A mockingbird only to be killed by the white people of Maycomb. “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy.... that’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” Harper Lee is displaying how far prejudice can go with the domino effect. Tom Robinson, an innocent man trialled guilty, leading to his death and soon the distraught of his family members. All because of obstinacy. Harper Lee’s attitude towards prejudice is bitter.
Mr. Gilmer, the prosecutor, used Tom’s race and physical strength to imply that Tom was just another stereotypical black man who targeted a fair skinned female. Mr. Gilmer hinted that because Tom was strong and coloured, Tom would rape and beat a white woman. Not only was Tom discriminated against on the stand, but after Tom was sent to the slammer, Tom was killed and shot at multiple times after he was already dead. “ ‘Seventeen bullet holes in him. They [the police] didn’t have to shoot him that much.’ ” (235).
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.
Macbeth believes that there is no amount of water that can cleanse his sin. Macbeth has disobeyed the rules of a soldier by not only murdering the King which makes him a traitor, yet he has also killed a defenseless man as Duncan was asleep. On the other hand, Lady Macbeth is unfazed by Macbeth murdering King Duncan. For instance, Lady Macbeth believes that the deceased are only asleep. Lady Macbeth states that “The sleeping and the dead/ Are but as pictures” (2.2.56, 57).
The court pleads the man guilty without any proof of rape. Had this been a white man instead the outcomes would have been different. When Tom Robinson was asked why he helped the “Victim” he answered “Looks like she didn't have nobody to help her. I felt sorry for her”(Lee chap 19-20). When Tom said those words the court couldn’t believe what they had heard.
When the Hater Meets the Hated- Why is Tom Robinson Guilty? One may be punished for something he or she never did depending on the circumstances in their community. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee shows in Maycomb County, a society being controlled by racism, Tom Robinson is punished for assaulting Mayella Ewell even though he is the victim. If the majority of the inhabitants of a community are racist, the racist social values influence everything that takes place in the courts of the community. Thus the racist social values of Maycomb County are responsible for the failure of Atticus Finch’s defense for Tom Robinson.
To Kill a Mockingbird was created in 1962. In this film, Tom Robinson, a black man, is accused of raping a white girl. The girl clearly has just created the rape incident. The completely white jury find the man guilty even though it is obvious he is innocent. When Tom tries to escape jail, he is immediately killed (To Kill).
The god’s “are deaf when [they] pray to them…the sky is deaf”(Ant. 1193,1200). They don’t answer them and give the people nothing. The city—people and animals alike—is infected with the plague Creon has selfishly given it. Creon refuses to give Polyneices a proper burial because he believes that he is a traitor, sentenced Antigone to death, and “[has] trampled on God’s right”(Ant.
It was a waste of energy. The hippo has a charmed life and that men cannot: “The pilgrims used to turn out in a body and empty every rifle they could lay hands on at him.” [Pg.87-89]. Fresleven, the man who Marlow replaced. He was killed because of a scuffle with the natives. It was about two black hens.
This is a situation no one would wish for himself or herself. In the short story “Spilled Salt” the woman Myrna is in a situation like this. Her son Kenny did what is not to be name: He raped a girl. The protagonist Myrna is middle-age, which I can say because she has a grown-up son. When Kenny was six, she'd found the courage to leave her husband and raise her son alone because Kenny's father beat her.