Atticus Symbolism In To Kill A Mockingbird

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“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” - Harper Lee To Kill A Mockingbird. A character like atticus is why To Kill a Mockingbird can explain the ugly things in the world like racism through his words to Jem and Scout which lets us understand what Atticus is saying but also the deeper meaning behind it. Similar effects of this is also seen through symbolism in the books with mockingbirds but most important would be the dog. As in chapter ten of To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee uses symbolism and character to come to a theme that racism is a disease that drives one mad until death is a better option than living.

In To Kill A Mockingbird
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As Atticus’s character is the enforcer of anti-racism and proves how killing the dog was necessary in taking a step in stopping racism. Which in the beginning of the chapter ten Atticus states “Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit'em but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.” (Lee 119) What atticus is implying is that the mockingbirds are black people and they do nothing to us but sing yet they still face racism. So, when Atticus shoots the dog being like the blue jay it's more of atticus stopping racism showing how Atticus plans to try to abolish racism even by death.

Racism seems to seep through one’s mind,latter burrowing into more as the idea spreads infecting the judgement of people. It's curable to an extent, but the idea can’t be stopped only unsupported by the people, people whom can look past a color of one's skin and accept them as a human being. Which throughout To Kill a Mockingbird we can almost experience the effects of racism, but one would be inspired by the acts of rebellion against racism. As one who understands the symbolism and use of character in the book can conclude how racism is this mad disease deservable by
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