Tom Robinson is a "Mockingbird" because he didn't do anything wrong but he is accused of rape and then is sent to jail, so he tries to escape and ends up getting killed on purpose. Atticus is also a mockingbird because he tries to help Tom but doesn't succeed. They both tried to do good but it didn't work out for them.
Good thinking about Atticus!
I agree, especially with Atticus.
Yeah! I totally agree!
I agree they are both good symbols
I believe that Tom Robinson is the main “mocking bird” in this book. As he is innocent but regardless of his innocents is killed for trying to be “free” like a bird. Tom was said to be guilty on bias witness of the Ewells similar how a mockingbird could be called a nuisance by one person and then possibly killed for it.
I agree with your statement.
I agree with you as it they were very bias witnesses.
I also agree that Tom Robinson being a mockingbird is the main focus of the story.
I like the relation between Tom and trying to be free like a bird.
I agree with you!!
I like how you said that some people see mockingbird as a nuisance and would kill them for it
The most frequent and obvious would be Tom Robinson, since he was innocent, but got sentenced and literally killed when trying to escape. There's also Calpurnia since she helps out at the Finch's as a motherly figure. However, the aunt comes to stay and she is not having it.
I feel the same way with Tom being the most obvious one, but there being others as well.
I agree that Tom Robinson is a mockingbird in the story.
I agree when you say that Calpurnia is a mockingbird in the story - she deserves a lot more credit and appreciation than people give her.
I agree with how you mentioned Calpurnia and how she was a mother figure.
I also agree that Tom is a mockingbird in the book
I like your point about Calpurnia
I had thought of that, it is super true too that Calpurnia is judged for no reason.
I agree Tom just wanted freedom and to be able to just not be accused of something he didn't do.
I think Scout is a mockingbird. She helped her dad when those men came to kill Tom. Although she doesn't realize it she helps their family out a lot. And with their Aunty there she is kind of silenced because she has to learn how to be a lady.
I like that you relate her not knowing her good doing to mockingbirds.
I agree, I think that Scout does some good things but is hindered sometimes!
That’s an aspect I didn’t consider, good job Shay!
I like what you said about how she helps her dad, but she is silenced a lot!
Yeah I agree that she could be a mockingbird.
I have a strong dislike for her aunt lol. fight the patriarchy
She doesn’t bother anyone and she just tries to help others. I love that connection you made!
I never would have thought of scout as a mockingbird, but I do agree with it.
Tom Robinson is a main one who comes to mind for me when thinking of innocent people who were killed. He was killed as he climbed the fence as the text states, “They said he just broke into a blind raving charge at the fence and started climbing over right in front of them” (235). He was pressured into trying to escape as it was his only chance since he would die either way.
I agree with how you said Tom had no other choice besides climbing the fence knowing it would all have the same outcome.
I agree with what you said
I like how you said Tom was just trying to take a chance since the jury didn't give him that.
I think that one of the most obvious mockingbird is Atticus because he's defending an innocent man when no one else is, yet he is villainized by the rest of the community. We can see this when people say terrible comments to his children, and Bob Ewell disrespects him. Another mockingbird is Mr. Raymond because everyone spread rumors about his marriage and accused him of being drunk all the time when he really drank Coca Cola out of a bag and shared some with Dill to calm him down. The third mockingbird is Tom Robinson himself because he helped Mayella with her chores so that she wouldn't be beaten by her father so much, but he was shot in prison after she accused him of rape.
I like how you pointed out mr. Raymond, especially in how he was accused of being a horrible drunk, when he just drank cola, instead of whiskey
I agree I like your point about Mr Raymond, I hadn’t thought about that
I also thought of Mr. Raymond, just I couldn't remember his name.
I forgot to mention that Walter Cunningham is also a mockingbird because he's literally just minding his own business in school trying to hold himself over until dinner and Scout beats the living daylights out of him.
I love your reference to Mr. Raymond, he does get falsely judged.
They’re a couple mocking birds but the one who really stood out to me was Tom Robinson. Tom was accused of rape and was then put on trail and later lost even though he was innocent so he was put in jail and later shot because he tried to escape knowing he had nothing else to live for. This just went to show how that back then with racism just because you did right and you we’re different you would still get punished.
I like the points about racism in your answer.
I agree with you
I completely agree! It's interesting to see how much has changed since then.
I agree, Tom Robinson is definitely one of the main ones, and that’s why we feel so bad for him.
I agree that Tom was a mocking bird and was wrongly killed.
In the story, Boo Radley is someone who is terrifying to younger children. Jem, Scout, and Dill trespass onto the property to try to talk to Boo. When the group is caught and Jem loses his pants he comes back and finds that they are folded up. He realizes that Boo isn’t terrifying at all.
I definitely like the idea that Boo is a mockingbird because he definitely wasn’t trying to hurt the kids.
