To Kill A Mockingbird Chapter 1 Analysis

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To Kill A Mockingbird Prompt 1 In the tenth chapter of To Kill A Mockingbird, Atticus stated “Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” Jem and Scout had received rifles for Christmas and were just eagerly learning how to use them. Ms. Maudie explained to Scout, “Your father’s right,” she said. “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy.” Of course, these statements can be viewed as a simple quotations merely adding to the plot, but they contain a deeper meaning that can be applied to the entire book. The Mockingbird is the main symbol in the book. It can be found in numerous characters in this piece of literature. Tom Robinson, Boo Radley, and Jem are examples…show more content…
Throughout the story, he is constantly mocked by Jem, Dill, and Scout. Also, most of Maycomb despises him, with the exception of Atticus. We learn that Boo Radley is actually an extremely kind and gentle man. He is not the heartless killer the rumors supposed he was. He secretly gives gifts to Jem and Scout, and in the end, he ended up saving Jem’s life. He is represented by the Mockingbird because all he intends to do is good but he is hurt by his father, who doesn’t let him leave the house, and the community, whom toss around nasty…show more content…
The mockingbird is found in a many characters in the book, the biggest being Tom Robinson, Jem, and Boo Radley. It reveals the overlying theme in the book – good versus evil. All of these characters, represented by the mockingbird, are innocent, but they are wrongfully hurt. Tom Robinson is accused of rape and is put in jail because of Mr. Bob Ewell. Bob Ewell also broke Jem’s arm because of the court case. Also, Boo Radley is kept shut up in his house by his father even though Boo has not done anything wrong. These characters are represented by the
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