In To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus sees a beauty or goodness in Tom Robinson, and Scout sees beauty or goodness in both Tom Robinson and Boo Radley. When one is capable of seeing beneath the surface, much more meaning can be found. Before the beginning of Frankenstein, Victor discovers the secret to bestowing life upon lifeless tissue, and commences work on a project in which he attempts to create a living human being from dead body parts. In order to obtain these dead body parts, Victor searches graveyards and digs up corpses, taking some of their parts.
While just the idea of such an act would nauseate most people, Victor sees beauty in what he is doing. He realizes that in order to make his dream of bringing life to a dead body a reality, finding dead parts is a necessary step, and thus he finds meaning by looking beyond the surface, rotting corpses, to see the beauty, an unrivaled scientific accomplishment. His motivation to discover and unravel mysteries enable to see beauty in even corpses, characterizing him as both a romantic and a visionary.
The creature in Frankenstein instills fear in anyone who comes in contact with it, therefore, it is subject to unkindly treatment, either running in fear or resorting to violence. Though it would seem that the creature would hate all of mankind, he instead sees good in them. Since the creature is able to look beyond the surface and understand man, he sees beauty in them, seen when he assists a family by gathering firewood. The inner beauty the monster is able to see in humans is also present within the monster himself.
I have often wondered why people went through so much time and money disposing of dead bodies. Once the person dies, I seriously doubt that they care what happens to their body. In the past, bodies have been put to rest many different ways. Cultures have a large effect on this. Some cultures would burn the body or hang them up high so the spirits could be released. Nevertheless, I have only found ...
Although the monster is perceived as evil and ugly on the outside, ironically, he is actually as kind if not kinder than the most human beings. When the monster finds a family with a blind man in it, he sees the opportunity to be understood for his inside, and not judged by his hideous exterior. When the two first meet, though Delacey is obviously hesitant, being that he has never met the creature? Delacey’s reacts differently than everyone when confronted by the monster since he lacks the ability to judge based on appearance, instead judging the creature’s invisible inner beauty.
When Delacey looks beyond the surface to see the invisible, an even greater beauty is found. In the setting of To Kill a Mockingbird, racism is common in the community, thus the reason why everyone assumes Tom Robinson, and honest black man, was guilty solely based on the allegation of a white woman. She claims that while Tom Robinson was helping her out around the house, he raped her, and nobody in the town gave the woman’s accusations a second thought; a person of such skin color is undoubtedly guilty regardless of where the trail led. The first to look past the exterior to see a human being is Atticus Finch, Tom Robinson’s lawyer.
Even when all others are against him, Atticus Finch stands in defense of Tom Robinson, though it bring hatred to his name. However, Atticus knows he must defend Tom Robinson for he believes guilt based exclusively on race is unjust. Although in the end, Tom Robinson was found guilty, Atticus was able to look past the exterior and see the innocence within Tom Robinson, giving hope to him and his family. Since the outside is sometimes misinterpreted, it is necessary to look beyond the surface to find absolute truth. Scout Finch, Atticus’ daughter, is also able to look beyond the surface and societies lies in To Kill A Mockingbird.
Her youthful innocence is aids her in finding good in Tom Robinson and Boo Radley. Originally, she believes in the lies told by society, remaining ignorant and creating no opinion of her own. Though she fears Boo Radley and is indifferent towards Tom Robinson, she is able to look past the surface, seeing the invisible beauty within she sympathizes for both characters. In the case of Tom Robinson, Scout is able to see past his black skin, and knows him to be innocent, though she cannot understand why society demonstrates such hatred towards him.
1. ) As the book continues you can see the maturity level of Jem, Scout, and Dill rise. They mature just like other boys and girls do, but the trial of Tom Robinson helped all three of the kids to learn a little more about life. The most important thing that the children learned was that, in life everyone is not treated fair. Their father Atticus showed them that it takes courage and self pride ...
In her eyes, Tom is a person like anyone else and therefore, deserves to be seen and understood like anyone else. In Boo Radley’s case, initially, rumors spread about his wickedness and his seclusion to his house instills fear in Scout. However, after Boo saves her then meets her, Scout realizes that Boo is an innocent man who should be understood, not feared. Scout is able to look beyond the surface and accepted truths about Tom Robinson and Boo Radley, realizing the alternate truth, they are both good people.
The willingness of a few to see traits in things that many are unable to grasp is truly an art. Scout is seen to possess such an art when she observes the invisible, looking past society’s prejudice and seeing goodness in people regardless of common belief or skin color. Victor’s romantic vision enables him to see a beauty in all of nature including corpses of the deceased. Both possess the ability to see beneath the surface level and as a result find deeper meaning, proving Johnathan Swift’s quote “Vision is the art of seeing the invisible. ”