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To Kill A Mockingbird Responses

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To Kill a Mockingbird Responses
Explain the concept and significance of the title To Kill a Mockingbird, and then explain who are the two “mockingbirds” in the novel. Finally, describe at least one modern day “mockingbird” in today’s world. The significance of the title To Kill a Mockingbird is the innocence that exist in the world. In the book Atticus said “ it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird” and the kids asked Miss Maudie about it and she said “ your father’s right. Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy.(page 90)” So the concept is you don’t need to harm things that are innocent. The two mockingbirds in the book are Tom Robinson and Boo Radley. Tom was charged with rape - which is illicit - and all the evidence said that he was not guilty but they still charged him. Boo on the other hand always stayed in his house. People always thought he did bad things but they really had no proof because they never talked to him. If they would have taken the time to get to know him they would have found out he is a very benign person. The reason he stayed inside all the time is because he wanted to stay away from all the evil in the world. An example of a “mockingbird” in today’s world would be Muslims. People always judge them based as a group instead of individuals.
TKAM is a story rich with symbolism. Pick at least 3
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Boo is always in his house and never comes outside because he wants to avoid all the evil in the world. People think he’s scary but he is really one of the good people that exist in the world. Another symbol is Mayella’s flowers. She always takes care of her flowers because they are something beautiful to her. It makes her hold on to hope that there is a better life waiting for her. Another symbol is the knothole in the tree. It's a way for Boo to communicate to the kids. Boo just wants someone to talk to and wants to have friends. Boo doesn’t know what it's like to have real
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