Theme Of Honor In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Honor is given to those who follow the domain’s moral cowardice, the conspicuous, howbeit, have lost all honor by those who are followers. One of the most prominent themes in To Kill a Mockingbird is lost honor. Honor means to have high respect and Mr. Dolphus Raymond lost his respect when he professed to love a colored woman, have mixed children with her, and chose to be surrounded by those who don’t share the same skin color as him. “He’s got a colored woman and all sorts of mixed chillun” (Lee 214) “..drink out of this sack, folks can say Dolphus Raymond’s in the clutches of whiskey-that’s why he won’t change his ways” (Lee 268) “and man's commonest weakness, his aversions, pointed at, shunned, as being on the unpopular side. Its other …show more content…
Dangers of ignorance is an evident theme in Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill A Mockingbird. In the beginning duration of Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, Dill, Scout and Jem Finch presume that Mr. Boo Radley is a monster as a result of rumours. “Jem said if Dill wanted to get himself killed, all he had to do was go up and knock on the front door” (Lee 16) Dill, Scout, and Jem’s ignorance of the real world, corrupted their young minds into believing every word someone verbalizes. Their ignorance causes them to involuntary judge a person without knowing them. Throughout the book, Scout is petrified of Boo Radley, nevertheless, Boo Radley aids Scout when she’s in a difficult situation. Scout’s ignorance on Boo Radley altered her thoughts towards him which conveyed her ignorance into a fear. Towards the end, Scout perceives that none can judge a person by what others say. Bob Ewell’s ignorance is what could’ve possibly saved Tom Robinson if he not died before his appeal. “I seen that black nigger yonder ruttin’ on my Mayella!” (Lee 231) “..Papa was in the room a’standing over me hollerin’ who done it, who done it?” (Lee 242) In court, you swear oath to speak nothing but the truth, however, either Bob or Mayella was lying; most likely the former. Bob Ewell testified that he had seen Tom Robinson assaulting Mayella. During Mayella’s testimony, she testified that Bob Ewell had hollered “Who done it?” This means that Bob Ewell had not whatsoever seen Tom Robinson perpetrating an assault. Bob Ewell’s ignorance exposed himself of being guilty. Running as fast as his legs carried him, Tom Robinson had no recollection of what happened to Mayella due to his ignorance. “I was runnin’ so fast I didn’t know what happened” (Lee 260) Tom’s ignorance to what happened made him the conduct of the crime. Tom Robinson ran because he knew that if he’d stay any longer, he would’ve gotten a beating. As

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