To Kill a Mocking Bird

Theme

Education

Education plays a big theme in the story by having the characters being well educated or by being uneducated because Atticus taught scout before she started school and even Calpurnia had taught scout before she started school. and Atticus being a lawyer he has to be educated. Education also played a big part in the trail part of the book when Atticus showed the court how uneducated the Ewells were one example was when Atticus asked Bob if he was Ambidextrous and he said
“I most positively am not, I can use one hand good as the other. One hand good as the other,”

The mocking bird

This is the part that the book gets its title from but it does come up in the book in a few key places outside of when it first comes up when Atticus got Scout and Jem air rifles and he tells them never to shoot a mockingbird because it is a sin to kill them because they are a harmless it also appears after the trial of Tom Robinson when even though it was clear he didn't rape her he was still convicted and sentenced to death and the other is when Boo Radley saves Jem and Scout from Bob Ewell and Atticus and Heck Tate decide to cover up that Boo was there because boo didn't need to be put in the spot light and when Atticus tells Scout if she understood why they did that and she said
“Well, it’d be sort of like shootin‘ a mockingbird, wouldn’t it?”