Examples Of Innocence In To Kill A Mockingbird

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What is the meaning of innocence? Innocence means the state, quality, or fact of being innocent of a crime or offense. Like the innocence of being accused for something someone did not do or manipulated by force. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee the mockingbird in the story symbolizes innocence. There are three characters in this story who are innocent in a way or two. The mockingbirds in this story are Boo Radley (Arthur Radley), Mayella Ewell, and Tom Robinson. Arthur Radley is a mockingbird because he has the mind of a child and looks after the kids in the book because he wants to be friends he also knew what the outside world was like and never went out. “Autumn again and boo’s children needed him”(pg.322). Boo was always there for the children and watched over them like a father or friend. He was always watching the kids and whatever they did and when they were in trouble he was there. “Im beginning to understand why Boo Radley's stayed shut up in the house all this time. It's because he wants to stay inside.”(pg.304). Boo Radley wants to stay inside because he knows what it’s like out in the world, because some people like to lie and cheat he really can't trust a lot people. Since he was kinda proposed as a monster since some people didn't know him, people would see him as that and treat him badly. …show more content…

For example,“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.” (pg33). Mayella was living in poverty and had to be the women of the house which is a lot of work for a young teen. She was also the victim of domestic abuse by the father. “As she took offense to routine courtesy” (pg240). She really had no friends to hang out or be with to see what friendliness is. She tried to make love to a man she just meet because she was so desperate to be with

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