To Kill A Mocking Bird Essay

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To Kill a MockingbirdChapter 10Miss Maudie defended Atticus' abilities to the children by stating all the things he's good at and all the things the children do not know about him. He can create killer wills for people and play the Jew's harp, and he is a great chess player.Jem and Scout find look upon their father as feeble because he is nearly fifty, an ...view middle of the document...

He didn't feel the need to show it off either. Humbleness is an admirable trait in a person.Atticus gave up hunting because he realized that God had given him an unfair advantage over other people. He decided to shoot in situations when he had to.Atticus pushed back his glasses only to have them slip off and fall. Everyone in town was looking out their windows at the scenario very silently. Atticus very swiftly brought the gun to his shoulder and pulled the lever when the dog took his course and started coming forward. Then, Atticus fired and the dog was dead.There is evidence that Jem is maturing because he stops Scout from bragging their father's talent to the town. He realizes that Atticus has kept it hidden for a reason, and it should stay this way. He realizes that he loves he father no matter what, even if he did not have all these talents.

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