To Kill A Mockingbird Innocence Quotes

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Dylan Bauer

Ms. Crutchfield

Silver 5

6 March 2023
To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird's broad message and recurring theme throughout the book is good and innocence being interrupted or destroyed by evil, which is symbolic of the title because killing a mockingbird would be a sin because they are innocent and all they do is sing. Chapter 4 of To Kill a Mockingbird needs to stay because it is about scouts' first interactions with boo radley and how Atticus wants them to not bother them because bothering them would be for no reason as they mind their own business. Chapter 9 of TKAM needs to stay because it also symbolizes innocence being destroyed by evil as many people use racial slurs in disapproval of Atticus defending Tom Robinson. …show more content…

In Jem and Scout's encounter with Mrs. Dubose, she said, “Not only a Finch waiting on tables but one is in the courthouse lawing for n-words”, (Lee, 135)! This quote demonstrates that not only were young kids harassing Jem and Scout but even people as old as Mrs. Dubose had something to say to them when you think an older person would be more mature. This quote shows that even though Mrs. Dubose lives with an African American woman she thinks that Tom Robinson is guilty just because of his skin color and it shows how people really thought during that time period. At the end of Chapter 11 Atticus said “Mrs. Dubose was a morphine addict,”(Lee,147). This quote shows how who once used to be a nice old lady got hooked on painkillers and let them take over her life which resembles innocence being destroyed by evil. This quote also demonstrates that there is some good in her because she was mean a morphine addict and racist but the last thing she did was a good deed giving Jem the white camelia. Overall chapter 11 needs to stay because it is an important chapter in seeing the prejudices that even the adults had and seeing how even though someone like Mrs. Dubose was mean not every part of them was bad as the last thing she did was

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