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Motifs In To Kill A Mockingbird

analytical Essay
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In To Kill a Mockingbird there are a lot of symbolism and racism going on, but the subject that is going to be talked about today is how motifs connects to the theme of the novel. Harper lee uses motifs to support the theme of the novel. “Thirdly, the title of the of a novel, students should know, often points to one of its key themes, and this is obviously the case in To Kill a Mockingbird. Mockingbirds are mentioned in several places throughout the book, often in key scenes. Best of all, the tracing of this motif will reveal clearly to the students that Tom Robinson is not the only “mockingbird” in the novel”(Schuster pg. 1). The title is a key motif to the theme of a novel. Mockingbirds are in some major scenes in To Kill a Mockingbird. The motif reveals that Tom Robinson is not the only “mockingbird” in the novel. In the story it says “mockingbirds don’t do one thing but …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how harper lee uses motifs to support the theme of to kill a mockingbird.
  • Analyzes how the title of the novel, to kill a mockingbird, points to one of its key themes. the motif reveals that tom robinson is not the only one.
  • Analyzes how the theme of to kill a mockingbird is set upon many motifs, including atticus finch telling jem and scout if they want to shoot birds.

The mockingbird is one of the best motif in the story, for the mockingbird is talked about in the most important scenes in the novel. However, there are more scenes that are important that don’t talk about the mockingbird. The important scene is the scene where Atticus finch tells Jem and scout if they want to shot birds to remember it is a sin to kill a mockingbird. Jem went to ask Miss Maudie why is it a sin to kill a mockingbird and Miss Maudie said, “Mockingbirds do one thing and that’s sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird”(Lee pg.90). The mockingbird is a great motif in the trial to. The mockingbird refers to Tom Robinson whom is on trial for rapping a young white woman named Mayella Ewell. Tom Robinson is an innocent man just like the mockingbird that sings its heart out for us. In the trial, Tom is found guilty and is sentence to

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