To Kill A Mockingbird Innocence Quotes

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Symbols, what are they? A symbol is, “something that stands for or suggests something else by reason of relationship, association, convention, or accidental resemblance.” For example, a lion represents courage, but have ever thought of a mockingbird as a symbol? In the book “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee, the “mockingbird” symbolizes somethings; it symbolizes innocence. This is important, because this helps the reader understand the passages more. Also if knowing the definition, it helps the reader find deeper meanings in the passages. In Harper Lee’s novel, “To Kill a Mockingbird”, the “mockingbird” symbolizes innocence.
As we know, the “mockingbird” symbolizes the innocence in “TKAMB.” We know this because in this quote Atticus says,“Shoot …show more content…

For example, the Tom Robinson case. Quoting Atticus, “The state has not produced one iota of medical evidence to effect that the crime Tom Robinson is charged with ever took place. ... The defendant is not guilty, but someone in the court room is.” I am using this quote as an example because this shows a perfect example of innocence. Tom Robinson didn’t do anything wrong; he was just accused of doing something because he was a negro. Tom Robinson was one example out of many that symbolizes the “mockingbird.” He has shown innocence throughout the book, because he didn’t do anything wrong, but he was accused.
Throughout the book,”TKAMB” , there has been many examples of the “mockingbird” through characters & actions. An example of innocence is when Scout asked, what rape was, to Atticus. His response being ,“rape was carnal knowledge of female by force and without consent.” (Lee 180) This is an example of innocence, because she’s just a child! I believe she shouldn’t be exposed to things, like rape, explicitness, etc. Because she’s just a child; she’ll eventually learn those lessons, but i feel that Scout and “the rape” conversation is an example of

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