The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. This saying is true in many cases and happens to be true in To Kill A Mockingbird. Throughout the book you see children of characters start to grow up and act like their father. This essay will be looking at three families in To Kill A Mockingbird, the Finches, the Cunninghams, and the Ewells. These three families are key examples that a father’s influence has a significant influence on the character of his children.
"It 's not about what you do for your children, but what you have taught them to do for themselves, that will make them successful human beings" stated Eppie Lederer, a former American columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times newspaper. In the novel "To Kill A Mockingbird" written by Harper Lee, a small town filled with narrow-minded people, refuse to accept change. When a middle-aged lawyer, Atticus Finch, takes on a controversial case, the town begins to question Mr. Finch and leaves his two children too curious for the town’s comfort. Although some might say Atticus does a poor job raising his children, Lee proves that the best parenting comes from a strong-minded person with integrity, regardless of what others think through Atticus ' empowering advice, strong morals, and his belief in equality.
The Novel, To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee takes place in the period of the great depression. In the novel , Atticus Finch, a well respected lawyer is portrayed as a single parent who possesses many great traits. Some of the most important traits which he demonstrates a lot through the story are strength, boldness, and a great listener. Atticus Finch is strong in the way that he does not let small stuff get to him and mess with him and that he does not show weaknesses.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is one of the most well written novels about prejudice during The Great Depression that I have read. It tells a story through the point of view of a little girl names Jean Louise “Scout” Finch. Although she may not understand everything, we see the world through her eyes and see how prejudice has impacted her life. She seems to know the simple truth more than the elders around her and tends not to fall “under Maycomb’s usual disease” thanks to her father Atticus Finch. Atticus Finch is a down to earth guy that just wants to do what is right.
As the hero of the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch has an unorthodox outlook on racism. He says, “As you grow older, you’ll see white men cheat black men every day of your life, but let me tell you something and don’t you forget it— whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from, that white man is trash.” (252). This outlook allows him to approach the obstacles that come with a trial of a black man vs a white woman. Harper Lee, the author of the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, worked on revisions for 2.5 years on the novel before it was published in 1960.
To Kill A Mockingbird Character analysis on Atticus To Kill A Mockingbird is an insightful story about a lawyer named Atticus who is defending Tom Robinson, an African American man, for being accused of rape by the Ewells family. Mr. Ewell, a white man, had beaten his daughter Mayella when he found out she had been having Robinson help her with tasks around the house and yard. He also saw her through a window putting advances on Mr. Robinson. He beat his daughter and blamed Tom Robinson for his daughter's injuries. Atticus had proven that it was impossible for Tom to have beaten Mayella because Tom was right handed and Mr. Ewell was left handed, Mayella's wound prints were clearly made with the left hand.
Atticus is a very complex character in To Kill A Mockingbird. There are two main reasons to dignify him from other people in Maycomb. Atticus is a very calm man especially in a intense situation. Two ways to prove that he’s calm is, Atticus is a good father, and Atticus is a good person. To make Atticus a good father he helps Scout with her problems at school and throughout her life.
Morality is something that everyone has, and it is important to one’s everyday life. It helps one to grow as a person and leaves an impression on every person one will meet. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, multiple characters learn lessons that affect their morality throughout the story as they experience new things. In the novel Scout and Jem learn about having respect for everyone from Atticus’ actions, Scout and Jem also learn that they have to be able to relate to someone before they can fully understand them, and they learn to never follow the crowd and to not let others people’s opinions influence them because Atticus did so himself. First of all, Scout and Jem learn the importance of respecting others
Change means to make or become different from a previous state. As an individual grows up, they go through many changes, especially in behavior, character, decisions, friends and body that can be internal or external. It pushes us out of our comfort zone and lets us experience and explore our world. Change is inevitable and many characters in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee display their change through their actions and choices. Jean Louise Finch, known as Scout goes through a significant change in her character and behaviour throughout the novel.
To Kill a Mockingbird is a timeless novel by Harper Lee; in the book Harper Lee illustrates the heroism of Atticus Finch. The novel is set in the early 1930s in Maycomb County, Alabama. At the time of the book racism was a part of life and the divide between blacks and whites were unprecedented. To Kill a Mockingbird is about Atticus Finch, a white lawyer, who defends an innocent black man in a corrupt court system and challenges the ideals of his community, while teaching his children integrity. Atticus Finch is a hero because of his courage, courtesy and morals.