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Because the book is about how innocence is taken away or "killed." In the book , Atticus says that it's a sin to kill a mockingbird because all they do is make music for people to enjoy which shows they are innocent. Tom Robinson is convicted and killed, even though he's innocent. In a way, he was a killed mockingbird because he's innocent like a mockingbird, hence the title "To Kill a Mockingbird."

It was symbolic to what occurs in the book. The killing of innocence. Many "mockingbirds" were killed in the story. The most important are Scout's innocence, Jem's childhood, and Tom Robinson's life.

Harper Lee chose this answer because she states in the book that it is a sin to kill a mockingbird for it gives no harm. She portrays Tom Robinson as the mockingbird and how he was killed when he was innocent.

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What is the title of a famous piece of literature Harper Lee wrote?

To Kill A Mockingbird.

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the death of the innocent

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Harper Lee wrote the book, "To Kill a Mockingbird".

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She called it Atticus. Sources : The book Mockingbird

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Harper Lee's motivation to write, "To Kill a Mockingbird" came from The Scottsboro Trials that occured in the 1930s.

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