The Mad Dog as Symbol by Carolyn Jones, Symbolism and Racism in To Kill A Mockingbird by Adam Smykowski, and The Boundaries of Form by Claudia Durst Johnson, all communicate similar ideas on the use of symbolism in To Kill A Mockingbird. One of the major symbols in the book, comes from its title, To Kill a Mockingbird.
There are many symbols in To Kill a Mockingbird.. 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.