To Kill A Mockingbird Character Analysis

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Killing a mockingbird is a sin in many cultures because of the animal’s innocent nature; in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird she immaculately illustrates this. To Kill a Mockingbird is about the Finch family, which consists of: Scout (Jean), Atticus, Calpurnia, and Aunt Alexandra. They reside in the modest town of Maycomb, Alabama in the 1930’s. The father of the family, Atticus, is defending a colored person, Tom Robinson, in a court case regarding rape. In turn, this affects Atticus’ children, Scout and Jem, negatively. Because of Atticus’ choice to defend Tom Robinson the family and himself is put in harm 's way and harassed. Additionally, it damages the family’s and his reputation. The first reason it’s sensible for Atticus to not aid Tom Robinson in the case is that he endangers his family. In this section, Scout is speaking to Atticus, and they’re discussing Mr. Cunningham’s and the mob’s actions. Scout mentions that, “... ‘But last night he wanted to hurt you’”(210). This quote suggests that the mob had the intention to harm Atticus physically. This would make his family deeply depressed. Additionally, if the mob had intentioned to kill, the family would be viewed as “the family without parents” which would damage their reputation in the community. In the next scene Scout is talking to Dr. Reynolds about Jem’s condition after his arm was broken by a court adversary, Bob Ewell. Next, Scout asks, “... ‘Then you don’t think he is dead, then?’” (355). This quote
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