Atticus Finch Family In To Kill A Mockingbird

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This novel To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee, is about a family in the depression time in Maycomb Alabama in the early 1940s narrated by a main character Jean Louise Finch. The Finch Family, ran by Atticus Finch who is not just a father but a lawyer with very high morals. Jean Louis Finch tells the story from a child’s mind and much mature mindset of it, since Harper lee is trying to prove that Jeam and Scout are immature. Jean Louis Finch quoted, “Maturity is the ability to reap without apology and not complain when things don't go well.” Harper Lee indicates several internal forces that leads up to why Atticus is representing Tom Robinson in his trial of accusing of raping a white lady. Harper Lee shows examples of Atticus’ beliefs in Tom Robinson, by stating “ Tom Robinson a colored black man, Jem no jury in this part of the world is going to say your guilty, but not everyone gets a charge like that. It was either a straight acquitical or nothing. (Chapter16, page 219) Harper also indicates the Parenting of Jem and Scout by saying I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea tht courage is a man with a gun in his hand. Its when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it though no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.(Chapter 12 page 116) “ you never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view – until you climb into his skin and…show more content…
That Scout does not understand the trial and raical issues, while Jean Louise Finch realizes the true problems in the community when looking back at her childhood. Harper Lee, as you can see, made a drastic difference between the child and Jean as an adult. It goes to show that a lot can be learned and there’s time to mature as you get older. “Maturity is the ability to reap without apology and not complain when things don't go
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