Mr.Underwood simply figured it was a sin to kill cripples, be they standing, sitting or escaping”(ch25,pg239). This quote is saying how the mistreatment of Tom and his eventual killing is a sin committed by the racist values of southern people. Also, Tom Robinson was a good husband, father, church goer, worker, citizen, and person. That is why in the novel they said “He likened Tom’s death to the senseless slaughter of songbirds by hunters and children”(ch25,pg240). This quote was saying how Tom Robinson was like a mockingbird who all he wanted was a peaceful life and
Rumors say that most crimes are done by him, mostly nocturnal events like mutilated chickens and pets. Jem had never seen Boo. Dill, a friend of Jem, dared him to touch the Radleys House so Boo Radley would come out. ‘Jem threw the gate open and sped to the side of the house, slapped it with his palm and ran back past us, not waiting to see if his foray was successful.’ At first he was scared, but since his pride of never backing out on a dare was too big, he did it anyway.
“Mockingbirds do nothing but make music for us to enjoy,” ("Chapter 10." To Kill a Mockingbird.) states Miss Maudie in chapter ten of To Kill a Mockingbird. This man can be compared to a mockingbird, the motif, he only helps people, does not harm them, yet people use and abuse him along with other African American people. Racism is based off of pride and fear, if people could let go of their pride and fight against their fear, this problem would not
Boo displays protection towards the children (Jem and Scout) a couple of times throughout the story. In the beginning, when Jem, Scout, and Dill went Hunter 2 onto Boo’s property he shows protection by not telling Atticus or anybody else that he knew that it was Jem and Scout who were on his lawn. Boo then stitches Jem’s pants that got ripped off when he was crawling under the fence and he leaves them out for Jem to retrieve them. He protected the children from getting in huge trouble from Atticus and he protected their reputation because the entire town would hear about how they intruded and that would look bad on Jem and Scout. Boo also protects
The character Dolphus Raymond is one of the first motives of a mockingbird ascertained in the novel. The people of Maycomb judge and dislike Dolphus because he is a white man who hangs around with the Negroes. According to others, it is not acceptable to be married to a person of another colour and have children with them, which is the position Dolphus is in. “They don’t belong anywhere. Colored folks won’t have ‘em because they’re half white, white folks won’t have ‘em ‘cause they’re colored, so they’re just in-betweens, don’t belong anywhere.”
During the whole of chapter 9, Atticus reveals moral courage when he decides to defend and protect an innocent man named Tom Robinson. Who is a black man that has been accused of raping a white woman in the town Maycomb which is extremely racist. He observes the challenges that come with Tom Robinson’s case with his brother for one, there is no real evidence for Robinson’s
Although several people in the book To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee symbolizes the mocking bird , I believe Boo Radley strongly emulates the symbol of the MockingBird. Boo Radley is misunderstood by society and seen as a monster or as a scary man, just as the mockingbird was. Although Boo was seen as a threat to society, he never hurt a soul, he shared things with the kids like soap figurines of them. Boo jumped to action when he heard the kids being mugged by mysterious man. Jem says it would be killing a Mockingbird if they persecuted Boo Radley.
“mockingbirds don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy” (Lee 93). One of the examples of good vs evil in this story is Tom Robinson’s court case with Mayella Ewell. Tom Robinson is a black man named who is accused for a crime of raping and beating Mayella Ewell even though he just helped her with household chores. In the book Tom was seen as a bad figure for most of the book even though he was just a caring, harmless person. You can say many mockingbirds die in today’s reality, but it is the innocent that suffer the most often.
Atticus teaches his children, Scout and Jem the important lesson of placing oneself in another’s position before going to judge him or her by asking them not to bother a character called Boo Radley. Boo Radley, a man never seen outside his house, ever, has superstition and rumors about him in the society of Maycomb since he never comes out. When Scout and Jem cannot get Boo to come out of his house, Scout remembered that earlier, Atticus had told her that “‘...if [she can] learn a simple trick, [she’ll] get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. [She’ll] never really understand a person until [she considers] things from his point of view...until [she climbs] into his skin and [walks] around in it’” (39). Atticus knows that there is a reason why Boo Radley does not come out of his house, why he told Scout and Jem not to bother him.
Atticus Finch is treated poorly for the choices he made because he wanted to help other people. Despite the racism in the town, Atticus defended Tom Robinson, a Black man accused of raping a White women in the segregated south. “She was white, and she tempted a Negro. She did something that in our society is unspeakable: she kissed a black man. Not an old Uncle, but a strong young Negro man.
He is a kind, innocent man that loves Jem and Scout as if they were his own. The town views Boo as a monster, but as he leaves gifts for the children and mends Jem’s pants, the reader begins to see his true nature and learns that he is misjudged by society. Boo also saves the lives of Jem and Scout. In the process of saving the kids, Boo had to kill Bob Ewell. By killing Mr. Ewell; Boo Radley killed his innocence.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee demonstrates various types of people, including some who fit the metaphorical meaning of a mockingbird. The real meaning of a mockingbird is a bird that doesn’t do anything but make music for humans to enjoy, unlike other birds they don’t mess up your gardens, they just fly and sing innocently. A mockingbird is someone who can’t help himself or defend himself but yet still helps others without directly being asked to do so. Lastly, a mockingbird may get hurt because even though they help, and sometime it is because they hurt. In the novel the protagonist Atticus Finch is portrayed as a mockingbird because he takes a case of defending a black man despite the society’s views on this so called horrible crime.
How is Boo Radley and Tom Robinsons are considered mockingbirds. How is Boo Radley a mockingbird How Boo Radley is a mockingbird. There are many character in the book considered a mockingbird,but most poeple think that Boo Radlet isn’t one of them because of all the rumors that spread about Boo Radley. He’s a mockingbird because when Jem and Scout were getting in a fight with Mr.Ewel. While they were fighting Boo Radley was there to save them by killing MR.Ewel.
The bluejays were referring to people that harm others without any reason, basically the bullies in Maycomb. The mockingbirds refer to the people who did not do anything bad so why get them into problems without them doing anything bad. This can be better said with Jem and Scout discussing, “Why couldn’t I mash him?’ I asked. ‘Because they don’t bother you,’ Jem answered in the darkness” (273).
it’s because he wants to stay inside”(Lee,304). After saving the children’s lives, Scout walks Boo home, she reaches the porch and realizes when she turns around that the whole town of Maycomb is visible from the porch. Scout realizes that “Atticus was right. One time he said you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them.