To Kill A Mockingbird Literary Analysis

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To Kill a Mockingbird Have you ever spent a day in someone else's shoes? The way you see a person first hand is not always what they are perceived to be. Taking a look at the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, spending a day in someone's shoes to view life how they do is one of the bounteous lessons to be learned. After analyzing the title and a few characters of this bestseller, seeing through someone else's eyes will always be in the back of your mind before prejudging any human being. What about To Kill a Mockingbird? To compress the entire novel, To Kill a Mockingbird takes place in the civil rights era in a town called Maycomb, Alabama. The book metaphorically displays the co-existence of good and evil. To demonstrate the co-existence, the broad picture is painted with a black male named Tom Robinson is falsely accused of raping a white woman. With the time period of when the story takes place, you can imagine the dangers of this scenario. For this purpose, as you spend your time reading the book in the narrator's shoes, Scout, you too can see good and evil. 2 What on earth does the title of this book mean? Examining these four words, "to kill a mockingbird", the literal meaning is "to destroy innocence". To kill is to destroy and a mockingbird is a symbol of innocence. A mockingbird is any of several gray, black, and white songbirds of the genus Mimus, esp. M. polyglottos, of the U.S. and Mexico, noted for their ability to mimic the songs of other birds (Lexico Publishing Group, LLC). With this definition, I am focusing on the fact that all mockingbirds do is sing. Considering the characteristics of a mockingbird, it would be a sin to kill a mockingbird. Speaking of mockingbirds, there are quite a few people in this novel that, in analogy, are mockingbirds. For instance, Tom Robinson is great example. Tom is robbed of his innocence and is killed. He
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