How To Kill A Mockingbird

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To Kill a Mockingbird: The Great White Mockingbird “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” (Lee) P.39. To Kill a Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee, a story about a lonesome and quiet small town in Alabama. The story is based on flashbacks made by the narrator Jean- Louise Finch, who talks about her childhood and she talks about the time when Atticus defended an African American man name, Tom Robinson. The title of the book was inspired by the quote “Mockingbirds do one thing but make music for us to enjoy” (Lee) p.119. After reading the book, readers can see how Atticus would be a mockingbird for his good deeds, and all the contribution he made in a society that was trying to destroy him Atticus was chosen to take the trial of Tom Robinson, and accepting it while doing his best. Tom Robinson was convicted of raping Mayella Ewell; Atticus believes Tom but still knew deep inside that he was going to lose the trial. It seemed impossible for Tom to have done it, but it is the corruptions of Ignorance that started it all, and let…show more content…
An article by Mr. Underwood in the Maycomb Tribune was written in the wake of Tom’s death, and explaining how killing Tom is like killing a mockingbird. Readers find Atticus having the same characteristics as a mockingbird, since the fact is Atticus does not hurt or bother anyone, but only contributes good deeds. Relating to what Mr. Underwood said about “killing a mockingbird”, it is only done by children or hunters. As of course children are those who choose to kill mockingbirds because of ignorance, while hunters do it for pleasure. Readers see that killing a mockingbird is a sin, because they only bring good, while society on the other hand is trying to destroy the
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