Have you ever protected someone that you cared for? It could be as simple as fending off a bully that was teasing you younger sibling or friend. You may have said or done something you shouldn’t have which could have resulted in you apologizing or going against your own morals. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird the author Harper Lee, illustrates the principle, that when an individual feels someone that is close to them is being threatened by something or someone, they will act to protect the ones the care for them as they don’t see the consequences of their actions. This is revealed through the actions of the Finch Family, Link Deas and other members of the Maycomb County.
The members of the Finch family demonstrate how they protect the ones they care for, even when there may be to face the penalties. Scout otherwise known as Jean Louise Finch will do anything to uphold her father’s name. Scout fought with Cecil Jacobs even though her father had given her a stern warning on how he “would wear [her] out if he had ever heard of [Scout]fighting anymore;”(99) this demonstrates how Scout felt Cecil threatening someone she care for and she did not like the way Cecil had “ announced in the schoolyard that Scout Finch’s daddy defended niggers.”(99)Although her father’s stern warning scout was will to defend her father, not realizing the consequences of her actions. In the same way of Scout, Jem also tried to protect his father who he loved very much. Jem “ran and flailing wildly up the steps into Mrs. Dubose’s front yard, forgetting what Atticus had said,” (137) and he did not clam down “until he had cut the tops off every camellia bush Mrs. Duboes owned,” (137) This displays how Jem...
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...lp out anyone during their time of need. As everyone saved Miss Maudie when she was in danger of the fire not acknowledging the fact they might die in the process. Furthermore, when Mayella Ewell is being questioned in the trial she tried to protect her father. When she was asked if her father, Bob Ewell had every beat her she lies and answers that her” paw’s never touched a hair o’my head in [her}] life,” (246) This shows Mayella was trying to protect and defend her father’s dignity and little as it was. She felt that someone she cared for was being threatened and she needed to help him.
In conclusion, the novel To Kill a Mockingbird demonstrates how a person will go to any extent to protect the ones that are close to them if they feel them being threatened, despite the consequences. As shown by the Finch family, Link Deas and the other members of the community.
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