To Kill a Mocking Bird

Topics: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, Kill Pages: 1 (455 words) Published: May 8, 2013
The novel “To kill a mocking bird” by Harper Lee follows the tale of a honourable and morally upright man, Atticus Finch, a lawyer and a father to two children, Scout and Jem. Atticus had taken on a case to defend a black man but all though he’s taken on this case he also admires teaching his children, how to read a write. All of these events exemplify the theme of courage, as Atticus meets resistance from others and stands up to them. Atticus has decided to take on this case which I feel to be viciously unfair as Tom Robinson was falsely accused of raping and abusing Miss Mayella Ewell (another character in the novel). This is a clear example of courage. This case had rabidly taken to toll on Jem and Scout as while they were playing in the yard and at school they were annoyed by people teasing them about how their dad accepted to take on this case, they would hear people say “Your dads a Niger lover your dads a Niger lover.” Atticus new that Tom Robinson would have been found guilty before anything had happened. As Atticus had stated “when it was a black man’s word against a white man’s, the white man would always win.” In this novel Atticus showed that we should fight for what we believe in not what other people want us to believe in. His parenting style is quite unique in that he treats his children as adults. Since Atticus has shown courage throughout the novel you could tell his courage had rubbed off on them, Jem had shown courage when he saved his sister, Scout, from Mr Ewell. Scout could have been killed but Jem stepped up and try to save Scout but was knocked out trying to do this. Atticus is very serious when it came to the trial, at one point he walked down to the jail that tom was staying in as he knew people were going to try kill Tom Robinson. He was very protective as well for his children. In the novel Mayella dad, Mr Bob Ewell attempted to kill Scout and Jem on the way back from Scouts play. Jem as knocked out from Bob but Arthur Radley...
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