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Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird

- Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird Atticus Finch is a lawyer in the town of Maycomb In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, he is a father of two children, Jem and Scout Finch. He is a man of wise character and considerate soul. He knows his morals and tries to help his children grow up to be successful and happy. Throughout the novel, Atticus acts justly, loves tenderly, and walks humbly by the way he perceives the people in his life, how he succeeds in his job and treats his family....   [tags: Harper Lee, character analysis]

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Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird

- True role models are those who possess the qualities that we would want to have in the near future and those who interest us in a way that make us want to be a better person. They teach us more about ourselves and encourage us to make better choices. A role model is not just someone who is successful, but someone who has had similar experiences that we have had. In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee demonstrates that Atticus Finch is a true role model. Over the course of the novel, Atticus stands up for his beliefs, respects everyone despite who they are and behaves as a true father....   [tags: To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee, heroes, ]

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Lesson Taught By Atticus Finch

- What would kids do if they had no role models to look up to and to teach them important life lessons. Atticus is an ideal father because he displays a balance of comfort and support as well as discipline. He maintains a strong bond with both Jem and Scout since he always finds time for them even though he is always very busy with work. Atticus, being an open-minded and honest man, is able to teach his children many important life lessons. He teaches his children to tolerate others, to act courageously, and to judge people on what’s beyond the exterior....   [tags: Classic American Literature]

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Atticus Finch

- It is widely believed that Atticus Finch is one of the greatest heroes of modern literature. My opinion varies greatly with this remark. Atticus Finch is not a hero because he only had greater morals than the people of his time, he wanted to be a good role model for his children, and was only doing his job as a lawyer. It was his responsibility to defend Tom Robinson and give him an honest trial. He may have done things out of the way, but that was just to demonstrate his point. Atticus also never did anything for the benefit of other people....   [tags: modern literature, hero, lawyer, ethics]

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Atticus Finch

- Atticus Finch is the moral backbone of Maycomb County in the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. He is exactly who everyone in Maycomb should look up to and is a great father because he represents the basic morals most people at that time lacked. Atticus demonstrates seeing people as equals when no one else then can because of the strong racial prejudice. He also sees other peoples perspectives for their own benefit and has tremendous courage when it is necessary. Very often, Atticus manages to shows great courage without the thought of backing out of the situation....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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Atticus Finch

- Imagine living in a world where you were expected to help someone, whilst the rest of the world was against them. That would make someone a hero, helping someone, when even though it may not help them in the long run; you tried. Just trying can give someone so much hope, hope that maybe all is not lost, that maybe, just maybe you have a chance. Having hope given to you can change your life, it makes you realize that the whole world may not be against you; that maybe they have clouded judgement, that maybe they don't know any better....   [tags: hero, racism, prejudice, african americans]

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Atticus Finch: Stronger Than Hercules

- “All heroes and heroines share several characteristics in common: They embody characteristics their society values” (Reilly). Odds are, the word, “hero” conjures up images of strong, powerful, hardy men battling monsters and evil forces. Achilles, the legendary Greek warrior whose story is chronicled in Homer’s The Illiad, and Superman, the invincible savior from the Planet Krypton, are two such examples. However, there is a new breed of hero, the modern hero. The modern hero is not necessarily a stereotypical strongman....   [tags: heroes, heroines, modern heroe]

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Atticus Finch in To Kill A Mocking Bird is an Accommodator Not an Activist

- ... Another way Atticus is an accommodator in Gladwell’s view because Atticus still allows Walter Cunningham be on the jury when he was part of the lynch mob to kill Tom Robinson. In McMillan's response his reasoning for Atticus being an activist is because Atticus is a Christian. His evidence for letting Walter Cunningham being on the jury is because Atticus believes the lynch mob left with respect for the Finches. Malcolm Gladwell is right that Atticus is an accommodator. Gladwell is right because Atticus never fights against institutional racism and his reasoning for taking the Tom Robinson case is wrong....   [tags: racism, lawyer, african american]

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Positive Aspects of Atticus Finch

- In the past century, there have been many great novels written. One of which is Harper Lee's, 'To Kill a Mockingbird'. In the novel it introduces a prominent character who not only was a good father but also a well respected, and compassionate man. This person is Atticus Finch. Through all the struggles and pressures, he stands strong as a very positive father figure, making sure to educate his children with important values including equality, bravery, and knowledge. Regardless of one?s race or colour, Atticus has a fair attitude towards all people....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Atticus Finch Role in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

