Tom Robinson's Death In To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee was born in 1926, she is very well known for her 1960 Pulitzer Prize winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird (). Her father was a lawyer in their hometown Monroeville Alabama. He defended two black men, a father and a son, who were accused of murdering a white store clerk, similar to Atticus in her novel To Kill a Mockingbird (). Lee’s mother was a home keeper, she suffered from a very rare illness so she rarely left their home and also may have had a bipolar disorder (). Harper Lee wrote her novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, on experiences she had as a child growing up in her hometown. Her characters in the novel are very similar to the people she grew up around. Lee was a major tomboy as a child. She was a rebel …show more content…
With all of the injustice and sinful taunts in the novel comparing the sin of killing a mockingbird to the characters Tom Robinson and Boo Radley is very easy. Tom Robinson’s death and Boo Radley’s suffering could both be compared to the symbolism of killing a mockingbird. They were both only trying to keep their town peaceful by obeying what they were told. They were misjudged and done wrong by many people, yet they still wanted to live a peaceful life and please others by doing what they were told to do. Tom Robinson’s death was a sin, he was innocent and racism killed his innocent soul. To Kill a Mocking bird could be considered a gothic novel in many different aspects. Boo Radley being a mystery to the children most of the novel and them being terrified to actually come in contact with Boo leads to him being compared to a ghost or spook. The death of Bob Ewell could be considered gothic. He was an evil man who was always out to get Atticus and his family. He attempted to kill the children at one point in the novel. With all of the violence and threats throughout the novel, it is easy to categorize To Kill a Mockingbird as a gothic

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