What is the crime in To Kill a Mockingbird?
The book "To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee is centralized around the crime in which Tom Robinson is wrongly accused of raping Mayella Ewell.
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jem, scout, dill, atticus, boo radley, bob ewell, mayella ewell, calpurnia, miss maudi, aunt alexandra, tom robinson, the cunninghams etc. just go to sparknotes.com and look up to kill a mockingbird
Scout's main crime was prejudice towards Boo Radley. But she also failed to comply with many of here social expectations. Scout's first crime in school was that he knew how to read.
The first "crime" that Scout committed in school was reading to Miss Caroline, her teacher. The students were not meant to be able to read yet, so she was told not to read out of class.
The first crime that Scout commits at school is that she alreadyknows how to read. She gets in to trouble from her teacher becauseshe can already read and this makes her not want to go back toschool the next day.
The mockingbird represents the innocent, harmless characters suchas Tom Robinson, Boo Radley, and the children (especially Scout). The title is taken from a quote in the book, where Atticus says"Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but rememberit's a sin to kill a mockingbird. " La…ter, MissMaudie Atkinson explains that "Mockingbirds don't do one thing butmake music for us to enjoy." This shows that they are innocent, andthat is why Atticus forbids his children to kill them. To Kill a Mockingbird 's theme is how prejudice affects atown. Also, the mockingbird symbolizes innocence. All they do issing for you and give you pleasure in what is natural to them(singing for you). They do no harm. They are fragile, weak, andhelpless. That is why Tom Robinson and Boo Radley are the twomockingbirds in To Kill a Mockingbird . in this novel, theytalk about "killing a mockingbird" three specific times. Can youname them? That is why it is sin to kill a mockingbird, they only sing foryou, with no harm done. (MORE)
It's a sin to kill a mockingbird because, as Miss Maudie explains to Scout, "Mockingbirds don't do one thing but . . . sing their hearts out for us. That's why it's a sin to kill a mockingbird." What Miss Maudie is saying is that mockingbirds are harmless creatures that don't do anything bad or evil…. All they do is sing their songs. In the story, the Mockingbird is a symbol that represents innocence. Boo Radley, Jem, Dill, Tom Robinson, and Mr. Raymond are all examples of Mockingbirds because their innocence was injured or destroyed by evil. (MORE)
A mockingbird in to kill a mocking bird isn't an acual bird. It represents inocent, nice, only could do good, easy target people in the book. Like the black man or Mr. aurthor/boo. Mockingbirds symbolize peaceful things that don't cause any type of harm. Like Atticus says, "It is a sin to kill a m…ockingbird, because they only give us beautiful music." In this case, Tom Robinson and Boo Radley are mockingbirds. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, a mockingbird is a bird that Scout and Jem are not allowed to shoot because it does no harm to anyone and only produces music. Boo Radley and Tom Robinson are both mockingbirds in a sense, since they did nothing wrong but were still punished. Actually, in general, the mockingbird represents innocence, which is why you would describe Jem, Scout, Boo, and Tom as mockingbirds. Because they are innocent. It symbolizes innocence. A mockingbird after all only sings for us to hear its music. They don't bother us or harm us. It's a sin to kill something so innocent or bother them. The 2 mockingbirds in this novel are of course tom Robinson and boo radley... Mockingbirds are birds that sing and don't do anything bad so to kill one is a sin because as stated before, they don't do anything and are innocent. They represent people such as Tom Robinson, perhaps Mayella Ewell and Boo Radley. Also a page #, 90 perm abound version. (MORE)
I don't believe Atticus is. Tom Robinson, the black man he is defending, is seen as the mockingbird. Atticus is protecting him due to his own morals, despite the prejudice present in Maycomb County. Atticus believes that Tom deserves a fair defence, and goes out of his way to make sure that is what …he is given. Despite overwhelming evidence to suggest Tom is innocent, the prejudiced jury find him guilty, and he is jailed. Later, attempting to escape jail, he is shot. The mockingbird is killed. Boo Radley is also considered a mockingbird. There are many characters which could be considered mockingbirds, but with this definition maybe you can find them yourself. To Kill A Mockingbird means to harm something which is innocent and does not deserve its fate. As Atticus said 'The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience' . His morals went beyond what anyone else thought, he knew what was right and he did it. 