- Some people do not know right from wrong, in, To Kill a Mockingbird we know that there was a black man accused of rape, given it is the 1930s in the South U.S, nobody will support this man, except Atticus Finch, a man that stands up for what is right. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee uses the character Atticus Finch to show that it is important for people to stand up for what is right because otherwise justice will never have a chance to prevail. Atticus shows this when he defends Tom, teaches Jem after the trial, and Atticus teaches Scout about the way she acts towards others....   [tags: right, stand up, justice]

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Atticus Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee

- The state of Alabama in the 1930's was a place filled with racial discrimination and poverty. Atticus Finch was a lawyer of that time. He has two children and a hired house worker. Atticus believes that racial discrimination is wrong and tries to treat every individual equally in reference to his parenting skills. He also tries to alter the distorted perception of the community. Although he is a positive role model for his children, ho too has his strengths and weaknesses. In Maycomb, Atticus Finch is a strong figure who firmly believes in equal rights for all men and women....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird Essays]

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Atticus Finch: More Than an Average Man

- A man walks through a village, helping his neighbors, listening to people of other social classes, paying attention to the slightest need he comes across. He enters his home and helps his young daughter to read, then picks up a book himself because he has truly learned to love written language. He is not afraid to speak out about what he feels is right and influences his neighbors with his ability to speak strongly in public. He makes ethical decisions about social justice and uses his comprehensive knowledge to further his cause....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee]

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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Atticus Finch

- We hear it all the time. It has been said and heard everywhere; this thing is known by many and yet still abused, for it is a sin to kill a mockingbird. Mockingbirds only sing for the enjoyment of others therefore it is a sin to kill them for they have done nothing to anybody yet have only made beautiful music. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird (TKM) by Harper Lee Atticus Finch, Tom Robinson and Boo Radley are all metaphorically mockingbirds because they all were falsely accused of doing the right thing at the wrong time....   [tags: integrity, tom, boo]

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Atticus Finch: Killing Two Mockingbirds with One Stone

- A tragic story, yet an epic journey; Atticus Finch’s paradoxical story of discrimination and ethical choices unfolds through a case of alleged rape. Atticus, a widowed father of two and a distinguished lawyer, attempts to restore peace and justice in Maycomb, Alabama. Characterized by notable compassion and integrity, he arduously defends Tom Robinson, a black man accused of the rape of a young, white woman. Alongside Atticus, Robinson struggles through the hardships of the prejudice of living the life as a minority....   [tags: Character Analysis]

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Comparing and Contrasting between Atticus Finch and Baptista Minola

- An ideal father would be able to solve problems properly, support their children's thoughts, consider their feelings and treat all their children equally. In particular, Atticus Finch of “To Kill a Mockingbird”, by Harper Lee proves himself to be the perfect example of a better father in contrast of Baptista Minola from "Taming of the Shrew" by William Shakespeare.Although both fathers want a stable future for their children, Atticus Finch's teachings are considered more valuable by treating his children equally, and setting good examples such as promoting equality, and to not become prejudice....   [tags: To kill a mockingbird, harper lee]

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Hero, Mind Reader, Philosopher, Father: Atticus Finch

- Atticus Finch is a very outstanding man, especially for someone in that time and place. In the novel To Kill Mockingbird by Harper Lee, he represents the moral backbone of a county where morality is often tossed aside as if it doesn’t matter. Atticus is one of the few people there who actually think it matters, and isn’t afraid to show it. Unfortunately, very little people actually see the greatness within him, and instead consider him a traitor, rather than a man of revolution and change for the better of Maycomb County....   [tags: To Kill Mockingbird, Harper Lee, ]

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Atticus Finch in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

- In to Kill a Mockingbird, Jeremy Atticus Finch, also known as Jem, a small town boy begins as an ignorant, intolerable, naïve, and gullible young boy who has no perspective or interest in the world around him. Jem begins to go through a change of state and mind, which will affect in all aspects of the human world. The story takes place in 1933, the depth of the great depression. As Scout, Jem’s sister describes, “there is nothing to buy and no money to buy things with.” Scout and Jem live in the town of Maycomb, Alabama, a town of prejudice, poverty, and of troubled citizens....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee]

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Personality of Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

