To Kill A Mockingbird Atticus Writing Style

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Can you remember the first time you realized your parents cannot do everything? Everyone gets to the point in their life where they no longer see their parents as all-knowing. Although it may seem deceitful that parents are willing to put in so much effort to make the world seem like a more magical place; it just shows how much parents themselves are still grasping at the idea of innocence. After the make-believe world associated with holidays and lost teeth fades parents lose most of their magic.
The book To Kill a Mockingbird is told from the naive point of view of 8 year-old Jean- Louise Finch. Jean-Louise functions as an observer and a questionnaire and has a lot of trouble understanding the full implication of things happening around …show more content…

In this book, she has no fear of taking a chance. In Go Set a Watchman the main theme of everyone's anger was Atticus' devolution to a less refined idea. Harper Lee's decision to show the characters through realistically developed eyes was difficult for many readers to understand. People were shocked by the bold adult point of view of Go Set a Watchman. Personally, I believe that the author made a brave decision that added a level of complexity to the story. An example of the bold character changes in Go Set a Watchman was when Jean-Louise said, "Atticus, I'm throwing it at you and I'm gonna grind it in: you better go warn your younger friends that if they want to preserve Our Way of Life, it begins at home. It doesn't begin with the schools or the churches or anyplace but home. Tell 'em that, and use your blind, immoral, missguided, black-lovin' daughter as your example. Go in front of me with a bell and say, 'Unclean!' Point me out as your mistake. Point me out: Jean Louise Finch, who was exposed to all kinds of guff from the white trash she went to school with, but she might never have gone to school for all the influence it had on her. Everything that was Gospel to her she got at home from her father. You sowed the seeds in me, Atticus, and now it's coming home to you." (248) Many readers all along have looked at Atticus through childlike eyes because they used him to compensate for many things they didn't have in their own lives. It is difficult for readers to understand because they believe his character changed from To Kill a Mockingbird, but they just seeing him through wiser

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