Another mockingbird in the story is Boo Radley. The children at first see him as this scary monster, but after showing them kindness the kids see him as kind hearted, and gentle. Much like a mockingbird; from that they learned just like a book, you can’t judge someone by what you hear, or see. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee gives readers a chance to see how racism in the deep south turned into injustice and leads to the killing of innocent minorities. By a young age many were taught that killing was very bad, and that the killing of the innocent is worst, but other than that this lesson can not be taught.
In Harper Lee’s To KIll A Mockingbird she expresses the theme of perspective throughout the whole book, using her characters in the story to express this. To Kill a Mockingbird shares several different perspectives especially with its characters, including one of the main characters being Mr. Bob Ewell. Mr. Ewell has a very interesting character in this book and causes a lot of trouble for the town of Maycomb. When it comes to Mr. Ewell’s perspective in this book, he has a very judgemental one, and
Not only did they have mental damage from the trial, now they also had physical damage. Jem was enraged at the townspeople for finding Tom Robinson guilty when they knew he was innocent. He couldn’t fathom how his father could work for a justice system who did no justice for Tom. Jem now realizes how much racism there is in Maycomb and his faith in the justice system is badly hurt. Scout doesn’t grasp the severity of the trial as much as Jem but they both know, although to different degrees, that life isn’t fair, justice isn’t always served, and people would lie just to save their own
The theme of this novel displays the moral fight in all humans. In the case of Tom Robinson everyone knew he was innocent yet they chose to convict him anyway. The kids also jumped to conclusions about why Boo never left his home without actually thinking about how silly they were being. The title of this novel perfectly portrays the lesson that is being taught. Atticus says “it’s a sin to kill mockingbird”because all they do is“make music for us to enjoy .
Although, no one is the most trustworthy, or the most reliable person, but they all play a specific part in how the story comes together. The Jury of Tom Robinson’s court found him guilty even though he really wasn’t. (Lee 271-275 ) Let me elaborate on that idea a bit more, it doesn’t matter how hard a lawyer like Atticus tries to defend a black man like Tom Robinson when there is a slim chance that they will win especially in the South. (southern states especially), but in the end they have a choice to make. Bob Ewell despises Atticus for defending Tom Robinson.
Lee shows many examples of people being courageous throughout the book, like when Atticus protects Tom. The lynching mob shows up to kill Tom even though they didn’t have any evidence that proved he was guilty of raping Mayella Ewell, but Atticus protects him. Boo Radley saves Jem and Scout when Bob Ewell tries to kill them, even though there are many rumors and lies about him. Atticus also steps up again to defend Tom in court even though his own sister disapproves of his actions and thinks that their family is too good for Tom. Over and over again there are scenarios where people have to have to be courageous, people have to face being alone, and being different, courage is standing by yourself while everyone around you judges based on the decision you made to do what is believed to be the right
A Mockingbird is considered for someone who displays innocence, kindness and does not want any recognition of the good deeds they do for others. The factors that classify Boo Radley is his morality and his sentiments. In the beginning of the novel, everyone misjudges Boo Radley as a radical and violent man, including Scout and Jem. There were many false allegations made that Boo Radley was in power of killing his father with scissors, poisoned the pecans in his yard, and is chosen to blame for all the “stealthy crimes”, in Maycomb County. For many years Boo has cared dearly for the Finch children.
The conflict perspective describes a theoretical framework in which society is viewed as composed of groups that are competing for scarce resources . Since the title of the book is “To Kill a Mockingbird” Mockingbirds are used to represent innocent creatures that are mistreated or “Killed”, which relates back to the main theme of the book which is the destruction of innocence. the author gives some examples of mockingbirds such as Tom Robinson. Though he was blantly innocent, since Tom was a negro man accused of raping a white woman he loses. A substantial amount of evidence and witnesses proved that he did not commit the crime, however he was still found guilty.
In To Kill a Mockingbird there were many characters who were misjudged such as Tom Robinson, Atticus Finch, and even Calpernia but the character who was most misjudged was Boo (Arthur) Radley because of the incident that he had with his father as a child, which was when people started viewing him as a monster when in reality he wasn’t. Flash back several years before Scout and Jem were even born, Boo Radley liked to hang out with the Cunningham's, who weren't the best group to hang around with, but he did. They ended up doing some not so good stuff, they were charged for " disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace, assault and battery, and using abusive and profane language in the presence and hearing of a female." So right there people started