Character Analysis: To Kill A Mockingbird

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In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, killing a mockingbird is considered committing a sin. Two men are considered metaphorical or figurative mockingbirds in the fact that they are considerate to others, but have something that puts them at a disadvantage to other people, these two men are Arthur, Boo, Radley and Tom Robinson. Tom Robinson is at a bigger disadvantage because of how he was born, than what happened to him later in life. Tom has the disadvantage of being African American, in a racist town, and having a rubber like left hand, he was crippled on the left side. Arthur Radley was a white man, but we think he might have had some kind of disease that made him be perceived as a little different than most people. Though,
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There are very few people in the world who could be considered mockingbirds. Mockingbirds are people who would protect someone, that they have grown to care about, no matter the risk to themselves. People who try harder, but still stop to help someone cross the street or carry something for them are people who are kind at heart but don’t have the overwhelming passion that a mockingbird has. Knowing one mockingbird, you would be considered lucky, but to know more than one would be a miracle because people just aren’t as kind as they used to be. When someone is trying to help other people, even if they are a mockingbird, they can be found doing something they shouldn’t; just because they are trying to help. They don’t often realize the full consequence of helping someone that needs help but has someone around that doesn’t provide that help.”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”(Lee 119). People can do many terrible things, like cheating, stealing, and plagiarizing, but they can also do something that hurts a good innocent person. Not many understand that when you hurt a person that makes a mark…show more content…
When Boo was younger a he had a sort of run-in with the law, which in the end made him have to stay at home and never leave because of what thought about him and his family. All he could do was stay in his house and watch the children play. This is how he watched the books two main characters grow up, he watch Jem and Scout Finch grow up without them even knowing. He felt like he needed to protect them, which is something he does over and over again. At first he does small things like fixing Jem’s shorts and putting little surprises in a hole of a tree trunk. To later, puting around Scout when there is a fire at Miss Maudie’s house. The best thing he does and what gets him the title of a mockingbird is when he saves the lives of both Jem and Scout. Though, he ends up killing the towns resident villain. “I never heard tell that it’s against the law for a citizen to do his utmost to prevent a crime from being commited, which is exactly what he did, but maybe you’ll say it’s my duty to tell the town all about it and not shut
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