MockingBirds Of Society

Posted by admin on December 25, 2017 in Articles

Mockingbirds Of Society
In a person’s life there are many things that can’t be controlled and the thing that happens to every single person in their lifetime more than once is being judged by their appearances. In the book To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee compares the characters Tom Robinson, and Boo Radley as mockingbirds to show how they are judged by society. Tom Robinson, an African American man living in the Southern town of Maycomb during the time of Jim Crow laws, who is accused of raping a white woman. Even though Tom did not rape Mayella, he is surrounded by white superiors and is a litmus test for Maycomb’s racism. Boo Radley is a white man who has been locked up in his house by his father since he was a boy for getting into trouble with his friends. He has been judged by society because they think he turned into a complete monster while being locked up but his life is being portrayed as a giant game of telephone amongst the adults of Maycomb.
Everyone at some point of their lives have done some good in their life that has aided society, no matter how major the kind deed was, even something as small as putting toys and objects into a tree like Boo Radley. Boo Radley would put his old toys and things that used to keep him occupied while he was indoors into a tree that Scout and Jem would always passed by when walking near the Radleys property. Tom Robinson lived near the Ewells and would always walk past their trailer. Mayella, Mr. Ewells daughter, would always be outside doing her chores and speak to Tom as he passed. Mayella has tried offering a nickel for every time Tom helped with her chores, but Tom would always refuse and do the task for free.
A human being by natural instinct will believe anything they are told if they feel it is credible and if it was flawlessly spoken. Boo Radley’s life has been a made up game of telephone and sadly it has caused some of the citizens of maycomb to think he is a psychotic child. Within this game of…