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    Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird‚ Lee uses the mockingbird as a symbol to add significance and prominence to the story and characters. In this classic novel‚ there are characters that can be referred to as a mockingbird. By examining the actions of these characters‚ readers can recognize the importance of the mockingbird symbol and understand why Arthur “Boo” Radley and Tom Robinson are both great examples of mockingbirds in To Kill a Mockingbird. Harper Lee’s use of the mockingbird symbol is a

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    A lesson taught by Atticus in To Kill a Mockingbird is that you should never kill a mockingbird because they only create music and harm nothing. What Atticus meant by this is that you should never hurt an innocent person no matter the situation. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird the mockingbird symbolizes all that is innocent and all that is harmless in society. Harper Lee uses two characters to show the innocence in people and to show how this innocence is often killed: Tom Robinson and Boo

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    Jacquelyn Thompson English 3 Honors Lynn Blair 1/30/2013 To Kill a Mockingbird The depth behind this novel is too see how Scout has progressed throughout the course of two years. Slowly but surely‚ she realizes the life lessons that have been waiting for her all along. She does this with the help of her family and her community. One man importantly sticks out the most‚ and his name is Arthur Radley‚ but Scout and the children like to call him ’Boo ’. Lee incorporated Mr. Radley to really

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    To Kill a Mockingbird Symbolism is the use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities‚ and is used often in the book to help readers understand central themes throughout the novel. To Kill a Mockingbird has several symbols including Tim Johnson‚ the mad dog‚ who represents racism in Maycomb‚ Alabama‚ the mockingbird which represents innocence‚ and Jem‚ Tom Robinson and Boo Radley‚ who are essentially the mockingbirds of the story. The mad dog in To Kill a Mockingbird symbolizes racism in Maycomb

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    grow into a respected adult. In the novel‚ To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee‚ several adults‚ such as Atticus and Miss Maudie provide moral guidance to Jem and Scout‚ hereby teaching them many lessons such as: to always respect others and to have courage. One important lesson Jem and Scout learn is that it is a sin to kill a mockingbird. A mockingbird is a bird that does no harm to humans‚ its only purpose is singing. It is a sin to kill a mockingbird because it has no negative impact on humans;

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    Tasnova Hossain English III Mrs. Denis To Kill a Mockingbird The life of an author can greatly influence and inspire their work. In the novel‚ To Kill A Mockingbird‚ by Harper Lee‚ Scout ’s life‚ the protagonist‚ parallels Lee ’s life in many ways‚ such as from the similar mischievous personality‚ rape case‚ and the familiar setting of where the character was born‚ which gives background information. It is clear from these many similarities how Lee ’s own life

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    In To Kill a Mockingbird‚ a novel by Harper Lee‚ the symbols of the mockingbird and the snowman helped to develop the underlying idea of social and racial prejudice in the text. This idea showed how prejudice can become ingrained within a community and how that can affect innocent people subsequently presenting the idea of innocence. Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is the story of how prejudice‚ when ingrained within a person‚ can cloud and impair their way of thinking. This novel is set in the mid

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    TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Very few authors able to introduce real life themes like Harper Lee. The Los Angeles Times calls Lees Pulitzer Prize winning novel‚ To Kill A Mockingbird‚ “Memorable… Vivid… a gentle persuasive‚ humor and a glowing goodness.” This is entirely true because Lee is able to introduce various conflicts that happen in present time. In To Kill A Mockingbird‚ Lee denounces prejudice and racist people. Lee tries to open humanities eyes so it won’t make the same mistakes it made

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    To Kill a Mockingbird In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird‚ many characters in the book demonstrate bravery. Three good examples are Atticus Finch‚ Tom Robinson‚ and Dolphus Raymond. Atticus Finch was brave for defending a Negro in court because he knew it was the right thing to do. The Negro’s name was Tom Robinson. Tom gets accused of raping a young woman and shows bravery by telling the truth in front of a court house of whites. Dolphus Raymond likes to be known as the town drunk‚ but many

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    How does Harper Lee bring out different aspects of Atticus? The main theme of “To Kill a Mockingbird” is racial prejudice. It is a story told by Scout later on in her life when she is an adult telling the story of her childhood in Maycombe and the conviction of a Negro (Tom Robinson) accused of raping a white girl. He was defended by her father who is a Lawyer‚ Atticus‚ and he is one of the central characters in the novel. Atticus is a decent character‚ not only is he a knowledgeable lawyer‚ he

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