Huda Paracha 812 To Kill A Mockingbird And Caged Birds “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.”- Maya Angelou Have you ever had any emotional or physical struggles in your life that sometimes made you feel as if though you were caged and unable to achieve your goal? To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a historical fiction novel told in the eyes of a young girl named Scout as her father, Atticus Finch , a lawyer in the 1950’s in Alabama, is burdened with the task of defending a black man, Tom Robinson, of harming a white girl, Mayella Ewell. “Caged Bird”
Once he almost squeezed all the air out of him he was flung back onto the ground. When Scout heard a man breathing hard a coughing hard he went towards the person and asked who he was and there was no answer. That person that caused Bob Ewell to go flying back onto the ground was Boo Radley. No one ever sees boo he just lives in his parents house, everyone thinks of him as a monster that wants to kill or hurt everyone even though he is a heart warming normal person. The book, To Kill a Mockingbird, has the theme of there is always good in bad and bad in good, its shown in the paragraphs above.
The the final line was crossed when Jack ordered his tribe to steal Piggy’s glasses, to start fires. Ralph and Piggy walked to Jack’s Camp and demanded the return of Piggy’s glasses. Without hesitation without pause, Roger unleashes the trap on them. The trap was a boulder when pushed would fall, Piggy who was blind and confused was struck and murdered. “Ralph wept for the end of innocence, darkness of man’s heart, and the pull through the air of truly a wise friend called Piggy” (Golding 184).
I can prove this by quoting, "When they shoot Tom Robinson , while lost in his unavailing effort to scale the wall in quest, Mr. Underwood, the editor of The Montgomery Advertiser, likened Tom 's death to the senseless slaughter of songbirds by hunters and children '(Dave 50). This quote explains how Tom Robinson is an example of a Mockingbird. Another example of how Tom Robinson is a symbol of a mockingbird is stated here, "There 's a black boy dead for no reason, and the man responsible for it is dead. Let the dead bury the dead this time, Mr. Finch. Let the dead bury the dead"(Lee 369).
“Now out of the terror rose another desire, thick, urgent and, blind” ( 152, Golding). The chant that is sung after the death or the event of killing a pig is cruel and extremely violent. This is an example of a dehumanized since they are not chanting to thank the pig for its life, but the joy in killing it in cold blood. Throughout the story there are other examples of Ralph and the other living in a dehumanized state such as the death of Piggy. “The rock struck Piggy a glancing blow from chin to knee ; the conch exploded into a thousand white fragments and ceased to exist” (181, Golding).
For Native Americans, the Thunderbird is the answer to many nature’s puzzle, and it controls their lives. The appearance of Thunderbird varies from one Indian tribe story to another but most described the Thunderbird looks as a gigantic eagle: its eyes can shoot lightning, produce thunder by beating its wings, and
A prime example is the Tom Robinson case, which was a blatant display of racism. Jem and Scout saw their “father take the gun and walk out into the middle of the street,” he then killed Tim, and the threat of his rabies was gone (127). The rabies were like racism. Racism, at the time, was something that ruined Maycomb and changed it. The people were less open and more stuck on this one idea of race, while everyone outside of Maycomb were fine.
The speaker’s attention returns to the present and finds the flock of starlings “merely huge,” nothing more than a group of birds. However, the biblical allusion to Lot’s wife reminds the speaker the importance of mindful watching. Lot’s wife had looked around not thinking and turned into stone, forcing the speaker’s gaze back onto the grass, which was “so evenly tinted.” Moreover, he notes the thick outline created by the idle ink stain of starlings on the bright green course. One of the birds decides to fly off, as did the rest, which paralleled the flock to a billowy lady’s scarf, the image that lifts the speaker’s
As Jem is struggling with Bob he breaks his arm and gets knocked out. Before Bob has a chance to kill them both Radley comes to the rescue and kills Bob Ewell. During the fight, Jem yelled “run Scout, run”, in an attempt to save Scout. The unnecessary actions bob took to hurt Atticus reveals atticus's place as a mockingbird. In conclusion, when Mayella is treated unfairly or beaten, and when people hurt Atticus for no reason, their status as a mockingbird becomes
Using this simile adds to the morbid and horrific description of Piggy’s tragic death. This shows loss of civilization and innocence because Piggy was killed by his own peers of the island. Murder destroys innocence, and the fact that the boys purposefully killed him using the boulder shows how far from civilization they have become. Another example of Golding’s use of similes is when Ralph sees the “Lord of the flies”. “He walked slowly into the middle of the clearing and looked steadily at the skull that gleamed as white as ever the conch had done and seemed to jeer at him cynically,”(185).
They act like everybody should feel sorry for the colonists for stealing innocent people’s land and killing them. Throughout A Patriot’s History of the United States there are many incidents like on page 20 where it states, “killing more than three hundred settlers, the English retaliated by destroying Indian cornfields.” Was killing at least thousands of Native Americans before not enough? The authors are trying to make it seem like the colonists did nothing wrong, and they act like the Native Americans are just the “hostile Natives” for no reason throughout the entire book. I prefer A People’s History of the United States to A Patriot’s History of the United States. It explains history much clearer and is much more accurate.
Mere logic of chance.”(Grendel 173) . As Grendel dying he sees that all the animals that hated him gather around him to see him die and he is with anger . They just sit there and watch his mindless , indifferent eyes , and midnight black that chasm below him . When Grendel is battling Beowulf he thinks that he can escape and that he is no match for Beowulf . For instance , “ His syllables lick at me, chilly fire.” (Grendel 170) .
Sherman and his forces tore up tracks burnt down the town of Meridian, crippling the main supply hub and rail depot for the Confederates, Sherman also showed compassion for the civilians along the route by saving some of the homes from the farmers that where just trying to survive. Sherman had Hurlbut and McPherson destroy tracks in four different directions, heading away from Meridian for up to 120 miles; the troops
My daddy died.. of the epidemic flu and I never had a thing to do with it.’”(pg 148). The reader does not expect this information to be revealed. Subsequent to this revelation, the reader had been constantly bombarded with negative notions of the killer. This scene serves as an abrupt break of negative feelings towards the killer, and instead this animosity is replaced with subtle sympathy. This prompts the readers to re-evaluate the killers character, until he murders the rest of the family.
The Old Man describes this as a disruption in the cycle of nature because a mousing owl, a weaker bird, does not typically kill a bird so much larger and stronger. Ross quickly expresses his thoughts and relates Duncan’s sudden murder to “ Duncan’s horses… the minions of their race, turn 'd wild in nature, broke their stalls, flung out, contending ‘gainst obedience, as they would make war with mankind” (2.4.18-22). In this case, the minions, a choice breed, refer to Macbeth, whom Duncan praises earlier in the book for his courage. The important line “contending ‘gainst obedience” shows the disruption of Macbeth’s human nature, and going against his sense of rationale of obeying the law. Not coincidentally, later on in the book, Macbeth unknowingly acknowledges the disruption in his human nature and rationale by saying “Stones to move and trees to speak” (3.4.152-153), which shows Macbeth’s unawareness to his change in human nature.