How Does Boo Radley Present The Theme Of Prejudice In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Through the use of conventions such as characterisation we find that the theme of prejudice is explored in to kill a mockingbird. Innocence is represented through symbols and literal meanings. the use of innocence in the novel highlights the theme of prejudice and influences the response from the reader. As the story evolves we find that maycomb is not all that it seems to the protagonist scout and her brother jem, as they grow older they experience the harsh reality of prejudice and eventually see the unjust end it takes on Tom Robisnson we find that prejudice is an integral part to the structure of "to kill a mockingbird" The idea of innocence is conveyed through the characterisation of Boo Radley, Boo Radleys innocence in the eyes of maycomb influences main ideas and meanings. Innocence is shown through the characterisation of Boo as a harmless man, he lives with his brother and leaves the house rarely he has little protection from the outside world, this can be related to a section of the book where Atticus says to scout and jem "Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird." This symbolises the destruction of innocence in that killing a mockingbird is in a sense killing innocence as the birds are innocent, this can be related to Boo radley, he is…show more content…
it is important to understand Tom Robinsons innocence and see how prejudice effects society. Knowing how Prejudice effects the decisions of people is an integral part to the story, prejudice being present in Maycombs society creates an emotional response from the reader. For example we know that Tom Robinson is innocent but as he is still convicted in order to gain an emotional response from the reader. Prejudice in Maycomb society eventually leads to Toms death, Maycomb society decided toms fate in the courtroom and he was sent to prison where he died being shot 17
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