To Kill a Mockingbird
Mockingbirds are birds that does one thing; Making music for us to enjoy and nothing else to harm us. In the remarkable novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the mockingbird is used as symbolism for real people. Including the human mockingbirds, the novel represents other pieces of the prejudice such as racism and hypocrisy. In the little town of Maycomb in its 1930¡¯s, the prejudice was an accepted concept for every individual and Atticus even called it a ¡®disease¡¯ of the town. This time-honored perception, prejudice, was very distinctly shown in the novel from its characters and the society. Prejudice does not seem like a such a big deal in the novel as it actually is now
As it was mentioned before, mockingbirds do no harm to people, and so did Boo Radley. Boo Radley was known as a malevolent evil, almost a monster to Jem, Scout, and Dill ( ). The children heard rumors from other people about Boo Radley and in spite of their young age, believed what they heard. Boo Radley just never got out of the house for some reason and that just interested and inspired them more and more to know more about him to see him. Likewise, Jem and Scout hold the opinion that it was Boo Radley who had put in gifts in the little hole of the tree for them ( ). Not only this, but Boo Radley had fixed Jem¡¯s ripped pants on the day that the children tried to give a letter to Boo through his window ( ), and had put a blanket on Scout on the day of Miss Maudie¡¯s fire ( ). But the children still thought suspiciously about Boo Radley and were scared of him after all the nice things he had done for the children. Finally on the Halloween night that Bob Ewell tried to hurt the Finch children on the way back from a party, Boo Radley kills Bob Ewell and saves Jem and Scout ( ). Children then realize what kind of a person Boo Radley really was: A good person just does not want to get out of house. Boo was a mockingbird that did no harm to...
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