Just standing on the Radley porch was enough. ”(279). Scout uses her imagination to try and view all the past events that have occurred through Boo’s eyes. When she does this she realizes that Boo isn’t a bad person at all, he is actually kind of like a guardian angel. Boo Radley’s character proves a great point that we should never judge or assume things about another person that we know nothing
Jem was in utter distress when the word “guilty” was spoken. He realized that everything he thought was true, was not. Scout was overcome with anger upon Miss Caroline’s request that she stop learning outside of school. She had a hard time understanding the true meaning of her teacher’s words. Dill was struck with tons of emotion when Mr. Gilmer was rude to Tom.
In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, “one’s innocence may be lost when one is exposed to the reality of the cruel world of injustice and racism.” Lee displays the loss of innocence through many characters including Jeremy “Jem” Finch, and Jean Louise “Scout” Finch. The loss of innocence is portrayed by many. One group are the children Jem and Scout Finch.
From this excerpt, I can understand that Tom was trying to stay away from trouble, but instead it got him into more. The way this relates to the mockingbird symbol is, mockingbirds do not ruin anybody's garden or nest in corn cribs they just make beautiful music. Tom was not trying to hurt anyone; instead, he was helping his neighbor out. In the novel, Boo Radley is also symbolized as the mockingbird. Like a mockingbird, Boo Radley never hurt anyone,
Giving dignity boosts someones ego, yet stripping dignity can ruin it as read in Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. Harper Lee portrays how others can give and strip someones dignity by their actions and language. The novel takes place in a tired, racist town in the South called Maycomb, Alabama, in the 1930’s. It tells the story of a white woman accusing a black man of rape. The case is taken by Atticus Finch, the best lawyer in town defending the black defendant, Tom Robinson.
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.”
Through setting, motif, and conflict in To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee demonstrates that one should not be afraid to grow up differently than the rest of society. Everyone should become one with themselves and not change for others around them. Jem and Scout are two kids that have not yet experienced how judgmental the world around them can be. They spend their summer days with their friend Dill trying to find out about Boo Radley. The Radley’s are one of the only people in the small town of Maycomb that don 't care about what society thinks about them.
In Modern day society racism isn’t as common as it was in the 1900’s. In To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the Mockingbird is a symbol for an a character who brings nothing but peace to the world. Atticus Finch is an harmless and innocent mockingbird, whose image is ruined by trying to step aside the racial barrier in and defend Tom Robinson. Atticus is a mockingbird in this book because of his exceptional behavior he provides to the community around him.
In the book, To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee creates the characters by pulling traits of people in her daily life. Atticus, Scout’s dad in the book, is a perfect example of one of these characters because he relates to Harper Lee’s father, Amasa Coleman(A.C.) Lee. In chapter 1 of the book, it says, “… yet the tradition of living in the land remained unbroken until well into the twentieth century, when my father, Atticus Finch, went to Montgomery to read law… ”(page 4-5). This quotation connects to Harper Lee’s father because he was also a lawyer, according to Scott Stabler.
In the book To Kill A Mockingbird and Of Mice And Men, almost most of the characters lie about something. People lie even if they’re innocent because they want to protect themselves from being an outcast. Calpurnia lies about being able to read, Dolphus Raymond lies about being an alcoholic, and even worse, Mayella lies about Tom Robinson raping her. All of these false accusations lead to consequences and the only reason these people did this is because they’re too worried about their social standing in their community and they don’t want to be looked at any differently than anybody else.
To Kill a Mocking Bird is told from the perspective of a little girl named Scout. She lives with her father Atticus, her brother Jem and their maid Calpurnia. In her novel, To Kill a Mocking Bird, Harper Lee foreshadows a loss of innocence through the symbolic significance of a snowman, fire and camellia flowers. To begin, the symbolism of the snowman foreshadows the trial and how they converse when constructing it. “Jem, I ain’t never heard of a nigger snowman”, I said.
The ‘mockingbird’ of the story symbolizes several different types of innocence through different characters. One of the ‘mockingbird’ innocence types is displayed by Tom Robinson. During the closing statements in the courtroom (232), Atticus states that “the defendant is not guilty, but someone in this courtroom is.” The quote shows that Tom’s ‘mockingbird’ innocence is the innocence of not being guilty.
Some people cannot understand that, he was destroyed as a child. So that affected him later in his life but he rose above it and is now a very kind-hearted and innocent man. Tom Robinson said “felt right sorry for her.” Tom was an innocent man who was just trying to help Mayella, even though he knew that it was dangerous for him. Tom was blamed for something he did not do and was later shot to death.
The kids claimed he was a monster because he never came outside and by the stories that they heard, He was the one who left gifts in the big tree outside their Radley house for Jem and Scout. He saves Jem and Scout from the attack by Bob Ewell. Jem says “Boo Radley doesn’t mean anybody any harm, but i’m glad you’re along” (341). He said this because Scout said the Radley house was scary. Boo Radley was locked in a basement, and outside under the porch outside because when he was younger he used to sit under the table and try to cut his family with scissors.