Essay about Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

1222 Words Mar 15th, 2016 5 Pages
In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, one of the most interesting characters by far is Atticus Finch. As the father of Scout and Jem,this old man was the best lawyer in Maycomb County, who was fiercely dedicated to the idea of equality and everyone being treated the same. This is illustrated when he defended a black man in a court case he knew he would lose.He is also righteously loyal to the law, and believes that no one, no matter how close to him, has the ability to run away from the punishment of the law, which is illustrated when he refused to let Sheriff Heck Tate hush up the incident when he thought Jem killed Bob Ewell. Atticus also happens to be the deadest shot in Maycomb, which he demonstrates when he shoots a rabid dog and saves the town. His own children were surprised as Atticus was not one to boast about his shooting prowess, so they had not expected that he could accomplish such a feat. Scout and Jem learn that Atticus was not the man they thought he was, but never realized how much of the non traditional relationship they had led to his parenting techniques being criticized by those who held conservative beliefs, and believed in the traditional ideologies that surrounded parenting. When Atticus shot the rabid dog, the children were quite surprised, as they thought their father was dull until he shot the dog. Scout was in utter shock, she never expected her dad to be athletic in any way, shape, or form. In fact, she described him as old and…

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