- Throughout the story To Kill a Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee, Atticus Finch portrays many characteristics, but there was one that stood out in particular; Courage. Most people would agree that is his primary trait due to how he acted and reacted in certain situations, such as; when he shot the rabid dog, his decision to defend Tom Robinson and lastly, when he was approached by a mob of men in front of the jail. Only a man as courageous and fearless as Atticus would have been able to shoot the dog under the circumstances he had to face....   [tags: courage, fearless, situation]

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Atticus Finch

- Atticus Finch Character Analysis on Atticus Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird Abraham Lincoln once said, “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” Atticus Finch, a character in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, must keep this quote in his mind day by day. Atticus is a lawyer who was born and raised in Maycomb County. He still lives there with his children, Jeremy (also known as Jem) and Jean Louise (also known as Scout). His sister Alexandra lives with him, and a Negro cook named Calpurnia comes to his house everyday....   [tags: English Literature Essays]

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To Kill a Mockingbird - The Character of Atticus Finch

- To Kill a Mockingbird - The Character of Atticus Finch Kind and understanding, strict but fair, Atticus Finch embodies everything that a father should be. A man of great strength and courage, he is Scout and Jem's hero; the steady presence that keeps them grounded and their only connection to the adult world. He is their teacher, their protector, and their friend. He takes on these responsibilities without hesitation, and cares far Scout and Jem the only way he knows how. Some say it's a misguided effort at parenthood, but the reader sees that Atticus' episodes with his children are what make him an exemplary father....   [tags: Kill Mockingbird essays]

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Atticus Finch Courage in To Kill a Mockingbird

- Harper Lee's novel To Kill a Mockingbird was published in the year of 1960, and is one of the few American classic novels awarded the Pulitzer Prize. The racism that is prevalent in many southern American towns in the 1930s is brought to life with profound imagery in To Kill a Mockingbird. There are several characters in the book, yet the true main character is the narrator's father, Atticus Finch. He is a man of great integrity and intelligence. A very heroic figure in more ways than one, Atticus possesses traits like being principled, determined, and, more importantly, he teaches others....   [tags: ]

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To Kill a Mockingbird Essays - Atticus Finch

- Compassionate, dramatic, and deeply moving, Harper Lee's, To Kill a Mockingbird takes readers to the roots of human behavior, to innocence and experience, kindness and cruelty, love and hatred, and the struggle between blacks and whites. Atticus Finch, a lawyer and single parent in a small southern town in the 1930's, is appointed by the local judge to defend Tom Robinson, a black man, who is accused of raping a white woman. Friends and neighbors object when Atticus puts up a strong and spirited defense on behalf of the accused black man....   [tags: Kill Mockingbird essays]

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Prejudice in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

- “There is one way in this country in which all men are created equal—there is one human institution that makes a pauper the equal of a Rockefeller, the stupid man the equal of an Einstein, and the ignorant man the equal of any college president. That institution, gentlemen, is the court.”-Atticus Finch. (Lee page 190) To Kill a Mockingbird is a story told by a young girl named Scout. Throughout the novel you watch scout grow up and learn about the things around her. She is introduced to racism and stereotypes....   [tags: tom robinson, atticus finch]

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To Kill Human Inequality: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

- ... This shows that Dolphus Raymond gets to drink Coca-Cola everyday just to fool the people of Maycomb County into thinking he is drinking alcohol because of his life choices, and who doesn’t love Coca-Cola. At the same time, Mayella Ewell also has the advantage of being white. In chapter 21, the entire town of Maycomb is at the courthouse to see with their own eyes the case against Tom Robinson. Mayella Ewell is accusing Tom of rape, when in fact he did not rape Mayella, Bob Ewell, her father did....   [tags: atticus finch, maycomb county]

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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

- Harper Lee is an American novelist that was born in Monroeville, Alabama in 1926. She was born to her mother, Frances, who was a homemaker and her father, Amasa, who was a former newspaper editor and proprietor that also practiced law and served in the Alabama State Legislature from 1926 to 1938. Harper Lee was the youngest of four children. She was a tomboy and an advanced reader as a child. Her best friend was her schoolmate and neighbor, Truman Capote. She went to the Monroe County High School, and it was at this location that she found her love for literature....   [tags: american novelist, Atticus Finch]

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Character Analysis on Atticus Finch in Harper Lee´s To Kill a Mockingbird

