Conflict In To Kill A Mockingbird

analytical Essay
467 words
467 words

To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel by Harper Lee and it tells us the stories of Jeremy, Jean Louise, and Atticus Finch, whose lives were affected with Tom Robinson’s trial. The setting takes place in Maycomb County, Alabama. Atticus, a lawyer, was appointed by the county judge to defend Tom Robinson, a black man, who was accused of raping a white girl named Mayella Ewell. As the story unfolds, Tom Robinson gets acquitted of his crime and it draws more controversy outside the community into this issue. Jean Louise, the narrator, tells the events that happened before, during and after trial such as the neighborhood criticizing the Finch family for defending a black man, calling them with racial slurs. In the story, there is a parent-child conflict and it is between Atticus and Jean Louise Finch. Atticus expects Jean Louise to act like a lady and Jean Louise finds it hard because she always hangs out with her brother Jeremy. She learns more things from her brother than at school. Examples of what she learned are making caricatures of their neighbors, trespassing into other people’s properties, and climbing onto poles. Jean Louise also gets in trouble more than her brother by fighting with her classmates who made insults about her or her family. Atticus advised her to keep her temper and …show more content…

In this essay, the author

  • Analyzes how harper lee's to kill a mockingbird tells the stories of jeremy, jean louise, and atticus finch, whose lives were affected by tom robinson’s trial.
  • Analyzes the parent-child conflict between atticus and jean louise finch in the story.
  • Analyzes the parent-child conflict between atticus and jean louise when they learned that he was trying to defend a man named tom robinson.
  • Analyzes how jean louise doesn't understand the reality of racial discrimination in her community, but her father opposes it, which creates a conflict.

She couldn’t understand why Atticus is trying to defend Tom when the people of Maycomb County don’t want him or any white lawyer helping a black man win the trial. Atticus tells her that it is his duty to provide counsel for Tom and he is willing to take the criticisms drawn from both his colleagues and neighbors. Atticus warned Jean Louise not to fight with anyone who insults her that her dad is a “black-lover”, as it will more ruin the family reputation and Atticus himself. Jean Louise couldn’t do much but to endure the pain of being insulted for his father’s

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