“Real courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.” is a quote in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. This quote shows that although many characters within the movie faced hatred and judgment from those who did not agree with their actions, they still pursued what they believed to be morally right, rather than what the majority thought. To Kill a Mockingbird is set in the early 1930’s within the small town of Maycomb County. During this time period, the Great Depression was beginning to present itself. The Great Depression caused several disadvantages to the western society, such as the stock market crashing, which caused bank failure, unemployment, and excessive amounts of …show more content…
Throughout the story, begins to notice the truth about Maycomb and the rest of the world. As the story progresses, Scout is able to depict how discrimination, racism, and segregation are present within the society that she lives in. This arises when her father, Atticus Finch, is representing an African American man, Tom Robinson, who has been falsely accused of raping a white woman. Robinson is put on trial and found guilty, thus showing Scout and her brother, Jem, that their town is not as innocent as it seems, consequently making them more knowledgeable about …show more content…
When Mayella is stating her testimony, one is able to distinctly tell she is stating a false accusation similar to her father’s. Notably, within her testimony, there were slight changes and flaws in her story; for instance, Mayella’s referring to being struck on the right side of the face holds no ground because Tom is, in fact, unable to move his left arm due to an accident, unlike Bob Ewell, who is proven to be left-handed when Atticus makes him write his name. Regardless, Tom was still found guilty and sentenced to death due to the fact that he is African American. Although the proof was evident, justice was not carried out due to the racist ideals of a close minded community. It can be argued that some of those in the jury might have felt threatened by radicals in the community, which could have persuaded the way in which they decided to vote on Tom Robinson’s innocence, ultimately leading to the verdict that decided he was guilty of a crime he did not
Have you ever thought what would happen if one person started to believe in something that’s others didn’t. Then what if everybody else started to follow along. That reminds me of this game called Fortnite. One person started playing it then everybody followed along.
The outcome of Tom Robinson’s trial was most certainly unfair and based on the racism in Maycomb. There was a plethora of evidence that he was not guilty in any way. There were marks of two hands’ fingers around Mayella Ewell’s neck, bruises that were mostly concentrated on the right side of her face (meaning that the attacker would be left handed as Bob Ewell was, and Tom had a crippled left arm), and the changing stories told by the each of the Ewells. As Atticus, the man defending Tom, makes his closing statement, he remarks on all of the evidence against the Ewells, and states that if Thomas Jefferson was correct, all men are equal; so, Tom Robinson should be parallel to Robert E. Lee Ewell, especially in the court. When the verdict is
To start, within the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee, there is the idea that prejudice will always exist in society. Within the book, Maycomb, at several different points within the story, demonstrates their intense hatred against the colored population within the town itself. One key point with this idea is within chapter 26, where Scout’s teacher, Miss Gates, revealed how human’s always ostracized their kind because of a variable external trait that they held through the example of Hitler. In this chapter, on page 249, she states, “There are no better people in the world than the Jews, and why Hitler doesn’t think so is a mystery to me.” In this quotation, Miss Gates states that Hitler detested Jews and spurned the Jewish
In the novel To A Mockingbird, Harper Lee shows that Prejudice is evil, and affects everyone whether or not they are a victim of it. One of many quotes that supports this claim would be when, Tom Robinson, a black man actused of rape, says he felt sorry for Mayella, a white girl that was supposedly raped by Tom. The author writes, “Yes, suh. I felt right sorry for her, she seemed to try more’n the rest of ‘em-” (Lee, p.224)
In Harper Lee’s opus magnum To Kill A Mockingbird, one of the greatest novels of the twentieth century, with the pulitzer prize, a Family Guy parody, and everything in between. the theme of prejudice resonates everywhere in the book, as the author uses it to advance the plot, paint characters, and deliver messages. Lee has prejudice be alternatively the driving force behind the novel, and a fine point with which to add details to characters. In scenes such as the trial, for example, prejudice is felt for the duration of the scene, leading on the scene and evoking emotions in the reader. In Mockingbird, Lee artfully lays down the theme of prejudice in a myriad of ways.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is set in the small fictional town Maycomb of Alabama during the Great Depression. Due to the location of this town, most of the townspeople are related in a way and have become familiar with one another. This provokes a social hierarchy to be developed based on wealth, race, and history and multiple forms of prejudice emerges. As we see Jem and Scout mature, they witness the injustice that is brought upon the Cunninghams, Tom Robinson, and Arthur “Boo” Radley. As social division continues to prevail, prejudice remains unresolved because discrimination has become a part of the social mores deeply embedded in Maycomb.
