Examples Of Atticus Finch Family In To Kill A Mockingbird

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To kill a mockingbird is a well-known novel written by the talented author Harper Lee. The novel is about a lawyer, Atticus Finch, and how he defends a black man accused of raping a white woman. The novel explores the issues of family, prejudice, courage and justice. The issues of family and prejudice and how they have been represented will be discussed in this essay.

Maycomb’s close-knit community consists of many families with different values and structure. Family is an important issue in the novel “ To kill a mockingbird.” The novel follows the story of the Finch family, this family includes, Jem, Scout, Atticus, aunt Alexandra who is introduced later in the novel and Calpurnia the servant. The Finch family is a loving close family in
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The African American community is seen as people non-humans to the white people therefore they don’t associate with them. They are used as servants by the white people for example Calpurnia worked for the Finch family for many generations. The white and black community is similar to each other because they both do not want to bring the other to their community events. Some of the people of the white community are prejudice to the people of the African American community and vice versa. The African-American community is respectful to Jem and Scout when they come to the church expect one person, Lula. ““I wants to know why you bringin‘ white chillun to nigger church.” “They’s my comp’ny,” said Calpurnia. Again I thought her voice strange: she was talking like the rest of them. Lula stopped, but she said, “You ain’t got no business bringin‘ white chillun here —they got their church, we got our’n. It is our church, ain’t it, Miss Cal?” Calpurnia said, “It’s the same God, ain’t it?”.” Jem experience racism for the first time, they don’t understand it, but Scout does notice that Calpurnia talks and acts differently to when she is with them. Calpurnia is one of the few people who understand that prejudice and the rift between white and black…show more content…
Atticus addresses this issue on his defending speech, "Which, gentlemen, we know is in itself a lie as black as Tom Robinson 's skin, a lie I do not have to point out to you. You know the truth, and the truth is this: some Negroes lie, some Negroes are immoral, some Negro men are not to be trusted around women—black or white. But this is a truth that applies to the human race and to no particular race of men. There is not a person in this courtroom who has never told a lie, who has never done an immoral thing, and there is no man living who has never looked upon a woman without desire." (Chapter 20, page 208) The issue of prejudice against black people is presented as a terrible thing because in the end we are all the same species,
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