Harper Kill A Mockingbird, By Modern Literature Essay

1085 Words Nov 23rd, 2015 5 Pages
To Kill a Mockingbird is a “Jem” of modern literature. This timeless masterpiece that highlights the struggles of everyday life from the perspective of a young girl named Jean Louise “Scout” Finch living in the small town of Maycomb. The book accounts for the many everyday struggles that stem from being an ethnic minority; especially in a time such as the 1930s. One of the main characters is Atticus Finch who is the defence attorney for an african american who is wrongly accused of a crime. This trial is a very critical story point in the novel as it reveals the sinister nature of the rural town and its prominently “white” population. Atticus Finch is arguably one of the most well respected characters in modern literature due to his morality, modesty, and courage. Atticus Finch is one of the most morally responsible people in all of Maycomb. This earns him the respect of not only Maycomb, but the reader of the story itself. There is substantial evidence that suggests Atticus Finch is morally responsible in the novel. One such example is evident in the first part of the novel when Atticus’ sister Alexandria moves into the Finch household. The housemaid that essentially raised the Finch children is threatened to be fired by Alexandria due to her moving in with the Finch family and being able to fill all of the female roles that need to be taken care of. It is also suggested in the novel that Alexandria wishes to expel Calpurnia due to her race and the delicate nature of…

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