In To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, it is a sin to kill a mockingbird. Mockingbirds, such as Atticus, Boo Radley, and Tom Robinson are mistaken as blue jays because of persecutors such as Bob Ewell, Miss Stephanie, and the angry mob. As Miss Maudie says, “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy,” (Lee 90). Atticus is an innocent man who attempts to help Tom Robinson as much as
but sing their hearts out for us. That's why it's a sin to kill a mockingbird" (90). Atticus tells his children this, and the lesson is then reinforced by a neighbor, Miss Maudie, telling the two children that their father was right in his teaching. Atticus effectively told his children not to harm the innocent, who do harm to nothing or noone. Arthur Radley is later called a mockingbird by Scout, after she realizes that bringing him to court for saving her and her brother by stabbing Bob Ewell would be similar to shooting a mockingbird.
Motifs- Remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird. Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy, but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird. Setting- Maycomb, Alabama Universal Statements- Sometimes we have to make the best of things, and the way we conduct ourselves when the chips are do. In the book the characters of Atticus, Jem, and Scout have you captivated.
In To Kill a Mockingbird, the most important symbol is the mocking bird. It symbolizes innocence. For instance, Tom Robinson was the mockingbird, because “It’s a sin to kill a mockingbird”. He was killed even though he was an innocent man. Jem was also a mockingbird.
This allows the message to sink into the reader. The title of the novel is an obvious indicator to the author’s purpose which is to criticise prejudiced societies and people in the world. The mockingbird symbol is referred to by a variety of characters; from Atticus to Miss Maudie to Mr Underwood who “likened Tom’s death to the senseless slaughter of songbirds”. Atticus’s message against harming those who have done no wrong is passed on to his son Jem who advises Scout to let a roly poly bug live “because they don’t bother you.” By doing this, Atticus exhibits that all it takes is the power of one to make a change to overcoming prejudice in people. His courage in defending ‘coloured’ Tom Robinson in a court case and enduring insults such as “nigger-lover,” helped to bring about the beginning of change in Maycomb.
To Kill A Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee, is a novel which utilises the symbolism of a mockingbird throughout the text. Mockingbirds are gentle, harmless creatures, therefore making it “a sin to kill a mockingbird” as Atticus so proudly announces. Lee depicts a dysfunctional American society with a narrow-mindedness towards racial segregation and inequality, and uses the imagery of the mockingbird to symbolise the destruction of innocence, This representation can be seen within Tom Robinson, who was killed by corruption within the system and racial prejudice, Boo Radley, who was slain by society’s judgement towards those who don’t conform, and Dill, who shows the happiness a mockingbird can bring, flitting in and out of one’s life, and then his loss of innocence after the trial.
Tom Robinson, boo Radley and Scout finch are all major characters in the book that have similarities to the symbolic mocking bird.the characters all show innocence, happiness and hope. The thought of killing one of these can rafters would be like disturbing the peace of the harmless song the mocking bird whistles. Tom Robinson is a character the betrays the characteristics of a mockingbird. Tom Robinson is acaused of rapping a white woman, Mayella Ewell. During the court case we hear the evidence given to prove toms innocence.
That's why it's a sin to kill a mockingbird" From this life lesson Scout learns that, that life lesson doesn't just apply to birds but also humans in fact Tom Robinson. This applies to Tom as he is found guilty of raping Mayella Ewell, but Scout realises he isn't guilty but that he was blamed for raping her because of skin colour (black). Scout helps readers understand this life lesson and shows that this is important for people to
Boo Radley shows goodness but at the same time his actions seem to be creepy. In my opinion I am sure that Boo Radley is the character that is most like the Mockingbird because he is a good person injured by the evil of mankind, Like it says in the book “it’s a sin to kill or hurt a Mockingbird, Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy, they sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a
In the book, Atticus and Miss Maudie tell Scout and Jem a mockingbird’s job is to provide music and joy to people, “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy . . . but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” That quote could be metaphorically used for Atticus, also.