How Can Atticus Finch Be Protected

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A male mockingbird can learn up to 200 different songs. The novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee is told through the childhood of Jean “Scout” Louise Finch, a six year old to nine year old girl. Her family, Jeremy “Jem” Atticus Finch (brother) a robust teenage boy who is slowly understanding the world. Also Atticus Finch (dad) a very well rounded man with a great sense of discretion. These three live together in Maycomb, Alabama where they are faced with different challenges that lead to great life lessons. From their “grievous” neighbor to Tom Robinson’s trial. There is always something going on with the Finch’s. In this novel Harper Lee uses characters to demonstrate why innocence should be protected. The first character that is a mockingbird is Jean…show more content…
The people of Maycomb are now finding out that Atticus will be defending Tom Robinson a black man in the town. The problem is that this town is set in their racist ways and racism is ubiquitous here. Threats and bad comments inundate in on their family. Scout gets terrorized at school for this. When the vociferous Cecil Jacobs yells, “Scout Finch’s daddy defends n******” (Lee 99). Scout fights him because she knows what Atticus is doing is the is the right thing and it is not fair for people to destroy people’s innocence. This does not just happen once. At Christmas time, Scout meets Francis, Aunt Alexandra’s grandson. Scout and Francis do not get along very well, so when Francis calls her and Atticus, “n*****-lovers” (Lee 110). Scout punches him right in the face because she does not want anyone disrespecting her or her family for being good and scrupulous people. Scout’s loss of innocence in this novel is pretty minimal compared to the next character Boo Radley. The second character that represents a mockingbird is Arthur “Boo” Radley. Jem is growing older and starting to realize how the world is
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