Dear George, An ambiguous question arises on whether you did the right thing by killing Lennie at the end of the story. Some people believe that you did it out of friendship and as a mercy killing, while at the same time others believe that you did it for his own wellbeing. In my personal opinion, I would have to say that you killed Lennie simply out of love. In support of my opinion, I have found many perceptible facts throughout the novel that prove it is a legitimate theory. In the following paragraph, I further describe my reasoning in depth.
In John Steinbeck’s novel, Of Mice and Men, an ambiguous question arises on whether George did the right thing by killing Lenny at the end of the story. Some people believe that he did it out of friendship, while at the same time others believe that he did it for his own personal needs. In my personal opinion, I would have to say that he killed Lenny simply out of love for his simple-minded friend. In support of my opinion, I have found many concrete facts throughout the novel that prove it is a legitimate theory. In the following paragraph I further describe my reasoning in depth.
The meaning of killing a mockingbird, how it represents Tom Robinson and how it represents Boo Radley. To kill a mockingbird means to kill something innocent, something pure, something that does no harm to anyone. Mockingbirds do nothing but make music for people to enjoy that is why “it is a sin to kill a mockingbird” (pg.90) In the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” Tom Robinson is one of the characters who represent the mockingbird. He is a lot like the mockingbird because he did nothing but try to help Mayella Ewell who is the daughter of Bob Ewell. Tom Robinson was blamed for raping Mayella Ewell because her father has caught her kissing a black man, Tom Robinson, and at that time it was unacceptable to do so.
The Mockingbirds of Maycomb In Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird, a resident of Maycomb referred to as Ms. Maudie made the statement that killing a mockingbird is wrong because “ ‘mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy…that’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird’ ” (90). Most simply put, Ms. Maudie is saying that it is wrong to kill an innocent creature that cannot protect itself, yet alone harm others. This statement found itself as the theme of the overall novel and moreover as a lesson to society as a whole. The characters in the novel that personify this so called “mockingbird” would Tom Robinson, an African-American man wrongly accused of rape, and Arthur “Boo” Radley, a grown man who was shunned by society and then locked within his own home upon his father’s wishes. Both of these static characters possess innocence in terms of wrongdoings and have only performed helpful deeds for those they came into contact with.
Hardy portrays the emotions of the soldier using this dash; he shows us how a soldier may not know the true reason why he ever killed anyone, and how they must reassure themselves it was the right thing to do. Hardy also uses comparative techniques to portray emotive view of war. In the first two stanza’s he compares what would have happened if he had met the man he killed in a pup, compared to meeting him in war. “Had he and I but met, By some ancient inn” The use of conditional tense shows perhaps a bitterness in the narrators view on the actual circumstances he was in. The first stanza is very light-hearted, and happy, and the second stanza is very powerful and intimate.
Analysis Essay Lily Stankevich “’-do you wish to reconsider any of your testimony?’… ‘I told’ja what happened.” In this moment Mayella Ewell changes from a victim to a perpetrator. She was given a chance to save Tom Robinson and send her father to jail. Instead, she chose to hide her embarrassment and guilt by sending an innocent man to jail and probably (due to racism) to his death. In chapters 17-20 of To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee wants to point out that just like anyone, Mayella Ewell became a victim. But what choices she made, turned her into a perpetrator.
Underwood simply figured it was a sin to kill cripples, be they standing, sitting, or escaping. He likened Tom’s death to the senseless slaughter of songbirds by hunters and children…” (241). Tom’s comparison to a song or mockingbird was best conveyed in the novel by the previous quote, which refers back to Atticus’s earlier quote. Atticus’s quote is best clarified by Miss Maudie, who states that mockingbirds not only have no detriment to people, that they create music for people (a benefit). Tom Robinson died a mockingbird because not only did he not
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.
I wanted to see a murder weapon used or some prop, but all i got was a behind the curtain poison in the drink murder. Typical way to kill someone you want to get rid off. Just ask all the Kings in the early ages how cowardly it was to kill a person with poison because most of the Kings where the victims!. Overall yes it did have me on the edge of my seat felling like a true detective taking notes and discovering who is the true murderer. Even though I did not guess correctly I was involved in the play and I am not an actor which I think was fun and creative by the Director himself.
Adanna Nwaro December 12, 2008 English, Pd.4 Mr. Forbes To Kill a Mockingbird Common Task In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee shows that Tom Robinson feels pressure from the society because of his strength and his race. This implies relationship between societal pressures and a character’s reactions. On page 196 he is pressured in court, by Mr. Gilmer who accuses him of raping Mayella with specific and gruel questions. During Tom Robinson’s trial, Mr. Gilmer points out that Robinson is good at busting up chiffarobes and he tries to force Tom into admitting he raped Mayella. Mr. Gilmer says, “Strong enough to choke a breath out of a woman and sling her to the floor.” This shows that Tom Robinson is pressured