To Kill A Mockingbird



I think that the mockingbird symbolizes innocence.  In the book everyone seems to lose their innocence towards the end of the book.  Jem starts to grow into a man and then you have Scout who is losing her childness and thinking like an adult.  ''Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird'' - says Atticus. 

The next important symbol was the fire. Mrs. Maudie’s house catches fire during the night while it was snowing. . It showed black and white together with the, ashes and snow, smoke and sky, and also foreshadowed an event that the whole town would observe concerning black and white, the Tom Robinson trial.

Another symbol is the 'mad dog'.  They weren't evern sure that the dog had rabies or anything but they ordered Atticus to shoot him right away.  This shows how the town is so eager to convict someone who they aren't even sure is guilty or anything.