Theme Of Diction In To Kill A Mockingbird

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To Kill A Mockingbird Essay In To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee intrigues readers to her story filled with truth and rumours. Scout and Jem always feared the Radley’s especially, Boo Radley. Notoriously known the rumor of stabbing Mr. Radley in the leg. Everything changes after Boo Radley saves Scout and Jem from Bob Ewell. In To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee develops the theme to think for yourself through diction, imagery, and symbolism.

In the first place, Harper Lee uses diction to develop the theme to think for yourself. For example in this quote it said, “ He almost whispered it, in the voice of a child afraid of the dark” (372). This shows how diction in this quote makes it more powerful by describing how Boo Radley sounded through Harper Lee’s choice in words. Also another quote with good diction is, “we never put back into the tree what we took out of it; we had given him nothing and it made me sad” (373). This quote supports how Harper Lee uses diction to develop to
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For example, when Jem and Scout got the, “two soap dolls, a broken watch and chain, a pair of good luck pennies, and our lives” (373). Harper Lee used symbolism in this passage by the two soap dolls to represent Jem and Scout and the broken watch and chain to represent the trial. I think this because Boo Radley watches over Jem and Scout and the trial is represented by the broken watch and chain because Tom Robinson was clearly innocent and all evidence was against Bob Ewell raping Mayella . Harper Lee used symbolism the theme to think for yourself.

Diction, Imagery, and Symbolism are all ways Harper Lee developed the theme to think for yourself in To Kill A Mockingbird. Boo Radley was an innocent man and was looking out for Jem and Scout. There is a difference between the truth and rumour. To know the difference between the truth and rumours, you need to think for
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