Examples Of Innocence In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Murdering the Innocence To Kill A Mockingbird, a 20th century novel written by Harper Lee, is narrated by Scout Finch. She and her family live in Maycomb, Alabama which is a prejudice town with prejudice people during the Great Depression. She lives with her brother Jem and her father Atticus who is a prominent lawyer in Maycomb. In this novel Atticus teaches that it is a sin to kill a mockingbird because it is an innocent creature. Therefore Boo Radley, Tom Robinson, and Atticus Finch all symbolize a mockingbird because they all show innocence in their own way, these characters display their innocence through kindness and the truth. …show more content…

He resembles a symbolic mockingbird because he never did anything to hurt anyone and the way he looked over the children. He showed that when he leaves gifts for Jem and Scout and how he saves them from Bob Ewell. Mr. Tate said, “Mr. Finch, taking the one man who’s done you and this town a great service an‘ draggin’ him with his shy ways into the limelight—to me, that’s a sin. It’s a sin and I’m not about to have it on my head. If it was any other man, it’d be different. But not this man, Mr. Finch" (279). This proves that some people’s perception of Boo is innocence and that’s what Boo deserves. He is a shy man that should be left alone. Tom Robinson is also a symbolic mockingbird because of his affection and the way he was only trying to help Mayella. He felt sympathy for her and her situation. For that an innocent man was killed for his kindness, just as a mockingbird would be killed for its singing. In the novel it said, “Mr. B. B. Underwood simply figured it was a sin to kill a cripples, be they standing,

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