there are two characters who symbolize the Mocking bird. One is Boo Radley, because
he never comes out of his house. This makes people make assumptions about what he is
like. These assumptions are usually not accurate and also inconsiderate. The other
person is Tom Robinson. He is discriminated because of his colour.
The first person who symbolizes the Mocking bird is Arthur Radley. This is
because Arthur is victimized by people because they do not know who he really is.
Jem gave a reasonable description of
Boo: Boo was about six-and-a-half feet
tall judging from his tracks... There was a
long jagged scar that ran across his face;
what teeth he had were yellow and rotten;
his eyes popped, and he drooled most of
This quotation is given by Jem because he does not know Arthur. Because he
does not know Arthur personally and he has never seen him, stories are made up about
his appearance and various other things children have heard about him.
Boo wasn’t crazy, he was just high strung
at times, it was alright to shut him up, Mr.
This quotation shows that his dad is saying he is not a crazy freak. If anyone
would know, it would be his dad.
In this way, Arthur Radley reflects the mocking bird by not coming out of his
house, so he is misunderstood.
The second person who reflects the mocking bird is Tom Robinson. Who
prejudice is because he is black.
In our courts, when it’s a white man’s
word against a black man’s, the white
man always wins. They’re ugly, but those
are the facts of life.
This is said by Atticus, to Jem. Even if there is no way Tom committed the
crime, he is still convicted, only because he is black.
As you grow older, you’ll see... [continues]
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