The author use the mockingbird symbolism such as innocence and peacefulness to reveal characteristics about various characters in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird. Many characters in this novel show the meaning of a mockingbird, but there are some in which their actions and characteristics makes them stand out more. In the novel they state that killing a mockingbird its a sin because all they want to is be happy and sing for everyone can here. That is why kids are allowed to kill blue jays or shoot at cans. Anyone who shoots a mockingbird is committing a sin.
In the South of the United States in the 1930´s, the justice system was very unfair towards colored people. Colored people that were sent to court could not receive a fair trial because of the prejudice and racism from the jury. This happened all the time, especially in Maycomb Alabama. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, a colored man named Tom Robinson was convicted of assaulting a white woman just because of the color of his skin. Tom Robinson should have been found not guilty for many reasons.
Finally when Tom was blamed for raping Mayella, even thought everyone knew the truth, and when he did something to help her out out of the goodness of his heart, but because he was of different status and race backfires, Toms status as a symbolic mockingbird becomes
Atticus persistently implants the concept to Jem and Scout that it is cruel to harm an innocent being. When Atticus apprises Scout that she should not shoot at mockingbirds during a hunting lesson, Scout refers to a friendly adult for interpretation and learns, “Mockingbirds don 't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy [...] That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird” (Lee 119). Through
To Kill a Mockingbird is written by the novelist Harper lee who discuses for the readers an important social problems as ethnicity in south America that the book shows an unworthy look of white people towards African American people. In the novel , the American judgment had shown their favoritism for the white people in which Maycomb city witnessed a false allegation that a black guy accused of rapping a white lady. The plot and the characters in the novel are originated to Harper lee’s life with her neighbor and her family that the events took place near her home town in 1936 when she was young. The title of the novel to Kill a Mocking Bird is an indication about singing birds which don’t hurt anyone but they make pleasure to people
In our society, innocent people, known as mockingbirds, experience prejudice in their lives. A/T: In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Background: Tom Robinson is a black person who’s was accused of raping a white girl named Mayella Ewell which he has never done. For this reason, Atticus Finch was appointed to be his lawyer. As a result, Atticus takes a stand for him by approving his case and standing up for him, but Tom was still found guilty.
Atticus Finch is treated poorly for the choices he made because he wanted to help other people. Despite the racism in the town, Atticus defended Tom Robinson, a Black man accused of raping a White women in the segregated south. “She was white, and she tempted a Negro. She did something that in our society is unspeakable: she kissed a black man. Not an old Uncle, but a strong young Negro man.
and Atticus are examples of courage in To Kill a Mockingbird, demonstrated by their benevolent acts of kindness and equality, and how they didn’t let what the status quo at the time dictate their opinions. In the beginning, Walter Cunningham did conform to racist beliefs of the town and ignored the evidence that proved Tom's innocence, but he realizes he is wrong, and preaches that Tom be acquitted while he sits on the jury. Atticus is one of the people to sway Walter Cunningham to believe in equality. Atticus convinces him, and other people, to believe in the evidence that all proved Tom's innocence, and through him and Walter a small racist town begins to change little by little. The movement of equality has been going on since before the civil war in the 1860s, today, people would like to say we are equal, but with court cases like Trayvon Martin attracting so much controversy, it shows that society still has a long way to
No jury in this part of the world's going to say 'We think you're guilty, but not very' on a charge like that. It was either a straight acquittal or nothing” (Lee). In conclusion, Jim Crow laws and Scottsboro trials significantly influenced the plot and character evolution of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. All these cases the author witnessed and perceived as a personal matter.
Tom Robinson, the Ewells, and the Cunninghams represent three distinctly different social classes and their affects on others’ treatment. As a Black American in 1930s Alabama, Tom Robinson represented the very lowest rung on the social ladder. Negros were considered dirty — an untouchable class. A Black person’s testimony was of no use in court unless accompanied by two agreeable white witnesses.
Just because someone is not the same as everybody else, does not mean that they should get picked on. In Harper Lee’s novel To Kill A Mockingbird, I believe love is the central theme. Acts of love is showed throughout the story in many different ways. The ways Lee shows this is by showing love has no color, love someone even though they are not blood, and love someone even if they are different. Just because someone is a different color does not mean that they shouldn't be loved the same.
In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Justice was shown through some of the main characters in this book. Like a figure of a mockingbird Tom Robinson, Boo Radley, and Atticus all showed great justice throughout this book. Tom Robinson, has never harmed anyone and always helped with anything he could. Boo Radley, although never really seen by the community much, showed that he is really a nice man towards the end of the book. Atticus Finch also showed character by standing helping Tom even when most of the community was against him.
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.