To Kill A Mockingbird Analysis Essay

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To Kill a Mockingbird is a mix between unjust, and just ways of life in an old town in Alabama called Maycomb that takes a twist into a court case that creates a racist and deadly argument. Harper Lee, a book writer with lots of thought and creativity produces a now, award winning book that she considers to be a simple love story that has transformed into a masterpiece. (Cover copy) To Kill a Mockingbird takes place in the town of Maycomb with a small population full of big personalities. “Killing a mockingbird” is something that almost everyone in the town did because of all the racist and unjust actions they did whether they realize it or not. To Kill a Mockingbird starts with the main character Scout, her brother Jem, and her father…show more content…
Racism was such a big deal during this time that even people who knew someone was innocent would still accuse them of being guilty. Everyone in the town who thought Tom Robinson was guilty even though they knew he wasn’t, were all “killing a mockingbird” even if they didn’t physically kill him. (Gonzalez) Almost everyone in the town who knew about the case on Tom Robinson, and knew he was innocent, voted guilty because of the fear they had if they voted innocent towards a black man. By doing this, they all “killed a mockingbird” because they unrightfully accused an innocent man of being guilty.
When Jem went out to shoot things with his airsoft rifle, there were other birds he might have tried shooting. Just because killing a mockingbird is a sin, doesn’t mean that killing other birds is a sin too. In the book there are other types of “birds” than just mockingbirds. Some more innocent than others. (Strom) Scout explains that hurting their reclusive neighbor Boo Radley would be killing a mockingbird because of his innocence. (Strom) Boo Radley, according to Scout, is very innocent like a mockingbird, but that doesn’t mean he is completely innocent. Another example of a different “bird” would be Atticus. Atticus, the father of Jem and Scout along with being Tom Robinson’s defense attorney, states many wise things in the book that would make him seem like an honest and wise man. Even though he is an honest and wise man, it doesn’t make him a
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