To Kill A Mockingbird Analysis

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Mockingbirds are innocent and free from corruption,but how would you think that some characters are Mockingbirds? To Kill a Mockingbird is about a lawyer, Atticus Finch, simply defending an African American, Tom Robinson from a rape charge. Atticus Finch, Tom Robinson, and Boo Radley are innocent and free from the disease of Maycomb County. That disease is racism and hate. Atticus is a man made from morals, Tom is a scared African-American, and Boo just wants to get away from the chaos outside his home. Yet so many want to hurt them, someone threatened Atticus, Tom is being charged with something he did not do, and Boo has dangerous rumors of him stabbing his father with scissors. With all this pain to these Mockingbirds, Isn’t it a sin to …show more content…

When he chose to help Mayella, he never asked for money, yet he is getting falsely charged of rape to a white woman, and is now dead. ‘“No suh, not after she offered me a nickel the first time. I was glad to do it, Mr. Ewell didn’t seem to help her none, and neither did the chilling, and I knew she didn’t have no nickels to spare”’(256). Tom never hesitates to help out of compassion and kindness. He is African-American, so this makes the charge worse because people of that time will usually believe that African-Americans would beat and rape an innocent helpless white woman. Everyone in the courthouse knew that Tom was innocent, but the greed and bigotry of the jury caused Tom to be guilty and shot seventeen times. Tom’s compassionate and benevolent behavior makes him a great example of a mockingbird; harmless and innocent. Tom’s death shows an escape from hate and chaos, whereas Boo prefers to stay inside his home. Boo is considered to be a Mockingbird because he decides to stay inside from the outside world of injustice and disorder, he also understands what occurs in the town and wishes to keep to himself from it. The folks in Maycomb make rumors that he is not a nice man and even made a game about him, yet he left his house after many years of being isolated, saved Scout and Jem from the Bob Ewell’s attack. ‘“Will

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