The Innocence Of A Mockingbird By Harper Lee Essay

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The idea of a Mockingbird’s innocence is illustrated throughout the story of Harper Lee’s “To kill a Mockingbird.” This sells the idea of innocence that all Mockingbirds possess. This coming of age novel takes the reader through a journey from the perspective of Scout Finch and how she matures and establishes a grown up perspective of the world around her. Innocence is portrayed through various characters throughout the novel. Firstly, Arthur “Boo” Radley, a character who isolates himself from others and is a victim of societies prejudices displays innocence. Secondly, Dolphus Raymond, similar to Boo Radley, is a person whose intent is kindness and righteousness also exhibits the acts of a Mockingbird. Finally, the interpretation of killing a Mockingbird metaphorically represents someone losing their innocence. This concept is evident for the character Jem Finch, his innocence is killed as he ages throughout the novel therefore makes it conspicuous that he symbolizes a Mockingbird. The innocence of a mockingbird is ostensibly demonstrated in the character Arthur (Boo) Radley. Boo is an important symbol of graciousness that exists in people and this is expressed in the way people are prejudice against him, the good things he does, and the overall generosity he possesses. Boo Radley is a victim of prejudice. He is harmless yet most people perceive him as a pessimistic person and spread despondent rumors about him:
Boo was about six-and-a-half feet tall, judging from his…

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