An Emotional Rollercoaster Through The Eyes Of Scout Finch Essay

1158 Words Apr 8th, 2016 5 Pages
In Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird we are taken on an emotional rollercoaster through the eyes of Scout Finch, a six-year-old living in Great Depression era Alabama. We find out that her sleepy town of Maycomb may not be as boring as she originally thought, as her dad, Atticus Finch, takes on the duty of defending a black man accused of rape in court. This novel follows her life and how quickly she grows up in such a short amount of time. Even though it is set in the Great Depression era, To Kill A Mockingbird is still very much relatable today. For me personally when Atticus, “was admitted to the bar,” and “began his practice” (5) really stood out for me as I personally want to practice law when I grow older. This story made me realize that being a lawyer is not as glamorous as one thought as he is almost universally hated in town town for trying to defend a black man. It also taught me how unfair the process can be sometimes as no matter how good you are or how innocent or guilty the client is it all depends on a jury that comes with their prejudices and their own interpretation of the law. Yet no matter the odds Atticus faced, he stood up for what he believed in and did his job as well as he knew how. Another chord that this book struck for me was when Atticus got angry at Aunt Alexandra and yelled, “Sister I do the best I can with them” (108). I would one day like to become a father, however one does not think of all the hardships you have to go through as a parent.…

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