May someone explain to me why it's a sin to kill a mockingbird?

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Your best bet is to reread chapter ten and look at what Miss Maudie is explaining to Scout.  By extension, you should be able to see that causing harm to harmless creatures is a sin.  In this novel you will find many examples of people who try to help others, most particularly Tom Robinson with Mayella Ewell and Arthur Radley with the Finch children.  Try to apply what Miss Maudie says to the two situations and you should be well on your way to understanding the symbolism of mockingbirds.  

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