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Victoria Dewitt
Analytical Essay

“To Kill A Mocking Bird” Essay

In the novel “To Kill A Mocking Bird” there are certain people labeled as “mocking birds”; these mocking birds are Tom Robinson, Boo Radely, Atticus, Scout and Jem, as well as Helen Robinson and her kids. They compare actual mockingbirds to humans because a mockingbird is not a harmful creature and they don’t do anything wrong, nor do they cause chaos, and to kill a mockingbird is against the law. A mocking bird is considered a person who is innocent and does no harm and brings no harm to people; also to kill a mockingbird is a sin because you’re killing an innocent. Also if someone hurts a mockingbird by downsizing them in society or physically it is considered a sin because it’s not right to hurt someone who is innocent and who doesn’t do anything to harm others.

Tom Robinson is considered a mockingbird because he’s harmless, and he wouldn’t hurt anybody (including Mayella) on purpose. Tom got accused of raping Mayella, even though when he went on trail there was enough evidence to prove his innocence but the people of Maycomb chose to believe that he raped her and they punished him for something he didn’t do. In a way the town killed a mockingbird because they talked wrongly about him, and they wrongly accused him of rape, and punished him for it. Another reason why they accused him of rape even though he was found innocent was because he is black.

Boo Radely is also considered a mockingbird because he protected the kids, he secretly watched over them, didn’t bring harm to anyone, and he left gifts for Jem and Scout. A few examples of how he’s mockingbird are the facts that he left the kids gifts, he covered them up with a blanket and he saved them when Bob tried to kill them. Scout and Atticus decided to save Boo Radely’s innocence by not exposing him on trial. In a way the towns people...
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