How are the Boo Radley and the Tom Robinson episodes similar in To Kill a Mockingbird?Explain how each reflects something about the title of the novel.
A very interesting question. The previous answer was correct, both Boo and Tom serve as "Mockingbirds." They aren\'t dangerous and are only their to make the world a better place.
An interesting contrast between their episodes, though, is notice how a few of Maycomb's finest rally around Tom to help him. But in the end, the racist system prevails and a clearly innocent man is still sent to prison. Now in Boo's case, a white man, though different and eccentric, commits murder - killing Bob Ewell to protect Jem and Scout - and is protected by Maycomb's finest. His case is quickly covered up and he is sent home safe and sound, all because of the color of his skin. That irony has always been of great interest to me.