The plotline of the small, quiet town of Maycomb suddenly growing intense and controversial shows readers how surrounding events shape the people who participate in them, especially the young. They all imagine him to look like a monster. Though the crime of killing a mockingbird is mentioned in the story, one was never literally killed, but someone just as innocent as the mockingbird was, struck down brutally by prejudice and bigotry. The odds he faces are terrible because he is defending an African American which during that time would always be an uphill battle and very few had the audacity to even try. Actually Atticus Finch did not defend Tom Robinson due to his own morals. There are a few people in this novel that can be called Mockingbirds. They both are innocent from the accusations claimed upon them.
Atticus believes that Tom deserves a fair defence, and goes out of his way to make sure that is what … he is given. The motif of the story is the innocent creature of the mockingbird. In book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee the discrimination is caused by not educated people. Stephanie Crawford, who demonises Boo as a. So it's a great sin to kill a mockingbird or basically, to kill an innocent bein … g. Tom Robinson is the mockingbird of the story right now.
Even though Calpurnia was an innocent respectful lady who had never personally done anything to offend Alexandra, Alexandra was willing to fire her because she was putting a black influence on the children. When Tom dies, it symbolises the death of a mockingbird; the loss of innocence. In the story we, the readers, are told that the crime of killing a mockingbird is considered to be a sin, the mockingbird is innocent of all crime it does nothing harmful, it only shares its beautiful music with those that care to listen. Atticus symbolises justice, morality and judgement. Although Maudie offers no explanation for Boo's reclusion, she does warn Scout against believing all the gossip she hears about Boo.
Robinson lives a life of a mockingbird, for he is a good, innocent person who is destroyed by the evil. When he was in trial he didnt lie once and was very honest and good mannered, even when he was spoken harshly to. The white citizens of Maycomb equally dominate Tom Robinson throughout his life, throughout his trial and when he is sent to prison. What is the text type, author and context? In the final chapters, Scout begins to realize the full meaning of the saying her dad told her so many months ago. Tom Robinson was trapped by the state as he was accused of raping a white girl, whereas Boo is being trapped by his brother for the trouble he caused to the neighbourhood many years ago. But the fact that he was black overshadowed his good character, he was incarcerated, and dead the minute Mayella Ewell cried out, falsely, that he raped her.
Tom, Boo, Dill etc - as in, don't harm them as they are innocent and have done nothing to deserve being hurt - in the same way that mockingbirds just sing and do not destroy crops or bother people etc. Atticus' job is that of a lawyer, in the courtroom he fights for equality and anti-racism, by doing this he imitates the opinions of the people in Maycomb. The mockingbirds are those who are innocent and harmless but whoare harmed nonetheless. Boo Radley is likewise a victim, but not to the same extent. In conclusion, To Kill a Mockingbird is a very significant title as the novel portrays so many examples of mockingbirds in it.
Tom had non had a just opportunity. In fact, his death was actually a direct result from helping Mayella. Anyway, Tom tried to escape during their exercise at the Missionary where he was sentenced to for the time being. His arrest, and subsequent death, was likened to killing an innocent animal. Maycomb County is a bit of a special case because it is rather far from any other towns. Boo Radley was dominated by his father, as he was 'locked in the court-house basement' and wasn't seen for fifteen years after he was arrested for being a member of the 'nearest thing to a gang' in Maycomb.
He didn't win the court case, but he knew he had protected the mockingbird and done the best he could with what he had, amongst the prejudice that ruled Maycomb. Caught in the midst of it all, his children were forced to experience the severe consequences. He was, in fact, completely innocent of raping and attacking Mayella. Harper Lee also portrays courage in this way,. Mary Badham and Philip Alford are excellent as Jem and Scout. When Maycomb was founded it was built a very long way upstream from the ocean on a small river which was unusual back in the day considering boat was the main mode of transportation then.
Tomwas the only person outside of her own family who would haveanything to do with her. Boo Radley and Tom Robinson are both mockingbirds in this story. They are innocent and blameless such as Boo Radley and Tom Robinson. A mocking bird is a type of Finch and by calling him Atticus Finch, it makes a direct connection between the bird and the character. One example which showed the title's meaning happened when Aunt Alexandra came to live with the Finch's. The novel is focused on two main themes which are racism and discrimination. Macbeth morality of an action is committing the evil deed, he deliberately thinks the treacherous nature.
When Jem ripped his pants after snooping in the Bradley's backyard, Boo repaired them to the best of his ability. It comes in as an open and subtle manner that is being displayed through speeches and actions. It's when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. In chapter sixteen, Scout overhears some members of the Idler's Club saying how they are not pleased that Atticus has gone to such efforts to defend a negro. If you kill a mockingbird, it is a sin because they did nothing wrong.