The narrator of the story is Scout, a young girl who is reminiscing on her past from the age of six to the age of ten by the end of the novel. It is our church, ain't it, Miss Cal? Boo also makes another appearance to Scout and Jem unknowingly, until they return home with an unidentified blanket around Scout's shoulders. Many factors prove this fact, such as the racial slurs that are hissed towards the coloured folks. However, the largest and therefore major theme of the book is racism. By slapping the Radley's house, he is almost a hero for a brief moment- a hero that Scout and Dill admire because of his tremendous courage. This quote shows that Tom is a much better representation of the mockingbird in the novel, because while putting Boo on trial would be like shooting a mockingbird, Tom was actually shot, just like the metaphorical mockingbird.
These plays are simply for amusement in the end, they teach Jem, Scout, and Dill lessons about respect, courage, and understanding. Scout, Jem and Dill have to face the internal conflict of having to experience and see new things as they grow up. These two arguments prove that Tom Robinson is a better representative of the symbolic mockingbird than Boo Radley. Reynolds English 9H 8 March 2015 Themes Foreshadowed in the First Chapter The first pages of a novel often introduce the major topics of the work, which is exactly what author Harper Lee did. Scout fantasizes about seeing Boo, and meeting him in the street, to offer comfort and solace. Throughout the story running into an enormous amount of different people, learning lessons from those superior to her, Scout learns empathy, compassion and understanding for everyday life.
As Jem realizes that it is most likely Boo who has been giving them these gifts, he cries. Their almost fatal walk home the night of the play, that Aunt Alexandra unknowingly predicts earlier, proves Jem's courage and becomes life-saving for Scout. Kind and understanding, respected and wise, strict but fair. Secondly, Boo lost his innocence when he left the comfort of his house to protect and care for Jem and Scout and when the children realized that he actually exists. When Walter Cunningham confronts Atticus as part of the lynch mob,he comes close to committing the sin of killing a mockingbird. Jem and Scout gain an understanding of the case and respect for Atticus through his behavior in court and it is the understanding that makes it harder for them to accept the verdict. Scout and Jem both learn about courage through the first Boo game they invented by testing their levels of fear.
He imagines his stomach cut open and them walking happily away. Harper Lee uses a connection between mockingbirds and that characters in the novel to demonstrate a loss innocence and justice within the nov. The time period is in the early 1930s during the years of the Great Depression when poverty and unemployment were widespread in the United States. Now if the question implies what it means to lose their innocence, it means they are growing up and becoming more aware of the evils in Maycomb and can no longer be looked at as innocent little children, but maturing young adults. At the start of the novel, Scout interprets a raiding on the jail, through an adolescent standpoint. We see the story unfold through the innocent eyes of his young daughter, Scout, who is free from prejudice and not yet jaded.
Despite Atticus' efforts, Bob Ewell still invades the Finches' private lives and he initiates the children into the adult world. Jem and Scout learn about death and they gain an understanding for the type of person Mrs. Theme is an important part of fictional stories. As one experiences racism firsthand, they lose innocence and realize how everyone deserves to be treated with respect. That night they realize that what they have been doing is real and has consequences. The trial itself creates a separated reality for the children because it occurs in the courthouse and Atticus tries not to let it come home with him. She describes the conscience and the loss of innocence that the two children experience and also details their individual development to maturity.
Through their own games and through the games of the adults, the children learn values of respect, courage, and understanding. The children are mockingbirds because they imitate the behavior ofadults, especially Atticus. In her novel, Lee demonstrates how these children learn about the essentiality of good and evil and the existence of injustice and racism in the Deep South during the 1930s. Boo Radley is also considered a mockingbird. Scout also has her turn to prove herself to the boys, but the opportunity comes to her as a surprise. I wouldn't consider your first kiss a loss of innocence, in many ways it makes you grow up if your first kiss was with a guy you truly care about. It is evident that Atticus is playing the game but his version has rules of respect and regard for the ones involved, innocent or guilty.
Boo Radley is a Scout seems to have a better understanding of why Boo never comes out and becomes mature about the subject. Reality soon takes its grip as kids begin to grow and mature, and they lose their pure qualities that they have once possessed. Dubose every day and eventually he learns an important lesson. Many children are forced to take on a new role and conquer their childhood fears. The children understand this when Miss Maudie explains that mockingbirds do no harm except provide beautiful music for everyone to enjoy. Atticus tries to teach his children about fairness in a world that rarely seems fair. Lastly, Scout lost her innocence when she realized that Boo Radley exists and when she walked him home for the first and final time.
In rainy weather the streets turned to red slop; grass grew on the sidewalks, the courthouse sagged in the square. Jem is one of the characters that exhibits instances of change throughout the story. As we read on further we learn Scout will soon go off to school, and she is. This environment, as Scout Finch accurately describes, is not conducive to young children, loud noises, and games. Boo was continuously leaving little hints for the children to know about his existence. The victors the Ewells , begin the game with the false accusation of rape against Tom, only to stop the reputation Mayella would gain if people know that she has flirted with a black man. Maycomb has a visible separation of two societies: the whites and the blacks.
People can get away with killing pigeons, cardinals, and blue jays, but it is a sin to kill a mockingbird. The main one been the point when he is distraught at the fact that Tom Robinson is found guilty at the trial, Throughout the trial, Jem watches with great interest, and is convinced that based on the evidence, there is no way the jury can convict Tom. In Chaper 5, Scout starts to feel excluded by Jem and Dill. Towards the end of the book, Jem loses his innocence almost entirely by understanding the reality of Maycomb. Jem Finch, one of the children in the story, realizes the unfairness that exists around him and loses his faith in humanity as he makes the transition of child to man. Two stories that reflect overcoming racism in the end are: A Time to Kill by John Grisham and To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.