Evil: I think that Bob Ewell's should be in this column. On pages 227-234 is where Atticus is asking Bob questions about what happened the night of Mayella’s “rape”. During this whole court case Bob was joking in the beginning about Mayella and it was clear that he doesn’t care much for Mayella. He also uses very inappropriate language in the courtroom. On page 230 Bob says “I got to the fence I heard Mayella screaming like a stuck hog inside the house.”
“Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a Mockingbird.” This quote explains how Mockingbirds are the most important symbol in this novel because without them there would be no good in the world. Harper Lee describes Atticus Finch, Tom Robinson, and Boo Radley as Mockingbirds in To Kill a Mockingbird. There are many occurrences in the novel where these three characters portray this symbol. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird Atticus Finch, Tom Robinson, and Boo Radley are all metaphorically portrayed as mockingbirds because, Atticus is always the bigger person, Tom provides pleasure to people he encounters, and Boo looks out for the people of Maycomb.
“It’s a sin to kill a Mockingbird.. (119)” This is a quote from the renowned book ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ said by the character Atticus Finch to the main character's brother Jem Finch. Atticus says this to Jem because he doesn't want him to shoot the innocent birds or things. Mockingbirds are kindred souls, they’re wonderful creatures who don’t do anything but sing their divine songs. Furthermore mockingbirds are everywhere in life far and wide, but mockingbirds aren’t just birds, they can also be human.
There is a disease that can change the way you behave and can spread from any person to you. This disease is racism. The novel To Kill A Mockingbird shows how racism is like a disease spreading and infecting people, changing how they behave and act, but just like a disease is curable. Using information and evidence from the novel I will show you how the novel does this. The disease is described below.
“Emotions can’t be allowed to interfere with what is right.” This quote, provided by Amazon’s recent, critically-acclaimed dystopian television series accurately summarizes the key takeaway when it comes to morality in To Kill a Mockingbird. How does this quote from a television show which takes place in an alternate 1960s America relate to the theme of morality in Harper Lee’s Great Depression-era novel? To answer this, we must first examine how the said theme in the novel is created. How does Harper Lee convey her message of not letting emotion sway us from right?
Blue Jays and Mockingbirds Who are the blue jays and mockingbirds of To Kill A Mockingbird? Set in the early 1930’s of America, Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird is a coming-of-age book that tells the story of an innocent, naive child becoming an adult through the experience and intake of racism, discrimination, and social injustice throughout the book. Harper Lee’s development, usage and characterization of her characters throughout To Kill A Mockingbird help establish two of her most important themes of the book, which are the presence of social injustice and the coexistence of good and evil. Social injustice is consistently seen throughout To Kill A Mockingbird.
“Your father’s no better than the nigger and trash he works for” yelled Mrs. Dubose to Jem and Scout as they walked back to their home (Lee 135). This quote demonstrates racism present in the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. The movie To Kill A Mockingbird presents two radically different interpretations of the storyline. The movie downplays racism that is being portrayed by scenes in the book. The film does this by omitting Calpurnia’s church, Tom Robinson getting shot 17 times, and a political cartoon of Atticus.
In To Kill a Mockingbird prejudice in Maycomb is terrible. There are two major people in To Kill A Mockingbird that are prejudged severely. Boo Radley and Tom Robinson are the two main people who are prejudged. There is also one other man who prejudged, Atticus Finch. All three of these men are mockingbirds.
Atticus is the father of Jem and Scout, his wife is not alive anymore, he is not racist at all, and he is a lawyer in maycomb. Atticus was told to defend Tom Robinson in court after Bob accused him of raping his daughter Mayella. “You aren't really a nigger lover, then, are you?” Scouts asks. “I certainly am.