I am reading To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. The book is about a child named Scout who grows up during the 1930’s around the time of the great depression. While she grows up she is taught life lessons and learns to see people in different ways. Some people she learns more about are Tom Robinson, a man who her father is defending in court, and Boo Radley, her neighbor who never comes out of his house. Scout is also confronted with a lot of situations where she is not old enough to understand at her young age, but as the reader hears her reading from an older perspective she realizes these situations were important. In this journal I will be evaluating. G- Boo Radley and Tom Robinson are both symbolized as the mockingbird. Y- Boo Radley …show more content…
In To Kill a Mockingbird, Boo Radley and Tom Robinson are both symbolized as the mockingbird. The first person who was inferred as a mockingbird was Boo Radley. Boo Radley is recognized as one of the mockingbirds of the story because he has not done anything horrible. Scout talks to Miss Maudie about the rumors she has heard about Boo and Miss Maudie says that he has not done any of those rumors. The only other person who claims she has seen Boo doing something bad was Miss Stephanie who has a very big mouth. Miss Maudie tells Scout that Miss Stephanie is only lying about seeing Boo outside her window. The only other event where Boo was bad was when he was with his “gang” and he was still punished by his father for his actions. Another reason Boo is shown as the mockingbird of the book is because he has only hurt one person. The only person that Boo has hurt was his father and that is still just a rumor. When Boo stabbed his father with the scissors his father punished him and did not let him go without consequences. Boo has not hurt anyone or done anything bad so he is portrayed as the mockingbird throughout the book. Tom Robinson is also symbolized as a
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Y- Tom Robinson R- tried to help Mayella - help with chores - was her only friend - Jumped on him and tempt him R- scream rape and put on trial - Mayella scream rape because she saw her father in window - put tom on trial and accused of raping and beating her - Blacks mostly likely never win when a white woman screams rape G- For these reasons Boo and Tom are symbolized by a mockingbird
Firstly, one character who is a mockingbird is Boo Radley. Boo is a character who in the book is not understood by the people of Maycomb. Boo stays in the Radley Place for the whole story until he saves Jem and Scout’s lives. After Mr. Tate leaves the Finch’s house Scout tells her father this, “‘Yes sir, I understand,’ I reassured him.
To Kill a Mockingbird, Boo Radley and Tom Robinson are both symbolized by a mockingbird. Boo Radley is the first character to symb Inolize a mockingbird. The first reason why Boo is a mockingbird is because he has done nothing wrong to hurt people, despite the rumors. The rumors said Boo stabbed his father with a pair of scissors, however, that is not true. Boo never stabbed anyone.
He helped Scout when she was freezing outside by giving her a blanket. Boo saved Jem and Scout’s lives when he came and helped them the night of the pageant. Tom Robinson is symbolized by the mockingbird. Tom is innocent. Tom is a cripple and is unable to use his left arm.
They thought that because he was black he was not telling the truth. Tom Robinson was so tired of the white people calling him names and not believing him that he decided to run away and that is when his life ended. In summary, I believe that Boo and Tom are symbols that symbolizes the mockingbird. These two men are caring and nice. They are innocent and they both try to tell people that they are not guilty or bad.
Tom is a black man who is falsely accused of rape by a white woman, and despite Atticus’s best efforts to prove his innocence, he is convicted and ultimately killed. Tom is innocent of the crime he is accused of, and his death represents the injustice of the racial prejudice that is pervasive in the society of the novel. Boo Radley is a recluse who is rumored to be a dangerous and violent person. However, as the story progresses, the reader learns that Boo is actually kind and gentle, leaving presents for Scout and her brother Jem and saving their lives in the end. Boo is a mockingbird because he is innocent of the rumors that surround him and he does no harm to anyone.
Amazingly, this was his only form of contact he has with the outside world until his father closed it up with concrete. Boo or also known as, Arthur Radley, is actually a very shy character who is often misjudged by society including Jem and Scout. As the story goes on, we find Scout is beginning to realize Boo's situation when Scout tells Atticus that exposing Boo would be "sort of like shootin' a mockingbird, wouldn't
Yet he saved Jem and Scout from Bob Ewell. Now some could argue that Boo is an example for a mockingbird because he saved Jem and could have gone to trial for Bob’s murder even though he was protecting Jem. There would have been bad rumors with Boo, but Tom is the best example of a Mockingbird symbol based on evidence in the
According to kill a mockingbird, mockingbirds represents a sense of innocence. In the book, Miss Maudie explains to scout, why to kill a mockingbird is a sin. She says, “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”
Scout even refers to Boo as a mockingbird when she says that shooting him would be like killing a mocking bird. Tom Robinson, although he may be very different from Boo has one thing in common with him: he is also a mockingbird whose only “fault” is being black. Tom Robinson is a totally innocent character not harming anyone, in fact he does Mayella Ewell a favor and comes and lends her a hand with no selfish intent. However, even though he has given no trouble to anyone and is innocent, he still becomes a victim at the cruel hands of the Ewells. Just like a mockingbird Tom was killed for nothing.
This can be seen when he leaves gifts for Jem and Scout. Boo is actually a very shy character who is often misjudged by society, including Jem and Scout. As the story goes on, we find Scout beginning to realise Boo 's situation when she tells Atticus that exposing Boo would be "sort of like shootin ' a mockingbird, wouldn
but she understands that women are seen in a lower light than men. The final stereotype seen in To Kill a Mockingbird is social discrimination like that faced by Boo Radley and his family. The Radleys were an odd and private family and this lead people to criticize and torment them. Boo is a quiet man who never leaves his house and is probably afraid to do so.
I am reading To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. The book is about Tom Robinson in jail and Atticus is trying to get him out. Scout and Jem have an encounter with Bob Ewell, that doesn’t turn out so good. Scout walks in other people’s shoes. In this journal I will be evaluating.
In the novel, the “mockingbirds” are considered to be Arthur Radley (Boo), Tom Robinson,