Examples Of Characterization In To Kill A Mockingbird

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To kill a mocking bird is a book written by Harper Lee in 1961 which the story turns around social problems such as prejudice and racism against African American in south of the United States in 1930’s. The protagonist in this story is Atticus Finch as a father for two children, Lawyer in Mayacomb city and a hero in defending an African American accused man against the wave of oppression and racism of the time.Atticus finch characterization by Harper lee let the reader fully emerge in the story which is told by his daughter Scout as a first person narrator.
Atticus Finch is the father of two children. His character can best be described as a man whose character is nearly the complete opposite of the general population of the
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For the most part, what he believes can be boiled down to his simple phrase, “I do my best to love everybody” (112). Unlike those in the community who are quite racist and obsessed with class and social position, Atticus tries to look at everyone as an individual—even those who are outcast by their society (including Boo and the blacks and poor of the community). He sees the good in everyone and is committed to making his children feel the same way he does. In every sense of the word he is a kind and just man, one who does not cause the reader of To Kill a Mockingbird to question his intentions or motivations.
In this analysis we attempt to study distinctive dimensions of Atticus Finch Character. First we will scrutinize Atticus as a father. Atticus first appears in Harper Lee's only novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. He is said to have been based on Lee's own father, Amasa Lee, (which puts a possible autobiographical slant to this famous novel). Amasa held a number of positions (including bookkeeper and financial manager)--he also practiced law in Monroe County, and his writing explored race-relations
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Published in the fall of 1960, the novel had already sold five hundred thousand copies and been translated into ten languages by the time it received the Pulitzer Prize in 1961. The story was almost immediately snatched up by Hollywood, and the Alan Pakula-directed film had the double distinction of landing Gregory Peck an Oscar for his portrayal of Finch and giving Robert Duvall, with a brief role as the mysterious Boo Radley, the first of his seemingly countless screen appearances. It is estimated that by 1982 To Kill a Mockingbird had sold over fifteen million copies, and a 1991 American "Survey of Lifetime Reading Habits" by the Book-of-the-Month Club and the Library of Congress revealed that next to the Bible the book was "most often cited in making a difference" in people's
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