'I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do'. He didn't win the court case, but he knew he had protected the mockingbird and done the best he could with what he had, amongst the prejudice that ruled Maycomb.. A . Actually Atticus Finch did not defend Tom Robinson due to his own morals. He defended Tom because he was appointed the case. But what sets him apart from any other white lawyer in the day is that another white lawyer would have barely defended him. Boo Radley and Tom Robinson are both mockingbirds in this story. the theme of the book To Kill A Mockingbird is defined by the quote "Mockingbirds don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoyâ¦ That's why it's a sin to kill a mockingbird." The "mockingbird," so to speak, is Tom Robinson, the man who is wrongfully accused of raping Bob Ewell's daughter, Mayella. Tom Robinson wasn't doing anything to hurt the Ewells, but they still hurt him. I would have to say Tom Robinson. The mockingbird represents innocence. Tom Robinson is SYMBOLIC of the mockingbird because he is innocent (of raping Mayella Ewell). . Tom Robinson and Boo Radley the mockingbird in the story refers to anyone who is innocent, but gets hurt anyway. the mockingbird is the most innocent bird, it doesnt hurt anyone, it just makes beautiful songs for all to hear. now, the "mockingbirds" in the novel, the innocent ones, who are "killed" or hurt are all part of the title. these characters are tom robinson, the innocent black man who is killed. also, the dog who didnt harm anyone who was shot. and the hurt innocent one can also be scout finch who started out pure and saw the world as perfexct, who is corrupted by seeing racism as she gets older. this goes for jem also. The mockingbird is considered to be Boo Radley. In the novel, Atticus says that it is a sin to kill a mockingbird because "they do nothing but sing their hearts out for us". The term mockingbird is used as a metaphor for people who are innocent, well meaning, kind, and noble. The people often considered to be the figurative mockingbirds are Tom Robinson and Boo Radley. Tom Robinson is considered a mockingbird because of his goodness and innocence, even when unjustly accused of the rape of Mayella Ewell. Boo Radley is considered a mockingbird because he serves as a savior of sorts for Scout and Jem. Towards the end of the book, Atticus and Officer Tate decide not to credit Boo with saving the children because they feel that dragging Boo from his life of solitude into the limelight of being a local hero would be akin to killing a mockingbird. (MORE)
Are they not all Mockingbirds? Human as well as 'Tim Johnson'? The rabid dog Atticus is forced toshoot? Miss Dubose and her flowers? Cal, Dill, Miss Crawford, May Ella andeven Mr Ewell?. They are trapped (killed) in a world that does not allow them toescape.. Atticus is trapped. He could have turn…ed down the request bysheriff Tate; he did not have to defend Tom, he chose to do so,because he knew the only way Tom would get as fair a trial aspossible was for him, Atticus, to step up putting him and hisfamily at danger.. To kill a mockingbird is a lose of innocence, not just the physicaldeath. 'Kill" not just to stop breathing; but- stop breathing theair you have always known, to learn that air is also the poisonthat is in us all. When Atticus tells Scout not to use a certainword... and she says 'everyone says that'.... he says from now ownit will be one less.. The mockingbirds are those who are innocent and harmless but whoare harmed nonetheless. The one who is actually killed is TomRobinson. Boo Radley is likewise a victim, but not to the same extent. The human "mockingbirds" are several. Tom Robinson is the most obvious "mockingbird." He brought joy toMayella Ewell by spending a few minutes with her each afternoon onhis way home from work, doing little chores for which he asked nopayment (not unlike Atticus's efforts to help the Cunninghamfamily). Indeed, Mayella looked forward to Tom's daily visits. Tomwas the only person outside of her own family who would haveanything to do with her. The well-kept red geraniums at the edge ofthe Ewell property represented her desire to express to passersbythat she was not what people thought she was, just as Boo's giftsin the tree at the edge of his property served to tell Jem andScout that he wasn't what people said he was. Mayella "kills amockingbird" by accusing this kind, compassionate man of a crime hedidn't come close to committing. Tom is killed near the prisonfence as he tries to escape from the "cage" to which to racistsociety had banished him. When Walter Cunningham confronts Atticus as part of the lynch mob,he comes close to committing the sin of killing a mockingbird.Atticus had helped Walter with his entailment. Realizing that heowes Atticus both gratitude and respect, Walter gets the mob toback down. The children are mockingbirds because they imitate the behavior ofadults, especially Atticus. Boo Radley almost becomes a "dead mockingbird" at the end of thenovel. Sheriff Tate convinces Atticus not to commit the "sin" ofdragging Boo into the limelight. (MORE)
You need three things to kill a mockingbird, you must have an extremely cold heart, to not have the ability to understand others, and a gun. As explained in the book, "it is sin to kill a mockingbird. They only sing for you, not harm you."
