Essay about Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

1028 Words Nov 20th, 2015 5 Pages
Atticus
“Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy. They don’t eat up people’s gardens, don’t nest in corncribs, they don’t do one thing but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.”(Harper Lee). To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, is a book that is a grounding piece of literature around the United States. Harper Lee wrote this book during the 1960’s and ever since then, America had been inspired and intrigued to read it, therefore, every high school student in America is required to read it. Many elements contribute to this book but her characters are brave, loyal, curious, strong, determined, and brave. Harper Lee gives these characters situations during the 1960’s where racism is popular and bravery is rare. To Kill a Mockingbird characters include the curious Dill, slow-angered Jem, feisty Scout, motherly Calpurnia, but of the characters, Atticus is the person that impacts me the most. Atticus is a character that is sincere, honest, brave, strong, he has morals that every man should follow, and teaches the reader many life lessons.

“Hold your head high and keep those fists down”(Atticus Finch). Through all the situations Atticus faces in this book, not once does he raise his fists. He always keeps his held high through the situations and accepts the challenges. When Atticus is appointed to defend Tom Robinson, he accepts the challenge already knowing he has lost the case, but he still fights the case. “I wanted…

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