Theme Of Imagery In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Image. Image is something that many people use that can make or break a connection between people. Image can define a person and what their personality. In To Kill A Mockingbird two characters are defined like Mockingbirds. Tom Robinson and Atticus Finch are defined Mockingbirds for their actions. In her story, Harper Lee portrays a story about a father named Atticus and his son and daughter named Jem and Scout. The story is portrayed in Maycomb, Alabama during a trial case on a rape for a black man with a white woman. And how a white man stood up against all odds to defend a black man. In her novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee uses the symbol of a mockingbird to portray Atticus Finch and Tom Robinson as mockingbirds by using symbolism …show more content…
When Atticus is shooting with Tom he talks to Scout and Jem about the dangers of shooting and Atticus says, “Remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird,” (Lee, 90). This shows how it's a sin to kill a mockingbird. This will later help us see why when you kill a mockingbird’s it's not right. And this could relate to Tom Robinson because when they later kill him you can say he was a mockingbird and was innocent of the accusation. And how he had good intentions, but was wrongfully accused of something that he did not do. As Atticus is talking to Aunt Alexandra he talks about what he heard and Atticus said, “They shot him,’ said Atticus. ‘He was running. It was during their exercise period. They said he just broke into a blind raving charge at the fence and started climbing over. Right in front of them—”(Lee 235). This shows how when he died for something that he did not do. And this helps relate to show how that Tom is considered a mockingbird because he dies for something that he hasn’t done. All in all this shows how that Tom Robinson is a mockingbird because as the story progresses, Harper Lee uses the symbolism of the mockingbird to show Tom Robinson’s innocence in a crime that he did not …show more content…
Harper Lee uses symbolism of a mockingbird to show how Tom Robinson is one. And not only that, she uses conflict in the story to show how Atticus Finch is a mockingbird. Although some may argue that Harper Lee did not use these literary devices to show how Tom Robinson and Atticus Finch are mockingbirds. And Harper Lee’s usage of literary devices can relate to why so many people are being judged on their outside image. For example, the civil rights movement to stop racial defamation and racial prejudice from police

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