At christmas, Atticus gives Jem and Scout air rifles as gifts. He tells the two that he would prefer they shoot at cans, but wagers that they may be tempted to shoot at living things. He tells them if they must hunt birds, they can shoot all the blue jays they want to, but to never kill a mockingbird. "Remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird." Scout realized it was the only time she had ever heard Atticus say it was a sin to do something.
That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” (p 98) Atticus tells Jem and Scout this when he presents them with a gun for their christmas present and tells them never to shoot a mockingbird. The idea behind the warning given by Atticus and Miss Maudie is that if one was to kill a mockingbird, they would be destroying a symbol of innocence. The corruptions that affect the novel’s ‘mockingbirds’ are there to reflect the main message- that innocence can be mutilated by prejudice and intolerance. The existence of both innocence and prejudice reflects that good and evil exist together and are part of one another in all situations. This juxtaposition is central to the concept of the novel.
That's why it's a sin to kill a mockingbird" From this life lesson Scout learns that, that life lesson doesn't just apply to birds but also humans in fact Tom Robinson. This applies to Tom as he is found guilty of raping Mayella Ewell, but Scout realises he isn't guilty but that he was blamed for raping her because of skin colour (black). Scout helps readers understand this life lesson and shows that this is important for people to
Another example of point of view in treating people equally occurs with Arthur (Boo) Radley. Before this story began Boo was accused of stabbing a pair of scissors into his father’s leg. In the story he is always in his house with the windows and doors closed. Everybody assumes that Boo is a wacko. Towards the end of the book, Scout meets Boo and he is nice and kind unlike the rumors she has heard about him.
Cousin Francis yelled, “He`s nothing` but a nigger-lover!” (Lee pg83). Just because Atticus was doing the right and noble thing, Cousin Francis thought that he loved black people but he did not know Tom. Although, Jem stated that, “Atticus says cheatin` a coloured man is ten times worse than cheatin` a white man.” (Lee pg201) It is worse because it is like killing a mockingbird, which is a sin, coloured men do not really bother anybody. And then Atticus explained that, “...You’ll see white men cheat black men everyday of your life, ...whenever a white man does that to a black man, ... that white man is trash.” (Lee pg220). He explained that white men always win and cheat, so the white men are the victors but the white man is always a bad man.
In To Kill a Mockingbird Boo Radley, who was the mysterious town recluse, helps Jem and Scout three different times, even though they did not return the favors, or treat him with respect at all times. The first example is when Boo sewed Jem’s pants when they were trying to see what Boo looked like, and Jem’s pants were caught in the fence. Jem left the pants there, and when he went back to get them, they were sewn and folded. They figured out that Boo fixed the pants because he did not want Jem to get in trouble. When Miss Maudie’s house was set on fire, Atticus told Jem and Scout to go stand outside by the Radley’s place.
Scout learns a major lesson which is not to kill a Mockingbird. She learns that Boo is simply an innocent mockingbird and does not harm just sings and Boo just suffered from his fathers cruel intentions which made the town see him as a harmful creature. The children and Boo never had a physical connection or chemistry but this barrier is soon broken when he saves the children form Bob Ewell. Scout now understands and see’s Boo as actually a real creature although she still points at him, which shows her transformation is still in progress she treats Boo like a real person. When Atticus fails to understand that Boo was the one who killed Bob, Scout explains Atticus a lesson which is usually visa versa, that you must never kill a Mockingbird and by exposing and giving him the negative publicity towards Boo it would be like killing him in a way.
“Remember, it is a sin to kill a mockingbird” (pg 90). Mockingbirds are animals that don’t do us any harm. It is the type of animal that will give its heart out to you. Every morning you can find mockingbirds sitting out side a window chirping a pleasant tune. It is a sin to kill the innocent and helpful mockingbird.
Scout states, “Boo was our neighbor. He gave us two soap dolls, a broken watch and chain, a pair of good-luck pennies, and our lives. But neighbors give in return. We never put back into the tree what we took out of it: we had given him nothing, and it made me sad.” (31.23) The older Scout has gotten, the better she can understand other
Earl Nightingale once said, “When you judge others, you do not define them you define yourself.” Thomas had a speech disability where he was not born with any vocal cords. Thomas lived in the woods in an old run down cabin far away from the town. He did not go out into the public not only because of his disorder; he was ashamed of his past criminal records. One day, he came upon two young children by the name of Jamie and Alexa. Magic man was very excited to have someone to play with and soon began teaching them magic and sign language.