Character Analysis Of Tom Robinson In Harper Lee's 'To Kill A Mockingbird'

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Mya Das
English 1-I
12/9/15
To Kill a Mockingbird To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel that tells the story of a young girl named Scout Finch. She grew up with her brother Jem Finch, in Maycomb, Alabama during the Great Depression in the 1930s. Throughout the book their friend Dill, comes along to visit in the summer. All of children become fascinated with the idea of getting a glance of Boo Radley their unseen and unknown neighbor. In the meantime, their father, Atticus Finch an attorney, is defending Tom Robinson in a court case. Tom Robinson was an African American accused falsely of taking advantage, of raping a young white woman, Mayella Ewell. The children make their way seated in the trial, which Tom Robinson was convicted and then was killed escaping from prison. Eventually Scout and Jem became Bob Ewell's target, the father of Mayella. He tried to kill the kids walking home from school one
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Shoot all the bluejays you want if you can hither, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird” Lee ( ). Tom Robinson and Boo Radley were both accused by the townspeople for things that they never did. In the book, it's a sin to kill a Mockingbird that just sings for people. It is also sin to judge people by outside things. When Boo killed Mr. Ewell , the sheriff covered it up because it was wrong to make Boo go through what Tom went through considering he was innocent. Boo Radley was a mockingbird in a way, he never did anything to really hurt anyone. He didn’t deserve to be shot down by society or the town’s people. In end of this book, Scouts character developed in a mature way. She learned that Boo was not an evil person or entity, but that Boo was a quiet mockingbird. She also learned what it was like to walk in Boo’s shoes. This lead her to realize one cannot be judge or should not be judged by anything other than their

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