At first he does small things like fixing Jem’s shorts and putting little surprises in a hole of a tree trunk. To later, puting around Scout when there is a fire at Miss Maudie’s house. The best thing he does and what gets him the title of a mockingbird is when he saves the lives of both Jem and Scout. Though, he ends up killing the towns resident villain. “I never heard tell that it’s against the law for a citizen to do his utmost to prevent a crime from being commited, which is exactly what he did, but maybe you’ll say it’s my duty to tell the town all about it and not shut
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.
Adolescence is the foundation to the rest of a person’s life. A Separate Peace by John Knowles illustrates this concept by starring Gene Forrester, an attendant of the Devon School for Boys in New England, during WWII. Gene’s best friend is Finny, though it becomes clear that their relationship is toxic as Gene becomes jealous of Finny and ends up purposefully hurting him out of this jealousy. As the boys approach their last year at Devon, they bond during the lazy summer session of school whereas mature during the strict, forceful winter session. This forcefulness pushes the idea of the Winter Carnival, a separate peace for the boys, where they don’t have to think of the future and raging war.
On chapter 10 of To Kill A Mockingbird, Sheriff Heck Tate urges Atticus to shoot a rabid dog that was roaming the street of the Finch’s neighborhood. Mr. Finch reluctantly accepts the request and puts the animal down in a single shot, to Jem and Scout 's surprise. The occurrence confuses the children because Atticus never mentioned his expertise in shooting, and he refused to teach his kids to shoot their new rifles. Miss Maudie Atkinson, their broad-minded neighbor, tells the children that their father is an excellent shot and that he was nicknamed “Ol’ One Shot” for his skill in marksmanship. Yet he believes his talent to aim accurately is a God-given ability that gives him an unfair advantage over other living creatures, and he simply avoids violence.
Boo tries to have as many interactions with Jem and Scout as he can. Scout says, “We found gum and change in the cut hole of the tree…” Boo wants to be friends with Jem and Scout. After the Tom Robinson case Mayella's father attacks Jem and Scout to get back at their father, Boo helps them and ends up saving them. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, the title is used as a metaphor for the purest hearts that were taken for granted. The mockingbird represents purity and kindness, Boo and Tom are mockingbirds.
In To Kill A Mockingbird, Jem is a 13 year old boy who, as he grows older, faces a rough childhood of being criticized by others because of his father, Atticus, defending a black person, Tom Robinson. For instance, on page 273 it’s written “Jem was scowling. It was probably a part of the stage he was going through, and I wished he would hurry up and get through it. He was certainly never cruel to animals, but I had never known his charity to embrace the insect world./ “Why couldn’t I mash him?” I asked./ “Because they don’t bother you,” Jem answered in the darkness.” This displays how Jem developed his moral compass through his experiences because Jem mentally grew from his experiences. From his experiences, Jem learned that the world isn’t always nice but it is rather cruel and because of this he grew to become empathetic, knowing how it felt to be put down by others.
This is also seen when an ordinary trip to the supermarket ends with Charlie having a tantrum that is extremely embarrassing for Thomas. Thomas is able to get away at only one point in the film, when he, his girlfriend and his brother sneak into a military base to have a break from reality. There is a sweet feeling montage here, with lots of shots of the three having fun and playing together with happy music over. While this is a small escape from the stress of his alienation at school and home, one of the sources of his frustrations, his brother Charlie, comes with him, showing how even the smallest escapes from his life is impossible.
In Minhaj 's comedy special, the idea of racial distinction is displayed from an instance he faced when he went out for prom with his high school crush, Bethany. Minhaj mentions to the audience about the conservative mindset of his dad, who would not approve him of going to prom, owing to reasons like race, societal fears etc. He explains this as he narrates a conversation with his father, ’Even though I disagree with you, I respect your candor. Therefore, I will grant your wish.’’ ‘’I ran home, I was like, “Dad, I would like to go to prom.” [speaking Hindi] Which means, “I will break your face.” “Duly noted, father ' ' (Scraps from the loft). Another instance of racism is witnessed as Minhaj tells us that as he went to pick up his date on prom night, only to realize that her parents didn’t want her taking pictures with him because they feared the reactions of their relatives in Nebraska.
This showed courage because it showed Erich to face challenges to be fearless and confident to step up for his right. Lastly, courage was expressed in the book because when Max went to the general store to buy three things, two for his mother and a sarsaparilla flavored candy stick for himself. He was followed by a kid named Richard from his school. Eventually Richard grabbed Max and said " Hitler doesn’t deserve candy" then after he pushed onto the ground and an RCMP officer named Constable Mason grabbed Max and said "what are you doing, boy" (Bass,29). Max replied "N-nothing.
Another reason why Arthur is a mockingbird is because he saves Jem and Scout when they are being attacked by Bob Ewell. When Jem and Scout are walking home after the Halloween play, they encounter Bob Ewell who wants to murder them. Then Arthur seeing Jem and Scout in danger takes his knife and kills Bob. Then Heck Tate botches the evidence to uncover that Bob Ewell died by falling on his knife. Scout explains this by saying “‘Well, it’d be sort of like shootin‘ a mockingbird’…”(370) Scout knows that Arthur is like a mockingbird, because of all the things he did for her and Scout.