To Kill A Mockingbird Symbolism Analysis

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The Symbol of Killing a Mockingbird The book To Kill A Mockingbird written by Harper Lee, Shows many examples throughout the characters of the book that symbolize Mockingbirds and how. Tom Robinson, one of the symbols of a mockingbird, was a black man who was falsely accused of raping a young girl. Even though the defending evidence was much more factual than the evidence against him he was found guilty and shot 17 times. Another symbol of a Mockingbird is the character Arthur “Boo” Radley who was isolated in his house for most of his this but is still judged by the people of Maycomb.In the book To Kill a Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee, the symbol of the Mockingbird represents how innocence can be misconstructed as being guilty. Harper…show more content…
Tom Robinson is one of the main characters in the book, he is also the biggest example of a literal Mockingbird.Tom Robinson’s death was unjust and is a big example of how it is a sin to kill a Mockingbird. I can prove this by quoting, "When they shoot Tom Robinson , while lost in his unavailing effort to scale the wall in quest, Mr. Underwood, the editor of The Montgomery Advertiser, likened Tom 's death to the senseless slaughter of songbirds by hunters and children '(Dave 50). This quote explains how Tom Robinson is an example of a Mockingbird. Another example of how Tom Robinson is a symbol of a mockingbird is stated here, "There 's a black boy dead for no reason, and the man responsible for it is dead. Let the dead bury the dead this time, Mr. Finch. Let the dead bury the dead"(Lee 369). This is proof Tom Robinson is a symbol of a Mockingbird. he was killed for no reason so he was innocent and killed without a reason. Just like there is no reason to kill a Mockingbird, there is no reason to kill an innocent person. When Tom Robinson went to court for his rape case, he had lost the case before the jury even had time to come up with the verdict. I can prove this by saying"Scout realizes that although it may appear that Tom is given a fair trial, “in the secret court of men’s hearts Atticus had no case. Tom was a dead man the minute Mayella Ewell opened her mouth.” Scout understands that, despite evidence of the contrary, the white jury will believe a white…show more content…
In conclusion, In the book To Kill a Mockingbird innocence can be mistaken as being guilty. Tom Robinson was an innocent black man that was killed because of a story made up by an abusive father and his daughter. Boo Radley was a very quiet man who watched the town of Maycomb through the inside of his house. He killed Bob Ewell in order to save Scout and Jem from being attacked by him. After the sheriff found out what really happened to Bob Ewell he let Boo of the hook because he did a good deed by saving the children. Charles “Dill” Baker Harris was a young boy who was in the foster care system and was originally from Mississippi but spends his summers in Maycomb with his Aunt Rachel. Finally had gotten adopted after never meeting his biological father. Unfortunately, the man that adopted Dill didn 't pay much mind to Dill and often didn’t care to notice him. As a result Dill ran away to Maycomb and made an obviously exaggerated and false story to maybe help prevent him from having to go back. Have you ever felt like you or someone else was treated as a Mockingbird? Have you ever encountered a person that

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