Tom Robinson from the Harper Lee novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, is convicted of a crime that he did not commit. As a field worker, Tom passes the Ewell house almost every day. He assists Mayella, Bob Ewell’s daughter, with small tasks every now and then. When wrongfully arrested, all of Tom’s hopes and dreams are in the hands of Atticus Finch, his defense attorney, and the jury. Ultimately, Tom Robinson best represents the symbol of a mockingbird, meaning innocent, in the text because he does helpful tasks for others and is misunderstood and never means to harm anyone.
In the novel, To Kill a MockingBird, Harper Lee illustrates the harsh treatment receive from the townspeople’s when he is order to defend Tom Robinson. When talking to his brother, Jack, Atticus explains that he hopes that his children will not catch Maycomb’s usual disease of racism and prejudice, he hopes his children will come to him. “I just hope that Jem and Scout come to me for their answers, instead of listening to the town.” When Scout asked Atticus if he was really a n***** lover, Atticus responded “I certainly am. I do my best to love everybody... I'm hard put, sometimes—baby, it's never an insult to be called what somebody thinks is a bad name.
This poem starts with the narrator explain that the “song” of the siren makes men “leap overboard in squadrons.” The siren says that no one ever listens to her song because whoever does ends up dying. The narrator is then invited to learn the secret in exchange for the opportunity to rid her of the fact that she is a siren. The poem then talks about how it’s like being a siren and it doesn’t seems as glamorous or mythical as said in the story of Odysseus. The siren tells us to come close so we can learn the secret because we’re special and unique unlike the rest of the people who died. However, by the end, the speaker is also dead because of the siren’s song.
In today's world the only way we will achieve equal justice for everyone is when people stop placing themselves on pedestals and thinking that they are better than the next person. When that happens equal justice will be shown, no matter who you are, where you live, how much money you have, or the color of your skin. In the book "To Kill A Mockingbird" Atticus tells Jem and scout that "it is a sin to kill a mockingbird" and Miss Maudie also tells them that "mockingbirds don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy" (Lee 119). I think this applies to Tom Robinson because all he wanted to do was help Miss Mayella but instead got accused for something that never took place. This applies to justice because mockingbirds are treated the right way because they "make music", but when Tom does something nice for Mayella he isn't shown proper
Atticus is even getting criticized by children. Atticus is shown as a symbol in this part because he is trying to use his morals to make everyone feel happy and equal, but is hated on by people. Mockingbirds don’t mind people and try to make everyone happy, yet they are still killed by people. Both Atticus and mockingbirds are hated on by a certain set of people. Another example of Atticus being a mockingbird, but being loved by people, is when Reverend Skyes, a black man, says to Scout and Jem, “‘This church has no better friend than your daddy,’”(163).
In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, the mockingbird is referenced multiple times as a thing that should be respected and unharmed, because it is a creature that only serves others by singing its music. They don’t eat peoples gardens, or nest in corncribs, making them one in many of birds that don’t cause grief or any type of annoyance to the people of Maycomb. Mockingbirds are seen by the majority of the characters in the book as innocent creatures. It is wrong to kill them because they don’t hurt anyone. Some of the characters in the book resemble mockingbirds, carrying some of the same statures given to this influential symbol.
That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” (90). Mockingbirds symbolize innocence, they don’t harm nor are they evil, same as most blacks that were falsely judged during that time. In addition, Lee wanted people to realize that color aside, they’re all human, “I cry about the hell white people give colored folks, without even stopping to think that they’re people, too.” (201). She stressed the idea that if all differences were pushed away then in the end they are all the same, they are all people, no one is above one another. During the trial,
The motif of the mockingbird ultimately means innocence. After Radley rescues her, Scout realizes that he is, symbolically, a mockingbird. He is revealed as a friend of the Finches, who, when needed most, appeared and helped them. Atticus’ belief in the letter of the law causes him to advocate for a trial of Jem for the killing Mr. Ewell. However, Jem did not kill him and is innocent.
On the other hand, Peter doesn’t want Captain hook to rule Neverland because he would be exiled or enslaved and Captain hook is has satanic ideas which do not fall in favor of the people living there. When Peter says, "I'm youth, I'm joy, I'm a little bird that has broken out of the egg” he proves to the readers that he is not evil and that he has no intentions to harm anything or anyone. The quote shows how Peter will
Later, Scout finds out that the only thing mockingbirds do is make beautiful music and should never be punished for it. It is evident that Atticus is a responsible father because instead of letting Jem and Scout hurt innocent creatures; he was responsible and strictly told them what not to do. Atticus’s responsibility is a characteristic that makes him an admired
Salem is a town that is centered on their religious beliefs. The church is the basis for their morals and ethics, but discovery of the actions of the town’s girls impacts the entire town. Reverend Parris discovers the girls along with Tituba conjuring up spells, singing Barbados songs, and dancing naked. This begins a series of events in The Crucible by Arthur Miller where he uses irony to show that guilt can cause the most upstanding men to act uncharacteristically. Hale is invited to town to prove that there is no witchcraft in the town.