Symbolism In To Kill A Mockingbird

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In this essay, I am going to be talking about the different themes of the mockingbird and what it symbolised and represented throughout the novel. The symbolism of the mockingbird in To Kill A MockingBird changes throughout the book. The mockingbird can symbolize both innocence and beauty. Atticus and Miss Maudie tell Scout and Jem that it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird because mockingbirds cause no harm to anyone or anything, they just sing. They make the world a better place and maybe even bring joy to the world as well. Mockingbirds are pure and innocent creatures and killing them would be very cruel. This book is called To Kill A Mockingbird, which in other words to me means, Killing innocence. ‘“Remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.’ That was the only time I ever heard Atticus say it was a sin to do something, and I asked Miss Maudie about it.” This shows that Atticus is trying to teach the children …show more content…

This book is saying even though a lot of the people in Maycomb are scared of Boo Radley and the Radley place that doesn't mean that it is right to judge a book off of its cover, same with racism in Maycomb, even though a lot of the people in that town are judgmental towards colored people doesn't mean that it is the right choice to be racist towards them. “Jem is deeply upset, cries immediately after the trial, and becomes angry every time Scout brings it up. Jem is losing his innocence.” This exemplifies that Jem is also kind of like the mockingbird, he was innocent at the beginning of the book but after the trial, I believe he has grown and lost his innocence. After the trial, he realized the harsh truth of reality and he knows that the judge didn't make the right decision, he knows it wasn't the right decision to say that Tom Robinson was

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