To Kill a Mockingbird

3 lines for motifs of mockingbird (Chapter number please)

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Sorry, I thought the question above was a general question about motifs.

"Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but . . . sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”

(Chapter 10)

mockingbirds- a sign of peace and innocence

"Shoot all the bluejays you want... but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird"

(Chapter 10)

Tim Johnson- disease/ racism

Scouts daydream- “like watching Atticus walk into the street, raise a rifle to his shoulder and pull the trigger, but watching all the time knowing that the gun was empty”.  

(Chapter 21)

Atticus' rifle- power

"Marksmanship’s a gift of God, a talent—oh, you have to practice to make it perfect, but shootin’s different from playing the piano or the like. I think maybe he put his gun down when he realized that God had given him an unfair advantage over most living things. I guess he decided he wouldn’t shoot till he had to, and he had to today.”

(Chapter 10)


To Kill a Mockingbird