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The Similarities between an Innocent Mockingbird and the Characters of Atticus Finch, Boo Radley, and Tom Robinson in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
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Shoot all the bluejays you want if you can hit em but remember its a sin to kill a mockingbirdMockingbirds 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 Thats why its a sin to kill a mockingbird 90 Harper Lee uses the mockingbird to communicate her theme of the defense of the innocent In Harper Lees To Kill a Mockingbird it is evident that in the small town of Maycomb racial intolerance and gossip impairs the communitys good judgments She shows that Arthur Boo Radley Atticus Finch and Tom Robinson do no harm their only crime is singing their hearts out for what they believe inIn order to understand why Arthur Boo Radley is a mockingbird it is crucial to recognize how he silently watches Jem and Scout He resembles a mockingbird because of his natural desire to please the children with the gifts he puts in the tree and his tender compassion for them when they stand outside shivering in the cold watching Miss Maudies fire When Sheriff Tate is determined to report that Mr Ewell fell on the knife it showed that he does not believe that either Jem or Boo Radley should face an inquiry about whether one killed Bob Ewell Initially Atticus resists Sheriff Tates conclusion however as he listens to Sheriff Tate his mind is changed To my way of thinkin Mr Finch taking the one man whos done you and this town a great service an draggin him with his shy ways into the limelightto me thats a sin Its a sin and Im not about to have it on my head 275 Scout goes on to say Well itd be sort of like shootin a mockingbird wouldnt it 276 This assertion implies that like killing a mockingbird arresting Boo would serve no useful
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