To kill a Mocking Bird

A historical Fiction novel: by Harper Lee

Atticas once told his daughter Scout and his son Jem,

"Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird."

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If no one is perfect, then no one can be judged.

My book is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. The genre of my book is Historical fiction set in the 1920s where African Americans were still being discriminated from the dominantly white society.The message that I want to convince you to believe in is, you can't judge a person till you have walked a mile in their shoes and understand how life is for them. In to kill a mockingbird, The mockingbird represents innocence, In the book there are two mockingbirds. One is a black man named Tom Robinson who is being trialled for his life because of a crime he is accused for. The whole jury is white and racially bias and are trialing him unfairly because he is black. Throughout the story Tom Robinson is judged, even when his lawyer, Atticus making legitimate arguments; Tom was still treated poorly. Tom is as innocent as a child, he is the meaning and definition of the mocking bird in the title. It’s a sin to kill a mockingbird because they are gentle beings, they don't disturb us, or harm us, The only thing they do is to sing sweet melodies for us to hear. My quote, "Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird." Throughout the book it was evident that it’s a sin to judge Tom because he was black, he was as gentle as a mockingbird, he did not harm anyone. This relates to my visual because, my picture shows hands in handcuffs, this is how tom was binded to his accusation. In the picture you don't know whose hands are in the cuffs and what’s their crime is, but in Tom Robinson's case that didn’t matter, in the jury's mind he was black and since he was black, he was guilty. My slogan is, “if no one is perfect, then no one can be judged.” This slogan is directed to the antagonist in the book, Bob ewell who is the man who is accusing Tom Robinson for his crime. After reading this book I realized that judging people about things they have done in the past, or due to their race, family and background is a horrible thing to do. Because like I said in my slogan, If no one is perfect, then no one can be judged.