- Atticus Finch was raised on the Finch Landing by his father, which is also the reason he is literate, because his father taught him how to read and write, along with his brother, Jack and sister, Alexandra. Later on he attended law school, making him a complete Defense Lawyer. He was then appointed to Tom Robinson, by Judge Taylor. Atticus was a compelling and a trustworthy member of the community and had a chance of actually freeing everyman he had defended. In Harper Lee's, To Kill A Mockingbird, Atticus Finch is illustrated as a valued individual in the community of Maycomb, a man that legitimately believes that justice prevail, and also that is portrayed as a hero for all....   [tags: vauled, community, justice, hero]

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True Heroes of Literature: Atticus Finch, Macduff, and the Speaker in 'Porphyria’s Lover'

- Heroes are typically identified as firemen or police officers -- those who outwardly display courage and strength. While strength and courage are admirable, and even heroic traits, the distinguishing quality of a genuine hero is his/her selflessness. A hero is a person who does the right thing when no one is looking. In literature, there are the heros that are identified for obvious reasons and those that are overlooked because they do not fit a specific criteria. All good literature features a “backstage” hero, whose actions are not meant to reap personal gain....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Macbeth]

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How Atticus Finch and Elie Wiesel Demonstrate Heoric Actions Unintentionally

- ... He showed that Tom couldn’t possibly have raped this girl because his left arm was disabled and the right side of her face was beaten. When it was time for Tom to be questioned he struggled to place his left hand on the bible, which everyone saw. Tom said that he was just trying to help the girl around the house because her siblings never did. Then, when Tom came into the room, she came on to him. If the town knew that she came on to him she would be disowned by the town and harshly judged. This is why she lied and Atticus saw right through it....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Night, character analysis]

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The Real Struggle of Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

- ... He did not speak for a minute ‘ tell them I’m very grateful.’ He said.” (pg. 114) We see how he had such an emotion change because of the trail. He knew more coming out of this, seeing much more of the truth and lies one might tell, I think he was hurt that people would do such thing we never saw this side of him before. This shows that being on to stand up for something that might be the right thing, isn’t just a piece of cake. Even though people where mean to Atticus, he still did what he thought was right....   [tags: truth, equality, racism, courage, barrier]

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Courage in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

- ... Her own words helped her to sort out her own beliefs; of equality, and fairness by reminding him (or rather them) of the morally sound way her, and her family act. Jean Louise acted with courage, and that helped in the building of her integrity. Jem constructs his morality on the foundation of courage. In the start of the book, Jeremy Atticus Finch views courage as acts of gambling. For example; Scout, Jem, and Dill see touching the side of a house, of which a supposedly dangerous person is kept (which Jem did), as an act of courage....   [tags: atticus finch, racism, unfair statements]

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To Kill a Mockingbird - The Powerful Character of Atticus Finch

- To Kill a Mockingbird - The Powerful Character of Atticus Finch In the beginning epigraph of To Kill a Mocking Bird, Harper Lee quotes a statement made by Charles Lamb: "Lawyers, I suppose, were children once." As told through the eyes of the rambunctious elementary school child, Scout Finch, we see not only how she and her brother's lives are affected by their community, also how they develop and mature under the watch of their father, lawyer Atticus Finch. As a wise role model to his town of Maycomb as well as his children, Atticus Finch becomes a prominently admirable character....   [tags: Kill Mockingbird essays]

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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee - The Importance of Atticus Finch

- The Importance of Atticus Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird    The core character of a novel is responsible for maintaining the stability of society within the novel, exhibiting qualities of a true hero, and constantly emphasizing the novel’s central themes.  In the classic, To Kill A Mockingbird, Atticus Finch serves as the core of the novel by displaying a character of stability, humility, and high moral standards.        Atticus Finch is a character of stability in an unstable society.  He is a balanced figure who is able to cope with the unreasonable and highly emotional town in which he lives.  He can manage the prejudiced white masses and still deal justly with the underprivileged Neg...   [tags: Kill Mockingbird essays]

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Atticus Finch As A Heroic Character In To Kill A Mockingbird

- Atticus Finch is a heroic character in To Kill A Mockingbird. A hero is a person who is known for certain achievements and qualities. Atticus is known for many qualities he displayed during the novel, as well as various achievements. This makes him a heroic character. Atticus Finch is a hero because he defended a black man in court, proved his abilities and intelligences, and cared for everybody equally. During a time when black people were thought to be lower than white people, Atticus defended a black man in court....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird Essays]

