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To Kill a Mockingbird - Symbolism

Summary: The symbolism in Harper Lee's novel To Kill a Mockingbird reveals the citizens of Maycomb in terms of their prejudice, their fears, and their acts of dishonesty. The snowman, the fire in Miss Maudie Atkinson's house, and the mockingbird are all examples of symbolism in the story.
To Kill a Mockingbird

According to dictionary.com, symbolism is the practice of representing things by

means of symbols or of attributing symbolic meanings or significance to objects, events, or

relationships. In the book, To Kill a Mockingbird, a person who shows symbolism is Atticus Finch. An object or place that shows symbolism would be the tree outside of the Radley's house.

Atticus Finch shows symbolism because he is seen as a hero when he kills the rabid

dog. Atticus is a father in that he shows love to his children. He is probably the only lawyer in Maycomb that would represent a black man. Atticus always tells his children that

shooting a mockingbird is a sin because they don't do any harm. They are innocent creatures that make music.

The snowman, the fire in Miss Maudie Atkinson's house, and the mockingbird are all...

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