Compare And Contrast Tom Robinley And To Kill A Mockingbird

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Do you think it's right to kill something that only brings joy and no harm to society? A mockingbird is an example of a harmless creature that only creates beautiful music for others to enjoy. In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, a few characters symbolize mockingbirds in a metaphorical way. Many literal mockingbirds aren't present in Harper Lee's work, but characters with comparable characteristics are such as Tom Robinson and Arthur Radley. Harper Lee uses the comparison of human beings to mockingbirds as a way of developing the theme of a great story.
Arthur Radley, neighbor of Jem and Scout Finch, not only exemplifies, but also lives up to the expectations of a literal mockingbird. Throughout the whole course of the
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Ultimately, in the novel, Boo Radley does no harm to anybody or anything in society and only tries to help others, not hurt them.
Tom Robinson was known and seen as an ideal citizen who cared more about others than
Artino 2 himself and went to extreme measures to show that. So, when he was accused of a repugnant thing, it should've been a shock, but it wasn’t, simply because he was a negro. All he ever wanted to do was help others and be kind, but since he was the color he was, if he was seen as being helpful, others would see it as him taking advantage. In the novel, Tom Robinson was accused of raping Mayella Ewell and Judge Taylor of Maycomb called upon Atticus Finch to defend him on this felony accusation. Although the trial lasted only a day, the same question was reoccurring; how did Tom beat up the left side of Mayella's face when his left arm was crippled? Around town, all negroes were known as bad, but not all were known as hard workers,'" I just want the whole lot of you to know one thing right now. That boys worked for me for eight years an' I ain't had a speck o' trouble outa him. Not a speck."'(Lee 195) Not only was Tom Robinson respected by his boss, Link Deas, who was white, but he
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