To Kill A Mockingbird is a novel by Harper Lee made in the late 60's. It was then turned into a classic movie. Metaphysically the title in itself completely reinacts the motions of complete and absolute hunger of the reader in the novel and shows the fear through the eyes of the frightened girl who …drastically changes the meaning of racism itself when experiencing the look of her father who ironically is the role of the lawyer. In any case the man gets hung and pride and joy follows him away. The reader sees the slowly changing facial tissue strings of happiness taken away. However, the true meaning of the town is the isolation of Boo who lives in a house that is abandoned by society and thought of in a turning fashion. Awhilest this somewhat Shakesperian ending. The girl slowly dies and sees the life of the undead flash before her in a sort of a black whole of despite and despair. In the novel, true hate and crime is not realized and love and happiness is never regained. The moral may be takened as unknown however metaphysically speaking it can be uncovered with just a hint of depth into the political meaning of the story To Kill a Mockingbird . In the following performances of racism the latter meanings are shunned and life changes jurastically and life is followed with utter instinct and performance in a permiant fashion. Factilliantly life is expressed as a brilliant and total loss of complete racial harmony. African Americans are completely disgraced against and it is terrible. Life is shown in a violent way with crude ways and unevitable and inequitable undefiant strength in a defiant way. My thesis shows the meanings of logic and hate in the novel.. (I wrote this so you can use it if you want) . a very stupid book! and the most borring movie ever i suggest to kill yourself if you have to read it! I love that book. Is there a question in here somewhere? Maycomb, Alabama in the 1930's. To Kill a Mockingbird takes place in the fictional small Southern town of Maycomb in the 1930s (Tom's trial takes place in 1935). Slavery and the Civil War of the 1860s still loom large in the rearview mirror, but the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 60s is just a speck on the future horizon. Maycomb, despite its civic importance as the county seat, is a small and stagnant town. It's a place where time seems to stand still. Maycomb is its own little world that doesn't know what's happening elsewhere and doesn't care. Few people move there (not much reason to) and few people leave (why bother). This stagnation means that the same families have been around for generations, and family reputations have entered into the local lore as immovable facts. And the way things have always been is racially segregated. Racism, as Atticus says after he loses the Robinson case, is "just as much Maycomb County as missionary teas" (22.11), and it's displayed even in the geography of the town. The African-Americans have their own settlement on the outskirts of white Maycomb, and their own church and cemetery outside the city limits. At Tom's trial the African-Americans sit on one side of the town square, and the whites on the other. Inside the courtroom, the whites have the good seats on the floor while the African-Americans are up in the balcony. It's like the town is one big middle school dance, except that one side has all the power of teachers and then some, and the other has even more limitations than students. Other than a few border-crosses like Mr. Dolph Raymond, whites and blacks in Maycomb don't live together, pray together, eat together, or even die together. So in this town where separate is definitely not equal, for Atticus to act as if Tom Robinson as just as much right to a fair trial as if his skin were white makes some people angrily upset at having to share their rights with people they think don't deserve it, as if human rights were a cake with a limited number of slices. Others are more disturbed that Bob Ewell is able to make the court enforce his false accusation. While the anti-Tom Maycomb is the dominant one, the tiny pro-Tom faction refuses to be erased from the town community. It is the name of a book To Kill a Mocking Bird is Taylor Swift's favorite book (MORE)
yes...according to the book, to kill a mockingbird is a crime.. in the book to kill a mockingbird it is a sin not a crime
The three crimes that Scout committed at school in To Kill aMockingbird was rubbing Walter's nose in the dirt when he got herin trouble, showing that she was able to read and told her teacherabout things happening in town and also speaking on Walter'sbehalf. These crimes happened on the first day of… school (MORE)
In Chapter 10 of "To Kill A Mockingbird" we are finally given thestory behind the title of the novel. There is a metaphor that showsmockingbirds in a pure and innocent light. It is as if themockingbird represents innocence and killing it represents theevils of the world. Scout recalls that the only …time she ever heardAtticus say that something was a sin was when he said "Rememberit's a sin to kill a mockingbird." She then asks Miss Maudie aboutthis and Miss Maudie responds "Your father is right...Mockingbirdsdon't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy . . . but singtheir hearts out for us. That's why it's a sin to kill amockingbird." They are saying that the mockingbird is such aninnocent creature that by killing it you commit terrible sin. (MORE)
There are no witnesses. The only people that were there at the time of the "rape" was Mayella Ewell, Tom Robinson, Bob Ewell (Mayella's dad)
Boo Radley has always symbolized good, therefor Boo is like a mockingbird. The mockingbird is explained as only doing good, singing for everyone, and Boo is just secluded in his house but he does no harm to society.
