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Symbolism in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird (Essay Sample)


This sample concerns the classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. The essay discusses the samples, such as the mockingbirds, Boo Radley, and the white camellia flower, and how they have been used to symbolize the killed innocence, growing moral perspective from innocence, and patience and understanding.


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Symbolism in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird
To kill a Mockingbird is a classic novel published by Harper Lee in 1960. The novel gained worldwide acceptance, and it was translated into 40 languages. The novel is set in Maycomb, Alabama, a fictional town during the Great Depression. The novel represents the darker drama about the origins and consequences of prejudice and racism. It also represents young girls coming of age understanding how good and evil coexist with a person or an individual. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, the author Harper Lee used various symbols such as the mockingbirds, Boo Radley, and white camellia flower to represent childhood innocence, growing moral perspective, and patience, and understanding.
           The first symbol Harper Lee has used is the mockingbird. The author uses the mockingbird to symbolize the killed innocence of Dill, Jem, and Scout. Naturally, mocking birds are songbirds that copy the songs and sounds of other birds, insects, and frogs. They do not have a specific song associated with them. The act of copying the songs and sounds of others is symbolic and can be applied to Maycomb, Alabama. In this town, most people act like mockingbirds who mimic prejudice from others (Solehah 12). Scout mimics the behavior of others until she grows and develops her viewpoint. By growing into new 

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