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To me the words of Miss Maudie mean that we shouldn't "sin" and "kill" those who bring us nothing, but happiness and enjoyment. When I first read the title of the book I assumed that Harper Lee was using a mockingbird to symbolize human nature in a way and how we respond to it. To add on, the words of Miss Maudie's relate to the title because both Lee and Atkinson are referring to a mockingbird as a representation of us. In our world there are people who are mockingbirds-they make us happy- these people are "killed" by others whether its from jealousy or differences. One can be jealous of those innocents that bring us joy, so they put them down through bullying. Furthermore, humans can go against mockingbirds because their nature is different than a common person's is. These different behaviors can bring hate to a person because as a society we have concluded that those different from us do not belong. "It is a sin for us to kill a mockingbird" because we are taking the beauty and innocence away from the world. Mockingbirds are an image of how our human society works today.