She first handed this book to a publisher in 1957 but it was rejected so she took two further years to rework it before it was published as ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ in 1960....
but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird." Pg 98 The book begins by portraying the innocence and world of play of a tomboyish six year old girl and her ten year old brother....
Racism in the novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, affects the events in the novel by costing Tom Robinson his freedom and eventually, his life....
The three characters of Tom Robinson, Scout Finch and Boo Radley in Harper Lee's "To
Kill A Mockingbird" represent and symbolify the mockingbird motif because of their innocence,
imitations and blameless existences.
Another illustration of the mockingbird symbol in "To Kill A Mockingbird" is the young 5-
year-old character and narrator of the novel, Jean Louise, or "Scout" Finch.
Courage is not the only main theme displayed in To Kill a Mockingbird; prejudice and education are also very important themes exhibited throughout the progression of the novel....
This mockingbird motif, the foremost
theme, is exemplified by the actions and words of three characters in "To Kill A Mockingbird" -
Arthur (Boo) Radley, Tom Robinson and Jean-Louise (Scout) Finch.
The phrase of "killing a mockingbird" represents the iniquity to vitiate something good and
relatively unmarred, as mockingbirds do nothing but sing beautiful songs; they are innocent and
Harper Lee's "To Kill A Mockingbird", however, is
unique among all these poignant pieces of literature in that the novel solely develops Lee's idea,
brought out by Atticus in the novel, to "...shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but
remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird" (90).
Throughout the novel To Kill a Mockingbird Scout grows up and learns that one should not be prejudiced toward others, the true meaning of courage, and that it is wrong to harm the innocent and kind....