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To Kill A Mocking Bird Paper 16

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Summary: Attiucs Finch was a loving father of two, a son Jeremy (Jem), and a daughter Jean Louise (Scout). Attiucs was an honorable defense lawyer for his town and part of the State Legislative. Atticus accepts a case for an accused black rapist, Tom Robinson. Atticus has more than just Tom Robinson to defend; he must defend his self morals and family in "To Kill a Mockingbird," by Harper Lee.

Attiucs Finch was a loving father of two, a son Jeremy (Jem), and a daughter Jean Louise (Scout). Attiucs was an honorable defense lawyer for his town and part of the State Legislative. Atticus accepts a case for an accused black rapist, Tom Robinson. Atticus has more than just Tom Robinson to defend; he must defend his self morals and ...view middle of the document...

The only tough thing about this was the Jem and Scout seemed to always be getting in trouble.

When Atticus is asked to take the rape case he accepts without much thought. Atticus, being the kind man he was, knew that their maid Calpurnia (a black woman) went to church with Tom Robinson. Atticus had a big challenge ahead of him; defend a black man accused of raping a young white girl. And what made things worse were the time and setting of this story. It was the 1930's and a very stereotypical southern town, Maycomb, Alabama. When the townsmen hear of Tom Robinson, they marched through town to break him out of jail and hang him then and there. Atticus shows great bravery by going down to stopping the men. Things would have probably gotten worse if Jem and Scout won't have follow there father and yelled at to him. The men retreated.

As the trial comes to a close Atticus is forced to ask for an appeal. As Tom Robinson was found guilty and was sent to jail. Atticus and his family feel that Tom was cheated. The town members are beginning to get back to there old selves, and aren't causing any more problems for Atticus or for the rest of his family. Atticus still tries to think of ways to improve their racial community, while being commended by the other black families.

The racial conflicts in the 1930's weren't just in small southern towns, but nation wide. As the townspeople began to accept what Atticus had done, he and his family felt good about themselves. Atticus was very important in many people lives in Maycomb, if they knew it or not. And I am sure if you would ask Jem or Scout who they want to be when they grow up, I am sure they would say, like their father, Atticus

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