to kill a mockingbird essay… any suggestions? changes i can make?

im not very good at writing essay but it’s for englisha nd i have it cp so that’s very easy and dont expect very much which i really really hate but oh well… i just really want to know if its good or not. is it really cp [college prep] work or can it be considered work by an honors student? (i used to be in honors and they ovbiously made us work harder and i wanna know if i still got it xD ) are there any changes i can make? thank u so much for your help :)))&amp:lt:3

“They don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird,” said Miss Maudie to her neighbor-, six-year old Scout. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, killing a mockingbird is a symbol of destruction of innocence. There are many “mockingbirds” in the story, which takes place in the Deep South in the town called Maycomb, Alabama during the 1930’s. The most important mockingbird in the story is Tom Robinson, a kind African-American man, who is falsely convicted and killed by his racist community. Boo Radley, a shy and innocent man unfairly judged and shunned by his neighbors and Atticus Finch, a white man, narrator Scout’s father and respected attorney who decides to defend Tom Robinson, a black man, against a white woman’s lies are also important character symbols of mockingbirds.

Tom Robinson is a nice humble man who is sentenced to death for being falsely accused of rape by Mayella Ewell. All he ever wanted to do was help her out because he felt pity towards her when he saw that nobody ever seemed to help her around the house. “Atticus had used every tool available to free men to save Tom Robinson, but in the secret courts of men’s hearts… Tom was a dead man the minute Mayella Ewell opened her mouth and screamed,” said Scout after Tom Robinson was convicted of the crime of attacking Mayella Ewell. Tom was not given a fair trial and even thought all the evidence pointed at his innocence, he still had to pay. This gives evidence that Tom Robinson is a “mockingbird” because he was an innocent man. Not only was he innocent literally, he was also innocent in spirit because he never had a single bad intention when he agreed to help Mayella with her errands.

After Boo Radley got into trouble as a teen, his father locks him up in his own home, isolating Boo from the rest of the world. “The doors of the Radley house were closed… and Mr. Radley’s boy, Boo, was not seen again for fifteen years,” says Scout to the reader in order to explain Boo’s imprisonment in his own home. Boo’s father robbed him of his innocence and kills Boo’s spirit. He is a mockingbird because he loses his life- figuratively speaking- due to his father’s cruelty.

Another mockingbird in this story is Atticus Finch, Scout and Jem’s father. Scout is curious to know why Atticus defends Tom Robinson when the majority of the people in the town says and thinks that it is the wrong thing to do. Atticus says, “Before I can live with other folks I’ve got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.” Atticus means that even though the rest of the town judges him for defending a Black man, he is doing what he knows is right. He will not let the community bring him down along with them because his conscience is more important to him than other people’s cruel and racist beliefs. As the mockingbird, Atticus puts his own children at risk of being harmed by Bob Ewell and innocently does the right thing.

Atticus Finch, Tom Robinson and Boo Radley all represent a mockingbird in this novel. They are all innocent men that struggle in life. They have to deal with the fact that most of the people in Maycomb think they are bad people. Tom Robinson has to deal with racism throughout the story and innocently dies because of the prejudice minds of the people. Boo has to live with having the communities think he is some sort of monster that only does bad things: Finally Atticus Finch tries to make his daughter understand that what is right is not always popular. These three characters demonstrate the innocence that only a mockingbird can give.

Pretty good

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