Who would want to kill a mockingbird that sings and keeps people at peace? Only mean and cruel people for example Bob Ewell, a drunk and abusive father. This symbol of mockingbird appears in the story many times. According to Merriam-Webster’s Middle School Dictionary a mockingbird is a songbird of the southern U.S. that is noted for the sweetness of its song and for imitations of the notes of other birds (482). The symbol of killing a blameless bird is repeated through out the story when Harper Lee describes Boo Radley, Tom Robinson, and Calpurnia. The following words of Atticus to his children explain it “…but I know you’ll go after birds. Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a
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Ever since Boo Radley saved them Jem and Scout stop believing all the rumors they heard about Boo Radley. Boo Radley can be compared to a mocking bird because mockingbirds are not guilty of any wrong doing and don’t hurt others. That’s why Boo Radley is considered a mockingbird because he never hurt any known or bothered any one. The sad part was that Boo Radley was killed by couple of town’s people because he never came out because he was shy.
Another mockingbird in the story was Tom Robinson. Tom Robinson was just like Boo Radley nice and loving to others, especially Mayella Ewell. Tom Robinson was very kind to Mayella. He always did what she wanted him to do and he always did it with pride. When Bob Ewell accused Tom Robinson of raping Mayella it was like a mockingbird that just stops singing or died because Tom Robinson would never rape Mayella. Bob Ewell said that Tom Robinson was kissing and touching Mayella. Mr. Ewell thinks now that the black man was an animal who was taking advantage of his daughter. Tom Robinson is a man who helped Mayella Ewell everyday when he would walk by her house, she would ask him to cut up some wood for her and he did it. During his trial, Tom Robinson was a black man so every body in the court except for Atticus. Atticus described this injustice to Jem, “in our courts, when it's a white man's word against a black man's, the white man always wins." (Lee 220). He is another person who is