Acuteness In To Kill A Mockingbird

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At the start of To Kill A Mockingbird, the story unfolds through Scout’s eyes, a young girl living with her father, brother, and family friend. She resides in a sluggish town called Maycomb where most people knew each other and lived with a simple daily schedule. One afternoon, she and her brother Jem pair off, finding a peculiar friend named Dill, which leads to the trio pulling acts of mischief and childlike playfulness in their town. Despite their spirited behavior, Scout and Jem take after their lawyer father, with all of them possessing a trait of acuteness. Their father, Atticus, being a known lawyer in their town raises his two children with integrity, as well as the salient practice to think of their situations in different ways and…show more content…
His occupation of being a lawyer coalesced with his naturally sagacious thinking, he influenced his children and they took after his traits. “Scout, you never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view . . . until you climb into his skin and walk around in it” (39). Additionally, he taught them the significance of looking at the world in someone else’s perspective, which also helps his acuteness, whether in the court or at home. People in Maycomb know of Atticus’ quick-witted tongue and strong fundamentals, making him a lawyer to be reckoned with. During the court case, Jem and Scout sat in the court trial without Atticus knowing of their presence, though he found out towards the end of the court session. Ultimately the court’s prejudice against Negroes resulted in Atticus losing the case, subsequently instilling fear into Tom and causing him to act recklessly resulting in the loss of his life. With his children devastated and utterly shocked by the jury’s unfairness, they gleaned an unforgettable lesson that day, which will stick with them for a long
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