To Kill A Mockingbird Symbolism

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Mockingbirds do not do anything but good so why kill one? What bad do mockingbirds do? The symbol of the the mockingbird means innocent people that never harm anyone. It is also a sin to kill a mockingbird because of them doing no harm. In Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird, the three characters Atticus Finch, Tom Robinson, and Arthur “Boo” Radley represent mockingbirds by only doing good, never doing bad although they got into some situations where they could have.
Mockingbird represent things that only do good, which is a great description of Atticus Finch. The character Atticus Finch represents a mockingbird because he helped Tom Robinson as being his lawyer in his case, because he couldn’t not . Atticus said “I couldn’t even tell you or Jem not to do something again.”(Chapter
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Tom Robinson represents a mockingbird because it is a sin to kill a mockingbird because the do no harm, and he didn’t harm anyone. Link Deas told everyone in the courtroom that he never had trouble with Tom. Link Deas exclaimed, “That boy’s worked for me eight years an’ I ain’t had a speck o’trouble outa him. Not a thing.”(261) Link Deas got up, as a white person defending a black person, in the middle of the courtroom and said that Tom Robinson was a good person and couldn’t have done that. That shows that Tom was a good person that just died due to being black. Tom Robinson helped Mayella with busting up a chiffarobe. Mayella then tried to kiss Tom which broke the unspoken code in the society. Tom revealed, “She reached up an’ kissed me ‘side of th’ face...He says you goddamn whore, I’ll kill ya.”(260) Tom says that Mayella wanted to kiss him, then Bob see Tom in the house and says he will kill him even though he didn’t see anything. Tom got convicted, yet he was innocent and eventually got shot trying to run away. Tom was always calm through the court case, even though he was innocent, and was

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