Character Analysis : To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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The book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, is about two siblings, Scout Finch and Jem Finch, and their friend, Dill Harris. Scout narrates in a way that shows many actions the three of them have taken to give equal rights to everyone. Throughout the story, Scout, Jem, and Dill all grow up and start to mature, causing many mysteries and mischief. When the book was written, everyone was not treated equally, and there was plenty of racism. The book revolves around actions taken against racial discrimination and the consequences characters have. Here are two crucial actions taken by two characters and the repercussions they faced.

The first character taking an action is Jem and Scout's father, Atticus. Atticus is a lawyer in Maycomb County, which is the setting of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. In the book, Atticus is shown to be an extremely wise and intellectual man. He has shown many talents such as his skill in shooting and checkers. His wife had passed away a while after Scout was born. In the book, Jem and Scout refer to him simply as"Atticus" instead of “Dad” or “Father”.
The action that Atticus took was picking a case of Tom Robinson, who is an African American. The Judge of the court appointed to the case to Atticus, but he could have easily backed out or said no. Instead, Atticus took the case and defended Tom Robinson, even though he was a different race. He was willing for himself and his family to suffer the humiliation of the entire town as said below.
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