In addition to bearing the title of the novel, Harper Lee uses “To Kill a Mockingbird” as an opportunity to convey the significance of moral veracity to depict the alleged Mockingbirds of May comb county. She uses the innocence of children such as Jem and Scout to experience the underlying reality of good and evil in society, as their father, Atticus Finch attempts to teach them the morals of killing shadowed innocent beings who are helpless to their own freedom. After the encounter with Atticus and being told that to kill a mocking is a sin, Scout asks Miss Maudie who explains that,” 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.” In the
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Boo leaves Jem and scout presents that are symbolic to his childhood that hold a figurative implication to his true nature, covers Scout with a blanket during that Maudie’s fire and eventually saves the children from the life altering payback delivered by Bob Ewell in the final scenes of the novel. After the attack, Scout realizes that if society knew what Boo Radley actually did, “It’s be sort of like killing a Mockingbird,” as it would destroy Boo Radley’s innocence even if it was pure accident. Therefore, Boo Radley is defined as a “Mockingbird,” as he is misinterpreted victim of society that has only tried to help the people around him.
Tom Robinson is an African American man who lives on the outskirts of Maycomb with his wife and children. He is falsely accused of raping Mayella Ewell, the daughter of Bob Ewell, while assisting her with her household chores and is sent to court for a unpromising trial. Tom Robinson is loyal, caring and a companion to Calpurnia who is known for her credibility and respectability. Which derives that Tom Robinson is of the comparable character. The Robinsons are “sanitary living folks” that are committed to church, as they are religious and worship god. However, because of Tom’s skin color, society chooses to deem Bob Ewells Testimony rather than Robinsons solely on the purpose of white supremacy. By no means did Tom Robinson want to hurt someone. He never did