Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is based on a time in the south during the 1930 's. This is a time during the Civil Rights Movement and slavery. The story is looked through the eyes of a girl name Scout Finch. She lives with her brother, Jem; her family housekeeper and cook, Calpurnia and father, Atticus. Atticus is a attorney that tries to get a black man freed of being accused of a unfair rape that he is charged with. Boo Radley is one of the "mockingbirds" the book talks about, and he ends up saving Scout and Jem 's lives. There are several way 's the author used Atticus Finch to represent a good person and father. His character shows, you don’t always have to follow the crowd. For instance, he is always a man of his word, and he 's a great father to his two children. Atticus always treats everyone equally. He doesn’t look for color and teaches his children they should not either. Finally, he does what he believes is right, and not always what people expect him to do. The book shows many different reasons why Atticus is an amazing man and father to his children. For example, on page 118, Lee says "Our father didn’t do anything... anything that could possibly arouse the admiration of anyone." Atticus is man that would never do anything to make people think he could not be trusted. He is a man of his word, and is honorable. He 's never given his family a reason to think he could do anything wrong. Atticus has not lied to them, and has been completely trustworthy. They

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