Also, when Cox refers to the victims as being one with him and the audience, he reiterates how beyond the fact that they were gay, they were normal people who just wanted “to relax, to laugh, to connect…” (6). Describing them as more than just statistics, Cox furthers his desire for the anguish toward the LGBTQ community to diminish because he highlights how those who died, died while wanting to have a good time, away from the prejudice of the outside world. Additionally, Cox discussed how when he was younger, he wasn’t always compassionate to those who were LGBTQ in his high school. However, he goes on to talk about how when he met more people from the LGBTQ community, they changed his judgmental views and made him more accepting of those different from him. When addressing the LGBTQ community,
Slaughterhouse-Five to be described in one word would be impossible, but if needed, I would describe it as paradoxical or disordered. This novel ,written by Kurt Vonnegut, follows the life of an incompetent war veteran named Billy Pilgrim. Billy Pilgrim is shown to have the ability to jump around in time, but of his on life. Even though he is able to do this he can’t change the outcome, Free will isn’t an option. In the story it mentions the ideas of Fate and Free will and how some believe in one than the other.
(Glaspell 14). Minnie Wright’s personality was suppressed by her husband’s abuse; she no longer sang like she used to in the choir, and she wore dark clothing, which was unlike her old self. The bird-cage represents Mrs. Wright because just as her husband was “rough with it,” he was also rough with her. The bird represents Mrs. Wright as well because her personality was put to an end when she married her husband. The symbolism in this story brings to light the moral awareness of murder when it is under the same circumstances as Mrs.
Ethics and morality play an extensive role in how we treat others and are treated in return. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, an unfair court case, a misunderstood man, and symbolism are used to illustrate the theme of ethics and morality. To begin with, the first appearance of the symbolism is when Scout and Jem were gifted air rifles for Christmas and Atticus told Jem that he could, “Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird” (92). Atticus tells him this because mockingbirds have done nothing wrong, and only make beautiful music for the people to listen to.
Although Capote writes of how welcoming and peaceful the Kansas town of Holcomb is, his main purpose of describing the town is to emphasize the changes that take place in the wake of one family’s murder, therefore Capote is able to articulate the shifts in the community into an embodiment of a seventh death. Capote utilizes personification to add a sense of fear to the pallet of feelings that the citizens in Holcomb have been constrained to. He first describes how out of character the town has become simply by their purchase of locks, and goes on to discredit the locks by saying: “Imagination, of course, can open any door---turn the key and let terror walk right in” (Capote 88). The personification of imagination, making it able to open any door, gives the thought of imagination a complex connotation. It makes the reader contemplate of the possibilities that a non-physical concept can make possible in the physical world.
Mr. Underwood, the town 's proofreader, looks at Tom to a mockingbird after Tom 's demise. " He compared Tom 's demise to the silly butcher of larks by seekers and children..." Tom 's great character and aggregate blamelessness make him look like the innocuous warbler. Not understanding that his most obvious opportunity stays to await his chance and neglecting to handle something besides his devastating craving to get away, Tom appears like a wild, confined lark. Boo Radley, as well, takes after a mockingbird in light of his common craving to satisfy the youngsters with the endowments he puts in the tree and his delicate empathy for them when they remain outside shuddering exposed watching Miss Maudie 's fire.
“Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy… That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird” (Lee 119). Innocence is just like a mockingbird, it is robbed away from children who have done nothing wrong. The novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee takes place in the 1930s during the Great Depression, in a small-sized town called Maycomb in Alabama. Jem Finch and Dill Harris are young children that have to experience and see new things as they grow up and in the process lost some of their innocence. However, Scout Jem’s little sister is the only one that keeps her innocence throughout the novel.
After the trial, Bob Ewell spits on and threatens Atticus he squelches his anger and shows empathy. Jem and Scout are scared for his safety but Atticus ensures them there is nothing to worry about and he will gladly take that from Bob. He understands what the Ewell children have to go through and letting Bob do the to him is “something [Atticus] will gladly take...rather it be [Atticus] than that household of children” (Lee 292). Atticus also shows his children his empathy for the African American community. He tells Jem and Scout “There’s nothing more sickening...than a low grade white man who’ll take advantage of [someone in a detriment]...whenever a white man does that to a black man...that white man is [reprehensible]” (Lee 295).
The actions of a mockingbird are pure which relates to the purity of innocence. Killing a mockingbird was considered a sin because it was killing a part of who these characters were. For example, Scout “killed her mockingbird” when she witnessed the death of Bob Ewell. After the attack, Atticus and Heck were discussing the possible scenarios that may have caused the death to occur. They finally accept that “Bob Ewell fell on his knife.”
WISDOM First off Atticus, unlike the rest of the Maycomb population, has the wisdom to understand the irony of why people act they way they do. “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.”(Lee 283). To Kill A Mockingbird, is a fundamental part to not only literature but
Correspondingly to figurative language, Lee also uses diction is to imply a message about racism and justice in Maycomb County. The "inflexible and time regarded code" of society was that, while, white individuals could utilize and even endeavor African-Americans, there could be no individual relationship between African-Americans and whites and no acknowledgment that African-Americans had the same responses and emotions as white individuals. Furthermore, there was an obnoxious assumption "that all Blacks lie, that all Blacks are essentially indecent creatures". “Despite the fact that Calpurnia is a female, Aunt Alexandra neglects her great work as a result of her race” (Lee p.129). The Court trial is described by Lee with strong diction in
Yesterday was Tom Robinson’s trial. I cannot explain how frustrated I am. I finally understand in what cruel society i am in. I cannot believe that the Maycomb folks took their prejudge into the trial. I was so confident about the trial.
Harper Lee said a very inspirational quote in 1960. She said, “Before I can live with other folks, I have to live with myself. The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience. ”This quote became famous through her novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. She wanted this quote to inform people around the world of a common problem.
Values in To Kill a Mockingbird To Kill a Mockingbird shows that you should not judge a book by its cover, that actions speak louder than words, and that seemingly good people can be filled with exuberant flaws. There are several examples of characters in To Kill a Mockingbird that are portrayed as bad people in the beginning of the book that turn out to be heroes. Other characters such as Mrs. Merriweather and Aunt Alexandra criticise others and are generally hypocritical, even though they come across as pinnacles of politeness and wholesome values. Because characters such as Boo Radley and Mrs. Dubose are originally shown as bad people and then are shown as heroic and other supposedly good people like Mrs. Merriweather are shown to be hypocritical and callous, this book shows that it is of the utmost importance to thoroughly examine a person before you judge them, and that hypocrisy or other faults of character can be present in people with pious reputations.
The theme of this novel is "Not everything is the way you predict it is". I believe this thematic statement suits the story because throughout the book there are lots of surprises, and most situations don't go the way people predict they will. For example, Aunt Alexandra was first seen as mean, according to her attitude towards Scout. At the end of the book Aunt Alexandra hands Scout her overalls, as mentioned in the story, "the garments she most despised." Because she always wanted Scout to be a lady and wear dresses.