“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” - Harper Lee To Kill A Mockingbird. A character like atticus is why To Kill a Mockingbird can explain the ugly things in the world like racism through his words to Jem and Scout which lets us understand what Atticus is saying but also the deeper meaning behind it. Similar effects of this is also seen through symbolism in the books with mockingbirds but most important would be the dog. As in chapter ten of To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee uses symbolism and character to come to a theme that racism is a disease that drives one mad until death is a better option than living. In To Kill A Mockingbird
Scout really doesn't get along with Aunt Alexandria or her Cousin Francis well. Francis has been calling Dill a, runt and a stray dog. But the thing that really upsets her is when he calls Scouts father a man who loves defending black people. He says Atticus is ruining the family name and Scout punches him really hard. [Francis said he reckoned I got told, for me to just sit there and leave him alone. '
For example, some people state that pit bull breeds have locking jaws. They also generalize and say that they are overly aggressive towards human beings. It is also their view that pit bulls are dangerous to adopt, especially if one has no known history and parentage from a shelter or rescue is not known (Dickey 63). There is also a widespread myth that pit bulls are preferred by people with irresponsible breeding habits; effectively stating that pit bulls attract the most irresponsible and worst form of dog owners (Marrs). All these perceptions and myths have only served to malign pit bulls and to make them unattractive to the majority of people in the society.
So then the cycle continues he was born to treat people racistly and badly like the way he was treated. To kill a mockingbird has the theme it is important to recognize all humans deserve respect regardless of their place society. Not all citizens of Maycomb weren't treated equally and with respect. For instance Arthur, “Boo” Radley was treated unequally and badly because no one knew about him so they began with rumors and pictured as an evil monster. Bob Ewell was born into racism and abuse and people judge him thinking he wants to do what he does but he was raised this way.
For example, if a person is isolated, they feel alone and like they have nobody to turn to. This will make them feel trapped, and less likely to contradict their controller or stand up for themselves. Take the rumours about Boo Radley for example. In Maycomb, a small town where everybody knows everybody, Boo Radley disappeared from the public eye and instantly became the subject of terrible rumours. If he ever needed help and tried to seek it from the people of Maycomb, it is very unlikely that anyone would help him due to how he was viewed: a troubled man who could be a potential threat to society.
Although the rapid dog in "To Kill a Mockingbird" only appears in one chapter and is killed rather quickly, it acts as a symbol for the reoccurring theme of the evilness in racism throughout the book, illustrates the courage that is gained from overcoming difficult situations, and being an experience that allows for the development of maturity. In a setting that is dominated by racism, such as in Maycomb, a majority of the population also have aspects of evilness due to the damaging effects of their racist behavior, which is represented by the rabid dog. During the Tom Robinson trial, Scout thought to herself how watching Judge Taylor was “like watching Atticus walk into the street, raise a rifle to his shoulder and pull the trigger, but watching
Justice should always be upheld because without justice there is no way to live peacefully without constant fear of being wrongfully accused and punished out of the blue. We know the villagers act without justice when they attack the monster. “He is pursued by the ignorant villagers, who think he is evil and dangerous because he is ugly and makes ugly noises.” The lack of justice is shown through the reason they attack which is based on his appearance. They also don’t even try to communicate with the monster to gain a better understanding of the situation which means that they chose to stay ignorant. Ignorance should be avoided in judgement and the choice of judgement is what can decide one’s fate and that decision of fate shouldn’t be left to people who do not truly know the situation beyond their own
By a young age many were taught that killing was very bad, and that the killing of the innocent is worst, but other than that this lesson can not be taught. However, the book To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee captures readers into this 1930’s town that moves you to realize how harsh racism was and how if affects the lives of many innocent people. Indeed, to kill a mockingbird is a
Firstly, the stereotype that people who do bad things are supposedly evil and scary is shown through the characters, Tom Robinson and Boo Radley. Tom Robinson is seen as an evil and scary person because he is accused for raping and assaulting Mayella Ewell. Tom Robinson is hated by a majority of the white people in Maycomb except for a white lawyer who is ready to stand up for someone who is innocent. Later on in the novel, Tom Robinson ends up committing suicide himself because he did not want to be put in prison for something he did not do.
The photograph of the “Attack Dogs,” reveals the unethical treatment protesters experienced from the Birmingham police department as they were attacked by their highly trained and dangerous dogs, while they were fighting for equality and human rights. The image displays an attempt by the white police officers to show authority, dominance, to create fear, and suppress any efforts of the Civil Rights Movement’s activists, as racist sentiments were extremely encrypted among many individuals in the South. Life magazine was considered by segregation supporters as extremely liberal and biased, yet the photographs that were published in Life magazine were so real and shocking that resulted in high support for the activist
Men who had autographs, pictures with and merchandise of O.J. Simpson were also asked to be excused. This was due to the fact that they could alter the case findings by being bias. Determining not only eyewitnesses can change the outcome of this case when being discredited but the jurors as well. Valentine and Maras (2011) performed a study in which they found that there was very little research on the influence of leading questions
The author has symbolically, yet vividly described to the readers the socio economic conditions of the black community. In spite of being intelligent and wise, they were never good enough to enjoy an equal status in society.This is seen when the author wrote about the audience 's reaction when the protagonist says the words social equality during his speech," Sounds of displeasure filled the room. They shouted hostile phrases at me"(Ellis). The African-Americans were looked down upon and had to shed their own blood, kill their own fellow-men, face humiliation, and had to be ready to accept whatever was tossed to them. Perhaps animals were in a better place, thus indicating the cruel color conflicts that existed in the segregated South.
The public turning against these dogs really gave them a bad name. In the 1980s, pit bulls were known as a super-predator. The media started filling the public’s head with rumor’s about the dog’s behavior and anatomy (Delise 96). That is when the images of these dogs became so intense that even the people who owned one of them would be affected. These people would then euthanize their dogs in fear that they would turn against them (Delise 97).
While it is understandable to believe in the pretense created by incorrect information, Lee tries to teach her readers to recognize how information can be warped when dealing with crimes that are circumstantial. Though we may hate the ones who provide false evidence towards incorrect ideas, the goal is to not make the same mistake the gossipers do by bearing false witness. Perhaps the town would not be able to look past Tom’s pretense of criminalistic behavior if there were none in the town who could model, but Lee has a few, including Atticus, that do. To Kill A Mockingbird is still read in today’s society to remind readers
Also, only 29 states require the examiner to have a certification. (Sources2)Other states they are freely spots, like California,Arizona,Nevada, Georgia and Florida but have a background of the law . (Sources 1)Which make them think they can do it without going through the class and getting the experience from the teacher in the classroom .When the report is giving it can be read wrong because of the examiner did not read or observed the right thing becauses they didn 't take the test to be certified of doing that .Mistakes are easily to be maken even the ones who are certified examiner could possibly miss things up and cause probably.The examiner could also be biased towards the person because they want though right how to ask and make them feel comfortable. (Sources 5)It show their innocence and in a narrow range of circumstance by private agencies and