People hold prejudice against him because he is black. He too, is caged in the jail cell. We first hear about the mockingbird in chapter ten, when Atticus tells the children that they can shoot all the blue jays they wanted but to always remember that it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird. Miss Maudie tells us that the mockingbird only makes music for people to enjoy. Boo and Tom are connected to this theme when Scout sees that Boo being brought out in the public would be like shottin’ a mockingbird.
Scout learns that people aren’t always like her and she has to learn to accept it. At school she gets made fun of because her dad is defending Tom Robinson. During the court case, she is subject to racism and discrimination. All of these events contribute to making Scout who she is. Scout’s experiences with Boo Radley teach her about how other people might want to live and to accept it.
“The History Teacher” by Billy Collins gives us a lot more imagery regarding how “innocent” the children really are and the teachers ignorance towards how effective lying to the children is when stated at “The children would leave his classroom for the playground to torment the weak and the smart, mussing up their hair and breaking their glasses”, and “...walked home past flower beds and white picket fences”. While A Barred Owl focused on calming a child’s nerves about something unknown, The History Teacher focused on hiding the truth from the children altogether. At the end of each poem, the tone changes drastically. A Barred Owl shows the owl’s true nature, a violent and gruesome one that does not really need to be told to the child at this point in her life. The History Teacher, on the other hand, changes to a tone where we realize that the teachers methods are incorrect.
Lennie didn’t deserve to die because it is not his fault, he didn’t know his own strength when he shook Curley’s wife, breaking her neck. Lennie was a heck of a worker and could have done majority of the labor on their ranch they planned on getting, including tending the rabbits. Lennie didn’t deserve to get shot because he is mentally retarded, causing him to clinch things when he is frightened or scared. The same Scenario happened in Weed when he was feeling the girls dress just like Curley’s wife’s hair it was soft and when they yelled it made Lennie want to clinch or hold on, to get them to stop yelling. Lennie didn’t necessarily have to be shot or killed, he could have been fired, punished, or even sent to jail for accidental murder.
Name Teacher Class May To Kill a Mockingbird In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Lee mentioned a saying Atticus created about damaging innocuous animals (or killing mockingbirds). The novel’s title, too, is a reference to two of the story’s characters Boo Radely and Tom Robinson. Both of them epitomize Atticus’s quote and the story’s overall and reoccurring theme, “Atticus said to Jem one day, ‘I’d rather you shot at tin cans in the back yard, but I know you’ll go after birds. Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit’em, but remember it is a sin to kill a mockingbird” (90). During the trial regarding Mayella Ewell’s rape, the People of the State of Alabama v. Tom Robinson, everyone in Maycomb went to the courthouse to observe the trial and how it would proceed.
In effect, they have killed a mockingbird. Boo Radley is another example of a human “mockingbird”. He has spent his entire life as a prisoner of his own home because his father was overcautious in punishing him for a mistake he made as a child. Boo Radley observes the world around him, causing no harm to anyone; he then goes on to save Jem and Scout’s lives when Bob Ewell attacks them. The sheriff, Heck Tate, determines that Bob Ewell’s death will be ruled as an accident to avoid forcing Boo to go to trial, even though Boo killed him to protect the children.
However, although many people would agree Abigail Williams is a rationalizing miscreant, the hardships she has encountered has made her a victim of her own mischief. Abigail William’s mother and father were killed when she was younger. The Indians smashed her parents’ heads together which caused them to die. When you love your family at such a young age it influences who you become later on, in life. Unfortunately for Abigail she was orphaned and ended up working for John Proctor.
Sinopsis To Kill a Mockingbird The story started with the curiousity of Scout and his brother Jem, and their neighbor Dill about Boo Radley, their neighbor who never come out from his house. They heard the rumour that Boo wounded his father’s leg with scissors whe he was a kid, so his father locked him up in the house and never allow him to get outside. So, these kids tried many ways to see Boo. They get more curious about Boo when they found little presents in the big old tree near Boo’s house. One day, Scout’s and Jem’s father, Atticus Finch, an attorney decided to become a lawyer for a black man named Tom Robinson.
To Kill a Mockingbird Loss of innocence and growing up is a prominent theme in Harper Lee’s, To Kill a Mockingbird. As Scout matures through childhood, she learns how cruel and unfair the world can be. Throughout the novel, Scout Gains experience and she is distraught at the fact that Tom Robinson is found guilty at the trial. The journey from innocence to experience is demonstrated in To Kill a Mockingbird with Scouts coming of age. At the beginning of the novel, Scout Finch is a 6 year old girl who narrates the story of what took place in her hometown of Maycomb.
The idea of mother only exists in Norman’s mind. For that is his problem and he created the idea of his mother in his own fantasy world. The way he created his split personality was because he needed attention and he couldn’t deal with the fact of his mother’s death. So he saved her body, tried to preserve it and even tried to talk in her voice. I had and idea that Norman was the murderer, because through out the movie they never showed the mothers face.