It is a sin to kill a Mockingbird that just sings for people and it is a sin to judge people by outside appearance and judgements. He was discriminated, blamed for what he did not done, just because he did not abide by the status quo. Tom Robinson is just like a mockingbird, he did not do one thing wrong. They "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."
Harper Lee uses symbolism implicitly to liken mocking birds to certain characters and explicit references to describe the atmosphere created by events throughout the book. ==================================================================== Mocking birds are used throughout the novel to represent innocence; Miss Maudie explains this to Scout. Scout is surprised to hear non-judgemental Atticus calling anything a sin. She asks Miss Maudie why Atticus has said it is wrong and she replies with the explanation, 'Mockingbirds don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don't eat up people's gardens, don't mess in corncribs, they don't do one thing but sign their hearts out for us.
“Your father’s right, [...] Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up 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” (90). Killing a mockingbird is considered a sin because they haven’t done anything to deserve being shot. As Miss Maudie states they don’t destroy things, they don’t disturb us, and they always make music for us to enjoy.
Its literal meaning is to not kill the mockingbird because they are not harmful to us, all they ever do is to entertain people by their singing. When Jem gets the air rifles, Atticus says he knows Jem’s targets would be the birds and he tells him that it is sinful to kill a mockingbird. Ms. Maudie explains to Scout: ‘Mockingbirds 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.’ (92, ch.
Black community in Maycomb is even below the Ewells, even if they were a hard worker; they were not treated equally. The “mockingbirds” represents the idea of innocence, so killing a mockingbird is to destroy innocence. Throughout the book, many characters are considered a mockingbird. Three examples are Tom Robinson, Boo Radley, and Mr. Dolphus Raymond. Those three characters are innocent; they are kind and were never harmful to others.
He tells them: "Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit 'em. But remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird." It was very unusual for Atticus to say something like this, as he never tells Scout or Jem that anything is a 'sin'. This makes Scout a bit surprised and so Miss Maudie explains that it is because mockingbirds are neither harmful nor destructive and only make nice music for people to enjoy. Here is what she said: "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” (119). Mockingbirds are harmless birds that sing songs by mimicking, or “mocking” the noises of other animals, including birds. When they sing and flutter about, they are not harming anyone, but merely minding their own business.
Boo is believed to be “Six-and-a-half feet tall judging from his tracks: he dined on raw squirrels and any cats he could catch, that’s why his hands were blood-stained … What teeth he had were yellow and rotten; his eyes popped, and he drooled most of the time” (Lee 14). Obviously most of this statement and other stories we have heard about Boo are all fiction. The symbol of the mockingbird can be applied to Boo Radley from this point of view as well. Mockingbirds are known for imitating songs from other birds, however, do not have songs of their own. Therefore, the same way a mockingbird makes itself present is seen through other birds, the same can be said about Boo Radley and his presence seen through the town of
Atticus doesn't mind his children shooting blue jays because they are ordinary birds who cause problems, but he feels that mockingbirds are innocent creatures whose lives should be preserved; therefore, it would be a sin to kill a mockingbird. Tom Robinson and Boo Radley exemplify the moc... ... middle of paper ... ... a mockingbird, Boo is innocent, yet he is destroyed by society for being different. The mockingbird symbolizes the innocence of people who are accused wrongfully. It is a harmless bird that makes the world more pleasant, but it sings the songs of other birds, so it is subject to the image of others. Boo Radley and Tom Robinson are mockingbirds, innocent souls that are judged based on the discrimination and intolerance of the townspeople.
It explains that mockingbirds are harmless, innocent creatures, and defeating them is incorrect, because they don't offend anyone. This was quoted by Scout’s Neighbour Ms. Maudie Atkinson “Mockingbirds don't do one thing but make music for us to savour. They don't eat up people's gardens, nest in corncribs, but sing their hearts out for us. That's why it's a sin to kill a mockingbird." Even though it is a sin To Kill a Mockingbird there is another metaphorical meaning to it.