Bob Ewell depicts the stereotypical white supremacist, Atticus on the other hand chooses his morals over the society’s expectations. When brought the case of Tom Robinson, an alleged black rapist, any lawyer in Maycomb would’ve immediately denied Tom. Atticus chose to defend him, even though he knew he had no chance of winning. He told Scout that he must argue it to uphold his sense of justice and respect, Atticus knew Tom deserved someone to fight for him. This all ties in with what Atticus told Scout,“Remember
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.
(Lee 119). Symbolically throughout To Kill a Mockingbird a mockingbird represents pure goodness and innocence, but that innocence dies when corrupted by evil. Throughout To Kill a Mockingbird, several characters are representative mockingbirds. Tom Robinson, a Negro client of Atticus Finch’s, who was accused
In our world today, everyone is judged based on appearance. Sometimes, humans judge others without even realizing it. Boo Radley is an example of a man who has been judged in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. Boo was in a mischievous group when he was a teenager.
Lee uses the mockingbird as a symbol of evoking empathy in the novel. She writes, “I’d rather you shoot a tin can in the backyard, but I know you’ll go after the birds. Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit them, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird” (Lee119). Atticus is explaining to Scout to not kill the mockingbird because it’s a sin. Lee evokes empathy by using the mockingbird to symbolize innocence.
Atticus’s Quote Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird is changed the most not by one of the themes of the novel, but by a quote from Atticus. The novel, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, revolves around the quote Atticus says about how you really don’t understand a person until you see it from their perspective. This is important to the novel because this quote helps Scout develop and grow into a better character. Throughout the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout develops and grows into a better character because of Atticus’s quote, “‘First of all,” he said, “if you can learn a simple trick Scout, you’ll gt along a lot better with all kinds of folks.
In Harper Lee’s coming-of-age story, To Kill A Mockingbird, Tom was in the wrong place at the wrong time and was mistakenly accused of a crime he didn’t commit. Robinson was later to be found guilty of raping Mayella Ewell. He was found guilty because justice isn’t blind. The courtroom is supposed to be a place where religion,
How can lying and telling partial truths be more ethical than following the law? One of the final scenes in To Kill A Mockingbird reveals the death of Mr. Ewell after his attack on Jem and Scout. Atticus believes the written law show be directly adhered to, while Heck Tate believes morals take precedence over precise legal codes. The men have differences of opinion on who killed Mr. Ewell, and how they should respond. Each man views his cause as the most moral and most ethical.
Another example is “ Bob Ewell fell on his knife. He killed himself,” said Heck ( Lee, 273). Boo Radley saved the kids the night that Bob Ewell attacked them. Boo killed Bob and Heck knew it, but he told Atticus Bob killed himself. If Boo hadn’t killed Bob then Scout and Jem would have probably died that night.
Mr. Luther King gave “I have a dream” speech. This day forward it changed history. The whole reason for his speech was to bring attention to get equal rights to all Americans, not just white. MLK gave him “I have a dream speech” when he did he emphasizes “ My four little children will one day live in a nation they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character I have a dream to be.” MLK gives examples about how everyone uses to judge about the color of their kind and not their character.
“Maycomb County had recently been told that it had nothing to fear but fear itself” (Lee 6) Scout. This quote is said by Scout when she is older and starts to tell the story of her childhood. This quote is almost ironic because later in the book Maycomb deals with many problems. I admire this quote because of the meaning it has behind it. “You just hold your head high and keep those fists down.
Remember that special bird that always seems to be belting its cheerful tunes? Has anyone ever told you to appreciate the bird’s special knack for singing? Or rather, to do no harm to the frail animal since, after all, “It's a sin to kill a mockingbird” (Lee, pg.119). Harper Lee took this aphorism and turned it on its head: she gave this phrase a new meaning by creating the critically acclaimed novel, To Kill A Mockingbird starring the brother sister duo, Scout and Jem, both of whom constantly finding themselves in the most unlikely but simultaneously relatable predicaments. The audience follows the pair through their highs and lows in a key coming of age story.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a story about Jem and Scout growing up to learn the reality of the world. Along with their friend Dill, the three of them become engaged with the idea of catching a glimpse at their neighbor, Boo Radley, whom they have never seen before. Meanwhile, their father, Atticus Finch, is involved in Tom Robinson’s court case where Tom is accused of raping a white woman. The children get involved in the case, in which Tom Robinson ends up convicted guilty. Tom later gets shot while attempting to escape from prison.