To Kill A Mockingbird: Character Symbolization

Written by Thushanthan. K, member of the Kennedy Eglinton Youth Advisory Group


In the novel ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’, the mockingbird can be represented as a symbol of innocence. Scout symbolizes innocence due to her childlike questions and responses to the good and bad around her, and her willingness to support kindness in her actions, making her a positive symbol in the town of Maycomb. Harper Lee presents Jean Louise ‘Scout’ Finch not only brilliant and aggressive, but also as a very fearful/insecure protagonist.