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    Atticus Embodiment

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    childhood in the innocent perception of social phenomena and racism of the 1930’s. As many classics are, the novel was later translated into an Academy Award winning film that encompassed the complexity and innocence of the tale. Atticus Finch, arguably one of the most pivotal characters of American Literature, leaves an impression on the audience when he is personified both by Harper Lee in the novel, and by Gregory Peck in the movie. The renown closing statement of the trial is brought to life in the film, emphasizing more dramatic aspects of the closing statement in the novel rather than the more subtle aspects that add depth and significance to the story.…

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    A person, typically a man, who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is set in Maycomb County, Alabama in the 1930’s. One particular man named Atticus fought for what he believed in or felt was right even though many people were against him or trying to bring him down. He was on a mission to prove them wrong and make sure justice was served. Both Atticus and Boo Radley show traits of being a hero, they are admired…

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    Incites on Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird In “ To Kill a Mockingbird”, Harper Lee emphasizes the metaphor of a Mockingbird as in the title. She creates themes of innocents being destroyed, social inequality, and importance of a moral figure in a child’s life while using the southern gothic genre. It’s set in a tired old town in Maycomb, Alabama in 1933 during the great depression.Throughout the novel, it addresses the growth of maturity in Atticus's children intelligent, tomboyish girl…

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    In “The Power of One”, written by Bryce Courtenay, Geel Piet is a Cape Colored man who was born in District Six and worked in the Barberton prison. He was a dangerous criminal, a rascal, who has been in and out of jail for forty-five years just because of his race. In the novel, Geel Piet is one of Peekay’s best friends who were described as "the grand master in the art of camouflage" and “a conniver, a generous friend, and a stellar boxing coach”(SparkNotes). Throughout the novel, actually,…

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    As many people know or have come to learn, there is no such thing as the perfect parent. Everyone is going to slip up and make a mistake, that’s just called being human. Even today, we have everything handed to up on a silver platter, and yet we still make just as many mistakes as people did in the 1930’s with nothing. Atticus Finch is the father to Jem and Scout, a respected lawyer, and friend to all that cross his path. He was unconventional, and some folks of his time frowned upon the way he…

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    Atticus raises his children with a precise level of discipline to ensure they are assets in their community. Atticus is a good father because he is well rounded and gives a perfect amount of discipline to each of his children individually. Nicole Smith, author of “Character Critical Analysis of Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mocking Bird”, goes into fine detail showcasing evidence that Atticus is a good father. Atticus is an outstanding father because he “is very careful to off his children careful…

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    Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is a first person narrative describing the life of Jem and Scout, a brother and sister who are the main protagonists of the novel. Jem and Scout grow up in a town where they are constantly surrounded by racial inequality, social unrest and prejudice. Jem Finch is considered a normal young boy growing up in the small Alabama town of Maycomb. Like his friends Jem likes to likes take part in activities that are perceived to be masculine in nature such as sports.…

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    Joseph Crespino argues that Atticus Finch felt the need to take the case and help Tom Robinson who was "naïve" because, of his paternalistic side. (Crespino The Strange Career of Atticus Finch, JSTOR.com) To justify this idea of paternalism he says, " Tom Robinson is sweetly innocent and naïve; Atticus feels a moral responsibility to defend him, as the novel's tide attests, because a black man accused in the Jim Crow South was as helpless as a mockingbird." In chapter ten of To Kill a…

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    A good parent(character) What makes a(n adult) good parent a good parent? We’ll that’s totally controversial,but in my own personal view a good parent (for example( would be Harper lee’s To kill a Mockingbird's Atticus. Why I see Atticus as an excellent character to admire as a parent figure is because Atticus is selfless, wise, and loyal. Selfless Atticus is constantly putting other before him. Hes has never shown any worry for himself but for scout and Jem. Like when preparing for trial…

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    What makes someone a hero? Is it how he or she acts or what he or she teaches? This essay is about one character and why he is a hero. Not only is he one because of what he does, he is one because of what he teaches. That character is Atticus Finch from the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee. In June of 2003, The American Film Institute named Atticus Finch the greatest hero of 100 years of film history. He deserves this award because he shows and teaches empathy, modesty, courage, and…

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