Why it is a sin to kill a mockingbird

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Why It's a Sin To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill A Mockingbird, a novel written by Harper Lee. To Kill A Mockingbird sets in 1960 to show how people lived together, worked together, and dealt with each other. The book is set in the 1930's in a small rural town in Alabama, to the south of Montgomery. The mocking bird is a very important symbol in "To Kill A Mockingbird." It represents people who are outsiders of society but are innocent and good people. In the town everyone knows each other and most are friends. Everyone in town gets along with each other excluding the Ewell and the Radley. Therefore, it is a sin to kill a mockingbird. Tom Robinson and Mr. Author Radley (Boo Radley) are the two characters that are most likely to be considered as "mockingbirds". They both are harmless, peaceful and nice people. "Remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird."

That was the only time I ever heard Atticus say it was a sin to do something, and I asked Miss Maddie about it. "Your father's right," she said. "Mockingbirds don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy ... but sing their hearts out for us. That's why it's a sin to kill a mockingbird." (Lee 90)

This very important quote outlines the symbol of the mockingbird. "Mockingbirds" are people who are pure, innocent and peaceful but there are always people who abuse these "mockingbirds". If you were to kill a mockingbird there would be no point in it because mockingbird do not disturb or bother ne thing compared exactly to Boo Radley and Tom Robinson in the novel "To Kill A Mockingbird." These sinned mockingbirds are harmless. Therefore, it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.

First of all for having Boo...