As we all well know, many people get blamed for others’ actions. Is it because of racism? Ignorance? Desperation? Tom Robinson from the Harper Lee novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, is convicted of a crime that he did not commit.
Frank was a normal person looking for love and affection as done anyone else. He found the wrong girl who was with the wrong guy. Frank was innocent in the situation but the jealousy of Richard Strout was to much for him to bare so he murdered Frank. The audience sees the reason behind Mr.Strouts murder and the reason behind Mr.Fowlers murder and deems one reason better than the other therefore one murder is okay and
Martin also calls Sebastian a “creature in a playpen,” in this scene, as if he's a monster or some sort of extraterrestrial being. It feels as if Martin disowned his own child for standing. It enrages the reader because Sebastian is Martin's flesh and blood how could he say something so horrid. This poor innocent baby who doesn't know, that his dad just thinks of him as a thing not his son. It changes the reread perspective of Martin making him the bad guy of the story.
Though he is criticized by some and his family is taxed by the situation, his decision to defend Tom was the wise thing to do. Yes, his family was mentally and physically changed by the incident, but he also changed Maycomb’s outlook on racism and destroyed the reputation of disgusting people. Sometimes casualties must be sustained to change something. Racism was a larger problem and drawbacks on his family were too little. “As you grow older, you’ll see white men cheat black men every day of your life, but let me tell you something and don’t you forget it—whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from, that white man is trash”
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.
Arthur Radley, otherwise known as Boo Radley, got into trouble with the law as a teen and was then confined to his parents house for the rest of his life. From then on he was never seen again with the exception of one occasion when he left the house to save Jem and Scout's lives from the drunken fury of Bob Ewell. He killed M. Ewell and saved Atticus' children. Knowing that, according to the law, Boo had to be tried for his actions by the Court of Justice, Atticus decided it was best that no one found out that Boo had ever left his house. "It'd be sort of like shootin' a mockingbird, wouldn't it" (Lee, 370).
As the trial progresses Jem becomes tired and views his members of community with contempt. Jem is emotionally scarred after Tom Robinson is wrongly convicted. Jem firmly believes that there are differences between individuals, social classes and races. Which made Jem acknowledge what he thought Maycomb was, a safe place to live with people who care for each other and has loss faith on the neighbors and the people he knew due to large amount of prejudice
Mockingbirds in Maycomb “Mockingbird don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird,” stated Miss Maudie. She enjoys mockingbirds and thinks they are nothing but sweet and kind creatures. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee takes place in Maycomb, Alabama during the great depression.
His father was a rude man who was highly religious. His wife kept secretive she would only leave to shop, or water the flowers. The reason that cause the suspicion on Boo was that he was at a party with his friends and vandalized property. His father promised the judge that Boo would never get in trouble again, and shut him in the house. At the beginning of the story Scout is six years old, and Jem is 10.
The mockingbird was symbolic of Tom’s true, pure heart, and his death was because of nothing but the inequities within society. Mr. Ewell’s sin caused sorrow and horror in Scout’s life, but it also lead to her realization that discrimination was wrong, something that Atticus wished for her to know all along. Further along in the story, Scout’s growth is proved when Atticus suggests sending Boo Radley to trial for killing Bob Ewell. Scout says, “‘Well, it’d be sort of like shootin’ a mockingbird, wouldn’t it?’” (276).
He needed to protect the innocent, because if he didn’t “[he] couldn’t hold up [his] head in the town, [he] couldn’t represent this county in the legislature, [he] couldn’t even tell [Scout] or Jem not to do something again” (100). Mr. Finch was an honest, considerate, and honorable man, who led the society down the right path and provided goodness to Maycomb County, just like a mockingbird. Mockingbirds pleasure people with their marvelous melodies and show no harm towards others. Arthur Radley, Tom Robinson, and Atticus Finch are all tormented and face being “shot down” by immoral thoughts that were permanently branded into the townspeople’s minds.
In the book, Mrs. Maudie says, ‘Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy...but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” The constant repetition of mockingbirds and their innocence mentioned time and time again could signal anyone of it’s importance, if the title didn’t already give it away. Mockingbirds do no harm, they sing to please the people listening and are considered innocent. Killing a mockingbird would be a sin because they live innocent lives.
Mockingbirds and Boo Radley Mockingbirds are gray birds with white undersides and wing patches. Unlike most species, males and females look alike. They can grow up to nine inches in length. Boo Radley, whose real name is Arthur, is a middle-aged man who was in much trouble as a teenager.
Who is an Example of a Mockingbird? It’s easy to do at least one good thing in your lifetime, but it's different when you spend your entire life dedicated to only doing things that impact a person’s life positively. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, that is what’s described as a mockingbird; “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us (Lee 119).” To summarize, mockingbirds don’t cause harm, but only cause joy, and bring kindness.