Symbolism In 'To Kill A Mockingbird'

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Elsa Andrade

Ms. Donahue

Freshmen Honors Pd 6

23 March 2017

Save Me from My Sins

People tend to let other people unwillingly make decisions for them without having a say in the choices that are being made because we are forced to keep quiet. Without making our own decisions, we are portrayed as someone who we are not. We put up a strong act in front of others and allow ourselves to be pushed around just to protect ourselves. In a novel, a fictional character named of Tom Robinson is conveyed as an evil person because he is not accused, by many, of a crime he didn’t commit. In the realistic fiction, To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, she uses literary elements such as conflict, character and symbolism to represent the thematic idea that anyone can be portrayed as evil when their innocence is easily but forcibly taken away.

Initially, the character in part one is introduced, creating the idea that the character is malicious. In the novel, Scout and Jem first talk about Boo Radley which make readers question if he is really as bad of a person as people set him out to be. For instance, “So Jem received most of his information from Miss Stephanie Crawford, a neighborhood scold, who
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Boo Radley and Tom Robinson are both mockingbirds in the novel. Their innocence are forcibly taken away because of the way society view them as a person. They are accused for things they haven’t done and for rumors that are being spread. For that reason, it is a sin to harm a mockingbird because they don’t do anything troublesome to cause harm to others in any way. When people try to push you around and make you do things you disagree with, you must stand your ground. Don’t let people make you out to be someone who you know you are

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