Kill A Mockingbird, By Jean Louis Finch Essay

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To Kill a Mockingbird
The book To Kill a Mockingbird is about a little girl named Scout, her brother Jem, and there father Atticus Finch. The story is told by Jean Louis Finch who is actually the little girl in the story named Scout. Jean Louis Finch is the narrator throughout the story and she reflects on the time when she was little. The story takes place in the 1930s in Maycomb County, Alabama during the years of the great depression when people were unemployed and everyone was in poverty. Sometime during the beginning of the story the judge approaches Atticus Finch and tells him about the case of Tom Robinson who was a black man accused of raping Mr. Ewell’s daughter Mayella Ewell. Atticus Finch agrees to defend Tom Robinson in the case about him raping Mayella Ewell. During the story I believe that Atticus Finch decided to defend Tom Robinson despite of him being a Negro because he believed it was the right thing to do. Also because in the story he said that he wouldn’t be able to hold his head up in town and he wouldn’t be able to tell Scout or Jem not to do something anymore. I also believed that he decided to defend him because it wouldn’t be right to not defend Tom Robinson just because he was black. During the story when Scout and Jem started school Scout kept getting in fights because people kept teasing her about her father defending Tom Robinson. Atticus came to scout one day and he made her promise him that she wouldn’t get in anymore fights at school no matter…

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