To Kill A Mocking Bird Analysis

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In the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, mockingbirds symbolize innocence, as they are peaceful, sing beautiful songs and cause no harm. In chapter 10 of the book Harper Lee mentions something that is very eye catching which is “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.” This caught my eye as that it even mentions that it was the only thing that Atticus ever said was a sin. What made this even more interesting was Miss Maudie’s response to scout asking why it a sin to kill mockingbirds “‘Your father’s right,’ she said. ‘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’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.’” This made me see that mockingbirds have a deeper meaning in the story, especially that they are part of the title. Mockingbirds are called like that because they mimic or mock the songs of other birds. This means that a mockingbird is seen through the songs of other birds. The people of Maycomb only knew Boo Radley and Tom…show more content…
Both of them where innocent, but when people “Shot” them, they lost their innocence. People started hating them before they even knew about them. Many people spread rumors about Boo Radley, when in fact, none knew a thing about him. People thought he was a maniac, essentially “killing” him. The same goes for Tom Robinson. After the accusation of rape, Tom was a seen as an evil beast. Bob Ewell thinks that Tom is an animal who abused and violated his daughter. The sad part is that in the end Boo Radley is forced to kill Bob Ewell to save Scouts and Jems lives, while Tom Robinson is killed. This book tells a story of 2 “mockingbirds” that got killed through Scout’s
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