To kill is to destroy and a mockingbird is a symbol of innocence. A mockingbird is any of several gray, black, and white songbirds of the genus Mimus, esp. M. polyglottos, of the U.S. and Mexico, noted for their ability to mimic the songs of other birds (Lexico Publishing Group, LLC). With this definition, I am focusing on the fact that all mockingbirds do is sing. Considering the characteristics of a mockingbird, it would be a sin to kill a mockingbird.
5/25/10 Stereotyping In To Kill a Mockingbird, Tom Robinson was killed because he was stereotyped. They believed that he beat and raped Mayella Ewell because a white person said so. Many of the characters in the book were stereotyped because of their lifestyles. For example, Dolphus Raymond was stereotyped because he was a drunk. But in reality, he pretended to be a drunk so he can give others a excuse why he likes blacks more than whites.
Miss Gates talks about how Hitler is evil for killing all the Jews, and how being prejudiced against someone for their religion is wrong, yet she is racist against black people. So, she is a hypocrite for saying it is wrong to judge someone by their religion, but it’s ok to judge black people for their colour. Her ideas are widely the same as the people of Maycomb making it a racist and hypocritical community. 33. Bob Ewell attacked and followed Jem and Scout home, he jumped out in front of them but Jem pushed him which then made him fall on his own knife, which then killed him.
Prejudice is a preconceived opinion not based on reason or experience. Sometimes prejudice is a destructive force in society. In To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, prejudice is shown in many ways. Prejudice was shown when Atticus was defending the jail, a group of men came to kill Tom and also when Scout was getting teased at school by other kids because her dad was taking Tom’s case. Furthermore, when Tom Robinson was accused of being guilty even though he was not, and died because of it.
Arthur Radley is later called a mockingbird by Scout, after she realizes that bringing him to court for saving her and her brother by stabbing Bob Ewell would be similar to shooting a mockingbird. Taking this man who has only ever done good for the two children, and dragging him out of his comfort zone to be tried for a crime that did away with one of the town’s worst, and protected some of the town’s
The story is enjoyable for its humorous portrayal of a family embarking on a vacation; O'Connor has been unforgiving in her portrayal of these characters. Misfit can be determine as sympathetic because he was wrongly punished, he had no other option than killing the family and polite and well mannered. Firstly, Misfit was wrongly accused for killing his father and was punished and sent to jail. I think Misfit did not killed his father because if he did he would remember it. He asks for the proof and paper work from cops but they did not show him.
Throughout the novel, mockingbirds and other songbirds are representations of purity and generosity. Many characters refer to the killing of a mockingbird when a character is hurt or corrupted by prejudice and the harshness of society. “Remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” That was the only time I ever heard Atticus say it was a sin to do something, and I asked Miss Maudie about it. “Your father’s right,” she said. “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy .
“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.
Tom Robinson had the most prejudice used against him in To Kill a Mockingbird. Tom was a black field hand that was accused of raping a white woman named Mayella Ewell. Bob Ewell, Mayella’s father, said that Tom had raped his daughter. Tom however did not rape Mayella, she tried to seduce him. Bob
To begin with, he is treated cruelly and is accused of a crime he did not commit - raping Mayella Ewell-from the white population because of the color of his skin. Mayella states that Tom “got [her] round the neck, cussin’ and saying dirt,” which is an event that never occurred. The only reason Mr. Robinson gets convicted guilty in the trial is because of the prejudice and discrimination he faces from the society in which he lives. The jury was not in his favor because his words were going against a white man’s words and because Mayella broke “a time honored code of society” by “tempting a Negro” (272, 272). Next, during the biased trial, Mr. Glimmer continuously addresses Tom rudely, calling him “boy”: “Had your eye on her a long time, hadn’t you boy?” and “…do all that chopping and hauling for her, boy” (263, 263).