Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.”(Lee,page 103). In To Kill a Mockingbird, a novel by Harper Lee, the main focus on the book is to show various forms of discrimination, narrated by a young Scout Finch. The main point of the book is to portray what life was like in the 1930s for people of all social classes, and show how people were treated differently for things that were not under their control. To Kill a Mockingbird is about an unfair trial that occured in the 1930’s on a black man named Tom Robinson that was under the impression that he had raped a white girl, while it was all consensual, the trial occurred due to the stigma of a black man and a white woman in a relationship. Defending Tom was no …show more content…
“Because that’s the only way he can pay me. He has no money.” “Are we poor, Atticus?” Atticus nodded. “We are indeed.” Jem’s nose wrinkled. “Are we as poor as the Cunninghams?” “Not exactly. The Cunninghams are country folks, farmers, and the crash hit them hardest.”(Lee,page 23) In this quote, Atticus gives some insight as to just how bad things are for other folks in the county. He also goes into detail that even though he’s already poor, there are people with of even lower class, such as the Cunninghams. This shows Scout that even though things are bad for them, it can be worse. All in all, To Kill a Mockingbird is a great representation on life for the average spectrum of people back in the 1930s. The novel goes into great detail regarding discrimination based on race, social class, wealth, and other aspects that were out of peoples control. The author goes into grave detail with various powerful quotes that show just how bad it really was. People had to deal with oppressions just because of their skin color, or their gender, or their way of living. Many of these things were completely out of their control, and there was nothing that they could do about
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BADADING BADABOOM!!!!!!!!!!! We caught Mr. Ewell in a trap that Atticus set it for him. This can foreshadow that Mr. Ewell might have abuse her daughter, because the evidence shows that Mayella was mostly hit in her right side of her face, which means the abuser was left-handed and proves how it could be her own father. Ewwwwwwww that disgust me because it is inappriote for a father to abuse his own daughter. Does any father feels embarrassed when abusing his own daughter?
• Jem o “When we went home I told Jem we’d really have something to talk about at school on Monday. Jem turned on me. ‘Don’t say anything about it, Scout . . . I reckon if he’d wanted us to know it, he’da told us. If he was proud of it, he’da told us . . .
1. When Atticus Finch states that one day people will settle the accounts for discrimination that happened back in the day and today, he means that white people will get revenge, or some sort of punishment for inciting horrific words, and acts upon black people. In the novel, an example of white people settling the account for discrimination against black people is Bob Ewell. This man falsely accuses an innocent black man, Tom Robinson, for raping his daughter Mayella. Days later, he was killed trying to murder two innocent children. The consequence for him causing harm to Tom Robinson was death.
Why does he pay you like that, Scout asked. Because that is the only way he can pay me. He has no money”( 27). Atticus states which families have it the hardest on them and the Cunninghams were one of those families. The Great Depression created a vast economical difference that led to people treating others
Atticus knows that the Cunninghams are poor, so he doesn’t care what way they pay him back. Atticus knows that they will eventually pay him back, not in money but in goods. Atticus is okay with that. Those two events show how Atticus is a man of
To Kill a Mockingbird shows Racist themes throughout the book. To demonstrate, Jem and Scout were being reprimanded by Mrs. Dubose as they walked to the store, she told Scout that of she kept wearing overalls she’d have a bad life, she also said, “Not only a Finch waiting on tables but one in the courthouse lawing for niggers!” (Lee Unknown). This shows that some people in Maycomb are very racist. As another example, they use the phrase “Nigger Lover” (Lee 94-96) as an insult multiple times.
Everyday people live through stereotyping. Every age, looks, enjoyments, and personality is looked upon and set a labeling on. People live with that every single day. The novel To Kill a Mockingbird is written in the perspective of a young girl named Scout. Later on becomes mature and the better understandings on things, they way her father Atticus shows her.
To Kill a Mockingbird “Judgement comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgement.” -Simon Bolivar To Kill a Mockingbird Is a book that takes place in the early 1900’s. The Book was written by Harper Lee. A very key component to the structure of the book is the incident with Mr. Ewell and Tom Robinson, and the supposed rape of Mr. Ewell’s daughter. in this Case Atticus ignores the fact that Tom Robinson would be judged because of the color of his skin, And continues to question Mr.Ewell.
In Harper Lee's, To Kill A Mockingbird, is the story of a small southern town in Alabama during the Great Depression. Harper Lee expresses her disapproval of the mistreatment of human beings and her philosophy through the eyes of the main character Scout. Over the course of several summers she, along with her brother Jem and playmate Dill, are introduced to a world of hatred and unfairness through the injustice of the Tom Robinson trial. Lee shows the unfair trial of an innocent man to demonstrate the prejudiced ways of Maycomb, Alabama during this time, highlighting the racism and violent treatment towards black people all around. Prejudice, described as the “simple hell people give other people without even thinking”(170).
Scout not understanding why the Cunningham’s are trash gets mad at Aunt Alexandra because she doesn’t know who Walter Cunningham truly is underneath his family's poorness. Since the negroes at the bottom of the social ladder in Maycomb are treated so bad, families such as the Finches are very well respected, especially Atticus. Except, Atticus does not disrespect those who are below him in the social ladder. Maycomb County's stereotypes on people who are very poor are terrible, especially to the Cunninghams and the negroes, but are good for the Finches.
In the argument between Mr.Gilmer and Atticus In to kill a mockingbird about Tom Robinson being found guilty for raping Mayella. There was impressive work of rhetorical analysis (Logos, Pathos, and Ethos). This argument takes place in a courthouse in Maycomb which if packed with the people of Maycomb. The argument between Atticus and Mr.Gilmer was about Tom Robinson to find out if he truly raped and abused Mayella. In the argument between them both used Logos, Ethos, and Pathos.
Atticus Finch prioritizes his role of father in that his responsibility teach his kids right from wrong takes precedence over all other things. Respect for all neighbors, in spite of Maycomb stereotypes, its a requirement in their household as the kids learn to accept the Cunningham's social class, Dolphus Raymond's lifestyle, and Boo Radley's eccentric Behavior. The Cunningham family is look down upon because of their low social class. Since they are so poor they are viewed as a different type of folk.
He cares more for teaching them the ways that the world works around them. Atticus explains to Scout, “We are [poor] indeed. Not exactly [as poor as they]. The Cunninghams are country folks, farmers, and the crash hit them hardest.” (15).
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD It is common belief in Alabama, where the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee takes place, that it is a sin to kill a mockingbird. To Kill a Mockingbird is a classic novel about the lives of twoy children living in the southern United States in the thirties, along with the racism and prejudice which occurred there. The trial of Tom Robinson, which could be compared to the infamous Scottsboro Trials, entails Tom being unfairly tried for rape. Tom Robinson bears the most resemblance to that of Harper Lee's figurative mockingbird, as he matches Mrs. Maudie’s depiction of a mockingbird almost faultlessly, and his conviction can be associated with killing a mockingbird. Some may say that Atticus could be Lee's mockingbird, but there is more evidence supporting the claim that Harper Lee intended for Tom to symbolize the bird.