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To Kill A Mockingbird

            Harper Lee employs many literary elements that pull readers into her novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. The mockingbird is a major symbol in this book. Foreshadowing in this book teaches the children many lessons and experiences. The author uses irony to insert humor in her book. Through symbols, this book relates many people and events.
             There are many symbols in To Kill a Mockingbird. In this story the mockingbird symbolizes Tom Robinson and Boo Radley. A mockingbird does nothing but sing beautiful music. Tom and Boo were only trying to do the right thing, making the mockingbird a huge symbol. (276) Although symbolism is important, foreshadowing ties the whole story together.
             Foreshadowing occurs many times during To Kill a Mockingbird. An example of foreshadowing would be when Bob Ewell threatens Atticus. (217) Bob tires to kill Jem and Scout while they are walking home from the pageant. His way of getting back at Atticus is to try and take the only things Atticus has, his children. (261, 267).
             Many ironic events happen throughout this book. An example of irony would be Mr. Dolphuse Raymond drinking coke in paper bad that looks like whiskey. (200) According to the town he is a drunk; He pretends to be drunk because he is married to a black woman and they have mixed children. Because of this the town ignores his behavior because they think he is drunk. (201) Throughout this book many literary elements connect people and events.
             Many literary elements are used in To Kill a Mockingbird to tie the whole story together. There are many major symbols throughout the book such as the mockingbird. Foreshadowing explains the events that are coming. Many ironic events happen that insert humor in this book. Symbols in the story relate and connect events and people together. Overall To Kill a Mockingbird is a great book that uses literary elements to tie everything together.

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