Theme Of Innocence In To Kill A Mockingbird

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“To Kill a Mockingbird” is a novel written from a child’s perspective over a couple of years. Atticus, her father, is a calm and morally courageous lawyer. When raising his children, both son and daughter, he tries to show them goodness in everything and especially to try to understand a person by seeing things from his or her perspective, “try to stand in the person’s shoes” to actually understand them. To see from the person’s perspective, you might understand their conscience, and that is, as he explains, individual. He teaches them what’s right and good, and when they get guns to shoot with he tells Jem that he can shoot as many bluejays he wants, but to remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird. This refers to the title of the novel. Jem, Atticus daughter and narrator, wonders why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird and asks Miss Maudie, their neighbour, about her father’s statement. She explains to her that a mockingbird does not bother anyone. They don’t eat crops, build nests in the trees, they simply just sing “their hearts out”. Therefore it is a sin to kill a mockingbird, it’s innoscence is pure and only gives some beauty to life. The book’s theme is in fact this, innoscence of a mockingbird and the sin to kill it. The first example is Tom Robinson. Tom Robinson is a man among “ the coulored people” who was accused of raping a white girl, Mayella Ewell. Atticus got to be his lawyer (which is another proof of Atticus’s moral stand and courage). The case should
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