A mockingbird in to kill a mocking bird isn't an acual bird. It represents inocent, nice, only could do good, easy target people in the book. Like the black man or Mr. aurthor/boo.
A mockingbird is a symbol of innosence. The mockingbirds can be related to Boo Radley.
There are a few mockingbirds in this book. They include Boo Radley and Tom Robinson. Atticus also is a mockingbird. Miss Maudie attributes to this idea when talking to Alexandra about how the case affects Atticus's demeanor.
Tom Robinson is the mockingbird in this book. He is being persecuted (and eventually killed) for a crime that he did not commit. Because of the colour of his skin, Tom Robinson is defenseless, exactly how a mockingbird would be. Boo Radley could technically be seen as a mockingbird but nothing as se…vere happens to him. He is more of the 'scapegoat' of Maycomb. Tom Robinson is the mockingbird because he was not guilty of raping mayella but he still suffered Tom Robinson and Boo Radly they only gave no harm from them just like a mocking birds sings not harms you (MORE)
If you refer to page 119, there is a scene where Atticus says that it is a sin to kill a mockingbird, and Scout asks Miss Maudie why this is.
The two people in the book who are referred to as 'mockingbirds' are Arthur 'Boo' Radley and Tom Robinson. They are both referred as this because they both are innocent. Arthur has never harmed anyone, and yet suffered by being forced to stay locked up by his father. Tom is accused of raping Mayella…, which he never did. it was Mayella's father, the town drunk, who raped her, or so the author made it seem. (MORE)
The book doesn't say it's illegal, but Atticus says it would be a sin to kill a mockingbird because all they do is sing beautiful music for us. Mocking birds symbolise peace, innocence and tranquility in the novel "To Kill a Mockingbird." If Tom Robinson was innocent (and he clearly was) then he sh…ould never have been killed. So also, the innocent mockingbirds should never be killed. (MORE)
Arthur "Boo" Radley . According to Atticus Finch, the mockingbird is an example ofinnocence and goodness, and so should never be killed. According toScout Finch then, Arthur "Boo" Radley is also an example ofsomeone, who, though at times seemed frightening to the children,was really as harmless …as a mockingbird. . Scout says that to punish "Boo" for the way he saved her and herbrother, would be like "killing a mockingbird." (MORE)
there are different themes without the novel, these are -bravery/ courage shown by jem which is one of the main themes -childish innocence seen in scout Obviously, RACISM was the main part this book was made for (dont know how you missed that)and Mrs. Dubose exemplified just as much bravery as …Jem -you'd know if you read the book the theme of the mockingbird in to kill a mockingbird is that, well, the mockingbird (like it said in the book) doesnt do anything or harm anyone- it just sits and chirps. and so, to kill a mockingbird, means that you are killing something that is very innocent... which can relate to people who judge people who are innocent.... if that makes sense! (MORE)
Tom Robinson and Boo (Arthur) Radley. It is a sin to kill a mockingbird because they are innocent and do not harm you. Tom Robinson is actually innocent as Mayella was never raped but was beaten by Bob Ewell, not Tom, but in the end he gets convicted solely because he is a black man. Hence, that is …an example of killing a mockingbird symbolically. In the case of Boo Radley, he is not accepted by the town of Maycomb, but in the end turns out to be innocent at the end where he helps Scout and Jem to fight Bob Ewell. Thus, this is another case of the symbolical mockingbird. (MORE)
While Atticus acknowledges the coexistence of good and evil inthe same person; an example being with Mrs Dubose, heunderestimates the extent of Bob Ewell's vemgefulness. After Ewellharasses Judge Taylor, Helen Robinson and even spits on Atticus'face, telling him that he will kill him "even if it too…k the restof his life" Atticus does not worry too much, telling that he had"destroyed his last shed of credibilty at that trial...";"so ifspitting in my face and threatening me saved Mayella Ewell oneextra beating, that's something I'll gladly take. He had to take itout on somebody and I'd rather it be me than that houseful ofchildren out there." However, a drunken Ewell assaults Jem and Scout near the end of thenovel and they were saved by Boo Radley. Jem's arm got broken, andScout would have been killed had she not worn the ham costume. AuntAlexandra blames the incident on herself, telling Atticus that she"had a feeling about tonight"; that she should have gone to thepageant with Scout and Jem. Therefore in the novel "To Kill aMockingbird" Atticus is a "mockingbird", to an extent. (MORE)
The children went into town for icecream with the money Mayella hadsaved up and given to them.
