In TKMB, what is the allegory level in chapter 10
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what is the deeper meaning of thequote?
"The trees were still, the mockingbirds were silent.(chapter 10)”. The allegory in the silence of the mockingbird refers to the deepened and siphoned meaning of Tom Robinson being silent and voiceless on this day. This is depicted through the Mockingbird- an innocent and harmless bird, which is represented by Tom Robinson- not being able to have a voice either. This allows the reader to understand that the mockingbird has a deeper meaning and refers to Tom Robinson as they were both quiet and unable to speak due to the prejudice of Robinson already being guilty as he was an African American.