How Is Tom Robinson Portrayed In To Kill A Mockingbird

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The novel entitled “To Kill a Mockingbird” by author Harper Lee is full of many insightful and inspiring characters. But sometimes the characters who are seen as inspiring also have another side to them. To Kill a Mockingbird represents the innocence of characters and their relation to the mockingbird symbol. We see these representations through characters like Tom Robinson, Boo Radley and Jem.
In to kill a mockingbird Tom Robinson is portrayed as the mockingbird who got shot. When Tom was first introduced in the novel he was seen as a hard-working man. He is also seen as a generous man who spends lots of time helping Mayella in spite of all the demands of having a job and a family. He is asked during his trial if he was paid for his services to help Mayella, he responds “No suh, not after she offered me a nickel the first time. I was glad to do it, Mr. Ewell didn’t seem to help her none, and
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He is seen as the mockingbird who was forced to kill. Lee starts of by hinting that he is unhealthy and mentally unstable. This leads readers to believe that Mr. Radley is crazy and dangerous. This is seen when Jem describes Boo to his friends. He says “Boo was about six-and-a-half feet tall, judging from his tracks; he dined on raw squirrels and any cats he could catch, that's why his hands were bloodstained – if you ate an animal raw, you could never wash the blood off. There was a long jagged scar that ran across his face; what teeth he had were yellow and rotten; his eyes popped, and he drooled most of the time”(Lee, 16). Although, at the end of the novel he is portrayed as a kind, loving man. Firstly, Boo Radley loves Scout and Jem as his own children. This is seen when he mends Jem’s pants, covers Scout with a blanket and ultimately kills for them. Boo continues to love them even though he knows he is the object of their cruel childish games. You can see this portrayal through scout’s words where she

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