Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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In the riveting masterpiece of a novel To Kill A Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee, the small town of Maycomb is awakened by the events that occur in the juvenile years of the main character who goes by Scout. Formally known as Jean Louise Finch, Scout leads readers through roughly a third of a decade in the sleepy old town in which she inhabits. Through this time frame, there is one event that reveals the true personalities of the townspeople. The event that caused such a powerful awakening in the town is the trial of a man named Tom Robinson. The reason for the improvement of the existence of the trial is due to the fact that Tom Robinson is a black man who is accused of raping a young white girl. The steps taken to resolve the case…show more content…
Early on in the novel, readers take note of Scout’s instinct to place herself in fights for a magnitude of reasons, the main one being the need to defend her family in the only way she subconsciously knows. In the novel, Scout fights with her cousin Francis for calling Atticus names. She believes it is her duty to stand up for her father. “‘I ain’t very sure what it means, but the way Francis said it- tell you one thing right now, Uncle Jack, I’ll be- I swear before God if I’ll sit there and let him say somethin’ about Atticus’”(pg 86). This instinct reminds me of myself, I may not have resorted to fighting with my fists, but I certainly am protective over my family members. A reason for my safeguarding is my sister. When she was younger, she was diagnosed with Celiac Disease, this is a condition in which a person cannot consume gluten, it causes pain and inflammation of the small intestine. At the time of her diagnosing, the disease was rare before and a large number of items were not gluten free, and the ones that were happened to be vulgar in taste. Later on she was diagnosed with Crohn 's Disease, this is a condition in which the lining of a person’s digestive tract can be irritated and creates great discomfort. These diseases did have an impact on my sister, and due to her fragile state of mind and body, I wanted to help her in any way that I could. I would cook for her and make sure when we went out or were at a friend’s house that they did not cross
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