Atticus Finch's Childhood

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Remember the days when all you could think about was when your next playdate was and what the next game would be? In Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird, these are the only worries running through the minds of a lawyer’s children. Atticus Finch is a well known and local lawyer in Maycomb County and he has been working on a rape case, a specifically blood-boiling one at that, as it is against a black man in a racist town, in a racist time. However, Jem and Scout, his children, believe that there is no way that he can lose: he is the best lawyer they know. Even in the tough times of the Great Depression, these children are having the time of their lives playing with their friends, complaining about school, and trying to get a neighborhood spook…show more content…
Even when the children are faced with danger, they think nothing of it and quickly move on. The children’s journey through childhood is one of beauty and simplicity, as the children had no pressing worries in life and they finely made do with the little that they had. Even being the smallest, Scout is good at recognizing and appreciating the smaller things in life. In school Scout was told to have Atticus stop teaching her to read because she was too advanced, which really got her worked up, due to the fact that reading was one of her utmost favorite activities. “Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing”(Lee 23). Scout doesn’t have a lot, however she can read. This gives her a step up as another activity to pass the time. Reading is such a precious thing to her because she has never remembered a time when she couldn’t read. She’s been able to do it without a lot of effort, but when it was jeopardized, she really
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