Loss Of Innocence In To Kill A Mockingbird

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To Kill A Mockingbird A mockingbird is a type of bird that does nothing except sing and be it; it does no harm to others. In the book To Kill A Mockingbird to kill a mockingbird would be destroying innocence with the forces of evil. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee takes place in the small town of Maycomb, Alabama during the depths of the Great Depression. This was also a time of great racial segregation in the South. Atticus Finch, the town’s most notable lawyer, is called upon to defend Tom Robinson, a black man unfairly accused of raping a white man’s daughter. At the trial, an all-white jury convicted him, even though he was innocent. There is also a spice named dill and a man by the name of Boo “Arthur” Radley, which whom is a guardian to the Jem and Scout;…show more content…
The mockingbird symbolizes innocence being destroyed by the forces of evil and is evidenced in Tom Robinson, Dill, and “Boo” Arthur Radley. Tom Robinson is a black man that is accused of raping a white woman named Mayella Ewell. Mayella’s father is Bob Ewell, he’s the one that accused Tom Robinson of raping is daughter. Bob Ewell is the towns’ drunk. Tom is a mockingbird because he is innocents being destroyed by the forces of evil. The story in Mayella’s point of view is that she was in her house and then Tom walked past her and she asked him to come inside and help her with some work and she would pay him nickel. He said that he would do it so he went to the house and then started to look for things to fix when he was not able to find anything she ask to get something from the top of the shelf he said yes. Then he attacked her and began raping her and then when he saw Mayella’s father Bob he ran away. This is very hard to believe because Tom Robinson version of the story is
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