The mockingbird in To Kill A Mockingbird is symbolic of innocence. Early in the novel, Atticus, the father tells the children Scout and Jem that it is a "sin to kill a mockingbird". Later Scout asks Miss Maudie what he meant by that because she has never heard her father say anything was a sin. Miss Maudie explains his reasoning by saying that all mockingbirds do is provide beautiful music. They do not harm anyone, they don't bother anyone, and they "sing their hearts out for us."
In to Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee uses the symbol of a mockingbird to represent innocence and people who only serve as a benefit, or at the very least have little to no negative effect on our society. Just as mockingbirds only exist to make music in the context of their affect on us, the characters in the story that are “mockingbirds” (Scout, Tom Robinson, Boo Radley) do not exist in the societal structure of Maycomb to any negative extent. Boo has almost no actual place in the societal structure of Maycomb, aside from being an urban legend, but still holds the symbolism of a mockingbird as he poses no real threat to anyone but he was still ostracized and stigmatized for no good reason. Scout is a mockingbird due to her obliviousness of
In the story To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, it displays how many racial issues occurred in the southern part of the country during the 1930’s. An example being when Tom Robinson who is a innocent black man who is being accused of assault against Mayella Ewell. At the courthouse, every witness stated that Tom Robinson raped Mayella Ewell on November 21st and punched her in her right eye. But, Tom Robinson can’t use his left arm so there was no possible way that Tom Robinson punched Mayella Ewell. Atticus Finch attempts to prove Tom Robinson’s innocence by using strong, emotional appeals to convince the jury.
In South Alabama during the Great Depression, a young black man was accused of rape by very poor and uneducated family. The Ewells who accused Tom was despised all through Maycomb. Everyone knew that they were lying, but Tom Robinson was still convicted and eventually shot after trying to run away from prison. In Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird, when Tom died shortly after the trial, there was some grief through Maycomb County, including Helen, his wife.
Did Tom Robinson really guilty because he raped Miss Mayella Ewell, People might say he is innocent and has nothing to do with her, but I do believe that Tom Robinson is a guy who really committed a crime. As we know about a rape case happened in small town named Maycomb which is located in Alabama and in 1930’s, at this moment in America is having a racism and segregation between white people and black people. Economy and society problem are the biggest issues for everyone who lived in America, both for African- American and White American. People had been unemployed then it was hard to earn a job and money.
In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Mayella Ewell is a powerful character. Mayella get’s her power from her class,race,and gender. Her power mostly comes from her race. Tom Robinson has been accused of rape by Mayella Ewell. Mayella race is where most of her power comes from.
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.
To kill a mockingbird is to destroy innocence. Mockingbirds do not cause harm or trouble; in fact their only purpose is to convince others with beautiful music. Tom Robinson’s death can easily be compared to that of a mockingbird; it did no good but also prevented no evil. Mr. Underwood chooses to write an article that basically every citizen of Maycomb can understand, and this proves to the reader the obvious connection between Tom Robinson and the symbol of a mockingbird. Mr. Underwood chooses to ignore the prominent racial barrier that separated Tom Robinson from justice, and chooses to focus on his disability instead.
Mockingbird symbolizes people who are innocent and do no harm, but only good to others. Tom Robinson and Boo Radley are mockingbirds. Tom Robinson is a mockingbird because he helped Mayella without expecting a reward many times. Tom usually did chores that need the strength of a man like break a chiffarobe for Mayella. Boo Radley saved the children even though he was afraid of public.
In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee utilizes Atticus Finch, Boo Radley, and a mockingbird to represent multiple facets of justice, morality, and ethics. Lee’s ability to symbolize these qualities so well is likely due to her surroundings and experiences throughout her childhood. First, Atticus Finch is the epitome of justice and wisdom. His profound education and ethical background feed his will to achieve fairness.
“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it. ”This quote goes best with Tom Robinson. Tom Robinson is a black man who works in the field every day. This is the exact stereotype of “Black people” in that time. The quote meaning for Tom is that he has a very stereotypical life.