If you are refering to Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, no mockingbird is actually killed in the book. the mockingbird is a symbol in the book.
mockingbirds are innocent and all they do is make beautiful music for the people to hear. they don't do anything bad It is not a crime.
i don't think you can. the mockingbird is texas' bird and it is illegal to hurt this bird in any way on purpose. if it was an accident then you will still need to pay some kind of fine, but it won't be as expensive as it is when you kill one on purpose. usually you go to jail for killing a mockingbi…rd. so no, you can't. (MORE)
Yes, it is possible to kill a mockingbird, but please don't. It'snot very nice, and in some places it is even illegal, to kill anysongbird. (Fun fact: mockingbird is one word, not twowords.)
The most prevalent symbol in "To Kill a Mockingbird" is indeed themockingbird. This symbolism starts where Atticus teaches Jem "I'drather you shoot at tin cans...but it's a sin to kill amockingbird." Miss Maudie backs this statement up by telling Jemand Scout "Atticus is right. ... don't do anything… but sing theirheart out for us." The mockingbird symbolises innocence, as it is adefenceless bird that is not a pest at all; it only "sings itsheart out for us". Many people in the story are "mockingbirds"; Boo Radley; Jem; TomRobinson; even Atticus (he underestimated Bob Ewell). (MORE)
"Mockingbirds" in this story are those people characterized bytheir innocence which is taken away by exposure to some(unnecessary) evil. Boo Radley most definitely fits thisdescription. Arthur "Boo" Radley is an enigma, purportedly once a bright youngboy who, as the result of some past event, had b…een sequesteredaway and emotionally damaged by his domaneering father for most ofhis life. He grew to be a misunderstood recluse - though he neverlost his kindness. Indeed, it was his humanity that ultimatelybrought him back out of the house to help and later save the livesof young Scout and Jem. It is Boo's kindness without prejudice, what me know as"innocence," that makes him a mockingbird. In spite of everything,Boo gives with all his heart, just as Miss Maudie explains to scoutthat a "Mockingbird sings with all its heart." To injure him, as"to kill a mockingbird," would simply be a sin. (MORE)
Mockingbirds are harmless animals that only creates beautiful chirping songs for people to hear. To kill a mockingbird is a terrible thing to do as they are innocent and don't negatively affect people's lives. The mockingbird represents African Americans. In the story Tom is innocent, he has never h…urt anyone, and has always remained a loyal and God-honoring man. He is innocent, but was killed due to his race. Therefore it is similar to killing a mockingbird, the useless death of an innocent individual. (MORE)
in this book, the mockingbirds are people who have done no worng, and simply sing, versus the blue jays, who are the bullys of birds. Atticus always does what is right, he is kind to eveyone, and tries to get his children to be kind to everyone as well. He defends Tom, although no one else would do …so. (MORE)
The mockingbird mainly represents Tom Robinson. Mr. Underwood's article in his newspaper said he thought the same thing. Tom was innocent but he was killed. It is stated early in the book that to kill a mockingbird is believed to be a sin. And the townspeople, because of their prejudice, condemn Tom… despite the strong evidence that he committed no crime. Some people would also say Boo Radley, because he's an innocent person who does nothing wrong but he is made fun of and rumored about and such, which is in a way like a mockingbird being killed; sad and not right. (MORE)
To Kill a Mockingbird is from the perspective of a young girl named Jean Louise Finch, or Scout Finch. The book follows her growing up alongside her brother, Jem, her friend Dill, and her father Atticus. It is a novel about maturing. The first major event involves the kids fascination with a myster…ious shut in named Arthur (Boo) Radley. They attempt to make him leave his house and are in wonder about why he never does. The next event would be Jem being forced to read to an elderly woman named Mrs. Dubose after he destroys her garden. From this experience Jem discovers what true bravery is, when he sees Mrs. Dubose fight her morphine addiction. Another major event is a trial between races. An African American man named Tom Robinson is falsely charged for a rape he did not commit. Through this experience Scout and Jem learn to never give up, despite all odds. There are two more major events but I will leave them alone to avoid ruining the book. For a terrific short summary of the book, see the related links below. (MORE)
