Ethics and morality play an extensive role in how we treat others and are treated in return. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, an unfair court case, a misunderstood man, and symbolism are used to illustrate the theme of ethics and morality. To begin with, the first appearance of the symbolism is when Scout and Jem were gifted air rifles for Christmas and Atticus told Jem that he could, “Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird” (92). Atticus tells him this because mockingbirds have done nothing wrong, and only make beautiful music for the people to listen to.
Atticus Finch shows many ways of wisdom throughout the novel. He tells Scout to respect Boo Radley and to understand the fact that their might be reason why Boo always stays at home. Atticus states in the novel, “You never truly understand a person until you consider things from his point of view-until you climb into his skin and walk around it” (Lee, 39). This evidence supports why Atticus is a wise individual who always tries to see things from other people’s point of view.
Nightjohn had taught Sarny many letters, and she was starting to read, when she was caught. It later came out that Nightjohn was the person teaching her to read and write. In the book it says “they held his foot down, then he raised the axe, and swung on his toe.” “Than they grabbed his other foot, held it on the log, and cut of the other toe.” After reading this you know that Nightjohn was punished, for teaching a slave to read and write.
In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, one of the many symbols represented in the story is Charles Baker Harris, also known as Dill. He represents childhood innocence, or just human innocence in general. According to the article, Teenink,“he is an outsider to Macomb, who doesn’t know too much about the county, but wants to know why Macomb is like this and tries to fit in. His innocence is what sets off a lot of events in To Kill a Mockingbird ”(Gabriel V.). He sets Jem and Scout of into an adventure that will last the whole book.
Most people try to have good morals, adults trying to raise kids are a perfect example. That's exactly what Atticus is doing in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. There are many instances where Atticus is showing extraordinary morals for himself and his family. Some would be dealing with hate the right way, another would be representing a black man in a time where segregation is very alive, lastly is making sure his family is religious. Its very clear that all of these traits/morlas are extremely important to Atticus. The first one to talk about is how Atticus deals with all the hate.
“‘I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin, but begin anyway and you see it through no matter what”’ (Lee, 112). To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, is an unforgettable novel that tells a story of a young girl's childhood in Maycomb County.
Alphonso personality traits and qualities are revealed through indirect characterization. His interaction, in addition, the language he used toward Celie show the theme of injustice. Through abuse, that is how the men in novel exert their power. Alphonso nefarious behavior and hatred for women became visible on the first page when he rapes Celie, “You better not never tell nobody but God. It'd kill your mammy” (Walker 1).
To Kill a Mockingbird is a perfect example of expressing empathy. It teaches readers the tough times and conditions people were in back then. It shows that you should try feeling what others feel during tough times and stepping in there shoes for a bit. Not everyone has the same opportunities, money, a home and food as others might. For example, the Ewells lived by the dump.
It is evident that Atticus is a man of wisdom who teaches his children life lessons and morals. Atticus advice to Scout, helped her change her point of view of Miss Caroline’s
“ I have often been awakened at the dawn of day by the most heart-rending shrieks of an own aunt of mine, whom he used to tie up to a joist, and whip upon her naked back till she was literally covered with blood,” (pg25). When Douglass was thirteen, whenever he could he would run off to the white children and offer them
In To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee uses the character of Atticus to reveal her ideas about social justice. Throughout the book, Atticus is challenged with making the right choice, the choice he believes to be morally just. Similar to how we, as a people, struggle with making the right choice. “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view (Lee 30).” This quote proves her ideas of social justice because it shows that she acknowledges the fact that they are human, too.
“New people rarely went there to live. The same families married the same families until relationships were hopelessly entangled and the members of the community looked monotonously alike. Jean Louise, until the Second World War, was related by blood or marriage to nearly everybody in the town, but this was mild compared… (page 44) Jean Louise, a girl from Maycomb County, Alabama, comes home to visit her father from New York. She describes her home as an inevitable place which will always be in her bones. Despite the close regard she has for her hometown she does not particularly like the homogenous landscape where everyone is the same, and everyone marries within the same groups, continuing a form of sameness throughout the town.
Using examples from the text, explain how the poem creates a scary, shivery feeling. The poem about the owl makes the chipmunk and bat uncomfortable because it tells about a creature that silently swoops down to eat its prey. “A shadow is floating through the moonlight, Its wings don’t make a sound.