To Kill A Mockingbird Innocence Quotes

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The title to kill a mockingbird represents killing, destroying or hurting someone’s innocence. Being in contact with evil and/or sinful events can break someone’s innocence, as being a person of innocence means that you do not know of evil, and there is that sense of purity, but once you understand what evil really is your innocence is broken. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, there are 3 main mockingbirds; Charles Baker Harris (or better known as Dill), Tom Robinson and Arthur Radley (or as the children call him – Boo). These mocking birds have all had something or someone damage their innocence, but they are all very different and their innocence has been hurt in very different ways.
Atticus tells us in the novel “it is a sin to kill a mocking bird”, after this Miss Maudie explains “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up peoples gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s …show more content…

Mocking birds repeat what they hear from not only their own kind but other kinds of birds too. Dill repeats what he hears from adults, he is always saying things such as “this person said”. During the novel we see how much Scout and Jem mature and grow up, but Dill stays a child throughout the whole book. He feels unloved, which is why he runs away and always makes up stories about his life, because in reality he wants the accounts to be true. At the trial Dills innocence is shown, he cries about how ‘Boo Radley is treated by Mr. Gilmer. Mr. Gilmer calls ‘Boo’ “Boy all the time and sneers at him” – Harper Lee Chapter 19, which makes Dill very confused and feel sorry for ‘Boo’. His innocence allows him to see that what is happening to Tom Robinson isn’t right. Jem and Scout are much more mature and understand what is happening but Dill is still such a child and he doesn’t understand aspects of the adult

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