The mocking birds are the innocent birds and the innocent people mistreated by the society. for example the negro society. mocking bird symbolises innocent people. "Atticus said to Jem one day, "I'd rather you shot at tin cans in the backyard, but I know you'll go after birds. Shoot all the blue …jays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird." That was the only time I ever heard Atticus say it was a sin to do something, and I asked Miss Maudie about it. "Your father's right," she said. "Mockingbirds don't do one thing except make music for us to enjoy. They don't eat up people's gardens, don't nest in corn cribs, they don't do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That's why it's a sin to kill a mockingbird." (MORE)
A mockingbird lives in everyone. It is the good in you, or the innocence. Sometimes the mockingbird shows more in some people than others like Boo Radley, Miss Maudie, Atticus, and Tom Robinson
How to kill a mockingbird is a book by Harper Lee that was published on 1960. It was soon after turned into a motion picture in 1962, staring the famous Gregory Peck.
Tom Robison was konvicted of rape against a woman i cant remember her name but she was white and young. he was innocent though
It was a classic novel that was later turned into a movie highlighting the prejudice in the south.
The mockingbirds are Tom Robinson and Boo Radley, because they're both innocent. That's what the "mockingbird" represents in the novel: innocence. Without doubt the true Mockingbirds within this book are Tom Robinson, Boo Radley. This is because Tom Robinson had never done anything wrong to any…one, and never would. He was extremely kind and generous to Mayella, and Mayella committed a sin by killing a mockingbird. Boo is also very much so a Mockingbird. The social prejudice against him is so unfair, and he never did anything wrong to anyone. And ended up saving Jem and Scout. The only event that leaves a cloud over Boo being a mockingbird is the fact he stabbed his dad? That is for another time though. Atticus, Jem, Scout, Cal, Dill, could all also be considered Mockingbirds as well. (MORE)
There are no litteral mockingbirds in To Kill A Mocking Bird, only metaphorical ones. If you want metaphorical mockingbirds (characters that do no harm in the book), that would include: Boo Radley Miss Maudie Atticus Walter Cunningham Jr.* Little Chuck Little Tom Robinson Calpurnia even Sco…ut's dead mother fits here.... *questionable (MORE)
Mockingbirds are very chirpy and are significant in "To Kill aMockingbird" as the main symbol throughout. Miss Maudie teaches Jemand Scout "they don't do one thing but sing their hearts out forus..." which shows that mockingbirds are not pests like many otherbirds. They are also defenceless, and sig…nify innocence throughoutthe book. When "the mockingbirds were silent" before Tom's sadlyinevitable verdict is given it signifies peril as mockingbirds areusually singing and therefore foreshadows his fate. (MORE)
Certainly. Jem overlooks many things throughout the book, includingthe prejudism of Maycomb. During the trial of Tom Robinson he feelsreassured that because Tom clearly has the stronger case he willmost certainly get a Not Guilty verdict, whereas Scout was not sosure. He thought that the people in M…aycomb were the best in theworld, however after the Guilty verdict is given goes throughsevere disillusionment. He has not learnt of the coexistance ofgood and evil and therefore is shattered after seeing how theirrationality of Maycomb's attitudes to race could convict TomRobinson even when the shaky evidence of two unreliable anduncourteous witnesses (Bob and Mayella Ewell) was "flatlycontradicted by the defendant". When Scout tells him of Miss Gates'hypocrisy after her talk about how Hitler was a dictator and how inMaycomb there is a democracy he reactsr badly, showing how he stillhas not coped with Tom Robinson's guilty verdict yet. (MORE)
Tom is the main mockingbird in the story. A harmless and innocent individual who was shamelessly slaughtered.
Atticus Finch is the mockingbird because his personal traits aresimilar to that of the bird.
The main mocking bird is Boo Radley because he does nothing to hurt anyone so it would be sinful to hurt him