Tom Robinson was a good man who was target for a crime he was completely innocent of, raping a white women. Despite the woman, Mayella Ewell, having had made the advances on Tom he had such a little chance of not being convicted because of his race. After he was convicted he was later shot later in the novel whilst trying to escape. Even within the novel, Lee calls Tom similar to a Mockingbird through Mr. Underwood’s editorial “He likened Tom’s death to the senseless slaughter of songbirds by hunters and children” (Lee 244). Boo Radley is also considered a mockingbird in the novel because he as well was subject to cruelty and injustice despite having done nothing wrong.
As a result, he “sharpened a stick at both ends”(190), determined to kill Ralph. Golding demonstrates the replacement of Jack being a leader with a primal entity and his complete descent into
What comes to mind when Jem said that is that Boo was a monster, but Boo is far from a monster. His double life comes up at the end of the book when it is proven that Boo was the one who stabbed Jem and Scout, which means he saved them. That action along with when he puts the blanket on Scout during the fire shows that he is actually a caring and loving guy and he’s nothing like what the rumors say about
Unlike before, this scene conveys that Jack and the boys in his tribe are capable of killing and committing brutal acts. While Jack hesitates to kill a pig at the beginning of the book because of his fears of blood and death, he eventually becomes obsessed with hunting and violence, killing a sow by vigorously “stabbing downward with his knife” and slitting the sow’s throat. Additionally, Golding reveals that even
Roylott’s passing, though the detective felt no remorse concerning this fact. Dr. Roylott was a despicable man, whose numerous crimes created an abhorrence between him and Sherlock Holmes. While the detective did despise Dr. Roylott, the death was still an accident, as Sherlock Holmes could not predict the snake would end up biting its master, only to have its venom kill him just seconds later. Finally, it was Dr. Roylott’s own choice to continue to send the snake through the ventilator, even when he was aware he was suspected of the murder. In the end, Dr. Roylott eventually met the unfortunate fate he rightfully deserved; the hero Sherlock Holmes could not possibly feel any guilt towards this
The phrase “blood ran cold” on page 41, indicates the narrator becoming empathetic towards the old man. The old man did nothing against him, but the sight of the vulture eye caused him to turn into a killer. After killing the old man, he can hear the heart beat of the old man still beating “ louder-louder-louder!” (45). Louder empathizes the heartbeat he was hearing from the floorboards, where the old man is rested. However, the use of “louder” (45) several times and the italicized “louder” (45) contribute to the growing guilt of the narrator.
Most of Maycomb County does not trust Boo, however, he progresses from an out of control beast to a loving friend. During the exposition of To Kill a Mockingbird, Lee portrays Boo Radley as the ghost of a wild, foolish troglodyte. Time and time again, the people of Maycomb recount of his reckless childhood. One story, the tale of a young Arthur along with his “enormous and confusing tribe” (12), gives a prime example. As usual, the
Because Boo always hides himself in the corner so Scout helps him to go out. She helps him to come into the real world. Furthermore, Scout also realizes that Boo is also a mockingbird by saying “Well, it’d be sort of like shootin’ a mockingbird, wouldn’t it?” (370) to his father. Mockingbird is a symbol for innocence, just like Boo, who gets imprisoned by his father because of a childish prank. Boo has given Jem and Scout many gifts, gifts in the tree, a blanket around Scout’s shoulders, and most important at all, their lives.
The disease had sharpened my senses --not destroyed --not dulled them.” The author is telling the audience that he simply has very acute senses and that is why he is so nervous and jumpy all the time. The reason why he is justifying his nervousness is because he has committed the murder of an old man who he lives with. Although little information is given about the author, it is clear that he has no experience with murder and is
Conscience does not make cowards of us all. Hamlet shows many examples of this throughout the play. Hamlet provides how people can go crazy and lose their minds and he shows many examples of losing conscience but he also does not let his conscience make him a coward. A better statement would be conscience makes a lot/most people cowards but definitely not of all people. A great example of hamlet not being a coward would be when he goes to talk to his mom and he ends up killing polonius.