Kill A Mocking Bird By Harper Lee Essay examples

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“To Kill a Mocking Bird” by Harper Lee is based in the fictional town of Maycomb, Alabama. Set in the 1930s the novel showcases a time of racial inequality as told in the perspective of a young girl named Scout. Scout lives with her older brother “Jem” and widowed father “Atticus Finch”. Atticus Finch is one of the most sincere and upstanding characters in “To Kill a Mockingbird”. Almost 50 years old, a widower, Atticus triumphs at the challenge of raising two small children. He treats them as equals, with integrity and self-respect. Atticus begins as a respected citizen who is admired both by his children and the people of his community with all class levels included. Atticus is not like most, he represents everything a person in the judicial system should. He does not hold grudges and is able to forgive others for their faults. When he defends a black man charged with raping a white woman, he does so with the understanding he will cause outrage from his community. However this version of Atticus Finch is seen through the eyes of his then 6 year old daughter. With her innocent outlook on adult situations Scout showcases her father as a man many of us have dubbed a “hero” over these years. In the newly released “Go Set a Watchmen” we now see Atticus true self. In this original version by Lee we see that Atticus was never the man he claimed to be. Instead she brings to the forefront that a child can only see what is presented to them. Atticus was never the man he…

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