Theme Of Prejudice In Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird

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What is the real meaning behind the mockingbird? In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, we learn that “It is a sin to kill a mockingbird because mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy”. This means that they don’t do anything but good for others and yet, they face harm and prejudice. In the novel we are presented with many “mockingbirds” such as Boo Radley as he demonstrates what it means to be a mockingbird because of his innocence and how people take advantage of him. Scout Finch is another example of a mockingbird for she is innocent and only wishes to do good and be fair, but she is made fun of. Tom Robinson is the true mockingbird in the story because he demonstrates innocence and is faced with prejudice for being of a different race. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird,…show more content…
Mockingbirds are described to be people who always try to do good for others but they are faced with harm and prejudice. One character who demonstrates what it means to be a mockingbird well would be Boo Radley also known as Arthur Radley. He never comes out of his home but he still faces prejudice. Boo may have made some bad choices when he was younger but after that he never came out of his house. For this reason people take the chance to talk about him and take advantage of him. We see an example of this on page 16, where he is described as someone who dines on raw squirrels and any cats he could catch and that was why his hands were supposedly blood-stained. Also, it is said that he walked around at night peeping through
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