• To Kill a Mocking Bird
    Erin Lynch As Atticus knew the danger of defending a black man during the 1930’s, he was brave enough to stand up for him in court, despite the many people threatened him and called him a “nigger lover.” Atticus is the type of character who is very dignified, brave, and fair. This is shown through...
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  • Prejudice Affecting Our Societies
    prejudice is discrimination against the coloured people, and how it resulted in an innocent man being killed. In this novel, there is a white man, Atticus, who is in the highest social echelon in the town of Maycomb. He is a knowledgeable, caring, and an understanding man, who decides to do the unspeakable...
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  • To Kill a Mockingbird Essay
    2012 The valuable lessons that Atticus teaches and demonstrates to his children (Jem and Scout) in the novel To Kill a Mocking Bird are very crucial. Atticus teaches Jem and Scout to put themselves into other people’s skin before they pre-judge a person. Atticus also teaches the two children compassion...
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  • To Kill a Mockingbird
    truth leads to suffering. This theme is established through the characters Atticus Finch, Mrs. Henry Lafayette Dubose and Boo Radley. Many repeatedly misjudged Atticus. They fail to see him for who he truly is. Atticus Finch is the most honest and noble man in the novel. He is respected and loved...
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  • To Kill a Mockingbird Essay-Emotional/Moral Courage
    Webster's dictionary defines courage as "mental or moral strength to venture, persevere, and withstand danger, fear, or difficulty." According to Atticus Finch, one of the main characters in To Kill A Mockingbird, "Courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and you...
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  • To Kill a Mockingbird: a Coincidental Bond
    Mockingbird, many readers have come to the conclusion that If was written based on To Kill A Mockingbird. However, when discovering the dates that each of the pieces were published, it is found that the bond between the two are just mere coincidences. Characters such as Atticus, Jem, and Calpurnia have various...
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  • Atticus Finch 3
    Atticus Finch, a dedicated lawyer and compassionate father of two, shows many instances of great courage as he fights against racism to ensure justice when an innocent black man is accused of rape in a small southern town. His actions through out the trial, as well as his personal life, each one displaying...
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  • To Kill A Mockingbird
    out written in the perspective of a six-year-old girl, Scout, and goes through her life over a few years. Her father, a well-respected lawyer, is Atticus Finch, and her older brother is Jem. Her childhood takes the reader through dealing with intense racism and prejudice within the status-quo in this...
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  • Persecuting the Innocent - to
    different backgrounds, and have different morals and values. In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, three characters, Boo Radley, Tom Robinson, and Atticus Finch, all resemble mockingbirds, in that people persecute them for no reason. The people of Maycomb County victimize the innocent Boo Radley. ...
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  • To Kill A Mockingbird Aphorisms
    the choices made within that affect yourself or those around you. The outcome may not always be to your advantage, but occasionally you get lucky. Atticus is trying to show his children that having the guts to finish what seems impossible is a great quality to possess. He’s trying to prove that weapons...
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  • Dialectical Journal
    protection “An’ they chased him ‘n’ could never catch him ‘cause they didn’t know what he looked like, an’ Atticus, when they finally saw him, why he hadn’t done any of those things…Atticus, he was real nice…’ His hands were under my chin, pulling up the cover, tucking it around me. ‘Most people ...
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  • To Kill a Mockingbird Essay
    I both clearly agree that moral courage is more important than physical courage. Through the actions of Atticus and Mrs Dubose, Lee shows us that this idea is worth learning about. We see Atticus’ physical courage in the mad dog incident. Tim Johnson, a liver-coloured bird dog who was Maycomb’s pet...
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  • Instilling Conscience- to Kill a Mockingbird
    In “To Kill a Mockingbird” Atticus finch used many quotes to instill conscience on his children. For example: "You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view - until you climb into his skin and walk around in it." That means that you shouldn’t judge someone until...
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  • critical lens essay
    quote is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Atticus Finch who is a lawyer in a racist town has the opportunity of representing Tom Robinson who is a wrongfully accused and convicted of a murder he did not commit. The author applies characterization when Atticus Finch shows how lack of concern for the color...
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  • To Kill a Mockingbird Justice
    >Atticus Finch Quote 1 "Atticus, you must be wrong...." "How's that?" "Well, most folks seem to think they're right and you're wrong...." (11.54-56) If there's one thing that we learned from jeggings, Uggs, and chain wallets, it's that the majority isn't always right. But Atticus doesn't need...
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  • Courage in 'to Kill a Mockingbird'
    Harper Lee's novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" explores how courage can be shown in several important characters in the novel. They are Mrs. Dubose, Atticus, Jem and Maycomb County itself. Also Cal, Miss Maudie and Scout show moral and physical courage during the novel. Courage exists in several forms...
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  • Compare and Contrast to Kill a Mockingbird Book and Movie
    some kind of freak that came out at night to eat cats and squirrels. An additional similarity between the book and movie is the respect showed to Atticus by the African American community of Maycomb. They respected him for his courage, which by his definition meant, "It's when you know you're licked...
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  • To Kill a Mocking Bir
    Chapter 1 What do you learn in this chapter about Maycomb, Atticus Finch and his family? The chapter states that in England, Simon Finch did not agree with the religious persecution of his Methodist brethren. He left England and travelled to Philadelphia, Jamaica, and eventually settled in Alabama...
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  • To Kill a Mockingbird Theme
    Streak” (Lee 172). Scout finds this absurd, not only because Atticus does, but because she believes that, “...there’s only one kind of folks. Folks” (Lee 304). Still, on Scout’s first day of school, when she is reprimanded by her new teacher, Atticus tells Scout she is an ordinary person, not someone like...
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  • Parenting Stlyes in to Kill a Mockingbird
    will have an effect on who they become later. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus, Bob Ewell, and Uncle Jack display different parenting skills that affect the children in their lives. Although Atticus is an old, busy man who is not as energetic as a younger father would be, he still tries...
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