The theme of the story has to do with the title “To kill a mockingbird.” Which represents all the innocence throughout the story who become inflicted with wrong doings, decisions and ultimately some of the characters having their ideas of the world shattered. In the book Miss Maudie says “ It is a sin to kill a mocking bird.” (Harper Lee, pg. 119) Interpreting this into the understanding that hurting the innocent or powerless is morally wrong. To kill a mocking bird takes places in Maycomb, Alabama. The book is based around the 1930s, in the south where racism,
to kill A Mocking Bird Have you ever been called the “N” word? Or even called someone the “N” word ? if so I have plenty of reasons why it Is wrong to call someone an “N” word.To begin with, the “n” word is a powerful word if you didn’t know, we came a long way from being called an negro. People fought and lost their lives to be respected and treated equal. For example, in the story “To Kill A Mocking Bird” Tom Roberson was accused of raping a young white woman named mayella and was pleaded guilty and token away to another jail, because they thought he would do something to the whites.the night he was pleaded guilty on the way to the prison Tom Roberson tried to run away and the police guards that was exporting him to the other
The Meaning of the Mockingbird Innocent people, expunged by the viciousness of the world. Starting to develop empathy for others is something that goes along with your maturity level, but a lot of people fail to learn it. In the book, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the moral of the story was to show that the mockingbird symbolizes innocence and a lack of empathy. “Killing a mockingbird is a sin” (119). This basically means that harming something or someone that doesn’t do anything wrong, is a sin.
Harper Lee demonstrates the important theme “Power of words” in her novel To Kill a Mockingbird.Throughout this novel there is no one better than Atticus Finch at using the power of words. Atticus strongly uses his words during the trial to make Bob Ewell look bad. “ Will you write your name and show us?” ( Lee 236) Atticus asks a question that makes Mr. Ewell look uneducated and oblivious. Another example of power of words is when Atticus was approached by Mr. Ewell who cussed him out, yelled at him to fight, and then spat in his face. After all of this Atticus just responds with “ No to old” ( Lee 291).
In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch employs pathos and diction in his closing argument to the jury and the people of Maycomb in order to persuade them to see beyond their prejudice and free Tom Robinson. Atticus informs the jury about the evil assumptions that society makes about Negroes. Pathos is used to persuade the jury when Atticus says, “Some Negroes lie, some Negroes are immoral, some Negro men are not to be trusted around women—black or white. But this is a truth that applies to the human race and to no particular race of men” (Lee 273). In saying this, Atticus tries to convince the audience and jury that everyone is capable of making mistakes, and differences in appearance does not mean that groups of people are superior to others.
To Kill A Mockingbird is a beautifully written piece of literature that illustrates the symbolism of a mockingbird. Harper Lee has created this to show how not only is it a sin to kill a mockingbird but also people who act in the same manner. Tom Robinson plays a major role as a mocking bird because he is discriminated against, knocked down, and doesn’t fight back harshly. All mockingbirds do is sing sweet songs in the treetops and the only thing they get in return is death. Tom Robinson, similarly, shows kindness toward others but gets hatred in exchange.
The texts I will be covering to support this credo are The Nest and To Kill A Mockingbird. My first text To Kill a Mockingbird is a very big part in proving it’s on the inside that counts as they’re multiple characters such as Boo Radley and Tom Robinson. Boo Radley is an example as there were many bad rumors going on about him
"soft yearning, as if Claggart could even have loved Billy but for fate and ban" (Melville 73) The specific word choice of fate means that Claggart had already been determined to apprehend Billy and in turn sabotage him for mutiny. c."like the scorpion for which the Creator alone is responsible, act out the end allotted to it"(Melville 75) “the answer to the otherwise puzzling question of why Claggart acts in a deliberately self-destroying way: his natural depravity translates into the scorpion's suicidal sting.”(Beauchamp) The specific use of the word scorpion directly correlates to suicide in mythology but also symbolizes even further the conveyance that Claggart was fully aware of what fate was to come. That Melville purposely made him a scorpion to convey his power of knowing that he was going to commit suicide.
In Harper Lee's novel To Kill a Mockingbird the writer attests to how prejudice can affect the relationship between blacks and whites. While some might argue that the lesson in the story could be ”fearing the unknown” or “that racism is frowned upon” Lee's writing most certainly depicts how fear and racism are often more powerful than reason and intelligence. To Kill a Mockingbird is set in 1930's Maycomb, Alabama, gives example of a white lawyer, raising his two children with the help of Calpurnia, a black maid, and Aunt Alexandra. Atticus Finch is the lawyer and Jeremy “Jem” and Jean-Louise “Scout” Finch are his children. The character of Atticus Finch is based on Harper Lee's own father, an Alabama lawyer and statesman who frequently defended African Americans within the racist Southern legal system.
Essay 1 Date Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird “To kill a Mockingbird” is a novel in which Harper Lee, the author, presents forth various themes among them the unheard theme of social molarity. Harper dramatically uses a distinctive language through Scout, who is the narrator of the story to bring out the difficulties faced by children living in the southern Alabama town of Maycomb. Harper has dramatically displayed use of bildungsroman throughout the story; this helped to give the story a unique touch of a child’s view to bring out a different type of humor and wit. It has also used to develop and thrive the theme of morality in the society. Scout, being a child, she thinks the society is