To Kill A Mockingbird Neighbourly Love Analysis

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"To Kill a Mockingbird" is a book that tells three friends experiences over time. Whether it's helping take furniture out of a burning house or a father showing love towards his kids, Lee's story express love. Lee, considers "To Kill a Mockingbird" a "simple love story", this statement is true because Atticus Finch's neighbors show neighborly love as well as Atticus shows love for his children. Atticus shows love and support to his son and daughter, Jem and Scout, even through the toughest times. Atticus tells Scout, "Try fighting with your head for a's a good one, even if it does resist learning."(Lee,101). Atticus only wants the best for Jem and Scout, which is showing simple love. For instance, Atticus states, "She asked me to tell you you must try to behave like the little lady and gentleman that you are."(Lee,177). This shows that Atticus wants to be a positive influence to his kids. He also wants them to know he will always be there for them. Doing so, he is expressing fatherly love to his children. In chapter 28, Atticus calls Heck and Dr.…show more content…
Atticus says, "Thank you for my children, Arthur."(Lee,370). Mr. Arthur Radley, even though he does not know Jem and Jean Louise, saves them. Arthur looks out for Atticus' kids even though they are only neighbors. In chapter 8, Ms. Maudie's house is devoured in flames. The entire neighborhood helps retrieve the not burning furniture, and help push the fire truck. Again in chapter 12, Cal says, "How'd you and Mister Jem like to come to church with me tomorrow?"(Lee,156). Even though Calpurnia just helps around the Finch household and isn't of any blood, she shows love to Jem and Scout. Cal didn't have to take Jem and Scout to church with her, instead she offered to because she was looking out got Atticus. The love that everyone shows throughout "To Kill a Mockingbird", is done out of pure respect for one
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