As a man of wisdom, he strives to instill his knowledge into them. The first reference to the book’s title comes from Atticus in chapter ten, when Jem and Scout receive air-rifles. Atticus says: “‘Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ’em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird,’” (Lee 119). Through Miss Maudie, Lee writes that mockingbirds “‘don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up peoples
Boo does many kind-hearted things in the novel such as leaving gifts in the knot-hole for Scout and Jem, repairing Jem's pants, putting the blanket on Scout discretely in order to keep her warm, and even saving them from the evil Bob Ewell. But due to his shyness and overall reclusiveness, the public has developed prejudice and false rumours about him, thus killing his innocence. Therefore Getting Boo sent to jail, or to his death, because he was doing the right thing and saving innocent children from a spiteful man would be like killing a mockingbird - unjust and sinful. Although the discovery of Boo's heroism and mockingbird qualities are only presented near the end of the novel, there are hints that Lee purposefully and professionally leaves throughout the novel that can found to show that despite all of the
It’s human nature to want to protect ourselves from danger or getting in trouble. The same thing happens in To Kill a Mockingbird by the majority of the characters whenever something happens that incriminates them. A demonstration of self-preservation in the novel is when Atticus is cross-examining Mayella Ewell in court. During the cross-examination, Atticus says, “What did your father see in the window, the crime of the rape or the best defense to it? Why don’t you tell the truth, child, didn’t Bob Ewell beat you up?” (Lee 251).
Cruel punishments were acted out by any government official. Police brutality in America has been an occurance of the misuse of authority. Police officers abuse their power by assaulting and harassing individuals because they can. The novel 1984 relates to this because in the result of convicting crimes the Party would torture a victim in order to get them to confess or commit suicide. The ministry of love was where most of the police brutality occurred along with making arrests.
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
In The Outsiders Johnny is shy, but he doesn’t hesitate to save his friend when the time comes, that is what makes him an outsider and belong to the greasers. In TPOBAW Patrick is an outsider because he is an extrovert that isn’t afraid to speak his mind and belongs to the ‘outcasts’ group of the school. An example of this would be when he tells Mr Callahan “Either you call me Patrick or you call me nothing” then Mr Callahan responds by calling him nothing . Another time he spoke his mind was when he stood up to Brad when he said “whatever, faggot”. In The Outsiders, Jonny’s shy nature is shown when he talks.
But, they had to start somewhere… • However, despite both Atticus and Rosser’s efforts, Tom Robinson and Leo Frank were both found guilty. • In jail, Leo Frank had his throat slashed by a fellow prisoner, but was able to survive. However, on August 15, 1915, “the best citizens” of Mary Phagan’s hometown stormed the jail, kidnapped him, and lynched him the next morning. The civilians stood and posed proudly after performing such a heinous crime. • The lynch mob that killed Leo Frank is quite similar to the lynch mob that came after Tom Robinson.
Sacrifices, such as a small favor, make someone’s day, a genuine, true sacrifice comes with much more meaning. While Atticus’s decision may be just another court case, seeming like a small sacrifice, it is actually a significant sacrifice and important favor in the book. During Chapter 9, Atticus is called a “n-lover” by his own nephew, Francis, who claims that Atticus’s choice to defend Tom Robinson ruins their family reputation. On page 110, Francis says, “‘Grandma says it’s bad enough he lets you all run wild, but now he’s turn out a n-lover we’ll never be able to walk the streets of Maycomb agin. He’s ruinin’ the family, that’s what he’s doin’.’” By taking this court case, Atticus lays down his own dignity alongside his family’s pride.
How does Lee present Atticus in part I of the novel? Lee presents Atticus as an exceptional father who, despite the belief of the majority of Maycomb residents, chooses to respect his children, and raises them without a wife or mother to look after the children— which was frowned upon, particularly by his sister Alexandra. Lee has shaped our responses to Atticus in a positive light through the eyes of (six-to-nine year old) Scout Finch. However, the writer invites us to see Atticus in a negative way through the eyes of Mrs. Dubose, who believes he is letting his wife’s children run around like wild animals. We progressively see Scout gain more resect and admiration towards her father as the novel goes on, discovering his hidden talent at shooting,
Very similar to what everyone thinks about the mockingbird. It 's perfectly innocent until someone comes along and kills it and that what can cause mayhem everywhere. As you can see Tom Robinson helps Jem understand right from wrong, which compares greatly to the morals of killing a mockingbird, you have to decide whether it 's right or wrong. Miss Maudie teaches Jem and Scout about why the entire trial is wrong in her eyes which helps them see the innocence in people. The most important lesson is the one learned by Scout, she learns that what you see on the surface may not be what 's actually inside.
The quote was from Atticus. There are tons of examples in this book that support this quote and lesson. One example is where everyone thought that Tom Robinson raped Mayella, and was guilty. Everyone thought that just, because the color of his skin. Atticus looked in Tom’s
In To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, one of the many symbols is a roly-poly. In chapter 25 of To kill A Mockingbird, scout finds a bug and attempts to squish it when Jem tells her to stop. Jem says, “Don’t do that, Scout, set him out on the back steps.” Scout makes fun of Jem for being so sympathetic toward the bug. Jem being sympathetic towards the bug shows his maturity. Jem understands that it’s not just a bug.