She and Jem attend church with Calpurnia and Scout truly enjoys the experience. Furthermore, it was unfortunate that the people of Maycomb county did not realize their unfair treatment of Tom Robinson. In the racist town of Maycomb in the heart of America's South during the Depression era, this is a Herculean task. Even Atticus, a white man, is affected by the patronizing on slaughter of racist remarks. Harper Lee promotes the idea that hatred is never acceptable by creating situations with literary devices like characters, settings, and plots that demand empathy. Adults cannot change the way they think, but, with a little help, can nurture something special in the hearts of their kids so they may grow up to respect each and every person, for the person he is.
This shows that Jem is a mockingbird because he entered that courthouse innocent and not in sync with reality. I don't know what company published your copy, but the copy i haveis by Glencoe literature library. Scout reacts not very properly and eventually she just beats him up, and that shows that when times get rough for her she just gets angry and does not know how to react. Calpurnia and Atticus offer different models to Jem and Scout of how to deal with a world that can't deal with who people really are. In realty, no one knew anything about Boo Radley; he stayed inside of his house and remained reclusive in Maycomb county. Like Boo Radley, he is probably an innocent man who will be destroyed by ignorance and prejudice.
Atticus keeps telling the children to look at other people as if they were in their shoes, which can mean that he wants the children to realize that people in general want to do good in the world. When a story is told and retold all around a town, those with wild imaginations are sure to add their own touches to the story, and put more lies into it than there is truth. Scout receives the majority of her education in the home, and doesn't believe school will do much for her. In the eyes of Tom Robinson, however, Atticus is white and thus the enemy. An example of a character who is severely racist is Mrs.
Usually, such a trial would be decided immediately. This demonstrates how the honest Maycomb citizens fear being targeted if they help out a Negro. Some of the types of discrimination that Scout encounters throughout the novel are race, age, and social status. The title, To Kill a Mockingbird, refers to the prejudice of Maycomb against the people who have done nothing but good for the community. Social Prejudice Aunt Alexandra's is a perfect example of one of Maycomb's citizens who is guilty of social prejudice. Therefore, it is a sin to kill them. When the trial starts, Scout has to mature and understand what is going on in her town.
She also describes them through their action and other ways. The courtroom considered him guilty only because he was an African American. No one had seen Boo since, but he supposedly comes out at night and eats cats and things like that. It is almost impossible to change the way adults think and their moral values and prejudices, so children need to be educated to have an unprejudiced outlook on fellow citizens. The screenplay by Horton Foote was based on the 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same name by Harper Lee. Their naturalness and honesty in the roles are a joy.
A statement one may conclude after reading To Kill a Mockingbird is that racism and prejudice are comparable to habits. Also, we see that no matter what race and skin colour, we are all equal. It's in the innocence of a child's world overshadowed by the evil that adults do. Harper Lee uses racism to show readers the bad outcomes of racist thoughts and ideas. It's slipped into usage with some people like ourselves, when they want a common, ugly term to label somebody. After Jem loses his pants during their visit to the Radley place, Jem begins to realize that what they did was wrong.
Black people were unable to go to public places, which were inhabited by white people, e. In Maycomb, children as seen very much as subordinates to their parents, which in turn manufactures an intolerance from adults to children if they do not conform to social standards. Throughout the novel there are no real mockingbirds being killed. As the oldest child, Mayella becomes a mother figure for her younger siblings. Atticus explains that it is a sin to kill a mockingbird. The children believe themselves to be brave when approaching the Radley house early in the book, but learn later on that this was false bravery, and in fact, silly. These include: the coexistence of good and evil, and importance of mortal education… 1197 Words 5 Pages feelings and more thoughts that can have powerful consequences.
Arthur Radley, also known as Boo, is assigned with negative characteristics without validation by the Maycomb community. It was Zeebo, the garbage collector. However, this hierarchy only includes white people. At the time, Black Americans did not have a voice. Because they are harmless and benevolent creatures, they symbolize innocence itself. He also is brave in the face of danger, both when he kills the rabid dog with a single shot and when facing the mob of men outside the jailhouse.