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  • Mockingbird

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    To Kill a Mockingbird is about two children, Scout and Jem, growing up in a town called Maycomb, Alabama in the 1930's. Neighbors and a man next door with the name of Boo Radley make up most of the drama and suspense throughout the story. Scout and Jem put up with a bunch of trash talk when their father, Atticus, defends a black person. As the novel goes on, the children loose their innocence. They learn the injustice of the world when Tom Robinson, a black man falsely accused of rape, was

  • the mockingbirds

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    innocent. Mockingbirds, one of the most innocent birds, sing their heart out for people to enjoy, however, they getting killed every day. In this novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, there are many racial prejudices going on. Finches stand near the top of the social hierarchy, with Cunningham and Ewells underneath. 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

  • mockingbird

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    Manesh Lalwani American Lit Journal 4 To Kill a Mockingbird In the next chapters of To Kill a Mockingbird, Jem and Scout’s aunt comes to visit them. Alexandra who was Atticus’s sister wanted to be a feminine influence in the family. Also ever since people found out Atticus was supporting an African American accused of rape, their family name and reputation had gone down. People were very discriminatory against ‘blacks’ and commonly despised them, also segregation was really popular back in the

  • Mockingbird

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    Mockingbird The prejudice seen in the fictional novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee corresponds with the narrow-mindedness of many people during this time period. Due to this prejudice, a fair trial would be unlikely between a white and a black man. In the novel, Tom Robinson was presumed guilty because of his race and did not receive a fair trial because the jury had formed adverse opinions of him prior to the presentation of any evidence. Prejudice is “an adverse opinion or leaning

  • Symbolism of Mockingbirds in To Kill a Mockingbird

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    strength. Parrots are a symbol of intelligence. What about mockingbirds? How do they treat and contribute to the human mankind? Mockingbirds symbolize those who are innocent, helpful, and caring but are punished and treated badly. It is a skin to kill a mockingbird because they do not harm us in any way but sings wonderful songs to us. Some of the characters like Boo Arthur Radley, Tom Robinson, and Mayella Ewell symbolizes the mockingbirds in Maycomb. Boo Arthur Radley who is innocent is segregated

  • Analysis Of To Kill A Mockingbird In To Kill A Mockingbird

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    In the novel "To Kill a Mockingbird", Harper Lee, wrote the words that Atticus said to his children, Jem and Scout Finch. Atticus said " is a sin to kill a mockingbird," mockingbirds are known as gentle creatures who do no wrong and makes music for everyone's delight. To kill a mockingbird would be similar to killing an individual who does not wrong anyone and tries to be as helpful as they can. Mockingbirds have the characteristics of nobility, innocence, and valor that are mirror the

  • The Mockingbirds in To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

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    Walt Whitman’s 1859 poem “Out of the Cradle Rocking Endlessly” depicts the mockingbird as a symbol of innocence that chants or sings of fond memories from the past. By contrast, Harper Lee’s famous novel To Kill a Mockingbird, published in 1960, written almost a century after Whitman’s poem, portrays the mockingbird as innocent but as a fragile creature with horrific memories – memories of discrimination, isolation, and violence. Harper Lee wrote her novel, which is rooted in the fictional town

  • The Mockingbirds of To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

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    “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” (p.90) Miss. Maudie, one of the main protagonists in To Kill a Mockingbird, warns the young girl Scout that mockingbirds should not to be killed or hunted down because they represent those who are kind and innocent. So, on a broader spectrum, the term “to kill a mockingbird” symbolizes cruel and improper behavior towards people with good hearts and intentions. In the town of Maycomb, unethical

  • Use of the Mockingbird Motif in To Kill a Mockingbird

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    Harper Lee uses the Mockingbird motif "To Kill A Mockingbird" has a main theme of prejudice and the persecution of innocent and harmless individuals. The main themes of this book very much link in with the title, which is explained by Harper Lee through Atticus and Miss Maudie (pg 96.) Miss Maudie explains - "Mockingbirds don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don't one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That's why it's a sin to kill a mockingbird. This is the first

  • The Mockingbirds in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

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    To Kill a Mockingbird is the expression mocking bird appears in the story lots of times. Also the most significant novel in this whole book is the mockingbird symbol. Another significant part of the story is the definition of a mockingbird and it is a type of Finch, it’s also a small bird who likes to sing. It got the name mockingbird because when it sings it is mocking other birds. ( The mockingbirds in the story