A very similar thing happens in To Kill a Mockingbird, when Bob Ewell accuses Tom Robinson of raping his daughter Mayella, but Atticus proves that it was most likely Bob who did it. Bob Ewell, Mayella’s dad, the person who should be protecting her at all costs. The most common injustice in the novel appears when the kids find the case between Tom Robinson and the Ewell family to be unfair, highly illogical, and racist. When the verdict of guilty is revealed to the town, Jem becomes upset and says, “You just can’t convict a man on evidence like that- you can’t”
To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, is a controversial novel about rumors and innocence, which Lee shows through Arthur “Boo” Radley with his poor image, when he puts a blanket on Scout’s shoulders to keep her warm, and when he gives presents to Jem and Scout and later saves them. For example, Lee shows that it is a sin to kill a mockingbird using Boo’s image and how he is a worthy person with a poor image given to him based on rumors from other people’s opinions, just like a mockingbird, Boo is innocent. Scout states: “Jem gave a reasonable description of Boo: Boo was about six-and-a-half feet tall, judging from his tracks; he dined on raw squirrels and any cats he could catch. That’s why his hands were always bloodstained-if you ate an
People who were misunderstood, unwanted, or physically hurt were usually symbols for Mockingbirds. Mockingbirds are innocent and it is a sin to hurt, kill, or disregard them because they have done nothing wrong. One example of a mockingbird in this book is Dill, who is unwanted from his family. He is a mockingbird because he is “unloved” by his family and he does not hurt anybody. The quote, I asked Dill where his father was: ‘You ain’t said anything about him.’
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee demonstrates that the world is surrounded with good and evil. Scout, Jem and Dill all start innocent, but when they become aware of the evil from the adult world, it forces them to mature quickly. It makes them realize the truth about life, being that there's good, but also evil. Harper Lee uses prejudices in To Kill A Mockingbird to show the evil in life. She shows this through women not being allowed to take part of the jury, people being judged on their social class or their different lifestyle but the most prominent is racism since the jury convicts Tom for a crime he didn't commit just because he was black.
“The flapping pigeon-winged books died on the porch and lawn” (Bradbury 1). Books cannot die because of the fact that they were never living, but Bradbury gives them life when comparing them pigeons. Pigeon are harmless birds that live in peace, but comparing them to burning books makes this future society seem even more cruel. It adds more tragic impact to the brutality of what is being
The mockingbird in To Kill A Mockingbird is symbolic of innocence. Early in the novel, Atticus, the father tells the children Scout and Jem that it is a "sin to kill a mockingbird". Later Scout asks Miss Maudie what he meant by that because she has never heard her father say anything was a sin. Miss Maudie explains his reasoning by saying that all mockingbirds do is provide beautiful music. They do not harm anyone, they don't bother anyone, and they "sing their hearts out for us."
Boo displays protection towards the children (Jem and Scout) a couple of times throughout the story. In the beginning, when Jem, Scout, and Dill went Hunter 2 onto Boo’s property he shows protection by not telling Atticus or anybody else that he knew that it was Jem and Scout who were on his lawn. Boo then stitches Jem’s pants that got ripped off when he was crawling under the fence and he leaves them out for Jem to retrieve them. He protected the children from getting in huge trouble from Atticus and he protected their reputation because the entire town would hear about how they intruded and that would look bad on Jem and Scout. Boo also protects
The saying “to kill a mocking bird is sin” is a common saying back then, maybe until now it’s still being used. The saying says “killing a mocking bird is sin” because mocking birds doesn’t really do any harm they just sing out with their hearts a tune. The book refers to this saying meaning that the innocence are taken away intentionally by the the accusers or townsfolk. In the book there are two or three “mockingbirds” they were misunderstood, accused, or just fighting for justice but the townsfolk just turned their backs on them.
Atticus keeps bringing up the mockingbird as an innocent bird, or also known as an innocent person. They haven’t done anything though they are on trial, they are different from everybody else such as Boo Radley he has a mental disability and Tom Robinson
Boo Radley never harmed anyone, but was victimized by the social prejudice of the Maycomb community. Although not established until the end of the novel, Boo Radley is set up to be the last discovered symbolic character for the image of the mockingbird. Harper Lee has done this to illustrate all points of injustice in the 1930s societal town of Maycomb, where rumours and old tales define Boo's life story rather than his authentically generous heart and personality. During the concluding chapter of the novel, Scout comes to the realization that blaming Boo for Bob Ewell's death would be "sort of like shootin' a mockingbird." Boo does many kind-hearted things in the novel such as leaving gifts in the knot-hole for Scout and Jem, repairing Jem's pants, putting the blanket on Scout discretely in order to keep her warm, and even saving them from the evil Bob Ewell.
One day, her father, Atticus, told her brother, Jem, that it was a sin to kill a mockingbird. This puzzled Scout, for her father had never said anything was a sin, so she asked Miss Maudie. “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’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).
Mayella’s father named Mr.Ewell is not received by the time Atticus attitude in court, despite the problems it has ended with the death of Tom, still do not receive even avenge secretly to Atticus, even his family, Judge Taylor, and Tom 's wife. Mr.Ewell ever spit on Atticus’s face and made Scout and Jem must restrain their anger. All of these problems end with death Mr.Ewell. He fell and impaled by a knife clutched himself to kill Jem and Scout. When it jem injured, still in his costume Scout survived a puncture in the dark.
“Shoot at all the blue jays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird” was the only time Jem and Scout heard their father, Atticus, tell them it was a sin to do something after he gave them air rifles one Christmas. When Scout asked their neighbor, Miss Maudie, across the street what her father meant, she said “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up peoples 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.”
In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird the theme is to be careful who you trust. Just because you let someone in your house doesn’t mean you should trust them. While Aunt Alexandra 's missionary circle was over, Mrs. Farrow started speaking about an unknown man stirring up the town. The man was Atticus and she was bad talking him in his own house with Scout, Calpurnia, and Aunt Alexandria there.
Injustice; the lack of fairness or justice. Years have passed since everyone officially became equal, but still in this world today there is injustice. Still in this world through some peoples eyes everyone does not look the same. If our world keeps the mindset that they are in today that word will always exist and never go away. To Kill a Mockingbird is a classic modern American literature novel and was immediately successful.