How Is Atticus Finch's Childhood Shown In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Harper Lee is an author who wrote a popular story called “To Kill a Mocking Bird”. This novel is set in the 1930’s in Maycomb, Alabama. This novel is based on a child’s perspective, which grows and learns more about human nature. The children of Maycomb witness unjust situations as they grow older in their lives. Many of the issues in Maycomb become emotional and shocking to the kids. Being judged in Alabama is said to be typical by the Maycomb citizens. A man named Arthur Radley, who is known for having a dangerous history because of his past, he stays secrete in his home and has many superstitions about him made by the bored children of Maycomb, Two of those children belonged to a widower, named Atticus Finch, He is a lawyer, who took on a case of a judged African American man, Mr. Finch becomes misunderstood by the Maycomb society because of his siding and defending of this man, who is being tried is named Tom Robinson, who is being judged because of his race and lifestyle, and later is taken to court, he is then falsely accused of sexual assault. …show more content…

When he was a teenager he chose life altering decisions that are constantly reminded about his past through dramatic stories told by children. Arthur Radley was convicted with stabbing his father with a pair of scissors; thankfully his father did not press charges. However, because of this crime, Arthur stays isolated from Macomb society. Years later, his past is once again brought up, during summer vacation. The young children acted out Arthurs past through a dramatic reenactment. Through this play Arthur is looked more as a monster, than a man. Rumors start to spread by children and soon adults, judging his past on false facts. Arthur Radley becomes a well known outcast of

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