Literary Lens In To Kill A Mockingbird

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“The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend,” is a quote by Robertson Davies. This quote perfectly explains one of the many themes in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, both in the novel and movie adaptation. In To Kill a Mockingbird, the reader is placed in a setting in which the society only sees what it wants. This causes a few characters, such as Mr.Arthur (Boo) Radley, Mr. Tom Robinson and Jem and Scout Finch, to be put in difficult positions and end up losing part of their innocence due to the biased opinions of others.
At a young age, Boo Radley was labeled after what is said to be an unpredictable outburst of Boo stabbing his own father in the leg. This episode of acting out caused the people of Maycomb to think badly of Boo and twist his image. His parents would not send him away to receive any help he may have needed. Instead, they kept Boo locked in their home, never letting him out. Maycom was left stretching the truth, thereby creating lies about Boo. In one description given by Jem he says: “ Boo was about
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At the end of the Book and Movie.Jem and Scout are attacked by Mr. Ewell. He was the man who sot out to convict Tom. He ended up nearly killing them but it was not till Boo Radley came that they could get away. Jem was knocked unconscious and was carried by Boo and Scout ran home. When left alone Scout was able to understand Boo and show him kindness for the brief minutes they had: “ An expression of timid curiosity was on his face, as though he had never seen a boy before. His mouth was slightly open, and he looked at Jem from head to foot. Boo’s hand came up, but he let it drop to his side.‘You can pet him, Mr Arthur, he’s asleep. You couldn’t if he was awake, though, he wouldn’t let you …’ I found myself explaining. ‘Go

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