The Great Depression Of Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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There 's one thing everyone on this beautiful Earth has in common: Growing up. Nobody can say they aren’t getting older at this very moment. As time ticks by, so do you, and it 's inevitable, whether you like it or not. Aging is part of life; including the life of Jean Louise “Scout” Finch in the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. This girl lives in Maycomb, Alabama. A poverty-stricken, distressed, decrepit town she happens to call home during the era of the Great Depression. Scout is a five year old tomboy with a big adventurous heart that always strives to do well and figure everything out. Throughout the novel, though, she matures into a wonderful young lady (but never leaves behind her trait of being a tomboy). When people…show more content…
Atticus is not only a truthful father to his daughter and lets her know the truth as is, but, he gives wise advice. In the novel, Scout begins to have complications in school. Her teacher, Miss Caroline Fisher, calls her out for being able to read exceedingly well. On the flip side, Miss Fisher criticizes that fact and proclaims her father taught her all wrong, while also banning her from reading with him anymore. When Scout describes her problem to Atticus, she begs to never go back to school. Atticus then reasons with his daughter with rational advice. “First of all,” he said, “If you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you’ll get along better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… until you climb into his skin and walk around in it” (Lee 30). What Atticus is trying to point out is, you can’t really understand what Miss Caroline is trying to say. You need to just go with the flow and treat her with respect. He means this in all aspects in life. To make everything better for Scout, Atticus promises to keep reading with her as long as she keeps it secret. Lastly, Atticus happens to be a lawyer. Not just any old lawyer but, a superb law abiding lawyer. When Scout’s father is given the Tom robinson case; a case in which he had to defend a black man who supposedly raped a white woman, the town is all against it (for the town’s people believed fair trials were only meant for white individuals).
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