The Adventures Of Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee Essay

1425 Words Mar 7th, 2016 6 Pages
Imagine an infallible family, a loving parent/s always spreading joy and teaching their children the rights and the wrongs, obedient adolescents who admire those who came before them, and an extremely opportunistic community to experience the way of life. These characteristics of a perfect family can be extremely hard to find, because unfortunately close to none are. In Harper Lee’s well-acknowledged novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, many different variations of families are portrayed throughout. Each family experiences hardships such as the trial and living in a town that is Maycomb, Alabama. The reader is able to see the effect of these difficulties and their parents of the children in the Ewell, Cunningham, and Finch family. Lee shows the importance of family as they can help guide and support each other during hard times in To Kill a Mockingbird. Due to the experiences Bob Ewell, a dissident, has had, his parenting is affected, making him a grievous example of what a parent should be like. On the first day of school, Miss. Caroline sees a small creature, cootie, come from Burris’ head. Scout describes Burris’ appearance and says, “His neck was dark gray, the backs of his hands were rusty and his fingernails were black deep into the quick”(35). No child should be sent to school or anywhere in public being that dirty. This shows how he is not well taken care of because a good parent would keep their child clean and not one with creatures that have “crawled out of his…

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