Summary Of ' Kill A Mockingbird ' Essay

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To Kill a Mockingbird (TKAM) is a phenomenal book that teaches life lessons that will resonate with any reader for the rest of their life. It’s a book that has two main themes supported by almost every character that was worth noting. One main theme was walking in somebodies shoes, because of the poor times of the depression, it was hard to understand the ways somebody lived. The other main theme was Innocence, which a mockingbird represented. The main characters, Jem, Scout, and Dill, all have to encounter these main themes at some point in their lives in the story. Innocence is like a fragile gem, cherished and worshipped. Until by some mishap or mistake, it’s broken, and once it shatters, it’s impossible to piece back together. (Thesis)

Innocence is a main theme in TKAM and it is shown by many things in the story whether it be symbolism, action, or a character. The mockingbird is the main symbol in the story and it shows a lot of meaning to the characters. The mockingbird is symbolism for innocence because as said in the book “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird”(Lee 90). So the bird has no evil or demented thoughts to it, it’s only pure, that is why the bird is a sign of innocence. The main characters in the story are all mockingbirds and later even start to comprehend on their own…

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