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explain the symbolic meaning of the mockingbird?

 

chris b #211259
Nov 12, 2011 12:35 PM

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explain the symbolic meaning of the mockingbird?
 

Aslan
Nov 12, 2011 12:41 PM

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Best Answer: The mockingbird is a bird that only pleases people. It sings a pleasant song and then flies away. Atticus tells his children that it would be a sin to kill a mockingbird. The symbolism extends the innocent souls in the book who are misunderstood. They try to do good things and are punished for it. Just like killing a mockingbird, hurting these men is a sin. The men are of course Boo Radley and Tom Robinson.
 

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