It is said that it is a “sin to kill a mockingbird”, so this situation shows that the killing of innocent Tom was a not right. II. Topic Sentence: Atticus Finch could be called the mockingbird of the book because he helps others, protects his loved ones, and is courageous. A. Claim: Atticus is a man who sees the good in people and instead of harming others, he wants to help them.
It’s human nature to want to protect ourselves from danger or getting in trouble. The same thing happens in To Kill a Mockingbird by the majority of the characters whenever something happens that incriminates them. A demonstration of self-preservation in the novel is when Atticus is cross-examining Mayella Ewell in court. During the cross-examination, Atticus says, “What did your father see in the window, the crime of the rape or the best defense to it? Why don’t you tell the truth, child, didn’t Bob Ewell beat you up?” (Lee 251).
Richard Connell does an exceptional job with incorporating the theme into his writing, and by this citation, he reveals to us the moral of The Most Dangerous Game; you must have empathy for all living creatures. Since High Noon also has several themes, but they are vastly different, it is quite difficult to compare the two. Because the movie takes place in a lawless town, most of the messages include the topic of society, such as who has the right to kill in law and order and the responsibility to your community versus your own self-interest. "I say we 're not peace officers here! This ain 't our job..."(Foreman 114).
Without social injustice and the harsh situations created by it, humanity would have no measuring stick as to their progress forward. Despite the fact that social prejudice causes many dark tragedies, investigating the individual lights of humanity in the midst of this darkness is the best way to see how humanity as a whole is transitioning forward. One ray of light amid racial prejudice is Atticus Finch, who exemplifies how humanity’s court of law is slowly improving. In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Atticus proves himself to be a social hero when he is describing courage and his rationale for taking on the case to his children: “I want you to see what real courage is[...]It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what” (149). In this quote, Atticus is referring to the trial of Tom Robinson, an accused black man.
TKaM Notes: USE PRESENT TENSE Thesis: The most obvious form of discrimination in Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird is racism; however, there are other types of prejudice and discrimination that typify relationships among the novel’s characters. It varies between a troubled boy and his town, a lonely woman and her fellow Baptists, and two siblings against the rest of their school. Each of these stories has common ground, but specify into contrasting situations. One might say, how can discrimination cripple a person's being? The book depicts Boo as a distraught boy and who is never seen as anything more.
Out of the Normal Society has a set of actions as what they see as “normal” and socially acceptable. They define this set of unspoken rules as social norms. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, a reader will often find many characters breaking the social norms of Maycomb County, Alabama. The defiance of these social norms help the young protagonist, Scout, learn valuable life lessons of equality. When Atticus chose to defend Tom Robinson in court, he violated the social norm of colored people being inferior to whites and became a maverick in Maycomb community.
He was accused of rape, but he was actually helping Miss Mayella because she looked like she needed help. It was not Tom who raped her, it was Bob Ewell who hurt Mayella.The reader knows this because she was acting fishy when Atticus asked the question “when he’s riled--has he ever beaten you?” (Lee 210). She acted suspiciously by looking around and pausing until the judge asked her to answer the question. This shows the reader that Miss Mayella was hesitant about answering because she wanted to say that her father did beat her, but did not want to lose the case. By understanding that Tom was kind to Miss Mayella and innocent of raping her because Bob Ewell hurt her, the reader knows that Tom is like a mockingbird.
Racism is defined as prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one's own race is superior (Oxford Dictionary). Many popular novels have tried to recognize prejudice and how is was wrong to discriminate colored people. Racism didn’t just stop after one generation, but continued on for a long time. Both To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee and The Help by Kathryn Stockett show how racism was taught down generations in the South during the 1900s. In To Kill A Mockingbird main characters Jem and Scout were left confused when Tom Robinson was convicted for a crime he clearly didn’t commit.
For instance Miss Maudie says, “Atticus Finch is the same in his house as he is on the public streets” As a parent Atticus has a special way of teaching values he not only tries to explain how to behave but also why to behave in that way. Instead of telling and stating instructions what is wrong and right he uses real life occasion as a medium. An instance would be “shoots all the blue jays that you want, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird” Now you may think that he is just telling that shooting is a bad thing to do. But here
In To Kill a Mockingbird, there is a clear but complicated social hierarchy; the Finches are on the top basically because they are learned and they tend to believe they are better than everybody else. Following below the Finches we have the Townsend citizens followed by the county farmers and finally trailing from behind the black community who despite having all it takes to be on the top have been marginalized at the end due to their skin color. This hierarchy enables Bob Ewell to come up with a case against Tom, who despite being innocent gets punished. This social hierarchy and rot builds up to a deadly and poisonous adult life that Scout and other children will be forces to live and live up to. Despite Scout’s tender age she understands that everyone deserves fair treatments no matter where they come from.
The youngsters see their dad as frustratingly staid and learned, until he is requested that by the sheriff shoot an out of control puppy that is meandering the road. After Atticus murders the pooch, Scout and Jem discover that their dad is famous as a savage marksman in Maycomb County, however that he picks not to utilize this aptitude, unless completely essential. The racial worries that Harper Lee locations into Kill a Mockingbird started much sooner than her story begins and proceeded with many. So as to filter through the numerous layers of bias that Lee uncovered in her novel, the peruser needs to comprehend the intricate history of race relations in the South. Numerous whites at the time trusted that rather than advancing as a race, blacks were relapsing with the annulment of subjugation.