Mockingbirds In A River of Racism and Prejudice A mockingbird is a person of innocence, kindness and decency who is slowly washed away by the strong, flowing river of racism and prejudice. Sometimes, the mockingbird is completely washed away but in some cases, there are still little parts of them floating in the river.
Symbolism in To Kill a Mockingbird In the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Jem and Scout Finch are the two main characters, Jem is Scout's older brother. They have a father named Atticus Finch, who is a lawyer for Tom Robinson. Tom Robinson was accused of raping a white woman, Mayella, and had to go to trial. Throughout the story many of the Finches neighbors are introduced.
In To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee teaches us about the town of Maycomb County during the late 1930s, where the characters live in isolation and victimization. Through the perspective of a young Jean Louise “Scout” Finch, readers will witness the prejudice that Maycomb produces during times where people face judgement through age, gender, skin colour, and class, their whole lives. Different types of prejudice are present throughout the story and each contribute to how events play out in the small town of Maycomb. Consequently, socially disabling the people who fall victim from living their life comfortably in peace. Boo Radley and his isolation from Maycomb County, the racial aspects of Tom Robinson, and the decision Atticus Finch makes as a lawyer, to defend a black man has all made them fall in the hands of Maycomb’s prejudice ways.
Rumors are a big part of reality and they are a major theme in To Kill A Mockingbird. The rumors in the story are what makes the story because they are the basis for plot elements such as the personification of the Radley House and Tom Robinson’s trial. Many characters like Scout and Dolphus Raymond are explained through the rumors that go around in the town. Rumors are expressed throughout the novel as a way to teach the reader a lesson about believing what you hear. Harper Lee conveys this theme and lesson through Scout’s experiences regarding the trial.
I am reading To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. I am not page 42. So far, this book is about a girl named Scout and her brother Jem who live in Maycomb, Alabama. They live with their maid, Calpurnia, and their father, Atticus. In this LAP I will be predicting and evaluating.
Set in the southern United States during the height of the Great Depression, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, it is predictable that the time’s biases and prejudices play a role in the novel. However, the extent of this discrimination and strict expectations of conformity found in the novel is surprising. The book, which follows Scout, a young girl growing up in the sleepy town of Maycomb, Alabama, illustrates the different ways in which the members of the community treat others based on their races, conformity to societal standards, and upholding of the biases of the time.
Maycomb is prejudice in so many ways. The way they live life is through racism and money. They don't treat black people and poor people right. They humiliate the poor, make fun of negro and negro protectors. White people feel like everything is their property.
Often, children create urban legends about people, like the descriptions of the Radley Family and Miss Lottie in the stories To Kill a Mockingbird and Marigolds. The Radley Family in To Kill a Mockingbird are described as very secretive, and very secluded which causes them to not keep up with their yard, further making the legend for the children. “Rain-rotted shingles drooped over the eaves of the veranda; oak trees kept the sun away.”. Due to the setting of the Radley estate, the legend is perpetuated. Miss Lottie is a very ancient being to the children, making her origin unknown, making the legend go on.
In high school people judge others by what they look like all time. The screenplay “To Kill a Mockingbird,” has examples of this in it. It is set in Maycomb, Alabama in 1932. There is a man named Boo Radley. The story around the town is that Boo stabbed his father with scissors in the side of the left knee.
Many people in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper lee, isolate themselves. Sometimes Isolation turns out fine for them, but other time is can hurt them in the inside and make them feel lonely and sad. Mr. Raymond is a huge outsider in town and almost everyone takes pity on him and say it’s not his fault he's a drunk. The whole town thinks he's evil because he has a mixed colored child, in Maycomb you can only be white and be accepted.