Mocking Bird Wings

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To Kill a Mocking Bird, by Harper Lee, is a classic story about a young girl called Scout and her childhood adventures. It is filled with excitement and humor and explores some aspects of the moral nature of people, including innocence, justice, racism, and cruelty. The name of this book comes from a lesson Scout’s father, Atticus, taught her and her brother, Jem. He told them it was a sin to kill a mockingbird because they never do anything wrong, they only sing. This was a symbol of many events in the story. Near the end of the story an extremely reclusive man called Boo Radley saves the children’s lives from Bob Ewell, who tried to kill them, but in the process stabs and kills Mr. Ewell. Atticus and the sheriff decide to hide the facts of his death, and claim that he fell on his knife. Scout figured taking Boo to court would have been like killing a mocking bird. According to Atticus’ values of justice and doing the right thing, this was the correct choice for several reasons. Boo may not have received justice because his shyness would had inhibited him from defending hi...
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