To Kill A Mockingbird Greed Quotes

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The title To Kill a Mockingbird is a symbol or metaphor for many things throughout the story. In a literal sense it is a sin to kill an innocent bird that does nothing but sing songs. Metaphorically it means that it sin to hurt or kill something that does nothing or can not do anything to you. I understood this “rule” more and more as we got through the book. This can be associated with different people or things throughout the story. People who were misunderstood, unwanted, or physically hurt were usually symbols for Mockingbirds. Mockingbirds are innocent and it is a sin to hurt, kill, or disregard them because they have done nothing wrong. One example of a mockingbird in this book is Dill, who is unwanted from his family. He is a mockingbird because he is “unloved” by his family and he does not hurt anybody. The quote, I asked Dill where his father was: ‘You ain’t said anything about him.’ ‘I haven’t got one.”’ explains that he either does not have family or he has family who doesn't want him. Dill is a little boy who is a Mockingbird in this book because his family does not want him and he does nothing to hurt others. Another example of a Mockingbird is Tom Robinson, who was falsely accused of a crime he did not commit. The quote, “‘Seventeen bullet holes in him. They didn’t have to shoot him that much.’”…show more content…
Boo is almost never seen through the story but it seems to have been treated the worst. He really has helped the community even though he has stayed inside. But the community does not treat him well, they makeup rumors about him and say that he is crazy. There is a quote from chapter 31 that explains this. "He gave us two soap dolls, a broken watch and chain, a pair of good-luck pennies, and our lives. but neighbors give in return. We never put back into the tree what we took out of it: we had given him nothing and it made me sad." This quote explains that no one gave him anything in return for all that he
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