dramatic Irony because the reader already knows that John has confessed to adultery, but Elizabeth doesn't so she lies in hopes of protecting his reputation. Elizabeth's attempt in maintaining John’s Power caused her and John to both have bad reputations, and resulted in John being out on death row. from this, more chaos in the community is created because of more deaths of significant characters, leaving the town to run with orphans and rotting from lack of order. In the text, Irony is used to really create a lot of the conflicts in the
In to Kill a Mockingbird Scout asks “Are we poor, Atticus?” Atticus nodded. “We are indeed.” Jem’s nose wrinkled. “Are we as poor as the Cunninghams?” “Not exactly...the crash hit them the hardest,” (27). This shows when Jem is acting biased against his father because he doesn’t want to be poor like the Cunninghams, even though it isn’t his fault they are
The conflict perspective describes a theoretical framework in which society is viewed as composed of groups that are competing for scarce resources . Since the title of the book is “To Kill a Mockingbird” Mockingbirds are used to represent innocent creatures that are mistreated or “Killed”, which relates back to the main theme of the book which is the destruction of innocence. the author gives some examples of mockingbirds such as Tom Robinson. Though he was blantly innocent, since Tom was a negro man accused of raping a white woman he loses. A substantial amount of evidence and witnesses proved that he did not commit the crime, however he was still found guilty.
Instead of being sent to a detention centre, his father locked him up in his house and now he is mentally unstable from the years of isolation. The mockingbird also has a compelling importance due to the connections with Boo Radley and Tom Robinson. Harper Lee uses juxtaposition to highlight the contrast of a black man and a white man facing racism and discrimination. However in this novel, one mockingbird is shot and the other is pressured to kill. A Mockingbird is considered for someone who displays innocence, kindness and does not want any recognition of the good deeds they do for others.
Atticus says “it’s a sin to kill mockingbird”because all they do is“make music for us to enjoy . . . [they] sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” The title is referring to Boo Radley and Tom Robinson neither did anything wrong yet they were criticized for it.