To Kill A Mockingbird Jean Finch Quotes Analysis

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There is a myriad of examples to be seen of Jean Finch being disillusioned by Atticus. For example, in chapter 8 of Go Set a Watchman, Atticus says, "I especially liked the part where the Negroes, bless their hearts, couldn't help being inferior to the white race because their skulls are thicker and their brain-pans shallower—whatever that means—so we must all be very kind to them and not let them do anything to hurt themselves and keep them in their places." This quote said by Atticus lists Negroes as an inferior race that needs to be supported and lead by white people. This shocks Jean by Atticus saying that he is far superior to the Negroes in all ways when in the past Atticus stood up for them and tried to give them equality. Another case of a racist comment from Atticus, in chapter 17, asks, "Do you want Negroes by the carload in our schools and churches and theaters? Do you want them in our world?" This shows that Atticus is against the Negroes being in the world due to their so-called inferiority and lower class. From these quotes and examples showcasing Atticus’s new thoughts, this greatly disillusions Jean as her view of her father was that of a non-racist person who did things for the sake of equality. Another person that disillusioned Jean Louise…show more content…
For instance the following example shows this with the way the mood of the town switches in Scout's perspective in relation to the physical structures have changed over time. “Go away, the old buildings said. There is no place for you here. You are not wanted. We have secrets.” (8.76). Also the twenty year time stagnation between To Kill A mockingbird and Go Set a Watchman makes Scout realize the globalization of the rest of the physically more advanced part of the Northern United States. In turn this makes Scout have uphoria of going back to her old town of
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