The novel To Kill a Mockingbird is so titled because there are several characters in the story which could be consisted mockingbirds. Tom Robinson and Boo Radley do not cause any harm, they go about their business without interfering in the lives of others, and however both of them are in turn harmed by the citizens of Maycomb. Harper Lee’s novel examines the dark side of human nature and explores the ramifications of prejudice, racism and bigotry in a time when people were openly hostile to anyone they considered different and inferior. Lee tells her story to highlight the injustices of the South during a time of inequality, discrimination, where the innocent are unfairly punished. Tom Robinson a character in the novel is accused of something
In our world today, everyone is judged based on appearance. Sometimes, humans judge others without even realizing it. Boo Radley is an example of a man who has been judged in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. Boo was in a mischievous group when he was a teenager. The judge ordered him to a state industrial school but his father explained to the judge that he would keep Boo in check.
First of all, being very reclusive could be a trait related to Arthur Radley. He is a reclusive young man, who to the people of Maycomb, Alabama portrays very differently. An example that is given in To Kill a Mockingbird is when Miss Maudie’s house catches on fire, and Arthur puts a blanket around Scout: “Atticus said: you’re right. We’d better keep this and the blankets to ourselves. Scout can thank him for covering her up.” “Thank who?” I asked.
Sometimes people believe that the evil people in the world have always been bad, but that is incorrect. In the Lord of the Flies, the greatest example of inherent good and original sin is the relationship between the little ones and the big ones on the island. The big ones show how inherent goodness can be affected throughout your life. In the Lord of the Flies, the quote is, “The little ones only cared about eating and
When Scout was watching the fire from afar and she became fearful when seeing the fire get bigger and sparks flying near her house. She noticed Atticus not doing anything about it. Jem responded with “let’s don’t pester him, he’ll know when it’s time” (Lee 94). Atticus is not doing anything because he knows the fire will not spread to his house. Atticus is representing the people who are against spreading things in societies.
However almost everyday Jem finds toys or random objects in the tree out front of the Radleys house. This gives Jem the idea that Boo isn 't some horrible monster after all. “Atticus believes Jem killed Ewell in self-defense, but Tate makes him realize that Boo Radley actually stabbed Ewell and saved both children 's lives.”(lee 28) This quote shows that the children had been put in a situation where the so-called “monster” Boo Radley saved their lives and they now could look at him not as some maniac but a hero and regular person who stays inside to protect himself from the stereotypes and cruelty of the world because of something people had said and that had been spread throughout the
It is a sin to kill a Mockingbird. It is a sin because they are innocent, good, protective animals that mind their own business and don 't do anything but good for their community. In Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird there are three mockingbirds in the small town of Maycomb, Alabama. When there was a problem they could solve, they would solve it. Even if there was something they could do that would help someone in the slightest way they would do it.
This makes him verys sad because him and Shmuel have become very close friends. Bruno tells Shmuel the bad news, but he isn’t the only one who has bad news. Shmuel tells Bruno that his papa has gone missing. The boys plan one final visit, and during this visit Bruno would go to the other side of the fence. Bruno gets pajamas like Shmuel 's and looks like Shmuel because he has a shaved head too, and then climbs under the fence, and enters the camp.
I was flabbergasted when Riis was talking to a police officer after taking one of his pictures and causing a fire to start in the tenement: the officer said, “Why don’t you know that’s the Dirty Spoon? It caught fire six times last winter, but it wouldn’t burn. The dirt was so thick on the walls it smothered the fire” (pg. 211). I cannot imagine the filth these poor people were living in for fire to be extinguished by only dirt from the flammable walls, especially since buildings had very few, if any, codes to be met during this time.
In Albert Marrin’s excerpt, Flesh and Blood So Cheap, the Triangle Fire was a real tragedy of 146 people (mostly immigrant women) who died from jumping off the factory building, burning, or suffocating from the fire in the building. In this excerpt, Marrin uses explicit and implicit meanings to express that this tragedy was started by the little value of human life and lack of safety standards. For instance, sweatshop conditions were dangerous for workers in the early 1900s. As well as terrible conditions, no one was prepared whatsoever for this disastrous fire to happen. Even the firefighters were not organized or ready either!