For Mockingbird the Bell Tolls

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Mockingbirds sing beautifully. They don’t do one thing but make music for people to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, they don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for people. However beautiful their songs are, they still get trapped and get persecuted in this book-To Kill a Mockingbird. It’s a sin to kill a mockingbird, but somebody did. After reading this book, I just hope that there will be bells tolling for the poor mockingbird.

Without doubt, Tom Robinson is a mockingbird. His tragedy results from his identity-he is a Negro.

The story takes place in Alabama in 1930s, when the Great Depression reached its worst depths. Racism was extremely serious in the deep south part of the U.S. At that time, black people were at the bottom rung of society, the most bottom than you could ever imagine. The discrimination from the white towards the black was far deeper than we could imagine. It seems like the white were born with ...

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Mockingbirds sing beautifully. They don’t do one thing but make music for people to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, they don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for people. However beautiful their songs are, they still get trapped and get persecuted in this book-To Kill a Mockingbird. It’s a sin to kill a mockingbird, but somebody did. After reading this book, I just hope that there will be bells tolling for the poor mockingbird.

Without doubt, Tom Robinson is a mockingbird. His tragedy results from his identity-he is a Negro.

The story takes place in Alabama in 1930s, when the Great Depression reached its worst depths. Racism was extremely serious in the deep south part of the U.S. At that time, black people were at the bottom rung of society, the most bottom than you could ever imagine. The discrimination from the white towards the black was far deeper than we could imagine. It seems like the white were born with racial discrimination.

Against this background, Tom Robinson, a black man, was accused of raping a white woman Mayella Ewell. However, Tom was just a little mockingbird. He worked hard for his employer. He was kindhearted, and that’s why he always helped Ms. Mayella without payback. He sings himself, solely and peacefully. But one day, when Mayella tempted him, her father, Bob Ewell, saw it. Since then, everything had changed. He was sent to the jail because Bob Ewell accused him of raping his daughter. Although his lawyer, Atticus, tried his best, the sentence did not favor him. It most certainly was that Mayella and her father were liars. But that didn’t change anything. It is all because Tom Robinson is an insultingly-called “nigger”.

In actual fact, this case is as simple as black and white. It is all about racism. A sad but real truth. People held the common belief that all Negroes lie, that all Negroes are basically immoral beings, that all Negro men are not to be trusted around white women. But Thomas Jefferson once said that all men are created equal. I can’t see any equality in this case. What I see is all about racism, unfairness, and prejudice. At this time, what Miss Gates told Scout in this book-equal rights for all, special privileges for none-seems really sarcastic.

As for this case, I really have something to say. People are born to be equal. Everyone has his or her fundamental rights, which could never ever be violated. Regardless of people’s appearance, we should be united. Skin color does not represent anything. Everyone has the rights to confidently raise his or her head and says I am proud of my skin color; I am proud of my race. Everyone is born to be a human, not a slave or something else. It is totally ridiculous to discriminate anyone. That is extremely childish and unbearable. Human is human. The biggest characteristic that distinguishes us from other species is that we could think. But I can’t see any ability to think among those people who discriminate colored ones. I want to ask them some questions. Why do you discriminate black people? What have they done? Are there any advantages for you to treat a group of men like that? Do you ever know the basic rules to be a human? Have you ever learnt about human history? Have you ever thought about the negative consequences to the black people brought by you? My questions are endless. But I am most certainly that they could not give me satisfied answers to just the few questions above. If they think by themselves, deeply and profoundly, they’ll probably figure out how funny discriminations are. People are born to think. If not, there are no differences between us and lower animals. Once again, people are born to be equal.

It’s a sin to kill a mockingbird. But somebody in Maycomb did. It’s a tragedy. It’s a fortune. The death of an innocent mockingbird is tragic. It’s a fortune for Tom to leave such a world filled with dirt and ignorance, unfairness and prejudice, however. The bell tolls for Tom. The bell also tolls for the ignorant people.

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