To Kill A Mockingbird Song Analyse

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I believe the song titled Just the Way You Are relates to the inner conflict in To Kill A Mockingbird. The inner conflict is when Atticus gets appointed to defend Tom Robinson in court and Atticus chooses to defend him willingly, and Scout in the beginning thinks very lightly on the situation and she doesn’t quite understand why Atticus is defending a colored person, she later realizes what Atticus is doing is right and she would like him to stay the way he is since he’s a great father. This song relates to the conflict because at the time she realizes Atticus is doing the right thing, it’s as if she’s the one writing the song and it’s directed to Atticus. The song includes very inspirational words and gives off an optimistic vibe which fits how Scout thinks of Atticus later on. To start off, the song lyric: “Although I might not seem to care” (Line 12) relates to the conflict because in the beginning Scout had low expectations of Atticus and it’s …show more content…
Marksmanship’s a gift of God, a talent—oh, you have to practice to make it perfect, but shootin’s different from playing the piano or the like. I think maybe he put his gun down when he realized that God had given him an unfair advantage over most living things. I guess he decided he wouldn’t shoot till he had to, and he had to today.” “Looks like he’d be proud of it,” I said. “People in their right minds never take pride in their talents,” said Miss Maudie” (Lee 101) this quote occurs after Atticus shoots the rabid dog and this quote relates to the song lyrics: “I said I love you and that’s forever” (Line 21), “And I this I promise from the heart” (Line 22), “I could not love you any better” (Lee 23). The relationship between and the quote emphasize the love Scout gives her father and the pride she has especially after shooting the dog, they both show the immense care and thought Scout gives her

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