Theme Of Corruption In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Miss Maudie's nut grass is a representation of how bits of gossip in Maycomb District are effortlessly spread, gossip is heard by practically every citizen, it seems. "If she found a block of nut grass in her yard, it was like the second Battle of the Marne: she swooped down upon it with a poisonous substance she said was so powerful it'd kill us all if we didn't stand out of the way."( To kill a mockingbird 47) "Why, one spring of nut grass can ruin a whole yard. Look here. When it comes fall this dries up & the wind blows it all over Maycomb county!"( To kill a mockingbird 47).The nut grass is, for the most part, coordinated towards how the town sees Boo Radley, as many rumors circulate around the house of the Radley's in general. Nobody seems to really know Boo Radley, so stories continue on and on until people like the Finch's can venture into Arthur Radley's shoes, in a manner of speaking. The knothole symbolizes the entrance of correspondence between Boo, Scout, and Jem. It furnishes Boo with a ‘window' into their life. They communicate only through the knothole. The soap children symbolize the purity and virtue that Boo finds in Scout and Jem which demonstrates that Boo knows more about Scout and Jem then they think. The tarnished medal represents Boo's childish side. Boo's way of bragging to the children to pick up their regard and to motivate them to identify with him. The pocket watch that wouldn't run symbolizes how time halted for Boo since his youth was stolen,
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