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Over a while strange things have happened blacks were slaves jews were in the holocaust Native Americans had and Owned this land but what now our their still slaves our their minorities who owns this land These are all good questions but what does to kill a mockingbird have to do with it Its a sin to kill a mockingbird This line spoken by Atticus sums up the heart of this book A mockingbird is a harmless bird that makes the world more pleasant with its song In this novel the mockingbird symbolizes Boo Radley and Tom Robinson who were both peaceful people who never did any harm To kill or harm them would be a sin Boo Radley went through life never wanting to hurt a fly He left gum pennies and wax dolls for Scout and Jem He sewed Jems pants and left them on the fence so he could get them easily Lastly he saved Scouts and Jems lives while risking his own Boo was a fragile and gentle person To send him off to jail to be executed would be like killing a mockingbird Scout makes this point when she says to Atticus Well itd be sort of like shootin a mockingbird And this statement means that when Boo radley got sent to jail that was harm being done Chopping wood and doing whatever he could for Mayella Ewell was Tom Robinsons only crime The readers know Robinson is innocent but they also know that he will be killed Just like Boo Radley Tom never harmed a soul He risked his own safety by helping Mayella and he did it because someone needed him It was like a mockingbird being shot down when Robinson was accused of raping Mayella In the moment that she accused him he was a dead man Why would someone acuse Tom Robinson is it because hes black or because he has a
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