Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

1887 Words Jun 1st, 2016 8 Pages
“Remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” ~ Atticus Finch. Atticus, a major character in Harper Lee 's classic novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” says this after giving the children rifles. Atticus indicates they can shoot at any kind of bird besides the mockingbird, because unlike other birds who will eat peoples plants and ruin their gardens, the mockingbird will just sing. The mockingbird exemplifies one who is weak, or defenseless. To kill a mockingbird is equivalent to one who takes advantage of any who are weak. “To Kill a Mockingbird”, written by Harper Lee, is often considered a direct influence from her own life in 1936.Published July 11th, 1960, Lee was 30 years old. She died February 19, 2016 at 89 years old. The main character is a ten year old girl named Jean Louise Finch; however, everyone calls her Scout. Her father is Atticus Finch, a defense lawyer who commonly protects black citizens rights. All throughout [the novel] she can be found with her four year older brother Jeremy Finch, nicknamed Jem. Across their street lives one Arthur Radley, at a young age he was forced into isolation by his father, and since then had never left his house, even after his fathers death he continued to hide until the point people thought of him as a ghost and was given the name Boo. The first Point the story tries to make is the need to put yourself in other peoples shoes, and how other people feel. The story starts when Jem and Scout are playing in their back yard, they hear…

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