Essay on Analysis Of Jean Louise Finches 's ' The Great Gatsby '

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Separating from your parents is always a hard thing to do. Challenging their conscious minds could be even harder. Going against what your parents want and say to follow your own conscience is a huge roadblock in life. And having no support for what you believe is right could be awful, but overcoming it is the greatest feeling.
Throughout Jean Louise Finches life she followed her loved ones like Jem, her brother, Atticus her father and even Calpurnia, her black housekeeper. Her conscience was based on what these important people instilled in her mind. They were her watchmen, but as Jean Louise grew up she finally found her own watchman.
The big question in every lit circle my group and I had was what exactly is a watchman? We discussed it for days and pondered the idea with possible answers, but it wasn’t until the end when we finally understood what a watchman really is.
Towards the end of Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee, Jean Louise finally couldn’t tolerate what was going around her. She was about to leave Maycomb for good until she was stopped by her Uncle Jack. He said to her, “Every man’s island, Jean Louise, every man’s watchman, is his conscience. There is no such thing as a collective conscious.” (265). One’s conscience is that voice inside their head telling them what is right and what is wrong. Throughout her whole life, Jean Louise 's conscience was her father Atticus. She didn’t have her own until she moved away to New York and was separated from him. Every…

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