To Kill A Mockingbird Civil Rights Analysis

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Have you ever wondered what life for an African American would be like before the Civil Rights in the 1960’s? We know that life isn’t very equal for them in society. This theme takes place in a book called To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. In the story, a girl named Scout and her brother Jem live in a small town named Maycomb with their father Atticus. They live the lives of normal children except for indirectly seeing the inequality of blacks. Their father is persecuted for protecting a black man named Tom Robinson who allegly raped the daughter of Bob Ewell. Atticus loses the trial and Tom eventually dies. Bob Ewell dies during the attempted murder of Scout and Jem. In this book we view the characteristics and morals of Atticus. We see…show more content…
When Scout complained that her teacher wouldn’t let her read, Atticus said that he would read with her every night for her. “‘If you’ll concede the necessity of going to school, we’ll go on reading every night just as we always have. Is it a bargain?’” (Lee 35). Atticus is showing his care to Scout by taking his time to make her feel content. By doing this he is showing that he is a loving person that tries to make others jubilant. Atticus also stopped shooting animals because he didn’t believe in killing and wanted to take care of all animals .”I think maybe he put his gun down when he realized that God had given him an unfair advantage over most living things. I guess he decided that he wouldn’t shoot till he had to, and he had to today’”(Lee 112). Atticus doesn’t shoot needlessly because he believes that killing animals that have no defense is wrong. Along with this idea we can see that his views on animal rights show that he cares for the lives of animals. Finally, Atticus goes to the house of Tom Robinson and comforts his family after the death of the family member. ”Dill said Atticus went to her, took off his hat, and offered her his finder, She grabbed it and he eased her down the steps”(Lee 274). Atticus shows his care for Tom Robinson’s family by how he treats Tom’s daughter. We can see that he is sympathetic for Tom and wants to be kind to his family. This shows how much love Atticus has for others
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