Analysis Of The Book ' The Two Birds One Stone ' By Harper Lee

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9 March 2016
Two Birds One Stone
“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view – until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it” (Lee 30). To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a very vigorous story about the racial discrimination that was uncontrollable in 1930’s Alabama. The small town of Maycomb is segregated into two categories: white and black. They each have their own separate neighborhoods and churches. Rarely is such racism binded with the exception of a small girl named Scout, and her father, Atticus Finch. Though slavery was over, blacks were still hired as servants and looked down upon. Black men were not to have a relationship with white women. In To Kill A Mockingbird Harper Lee presents the idea that it is important to not judge other people by their appearances through the use of symbolism and characterization.
Harper Lee uses symbolism to enhance the description of a story and give the readers a deeper meaning of what the mockingbird really symbolizes. The title of the novel is the most obvious use of symbolism. When Scout receives an air gun as a gift, she is instructed to leave the mockingbirds alone as they pose no threat. Lee adds that “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird” (Lee 90). Lee uses the mockingbird as a
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