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The Mockingbirds Of To Kill A Mockingbird, By Harper Lee

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“Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy.” Those were the words spoken by Miss Maudie Atkinson. She tries to tell Jem about why mockingbirds should not be killed. Although there are many characters in the novel, the mockingbirds that were the most obvious in the story were Tom Robinson, Boo Radley, and Mrs. Dubose. Even though there are many other characters to choose from, the most obvious mockingbirds are Tom Robinson, Boo Radley, and Mrs. Dubose.
The way that Boo Radley was (theoretically) killed (by society), is the fact that he is not extremely religious. Boo Radley is not an everyday church-goer. On the other hand, he is still a religious person, just not as religious as the citizens of Maycomb want him to be. Also, Boo Radley is portrayed as bad character because he does not leave his house often, which stirs up rumors about how Boo acts, looks, and goes through his daily routines. Although Boo Radley is thought to be a bad person, he is a very nice, sweet, caring person, and helps the kids Jem, Scout and Dill frequently throughout the novel. He leaves them presents in the knot hole like wood carved figures, pennies, yarn, a pocket watch, and more. He also protects Jem and scout when they were walking home from the costume party. Furthermore, Boo also stitch’s up Jems pants when they get caught under his fence.
Mrs. Dubose is also another mockingbird in the novel. She is looked upon as a bad person because she had a slight morphine addiction back in her younger years. She is slowly recovering from it, but, she is always cranky and angry whenever she does not have her morphine. Atticus...

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