The third reason the kids should not have harassed Boo is because they tormented him. The children heard stories of Boo from people in the town, and they cruelly mocked him. Also, they foolishly teased him hurting his feelings. In addition, when Boo placed items in the peephole, they stole them. Out of boredom, Jem, Scout, and Dill hounded Boo without knowing the harm they caused.
Atticus was the only one who hadn’t refused because he didn’t believe in discrimination. "There are some men in this world who were born to do our unpleasant jobs for us” (219) , Atticus is one of those men who do humanity’s unpleasant jobs for us. Atticus’s strong character and moral values not only make him a metaphorical mockingbird, but overall a great man. Innocence is the motif that defines To Kill A Mockingbird. The humane, unbiased characters: Tom Robinson, Scout Finch, and Atticus Finch, are mockingbirds in the greater plan of this book, they don’t harm others and only release good into the world.
A common theme in both novels is that not everyone is going to like you for who you are. In The Outsiders, Ponyboy is hated by his gangs because of his background and his gang he is from. Also Ponyboy is hated by people at school because he act hood at school. For example Ponyboy pulled out his pocket knife during his worm dissection, one of his classmate scream and called him a hood , told “him to get out of here…..”. This shows that Ponyboy is hated for who he is.
Everyone has been a mockingbird at least once in their life. In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the characters Arthur “Boo” Radley, Jeremy “Jem” Finch and Tom Robinson all represent mockingbirds in different ways. Boo represents one because he will be judged if he leaves his house. Jem is an example of one also, because he realizes as he grows up that the town he lives in is racist and judgemental. Tom is another example because the Ewells take advantage of his life to get away with their own.
Before he went inside the house, he stopped in the front of Boo Radley. ‘Thank you for my children, Arthur,” he said.” (This shows that) Boo Radley saved Scout and Jem. (This also shows that) Boo’s reputation to Scout and Jem of being bad and violent was changed into a metaphorical mockingbird because they had bothered him when he didn’t do anything to deserve it and he gave them a gift of saving
Even following the deaths of Boo's parents, Boo remained a recluse within his own home, where his mental state must have continued to deteriorate as the years passed by. This is injustice because boo is actually a really good person and he was treated wrong. a good example of is when he saved to kids. The Final figurative injustice and probably the greatest crime in the novel is when Bob Ewell tries to attack Jem and Scout. Bob tried to kill the kids because the kid's dad “Atticus” almost got Tom Robinson to look like he was innocent when he really didn't rape Mayella Ewell.
Injustice reoccurs throughout To Kill a Mockingbird, and many characters suffer from it. As the mockingbird makes beautiful music and does not deserve to die, these characters help others and yet still endure unjust treatment. Boo’s harmless demeanor, Tom’s innocence, and Calpurnia’s significance do not prevent them from suffering. Seeing these acts of injustice may cause despair. Christ commands a response of love and compassion in response to persecution.
Jem’s innocence is symbolized by the image of a “caterpillar in a cocoon,” that hasn’t been sullied by the evils of the world. However, though he overlooks the idea that prejudice could sway a man’s opinion, Jem recognizes that in the end, it is inevitable that he would realize that the folks of Maycomb weren’t always the “best folks,” or individuals of integrity and honor. The night of the trial opened Jem’s eyes to the dangerous bias that people can carry in their hearts. It is evident that without the lessons and experiences that desensitize Jem, he may never realize the flaws
He is made to look like a monster. For a man who is shy and kind, these rumors would feel crushing. Jem, Dill, and Scout also partake in the hunt of Boo. When the kids try to force Boo to come out, they are in essence trying to bring him into the limelight. The situation is further exacerbated when Jem, Dill, and Scout compose a play out of his life.
The fight soon turns and Curley is the one fighting for himself, “Curley was white and shrunken by now, and his struggling had become weak” (Steinbeck 62). Considering the unfairness of Curley’s attack and his cocky attitude, readers feel no remorse when his hand is crushed by Lennie and the feeling of callousness remains the same. Furthermore, after Lennie is killed by George, a farmhand asks Curley, “Now what the hell ya suppose is eatin them two guys” (Steinbeck 105). His question makes readers realize the lack of compassion many workers during the Great Depression had for others. The mood goes from dislike to pity since the farmhand and Curley both fail to understand the definition of love and friendship.