To Kill A Mockingbird Honesty Quotes

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Ellen DeGeneres once stated, “here are the values that I stand for: honesty, equality, kindness, compassion, treating others the way they want to be treated and helping those in need” (brainyquotes.com 7). This quote elucidates how one should treat others equally no matter who they are. In To Kill a Mockingbird, honesty is symbolized by Harper Lee’s novel by using flashbacks, the characterization of Atticus Finch, and foreshadowing the future, which all prove the innocents of Tom Robinson and Boo Radley. The Narrator, named Scout, and her older brother, Jem, both live in a home with their old fashioned father Atticus Finch. Mr. Finch, a respectable lawyer, took on a case of a black man, Tom Robinson. Mr. Robinson was charged of rape to young Mayella Ewell, a girl who lives …show more content…

Before the attack happened, Jem reminds Scout how she is forbidden to walk to school alone after dark and Scout, “[does not] see why” till after their ambush (Lee 300). Scout realizes later that she was not allowed to walk home alone because of her safety and that she is defenseless alone. Another example of foreshadowing, is when Boo Radley, a secretive neighbor of the Finches, actions portend how he is an alright man. For instance, Mr. Radley Provided Jem and Scout a gift each day when they would walk to school. In particular, Scout was strolling by the “tree in the Radley’s yard” when he noticed an object in a “knot-hole” and uncovered “two small images carved in soap” (Lee 15). Boo does this because he enjoys watching the kids as they walk home and play outside in front of his house. Essentially, Mr. Radley is portrayed as a scary man where Jem and Scout satirize Boo due to his fearful image. However, they discover how they have treated a wonderful man appallingly. Boo is essentially a mockingbird, and Scout eventually figures

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