Examples Of Innocence In To Kill A Mockingbird

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It is a sin to kill a mockingbird. It is a sin because they are innocent, good, protective animals that mind their own business and do nothing but good for their community. In Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird, there are three mockingbirds in the small town of Maycomb, Alabama. When there was a problem they could solve, they would solve it. Even if there was something they could do that would help someone in the slightest way, they would do it. Sometimes, knowing they weren't going to succeed, they still did their best to help. The three mockingbirds are Boo Radley, Tom Robinson, and Atticus Finch. Together, these three characters represent the three main characteristics of a mockingbird; protection, innocence, and goodness. Boo Radley…show more content…
Tom shows his innocence naturally throughout the book. He shows it when he runs away from Bob Ewell because he is scared, even though he knew that he hadn’t done anything wrong, he didn’t want to be looked upon wrongfully. Tom also shows his innocence when he was being questioned in the courtroom and said that he felt bad for Mayella; “felt right sorry for her”(Lee 264) he said. He shows innocence here by saying he feels sorry for the situation that Mayella is in even though she is pressing charges against him and putting him in a worse situation. Tom shows his innocence again when he lifts his left arm up onto the Bible when he was at the witness stand and then his arm slips off again. He is showing innocence here in a different way. This time he is showing that he is innocent because he couldn't have raped or abused Mayella Ewell because she was hit on the right side of her face implying that she was hit with someone's left hand which Tom was incapable of doing. In Toms own way, he is a mockingbird because he was innocent in everything he did, he never meant to cause any harm to anyone and he was just trying to support his family and do kind things for others in
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