Examples Of Tom's Innocence In To Kill A Mockingbird

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animals, or even humans, should not be killed for doing nothing. This also refers to Tom’s innocence. The second example of a mockingbird is Tom Robinson. He was killed after pleading guilty to alleged rape allegations. After his death, Mr. Underwood posted an editorial in the newspaper. “Mr. Underwood simply figures it was a sin to kill a cripple, be they standing, sitting, or escaping. He likened Tom’s death to the senseless slaughter of songbirds by hunters and children…” (Page 322-323). His editorial deepened the case of Tom’s innocence. It has been said that killing a cripple is a sin, much like killing a mockingbird. Most of the people in the town didn’t believe that Tom didn’t do it. However, the children do. Atticus tells the children,

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