I think I would say that Tom and Atticus because they tried to show that there was no harm. Tom was accused and he was trying to show that he wasn’t guilty. Atticus was trying to show that he wasn’t guilty either.
This is true! I totally agree that they were both wrongly accused.
This is definitely true, good job Megan!
Tom Robinson is a good example of a "mockingbird." He does a lot of good and service for others but yet still gets in trouble for not doing any harm. Tom had a lot more hardships than his White peers because he is Black. Atticus can also be a mockingbird, he tries to do good as well but they both end up not succeeding.
I think people who are falsely accused of a crime, especially murder or even accused of rape, who didn’t commit the crime fall under the category of mockingbirds, such as Tom Robinson. He was accused of rape, and even without the evidence, they convicted him because of him being black. I think this is something we need to try to fix, especially in our society today, with people falsely accusing people a lot.
Especially with rape and such, since it can ruin a man's life and reputation, even when proven innocent, and the accuser almost never receives any punshiment.
The mockingbird is clearly a metaphor for Tom Robinson. A man who does no harm, and a bird who does no harm. It is a sin to kill a mockingbird, and it is a sin to kill an innocent man.
I like how you compared the mockingbird and Tom Robinson as a sun for killing the innocent.
I agree with this statement
I think the same.
Tom Robinson was proved to have done no harm yet was still convicted. Yet he didn’t let the court decide when he died he lost all hope and chose to end his own life. I would say another mockingbird in this book would be Ms Maudie because of her more advanced beliefs she was mocked by the church. The final would be Atticus and his family they are trying to advance equality and save a man yet are made out to be something awful by the town
I think everyday people are mockingbirds in their own way. Everybody is going through something but they are put down for what they believe in, no matter what is. It doesn't mean they have a literal death, but the spirit may be dampened and they may not be the same person after being wrongly judged.
I really like this take on the Mockingbird metaphor. You, as a person, can never know what someone else has gone through perfectly, and can so, never have a right to judge.
One mockingbird that was killed was Tom Robinson. This is because he was a good morals, civil person. Once he was accused of rape or suggested to do bad things, it was over for him because of his race. Many people shared a mutual agreement that he could have done these things rather than Mayella's father, a white man.
Tom Robinson is like the first person to come to mind with this, the whole trial accurately shows what it would be like to be a colored person in the USA back then. Also Miss Maudie is a mocking bird in this as well, she always knows what to say and is truly trying to help Atticus
I think a person who is an example of this, is Atticus. He does whatever he can to help the people around him and help do the right thing even when most people are against him. But he is cut down because they have voted against Robinson so far. Atticus said this and it just shows how he is a symbol “You just hold your head high and keep those fists down. No matter what anybody says to you, don’t you let ‘em get your goat. Try fighting with your head for a change.”
Tom Robinson first comes to mind because one of the reasons he was treated so harshly was just because he was black and it probably would have been a lot different if he was white. "I guess Tom Robinson was tired of white men's chances and decided to take his own"(238). Even though Atticus had defended Tom he still was found guilty and one of the deciding factors was just because he was black because a white man would have not had as harsh as a penalty as death.
Thinking about the Mockingbirds of the story, there are a couple different examples besides Tom Robinson who was just living his life and got into a situation where he was accused of something he didn't do, which landed him in jail where he eventually attempted escape so that if he died it would be from his own accord.
Another example is Tom Robinson's family, they were falsely judged and suffered because of it; they had no job and no one would hire them.
Atticus was another example of a Mockingbird because he was doing his job and he was persecuted for it.
Some people who can be an example of a mocking bird are Tom Robinson and Aticus Finch. I believe this because Tom is a man who goes to work and helps a woman with her chores because no one else will,and he still gets falsely accused of rape and gets killed just because he is black. While Aticus is a man who tries to do no wrong and does what is right but is called names and ridiculed because he chooses to defend a black man.
Scout is a mockingbird. Her behavior is considered unladylike, so, even though her youthful tom-boyishness causes no harm, her Aunt and the ladies of the community are always trying to suppress this behavior.
Atticus is a mockingbird because he is trying to do good in the community, and for Tom Robinson; and he is still losing respect in the eyes of the community's members. His reputation is being "killed" by his respectable actions.
Tom Robinson is a mockingbird because he literally died as a harmless, constructive, and kind citizen. He was killed by racism (though he took fate into his own hands), even though he was guiltless.
Calpurnia is mockingbird, because she is kind, and for the color of her skin she is judged.
The entire Maycomb black community are mockingbirds, treated as trash by the racist people in the area.
Boo Radley is a mockingbird because he is subject to enormous amounts of gossip, and there is very little evidence that he should be accused of all the things.
Aunt Alexandra could be one because she is trying to do what she thinks is best for the family, and is met with little respect from her niece and nephew.
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