An Analysis Of Relationship In To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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The Strength in Relationships A relationship is not just one big thing… it is a billion tiny things all put together. In the story To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, character relationships are what holds the book together. There is a multitude of them throughout the story; however, Scouts relationship with Atticus stands out to be the strongest. Scouts grew up without her mother in her life because her mother passed away; however, her father stepped up and took the responsibility to raise her the right way in the small racist community of Maycomb, Alabama. However, Atticus did not let others opinions get to him as he raised his daughter to be the best lady she could be; although, there were some societal factors that contributed to their relationship. The biggest factor was the racial views …show more content…
The major change occurred when Atticus accepted the Tom Robinson case. Everyone made fun of Scout for her dad's choices even though he was only doing his job. Atticus explained, “It’s never an insult to be called what somebody thinks is a bad name” (114). This informs the reader that Atticus does not let others opinions about him get to him. Scout is taught to do the same; however, she gets into one fight with a boy at school before Atticus explains all of this to her. As the court case comes up Scout stands up for Atticus more and more. The Tom Robinson case taught Scout a lot of life lessons and made her relationship with Atticus even closer. After it was over and Tom was sent off but never returned it proved to Scout just how good she had it and to never take anything for granted. She realized that people do not get to choose the color of their skin and that everyone is equal deep down. Without Atticus, she would have fallen into the peer pressure of the town and joined the crowd of racism. Atticus was a great role model to her and she was a great sidekick to him. These two were

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