Theme Of Quotes In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Within the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird”, by Harper Lee, we can all agree that there are many quotes within the novel. But, there many quotes that are more than just a saying to the naked eye. It is a way for a message/theme to be explained in a single sentence or a few sentences. There are three quotes in particular that are significant to the novel’s themes. These quotes that are significant to the novel’s themes are, the quote by Ms. Maudie in chapter ten, the quote by Atticus Finch in chapter eleven, and the quote by Mr. Dolphus Raymond in chapter twenty. Firstly, in chapter ten, Scout and Jem were given air-rifles to practice their shooting.
Atiicus didn’t mind if they shot whatever they wanted, but he did not allow them to shoot
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Maudie and asks her about it. Ms. Maudie agreeing to what Atticus said, quotes “You’re father’s right. Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy.
They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” [119] What this quote means is very straightforward, don’t kill mockingbirds. Mockingbirds symbolizes innocence, so by killing one, you are killing innocence. They don’t do anything to harm you in any way. They just make music for your ears and are harmless birds. If you do kill a mockingbird, all the innocence is now gone. Furthermore, this quote is one of three quotes that are significant to the novel’s themes.
With this quote, it represents the theme of “Don’t kill/hurt mockingbirds”. They are just harmless birds that just make music and symbolize innocence, as mentioned. Examples of people