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To Kill A Mockingbird - Essay The topic concerns Boo Radley and Tom Robinson who are said to be mockingbird figures A mockingbird in the film is a bird that sings its heart out is innocent and harmless yet persecuted Boo Radley and Tom Robinson are similar to this and this is portrayed throughout the film in many ways Through the eyes of Scout and Jem Boo Radley is an intellectually and physically disabled person who is scary stays inside his home and is never seen Tom Robinson is a black man who lives on the city limits border He is accused of raping Mayella Ewell and taken to court for trial But even though it was her father Bob Ewell who raped her Tom Robinson had the perfect defence but still lost his case was charged guilty and sent away All for one sole reason because he was a black person But both these characters have something in common They have been judged wrongly and treated unfairly because of their outer appearances For example Boo Radley was the mystery neighbour and Scout and Jem played jokes on him and Tom Robinson was downgraded and unaccepted in society But the thing is these two are just as human as anyone else in this world They have emotions they feel sad and happy and they get hurt as well Both are judged inconsiderably due to their outside appearance but what about inside character That is probably the most important aspect of a person Boo Radley was finally understood at the end of the film He spoke to Atticus and gave the children gifts as a sign of cheering them up because their father lost the case From then on the children were friendly to Boo Radley Tom Robinson though ended up getting taken away and he tried to escape which led to his death The irony of this film is
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