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In Harper Lees novel To Kill A Mockingbird Miss Maudie said that it was a sin to kill a mockingbird Mrs Maudie defines what mockingbirds are by saying that they dont do one thing but make music for us to enjoy They dont eat up peoples gardens dont nest in corncribs they dont do one thing but sing their hearts out for us 90 Tom Robinson and Arthur Boo Radley are the two mockingbirds in the novel because they were people that never harmed anyone Tom Robinson was a helpful caring person He helped Mayella with many things In the novel Atticus asked Mr Robinson if he was paid for his services No suh not after she offered me a nickel the first time I was glad to do it Mr Ewell didnt seem to help her none and neither did the chillun and I knowed she didnt have no nickels to spare 191 This quote shows Tom understood the situation Mayella was in so he did what he could to help her out Link Deas testified that Tom Robinson had worked for him for eight years and had never had any trouble by him Tom was a hard worker that never caused anyone any trouble During the trial Mr Gilmer the prosecutor asked Tom why he was willing to do Mayellas chores Mr Robinson told Mr Gilmer that it looked like Mayella did not have anyone to help her I felt right sorry for her she seemed to try moren the rest of em- 197 This quotation demonstrates Toms sincerity He truly cares about others Maycombs residents misjudged Tom because of his skin color but if they actually knew him they would know that he is a respectable nice guy Tom Robinson was a good man that was considerate of others and never harmed a soul Although Arthur Boo Radley appears only once in the novel he plays a significant role as a mockingbird
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