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Innocence in "To Kill a Mockingbird"

Summary: Essay discusses the innocence of characters in "To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee.


The title of To Kill a Mockingbird has very little literal connection with the plot, but it carries a lot of symbolism. In this story many innocent people are hurt or destroyed by evil people. The "mockingbird" comes to represent the idea of innocence. Thus, to kill a mockingbird is to destroy innocence. Throughout the book, characters and events can be identified as mockingbirds. One main character the mockingbird symbolizes is Tom Robinson and his case. After Tom is sent to the prison after his first trial for further hearings, he is shot for trying to escape from prison. When he gets shot, Mr. Underwood the newspaper editor, compares his death to "the senseless slaughter of songbirds,"(241). He thought it were a sin to kill cripples, "be they standing, sitting, or escaping,"(241).Most important, Miss Maudie explains to Jem that "Mockingbirds don't do one...

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