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The two situations that are occurring on the story thus far are the Finch children being obsessed with the mystery of who Boo Radley is, due to rumours of him being mentally unstable and harmful, and Tom Robinson, an African American citizen in town being accused of raping Bob Ewell’s daughter, and Atticus is called up to support Tom in court. The spur of fiery hatred may not be solely directed at the accused Tom Robinson but probably at a respectable Atticus Finch, simply due to him defending a fellow homosapien with a darker skin pigment. The two instances coincide with each other in terms of providing moral enlightenment because in these two plotlines, the inclinations of the town’s people to provide negative judgement of others because of frivolous rumours and insignificant genetic details (in this case the race of Tom Robinson) is prominent. The one thing that separates and forces the reader to pinpoint a difference in the two instances would be the fact that Tom Robinson and part of Atticus suffer a significantly higher degree than Boo Radley from the way the town’s folks view them and the injustice so to speak, which they encounter . That’s how these two plot lines are deemed as different. Symbols the reader could encounter in the novel which symbolizes the significant themes of the plot lines are the mentioned mockingbirds and the mad dog “Tim Johnson” carrying rabies and running wild around town. The mockingbirds symbolize innocence and the dog symbolizes the spiral of injustices, unjustified moral degradation, and chaos that Tom Robinson encounters and Atticus attempts to guide him through.
Mockingbirds serve as a symbol of innocence in this novel. In the novel, Atticus informs Jem and Scout how killing a mockingbird is regarded as a “sin”, and Miss Maudie provides them an explanation of how that is so.
“ “Your father’s right,” she said. “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat out 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.” ” (To Kill a Mockingbird, page 103, paragraph 4).
Miss Maudie’s sagacious words here paints the bigger picture of how society should truly think, whilst hitting the reader with forceful moral enlightenment. Miss Maudie depicted the mockingbirds as creatures that only benefit their surroundings and have never done harm, therefore should be spared of being killed. The deeper message of this character quote is that those who have never caused harm to society, like the mockingbirds, should never be punished, whether the punishment is simply the average folk holding a misconception that lies within the punished is Hades himself (Boo Radley’s case), or to the most extreme case, brutally dumping the wrongfully punished 6 feet underground, while bringing their ethnicity into the chaos (Tom Robinson’s case. All and all, the mentioned mockingbirds serve as symbolism for the innocent and serves as this symbol to pave the way to enlighten the readers of the fact that the innocent are innocent and do not deserve reception of hatred due to rumours or their sacred backgrounds.
Tim Johnson’s symbolism is more significant to the plot line of Tom Robinson’s accusation and Atticus’ hero role in the midst of it all. Tim Johnson, the dog with the rabies running loose in town symbolizes the town’s fury mentally irrational mindsets directed to the Tom Robinson case and Atticus defending him, and the scene where Atticus was forced to kill the dog for good ideally symbolizes the townspeople would look like in the reader’s mind with their impossible to change out of control prejudice mindset towards the Tom Robinson case.
“ “Atticus, are we going to win it?” “
“ “No, honey.” “
“ “Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win,” Atticus said.” (To Kill a Mockingbird, page 87, paragraphs 1-4)
“ “For God’s sake, Mr. Finch, look where he is! Miss and you’ll go straight into the Radley house! I can’t shoot that well and you know it!” “
“ “I haven’t shot a gun in thirty years-”. “ (To Kill a Mockingbird, page 109, paragraphs 9-10)
The exchange of dialogue between Atticus and Scout and the one between Atticus and Mr. Tate presents striking resemblance and similarities between the town’s poisonous mindset and Tim Johnson. As one can see, Atticus has the burden to deal with both situations and he deems that he is not capable of such an action. All in all, Tim Johnson symbolizes the brutal attitudes of the people of Maycomb because they are both out of control, harmful in a way, and plotwise, Atticus is to put both away and doubts that he is capable of such a feat.
The two plot lines that are currently occurring in the novel are that Jem and Scout strives to discover whether or not Boo Radley is truly a cruel hearted, mentally unstable being, or is he innocent and just as caring as the next guy, and Atticus must defend an African American man from unfair incarceration in the event if he really is innocent, despite knowing he would receive criticism for it, and the town’s people are already extremely furious that “Tom Robinson has raped Bob Ewell’s daughter”. Both plot lines are similar because they are both satirizing that the methods that people use to judge others are based on insignificantly details such as race and rumours, rather than adequate evidence. The only thing separating the plot lines is its extremeness and seriousness. The Finch kids playing “games” involving the Radley is merely the comic relieves of the novel. These concepts can even be applied to society today, as stereotypes, racism, blaming of the innocence, killing of the innocence, and dispersion of rumours (from idiotic and irrelevant rumours on who is having an amorous thing going on who within the walls of secondary school, to brainwashing, propaganda-like, and degrading rumours on political figures and celebrities within the walls of an unreliable news channel station), are still prominent and controversial today. All in all, the plot lines of the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird are more compatible among each other than most would expect, and truly enlightens one on what’s good judgement in terms of reading a fellow being.