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To Kill A Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird In the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, someone says a phrase that will not be repeated again in the book but continues on in it as an underlying theme. It is a sin to kill a mockingbird, Atticus states this and when he does he is not just talking about birds. He is also talking about people and objects. He uses a mockingbird as a metaphor of innocence. This innocence represents Scout, Tom Robinson, and even “Boo” Radley. Atticus may not have directed this quote...

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To Kill a MockingbirdMockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” said Miss Maudie to her six year old neighbor, Scout. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, killing a mockingbird is a symbol of the destruction of innocence. To Kill a Mockingbird is a memorable novel in American literature history. You...

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To Kill a Mockingbird Journal Entries Project Steffanie Trout Hypocrisy An example of hypocrisy that really stood out in the book “To Kill a Mockingbird” was Mrs. Gates. In the beginning of the novel she told her class about the evil things Hitler is doing in to the Jews in Germany, then later Scout overhears her talking about Tom’s conviction and she says that the black folk in the community needed to be kept in their place. For this she is a hypocrite. She acts as though she believes in freedom...

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The Mockingbirds Within To Kill A Mockingbird Every child begins life as a naïve mockingbird, a recurring motif in the fictional novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee. This novel is set in a small 1930’s town called Maycomb, Alabama, and the symbol of the mockingbird within this town illustrates the undeserved punishments of some and the enlightenments of others. The mockingbird is a symbol of innocence and compassion. Several characters living in Maycomb, such as Tom Robinson, Boo Radley...

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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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Mockingbird Mockingbirds are placid, blissful, and vulnerable animals. They do not harm anything or anyone. Killing a mockingbird resembles sin to many people throughout the entire novel. In To Kill a Mockingbird many characters can be characterized as being a mockingbird, including: Tom Robinson, Arthur (Boo) Radley, and Charles Baker Harris (Dill). Mockingbirds do not deserve any form of harm or pain in any way, shape, or form. Innocent humans do not deserve to be abused or threatened by anyone...

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To Kill a Mocking Bird Essay – Symbolism Adam Jenkins Presented to Mrs. Davis, Ph.D In The Subject of English April 2nd, 2012 To Kill a Mockingbird Essay – Symbolism Adam Jenkins According to many dictionaries, symbolism is “the practice of representing things by means of symbols or of attributing symbolic meanings or significance to objects, events, or relationships”. In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, the mockingbird referred to in the title is a prominent symbol throughout; the snowman...

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To kill a mockingbird theme essay The book “to kill a mockingbird,” written by Harper Lee, uses the mockingbird to symbolize innocence. There are people in widely different situations who are innocent, such as Jem and Scout, Tom Robinson, and Arthur “Boo” Radley. The story takes place in a small town called Maycomb, in Alabama. There are two kids who go by the names Jem and Scout. Scout is the narrator of the story, and Jem is her older brother. They’re young, and still very innocent. Tom Robinson...

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Book Review of: To Kill a Mockingbird Genre: Fiction/Realism First published in 1960 by William Heinemann Ltd. F Plot To Kill a Mockingbird is a coming-of-age story of Scout Finch and her brother, Jem, in 1930's Alabama. Through their neighbourhood walk-abouts and the example of their father, they grow to understand that the world isn't always fair and that prejudice is a very real aspect of their world no matter how subtle it seems. ...

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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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