They Only Make Music
May 29, 2003
It's a sin to kill anyone who cant defend themselves properly whether
children, Handicaps, shun-ins, or anyone else who isn't able. In To kill a Mockingbird,
by Harper Lee, these individuals are referred to as mockingbirds. Some of the
characters who are like mockingbirds are, Tom Robinson, Jem, Scout, and Boo Radley.
All of these people are discriminated against, judged by how old they are, their race, or
the fact that some lives are not as open as others. The individuals that fall under these
categories are mockingbirds. In "Mockingbird" all of the characters that are
mockingbirds gets hurt in some way or another. This is a sin. On page 104 in "To Kill
a Mockingbird" Atticus states, "Shoot al the bluebirds you want, if you can hit 'em, but
remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird."
Boo Radley is the perfect example of a mockingbird.
He locks himself inside his
house. He only sees family and has only seen them for thirty some odd years. Boo
isn't bothered by society, yet all of Maycomb county still talks about him. When asked,
Miss Stephanie Crawford, the town gossip, says that Mrs.Radley had come running into
the street saying that Arthur was going to kill them all(pg.12). Of course this was thirty
years ago and memories tend to mold into how the person wishes to remember them.
When certain people hear about situations where their neighbors have been accused
of being a murderer, a psychopath, or even events that lead to the accusations of a
crazy person, they get uncomfortable. When young Jam and Scout Finch heard about
this man named Boo, it intrigued them and their friend, Dill, into investigation. All the
kids want to do...