To Kill a Mockingbird

Length: 3 Pages 861 Words

What are Mockingbirds? Mockingbirds are a species of birds, that all they do is sing their hearts out for us and never ruin anything. Who has ever thought of it being a sin to kill a mockingbird. Harper Lee is a writer who expresses her childhood as the plot and the Mockingbirds symbolizing certain characters(Tom Robinson and Boo Radley) in the novel, basing them on what occurs to themselves and their reactions towards it. Racism was a big part of the story, mostly involving in the conflicts and just the normal lifestyle of Maycomb County. Could you imagine such a story like this, happening realistically. In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee expresses Dill, Mayella, and Boo as lonely characters who attempted to combat their loneliness. Dill is a dynamic character who is introduced as a 7 year old boy who knows how to read and will be staying with Miss Rachel every summer in Maycomb County. Dill becomes good friends with Jem and Scout, and they end up getting very involved and mischievous with the Radley place and Boo. Throughout the novel, Dill is a lonely child who hides his feelings about the truth. Dill really doesn’t have a family that takes care of him, his mother just sends him to Continue...


Harper Lee's magnificent novel, To Kill A Mockingbird expressed the author's lifestyle and resembles how life was back then. Since all she does is work around the house, she has no time to have a friend so she keeps herself busy with her loneliness. It makes Dill more proud of himself that he's not and outcast and he's not lonely and that someone does show feelings towards him. Since the Ewells were against most blacks, Bob Ewell caught Tom at the house and when he ran away, Bob ended up raping his own daughter and blaming it on Tom. The most loneliest of all characters is Arthur "Boo Radley, who has been locked up in his house for 25 years. Inside, Mayella felt horrible for what she has done and I don't think she meant to hurt Tom and ruin their friendship, but she was just frightened of her father beating and raping her again. Mayella is the daughter of Bob Ewell and there considered disgusted and poor folks who are racist against black people. Also, it is said that Boo once stabbed his own father in the leg with a pair of scissors, pulled them out and continued on with what he was doing. Dill makes this all up so he can fit in with the crowd and feel like someone is there for him. any family member who is willing to take him and he unfortunately has no father. All this time he wanted to come out of hiding, but Nathan Radley kept him from it. Dill hides the truth by telling Jem and Scout lies; saying how his father is rich because he conducts the railroad, then becomes a pilot, and now over the summer they will be building a boat together. He also is said to eat squirrels and cats and just be the freak of Maycomb. This gives Boo Radley's perseputation to the story. Mayella's loneliness destroyed her life and not only that, but now she's lonelier then ever.