Even complicated and confusing topics will be easily developed and covered if you request our help writing an essay. Place an order today!

Mockingbirds and Sin How would you feel if you dedicated your life to the greater good, and your efforts were ignored? It is considered a sin to destroy something that exists for the benefit of a community. Mockingbirds bring music and make the world a nicer place to live for the individuals that hear them, and killing them would be a sin according to this definition. In To Kill a Mockingbirdby Harper Lee, there are some characters that are seen as good people by the rest of the town, but they are not the ones trying to make the world a better place. On the other hand, the least respected members of the community may seem like degenerates, but are typically the least likely to ‘kill a mockingbird,’ and occasionally are the ‘mockingbirds,’ …show more content…
However, the reality of these people is that many of them commit some form of sin in their own community. People that do good can be compared to mockingbirds in the same respect.As shown in To Kill a Mockingbird throughout the actions of Grace Merriweather, Mayella Ewell and Miss Gates, the most respected members of a community are seen as the least likely to harm an individual, but are often the quickest to assume the worst of other individuals. Grace Merriweather decries uncivilized people, but acts uncivilized towards people in her own community. This is hypocrisy at its finest, and it shows that she tries to be seen as a mockingbird, someone pure and driven to making the world a good place, but ends up being the one to kill the said mockingbird. When meeting in Atticus’s house for tea with the other ladies of Maycomb, Mrs. Merriweather disrespects Atticus, referring to him when …show more content…
People feel sympathy towards those that are believed to be unlikely to lie, and Mayella took advantage of this. During the trial, Scout realizes that “Tom Robinson was a dead man the moment [Mayella] opened her mouth to scream” (Lee 323), which is mainly because she was given sympathy. When she tells her story about the events that happened between her and Tom Robinson, the audience pities her, and she is described as “[. . .] fragile looking, but when she sat facing us in the witness chair, she became what she was, a thick-bodied girl accustomed to strenuous labor” (Lee 239). They describe her as someone who looks strong and controlled, but also as frail and fragile. Even though her life is not on the line, the people in the courtroom believe her to need more protection because of her fragile appearance. After Mayella’s father, Bob Ewell spit in his face, Atticus responds to his children by saying “if spitting in my face and threatening me saved Mayella Ewell one extra beating, that’s something I’ll gladly take” (Lee 293). Even the lawyer that shows the town that she was guilty pities her, even after she denies her lies and lets a young man die. In this situation, race is a contributing role towards this sudden acceptance, because in the society that these characters live, individuals with white skin are often viewed as less likely to commit sin

testimonials icon
For this project, the student will apply evidence-based research steps and processes required as the foundation to address a clinically or...
testimonials icon
Order Grade A+ Academic Papers Instantly!...
testimonials icon
I have a Case Study I need one page.The page about OPPORTUNITYThe subject is autonomous car the due date is on 24 h...
testimonials icon
Choose one (1) of the topics below and develop a three to four (3-4) paragraph essay (of at least 250-500 words) which adequately address the topic...
testimonials icon
QuestionQuestion 1 2 / 2 pointsWhich of these activities is most directly associated with the employment phase of the staffing proces...
testimonials icon
Write a one page review on the articles posted below.  Times new romanfont 12 ...

Other samples, services and questions:

Calculate Price

When you use PaperHelp, you save one valuable — TIME

You can spend it for more important things than paper writing.

Approx. price
$65
Order a paper. Study better. Sleep tight. Calculate Price!
Created with Sketch.
Calculate Price
Approx. price
$65