Atticus Finch is ridiculed by the townspeople for being a moral human being and sticking to his beliefs in defending an innocent colored man. As explained by Lee through her characters Tom Robinson, Boo Radley and Atticus Finch, the mockingbird is a symbolic representation of innocence, purity and virtue. To begin, the community of Maycomb basically indirectly murdered Tom Robinson. Despite the fact the man was helpful and kind - especially toward Mayella, who charged him of raping her - Tom was sent to trial and then found guilty even after Atticus Finch had verified his guiltlessness. His responsibility was all based on the color of his skin, not his true moral character.
The symbol of the mocking bird, a sign of innocence, is present through many characters in Harper Lee's novel 'To Kill a Mockingbird'. In her telling of the powerful and moving story Lee portrays the messages of innocence being corrupted by characters through bigotry and intolerance. The co-existence of good and evil is shown by using characters to reflect each factor. Although there are no literal mockingbirds in the book, characters represent both mockingbirds that are harmed and those that are not. Throughout the novel, mockingbirds and other songbirds are representations of purity and generosity.
What is up to debate is if he could have personally enjoyed his beauty if he knew all along he would end a swan. Throughout both fairytales of The Ugly Duckling, the duckling is treated with horrible cruelty and blunt hatred because of his looks. The misshapen and twisted shape of the late hatching duck endured many horrible acts of malignity. The Earliest act of cruelty based on the ugly ducklings looks is in Hans Christian Andersen’s version. Seeing the ugly duckling for the first, a “spiteful duck,” (Andersen) “flew out and bit him in the neck” (Anderson).
In both novels, evil is revealed by the telling actions of the characters. In Lord of the Flies, the boys' society starts to fall apart as Jack becomes less and less civilized and the other boys gradually follow his example. Simon is the only innocent and civilized boy, even Ralph and Piggy expose their evil nature when they help the other boys in the killing of Simon. Besides the murders of Simon and Piggy, evil is also demonstrated through the scenes when the pig is killed, Piggy's glasses are stolen, and the conch shell is smashed to pieces. Dexter, man’s sinful nature is seen
Similarly, there were many hollow rumours running around the county based on Boo Radley, and the majority of the residents of Maycomb decided these unjustified stories resulting in the alienation of Boo. Tom is represented as one of the greatest victims of prejudice by Harper Lee, as he is continuously discriminated for the colour of his skin. It is easy to see that one of the main "mockingbirds" in this story is Tom Robinson- a harmless man who becomes a victim of racial prejudice.
The people of Maycomb are ignorant when it comes to race, and the Finch children are innocent and do not know what’s really involved with the case taken up by their father. In the beginning of the book, the children are fixated and intrigued by Boo Radley. He remains mysterious to the town of Maycomb, and they go around to all their neighbours to gather gossip and stories. Throughout “To Kill a Mockingbird” there are many
Maudie, try to teach the children not to hurt mockingbirds as they don't harm anything and "...don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy" (90). While the comparison of a mockingbird to Tom Robinson illustrates the sin of hurting the innocent, it is also used to show the goodness of an unknown neighbor, Boo Radley. I. Describe what Tom Robinson is on trial for. A. summarize one of the reasons we believe he is innocent 1. his left arm is useless a. find quote where Tom says it got caught and the muscles were ripped (#).
During Christmas, when Jem and Scout receive air guns as a present, Atticus warned his children that if they must shoot at living creatures, they are forbidden from shooting at the mockingbirds. Mockingbird is the symbolic of true goodness and purity in which the action of killing it is considered as unacceptable. For instance, the character of Boo Radley can somehow be represented as the mockingbird. After thorough analysis, he proves to be harmless to anyone and only acts as an observer towards his surroundings. In an event, he acts as a hero by killing Bob Ewells who threatens Jem’s and Scout’s
Candy came shufflin’ back into my place scratchin’ his stump and tells me things I didn’t want to here. ‘ He’s dead Crooks they killed him. He didn’t know what he was doing poor little sod and now George has gone and shot him I thought they were friends Crooks I really did and I thought George was better than that Lennie even ‘ad Carlton’s gun an’ George just took it off him like a lamb. Anyways I’d better be off’ And Candy left me in deep
As the famous saying says “Assumed guilty until proven innocent”, this is the case for Boo Radley. Nobody really knew Boo but everyone judged him and said bad stuff about him just because he was different. Mr. Ewell tries to kill Scout and Jem near the end of the book. He breaks Jem’s arm but then Boo Killed Mr. Ewell and saved Scout and Jem’s life. "Atticus was right.