To Kill A Mockingbird Quote Analysis

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“Mocking birds 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 bus sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” (Lee 119). During this quote, Miss Maudie is explaining to Jem and Scout that their father was right. It is a sin to kill a mockingbird. Atticus and Miss Maudie were not just talking about killing birds, they were talking about harming innocent people. There are many instances in the book where this quote takes a very big role. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a book narrated by a young girl named Jean Louise Finch, but the readers come to know her as Scout. The main characters are Scout, her brother Jem, Atticus, Dill, and Calpurnia. As the book goes on we meet many more important characters. The …show more content…
Atticus only has the intention of helping people, but it is never seen that way. Towards the middle of the book, Atticus chooses to defend Tom Robinson in the trial, but instead of people seeing him for the courageous person he is, they mock on him almost as if he is a disgrace to the Finch name. When Scout gets into a fight with her cousin, he calls Atticus a ‘N- lover’ and she gets really upset. “Said Atticus’d be the ruination of the family an’ he let me and Jem run wild.” (Lee 114) Scout is confused and angry as to why her father would be called something like that. Atticus has the best intention for his children. He wants them to be who they want to be, but he gets told that he needs to parent differently. In the quote I mentioned earlier Aunt Alexandra was saying that Atticus does not parent right and just lets the kids run around. Another small reason that Atticus is a mockingbird is because he only wants to help his children, he is always nice to them, he really tries to be the best parent he can be. Even though he does this stuff the children do not always see Atticus as the good