How Is Tom Robinson A Sin To Kill A Mockingbird

803 Words4 Pages

How is Tom Robinson like a mockingbird? Mockingbirds make music for people to enjoy and, they don’t eat up your garden and destroy your pretty roses. Miss Maudie explains why it's a sin to hurt or kill a mockingbird:“‘Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it is a sin to kill a mockingbird” (Lee 90). Tom helped Mayella with all of the chores around the house and he didn’t ask for anything in return but, he still got punished. In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Tom is a mockingbird because he did only good deeds but sadly he still got punished.

Tom Robinson is a mockingbird …show more content…

Every day he would be very kind a say good morning and cause no trouble. One day Mayella asks him to chop up a chiffarobe so he did: “‘Why, yes suh, I’d tip my hat when I’d go by, and one day, she asked me to come instead the fence and bust up a chiffarobe for her.’”(Lee 255). Tom cut up the chiffonade at no cost to her. He purely did it because he felt bad for the number of chores she had to do and how many of her siblings she had to take care of. Tom helps her with other chores like totes of water. Again Tom didn’t get paid at all for his deeds. He always refused Mayella when she went to pay him because she was as poor or poorer than him and he didn’t want to take money from someone who needs it. Another chore that Mayella asks him to do is fix up the hinges on the door. She invites him inside to check out the door. Of course, Tom says yes to helping her and walks in. Mayella says, “‘New, I got somethin’ for you to do in the house. Th’ old door’s hinges an’ fall’s comin’ on pretty fast.”(Lee 258). When he looks at the door he sees that the door and its hinges are fine and tight. This is when Mayella jumps on him and hugs him and kisses him. Tom tried to tell her to get off but he didn’t want to be rude and push her off. That's when Bob Ewell,

Show More
Open Document