The Mockingbirds In the novel written by Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, Tom Robinson and Boo Radley are portrayed as mockingbirds, birds recognized for their innocence yet also targeted. Body Paragraph #1Topic Sentence #1: Integrated Evidence #1: Analysis 1: Tom Robinson was wrongfully accused of raping Mayella Ewell but in actuality, he had only given Mayella upmost respect by doing work for her while politely declining pay. He was pure and not only did he cause no harm, but also Tom contributed good to the world.
Even though he Integrated Evidence #2:Analysis 2:Body Paragraph #2 Topic Sentence #2:Integrated Evidence #1: After Scout was given an air rifle for Christmas and was told by Atticus that it was a sin to shoot a mockingbird, Miss Maudie clarified by saying “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy…they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it is a sin to kill a mockingbird.”(Lee 119)Analysis 1: The rumor that Jem told in the beginning of the novel was that Boo Radley was an evil, six and a half foot tall person who dined on raw squirrels and cats.
The reasoning behind the rumor was that he had never been seen by any of the children. In reality, he is quite the opposite of the tall tale, looking after the Finch children from a distance as if they were his own. Whenever he saw that Scout and Jem were upset, he left a gift for them to enjoy in the knot of the tree in front of his home. Not only did he leave presents for Scout and Jem, but also he risked being outside and seen in time of crisis when Miss Maudie’s home was burning to the ground in the frigid winter by giving Scout a blanket. When Jem, Scout, and Dill went to the Radley’s place to try and see the mysterious Boo Radley, and when someone fires a gun, the children try to leave as fast as they can. Jem’s pants got stuck on a fence as they were fleeing so he was forced to take them off and when he comes back later that night to retrieve them, Boo Radley mended and folded the pants neatly like a parent would do for their child.
Like a Mockingbird, Boo Radley never caused any harm and made the world a happier place.Integrated Evidence #2: When Scout had learned that Boo Radley was the one who killed Bob Ewell she said to Atticus “Well it’d be sort of like shootin’ a Mockingbird, wouldn’t it?Analysis 2: Boo Radley wanted to protect Jem and Scout Finch from Bob Ewell, a dangerous man who was so drunk that he planned to follow and murder the kids on their way home from the halloween party. Boo, sensing the danger, intervened and rescued Jem and Scout before Bob Ewell could do any lasting damage. Boo Radley didn’t set out to kill Mr. Ewell, but it was the only way to ensure the safety of the kids.
Earlier in the book it was implied that Boo had grown up with an abusive father who had targeted and destroyed an innocent, young Boo. Scout is understanding of what happened when Boo was a boy and knows that he was never a bad individual, but someone who was pure and ended up saving the kids from almost certain death. Because of this, she knows that he is someone that is worthy of being protected.