Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee Atticus Finch Essay

1332 Words Jan 13th, 2016 6 Pages
Does your perception of people truly reflect the state of reality they are in? In the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Atticus Finch is a lawyer with high morals he is appointed to be a lawyer for a black man who was accused of rape. Scout Finch is a young girl who grows up and learns not everything is what it seems in her community. Through Tom Robinson’s trial she learns that appearances don’t always reflect reality through her black maid Calpurnia, a man named Dolphus Raymond and most importantly Tom Robinson’s trial.
Scout Finch learns through Calpurnia things aren’t always what they seem and that everyone has different realities. When Scout goes to an all black church with Calpurnia she learns that Cal acts differently at church than she does when she is working. While she is at church she talks improperly and with bad grammar. When she is working she talks with proper grammar. It is the first time Scout learns appearances don’t always reflect reality. When she hears Cal talking improperly she says, “But Cal you know better,” to this Cal replies, “It’s not necessary to tell all you know...in the second place folks don 't like to have somebody around knowin ' more than they do... and when they don 't want to learn there 's nothing you can do but keep your mouth shut or talk their language." (Lee 167) Scout learns from this quote that sometimes it’s better to not show your strengths in certain settings for the sake of other people and to have acceptance. This…

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