The mockingbird is one of the most obvious symbols in harper lee’s to kill a mockingbird however, the mockingbird is not the only symbol in the finch’s lives other symbols, including the court house’s columns, tim johnson the mad dog, and the tree house play a major role in this novel about children facing the real world.
The mockingbirds in to kill a mockingbird, by harper lee essay 1989 words 8 pages walt whitman’s 1859 poem “out of the cradle rocking endlessly” depicts the mockingbird as a symbol of innocence that chants or sings of fond memories from the past.
As author harper lee explains through her characters atticus and miss maudie in to kill a mockingbird, the mockingbird is a symbol of purity and innocence according to maudie, according to maudie, mockingbirds don't do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. [in the following essay, originally published online in 1996 as “symbolism in harper lee's to kill a mockingbird,” smykowski analyzes lee's use of symbolism to explore issues of racism in the novel. These characters are representative of the author’s reoccurring symbol of the mockingbird, which signifies innocence, and subjects them to vulnerability throughout the novel to kill a mockingbird, by harper lee, there are many characters with very strong personality traits in “to kill a mockingbird,” harper lee portrays atticus. The mockingbird the mockingbird is a symbol of innocence or vulnerability several characters lose their innocence in the novel—most notably tom robinson.
'to kill a mockingbird' has never been out of print since the year 1960, when it was published for the first time the novel dwells on the issues of racial inequality, and an event that had taken place during the formative years of the author harper lee. Innocence, or the loss of innocence, is a theme that permeates many great works of literature to kill a mockingbird by harper lee is no exception the novel compares many of its characters to mockingbirds, a symbol of pure innocence.