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Symbolism in To Kill a Mockingbird In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee exhibited numerous examples of symbolism Prejudice being one of the main themes of the novel it was also the main base of symbolism The rabid or mad dog symbolized many things the courage of Atticus being the central one If you really think about it the snowman that Jem built was in a way symbolizing the equality of blacks to whites Lastly the most apparent use of symbolism in the novel was the fact that it was a sin to kill a mockingbird Using symbolism in the novel allowed for better understanding of the novel First the mad dog was a symbol of the courage of Atticus Although he has not fired a single shot in thirty years he was able to act courageous and kill the dog in one shot This dog symbolized prejudice In my opinion the rabies that the dog had were infectious just like the prejudice that One-Shot Finch was against Him shooting the dog Tim Johnson symbolized how he wanted to eradicate all kinds of discrimination from infecting the next generations in Maycomb and other places as well One quote that I took from the book was Scouts description of the trial saying that it was like watching Atticus walk into the street raise a rifle to his shoulder and pull the trigger but watching all the time knowing that the gun was empty This quote shows that even though Atticus had chosen to defend Tom Robinson he knew that even if he did have the perfect aim at the accusation that Tom was guilty he also knew that his efforts were useless because his gun alone cannot kill prejudice During the two coldest weeks that Maycomb had had since 1885 Jem decided to build a snowman This snowman was a great way for the author to symbolize the equality of blacks to whites
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