He changes when he learns about Mrs. Dubois and her bad addiction to morphine. One can directed to believe that Jem would be more inclined to read to her to help her to stay clean. He loses his innocence when Mrs. Duboise dies and he never gets to really apologize for his actions. After this loss of innocence, he has another realization that life is unfair and it is not fun and games because of the verdict in the Tom Robinson case. He also realizes the mere fact of why Boo Radley never liked coming out the house which shows his intellectual maturity of realizing that the world is not that great.
I believe that Lennie cannot be held responsible for the decisions he makes because he doesn't understand the problems they cause at all. One prime example of Lennie's inability to make good decisions comes at the beginning of the book. He threatens to leave George alone since he is such a bother to him. On pg. 12 Lennie says, "I could go off in the hills there.
To Kill a Mockingbird focuses on “Maycomb’s usual disease,” as a pivotal part of the book, but also shows that compassion and wisdom can exist in these most bleak areas. The prejudice and bigotry comes from the lack of knowledge of Maycomb, and their fear to change what they have grown up with. Pre-conceived ideas are the main reason that Maycomb is ignorant of black people as they are afraid what a change of those pre-conceived ideas will bring. Even so, compassion still exists, as Atticus is able to save Scout and Jem from the influence of ‘Maycomb’s usual disease.’ Wisdom is also embodied by Atticus, where his wisdom, which is not necessarily knowledge but life experience, is able to force him to do things which are right, shown in his reluctant shooting of the rabid dog. The lack of knowledge in Maycomb about the outside world and their opinions about black people ingrains ‘Maycomb’s usual disease’ into their minds as they have no other opinions about black people.
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 (#).
Scout originally did not have the skill to empathize, but thanks to Atticus, earns it. Had Scout not honed in on this skill, the end of the book, and the message would have been affected. Bob Ewell is a very unempathetic man and did not teach his children the skill. Bob Ewell is so unempathetic, that in fact in the novel, he was referred to as a low down skunk. His children particularly Mayella, have been affected by this lack of empathy, and have developed it as well.
In chapter 6 we begin to see just how courageous Jem really is. When the kids decide to try Boo-Baiting and it all goes wrong, Jem strengthens the courage to face the adults about where they had been, what they were doing and although it may have been a lie; it took Jem courage because he never wants to disappoint Atticus. Another act of Jem’s courageousness takes place when he lost his pants in the Radley yard and gets shot at, he decides to go back to get them so that again
Throughout the novel you see how Jem grows up and starts to become a young adult. Part of being a child is making childish mistakes, but being a young adult is coming clean and fixing the problems that you face, which is exactly what Jem does after wrecking Mrs. Duboses Camellia flower bushes. Jem and Scout were always angry with Mrs. Dubose because she always said rude
Some of the Major issues and concerns in Harper Lees To Kill A Mocking Bird include prejudice, courage and the innocence of a child. Lee aims to raise awareness towards the prejudice views in the small town of Maycomb and to point out the multiple flaws this bias town has. Through out the text Lee has introduced characters to help symbolise there position In society, for example Boo Radley who is an outcast to society is symbolised as a mockingbird figure. This character would be a strong example of prejudice in the town of Maycomb. Concerns are understood through the point of view of Scout and this choice of first person has shown the childish interpretation of major issues and the way views towards society changes as she grows up.
Joseph Tasos Ms. Talbot ENG2D1 June 10th, 2014 Loss of innocence in To Kill A Mocking Bird In to kill A MockingBird the loss of innocence is revealed through the characters of Dill, Jem, and Scout. They have lost their innocence as a result of coming to a sudden realization that life is not always fair. Even though dill, Jem, and Scout realize that life is not always fair, they learn the important lesson that many things are not fair but in order to move through life they need to move on and keep going. When Scout begins her first day of school, she is introduced to her new teacher Miss Caroline and her new classmates. When Miss Caroline asks scout to read aloud she discovers that Scout seems to be more literate than the rest of the students.
He explains that it's a sin to kill a mockingbird, because they don't do anything bad to anyone, they only sing. This same lesson can be applied to characters in Lee's novel, such as Tom Robinson and Boo Radley, based on the fact that they're innocent people that are harmed and wronged by the evils of humanity. In some way, each of them are like mockingbirds, and by harming them, innocence is destroyed. The idea of mockingbirds representing innocence is a lasting one for the duration of the novel, and forces readers to take a look at the bigger picture. Perhaps the most relatable event to the symbolism, the Tom Robinson case depicts the destruction of innocence first hand.