I think there are mockingbirds in the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird.To Kill a Mockingbird takes place during the great depression in the south when there was a lot racial and wealth problems. There is a colored man in the story who was charged of a crime he didn’t commit. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird there is several mockingbird characters. It is a sin to kill a mockingbird because all they do is sing their hearts out and never hurt anyone.

A mockingbird character is a character who only did nice things. So it would be a sin to do something bad to a person who only did nice things to you. First I think Boo Radley is a mockingbird. He is a character that has a lot of myths about him. Most of the adults in the town basically freget that Boo even exist, but the children of made up stories about him that make him seem crazy. In the story he gave gifts to Jem and Scout.

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One of the characters house catch on fire and Scout was standing outside in front of the radley’s place and Boo saw them and he gave scout a blanket. Close to the end of the book Boo protected Jem and Scout from a man that tried to kill them. Scout says that it would be like killing a mockingbird to tell the town what Boo did “Well, it’d be sort of like shootin’ a mockingbird, wouldn’t it?” page 280With the evidence I provide that’s why I think Boo Radley is a mockingbird type character. Second I think that Tom Robinson is another mockingbird character. Tom Robinson is a colored man. Tom is a nice man he and he acted like a gentleman. He would walk past the Ewells house every day for work. When he would walk past Mayella Ewell ‘the daughter of Bob Ewells’ would be outside and Tom would say hello and keep on walking.

One day Mayella ask Tom to come and chop up something for her. For the next couple of days Mayella kept asking Tom to help her and she would try to pay him he would say no. Tom was falsely accused of beating Mayella by her abusive dad. And in court Tom lost and he was sent to prison. When Tom was in prison he tried to escape so he can help his family, but he was shot and killed.

Atticus basically says that no matter what evidence is brought to court a black man will always lose “There’s something in our world that makes men lose their heads –they couldn’t be fair if they tried. In our courts, when it’s a white man’s word against a black man’s, the white man always wins. They’re ugly, but those are the facts of life.” page 220 With the background and evidence of what I provided That’s why I think Tom Robinson is mockingbird.

Last I think That Atticus Finch is also a mockingbird character in the story.Atticus Finch is the father of Jem and scout. He told Jem and Scout it is a sin to kill a mockingbird because they sing with nothing in return He is a lawyer that gets picked to defend Tom Robinson. The black folk of maycomb gave Atticus and his family a bunch of food one morning because of him trying to help Tom Robinson, but Atticus didn’t want any of it. Atticus seems to be the only white adult in the town that believes in equal rights.

He was chosen to defend Tom Robinson because he would actually do all he could to defend Tom Robinson. Atticus never judges people he thinks you have to consider things from their point of view. ‘You never really understand a person until you . . .

until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.’ page 36. Because of Atticus’s background and point of view of things is the reason why I think he is a mockingbird character.I think In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird there is several mockingbird characters.A real life mockingbird is Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi was an Indian activist who was the leader of the Indian independence movement against British rule.

He used to do protest and sit ins which he would not eat for days at a time. He would put his own life in danger for the chance that others could have freedom. Mahatma Gandhi was Assassinated  by Firearm at the age of 78. This is why I think all the characters I mentioned are mockingbird characters.


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