“Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ’em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird .”
I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.
In the beginning of Chapter 10 Miss Maudie says it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird . When his children get guns for Christmas, Atticus tells them that they can shoot blue jays but not mockingbirds. Scout asks Miss Maudie, because she has never heard her father say anything is a sin, and she explains why.
“Mockingbirds don’t do one thing except make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corn cribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird .”
Three main themes include: prejudice . family life. courage .
Some of the best quotes from Harper Lee’s ‘To Kill A Mockingbird ‘ “Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. “The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.” “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view. “People generally see what they look for and hear what they listen for.”
A mockingbird is someone innocent and pure of heart like Atticus , Boo Radley and Tom Robinson. Atticus himself is a mockingbird because sees the best in everyone. Atticus has a lot of innocence to him, he is a good man. Atticus did not think Bob Ewell would go as low as hurting his very own kin but in the end, Mr.
“Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird .”
12) Why does Atticus take Tom Robinson’s case knowing that he’ll lose? Atticus accepts the case out of personal integrity and a firm belief that the racist ways of the deep South will slowly but surely change over time.
Mayella Ewell lies on the witness stand because she is afraid of her father, Bob Ewell , and because she is humiliated by her own attraction to Tom Robinson. She tells the jury that Tom beat and raped her when, in fact, it was her father who beat her when he saw her hugging and kissing an African American.
Mockingbirds . In this story of innocents destroyed by evil, the “ mockingbird ” comes to represent the idea of innocence. Thus, to kill a mockingbird is to destroy innocence. Throughout the book, a number of characters (Jem, Tom Robinson, Dill, Boo Radley, Mr.
When Tom Robinson, one of the town’s Black residents, is falsely accused of raping Mayella Ewell, a white woman, Atticus agrees to defend him despite threats from the community. At one point he faces a mob intent on lynching his client but refuses to abandon him. Scout unwittingly diffuses the situation.
Scout learns many valuable lessons from her father throughout the novel. Atticus tries to teach his children about fairness in a world that rarely seems fair. This resulted in a major loss of innocence for Scout when she saw firsthand that life isn’t fair and sometimes innocent people can lose .
Innocence 1: Scout tries to explain to her teacher that she is embarrassing Walter Cunningham by offering him something that he won’t be able to pay back. Scout’s perception of the world and her classmates is not yet marred by the social divisions that adults see.
Scout displays her immaturity through her reactions when she doesn’t get her way or is upset with someone. At the beginning of the novel, Calpurnia chastises Scout for her manners during dinner. Scout portrays her immaturity by believing in the false rumors that surround her reclusive neighbor, Boo Radley.