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Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

- “Real courage” is when you fight for what is right regardless of whether you win or lose. Atticus Finch defines “real courage” and demonstrates it in several ways throughout the novel. At first glance, it may seem as though Atticus Finch’s courageous acts are really acts of cowardice, however as one continues to look into his patient and passive aggressive attitude, it becomes clearer that what he is really displaying would be signs of courage. This shows that Atticus’ actions of displaying courage differently than others are not displayed as one would normally expect, and so he demonstrates it in a more affective manner....   [tags: courage, Atticus Finch, character analysis]

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Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

- Atticus Finch is a widower and the father or two children. His character can best be summed up as a man whose character is nearly the complete opposite of the general population of the town and indeed, many white people who lived in the southern states of America. He is a man without prejudice and racial hatred and is a good-hearted man of strong morals. He brings up his children the way he sees right, and defends the innocent represented by Tom Robinson in the novel. Atticus is a man who knows no prejudice or racial hatred and this is what makes him unique in the novel....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird Essays]

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Atticus Finch of Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird

- Atticus Finch of Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird In the novel "To Kill A Mockingbird", by Harper Lee, Atticus Finch is a most compelling character. Atticus grew up on a cotton farm and eventually became a defence lawyer. He is the voice of reason in the town of Maycomb and many of the people in the county are his clients. He served four years in the state legislature. He has two children, Scout and Jem, and his wife died when Scout was only two.He is self-educated, and tries to encourage his children to have a love of learning and enjoy literature as much as he does....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird Essays]

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Atticus Finch's Statement on Prejudice in To Kill a Mockingbird

- “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” Atticus’ statement on prejudice and racism characterises his moral integrity and his empathetic nature. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird Atticus Finch is depicted as the complete opposite of what people would perceive to be a stereotypical southern man living in the Deep South during the 1930s. Contrary to the majority of his fellow townspeople of Maycomb, Atticus is a man of great virtue and moral strength....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Moral Innocence in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

- The book “To Kill a Mockingbird” written by Harper Lee is the story with a moral of innocence. “To Kill a Mockingbird” is a book based around several important moral values. A young girl named Scout portrays the lessons that are learned in the book. In the book, Scout learns many lessons about people and the world, mostly taught by her father Atticus. Scout learns one very important lesson from Atticus, the lesson about “Mockingbirds”. Atticus explains to Scout, “It is a sin to kill a mockingbird....   [tags: moral values, Atticus Finch, Robinson and Arthur]

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Discrimination and Rape in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

- Harper Lee's novel To Kill a Mockingbird depicts life in a small southern town of Maycomb, Alabama in 1930s during the depression. It is a story told by a young girl named Scout, whose father is Atticus Finch, a courageous lawyer. In the novel, Atticus is asked to defend, Tom Robinson who is accused of rape. Although Atticus believes Tom is innocent, he realizes that society will not give him a chance but decides to defend him anyway. The small Southern town is shaken by the trial as Atticus makes the town question their morals as they find Tom guilty....   [tags: maycomb alabama, atticus finch, tom robinson]

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Isocrates' The Educated Man versus Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird

- The Greek philosopher Isocrates describes the characteristics of an ideal citizen in his essay, “The Educated Man”. From his point of view an educated man is not one who has pursued higher education but one who has good character and contributes to his society. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch is portrayed as an educated man because he has excellent morals and knows how to conduct himself. Atticus and the “educated man” are both the ideal and perfect members of a community and family....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird Essays]

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Atticus: A Symbol of Justice and Equality

- ... Outside of the courtroom Atticus is not any different. This man is not very close to his children. Atticus Finch shows love to his children in a different kind of way. Scout and Jem learn from experience, that is the way Atticus teaches them. Atticus showed Jem how to respect and showed that Atticus is all about treating everyone equally no matter what even when Mrs. Dubose bad mouthed Atticus to Jem and Scout and Jem to things into his own hands and beat Mrs. Dubose’s camelias. Atticus made Jem and Scout read to Mrs....   [tags: Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird]

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Finch and Ewell: Opposites

- If the world was black and white, ninety-eight percent of the population would be gray. Only a handful would be black & white; which in this case, is a synonym for complete opposites. It just so happens that in Harper Lee’s only novel: To Kill a Mockingbird in the main setting of Maycomb County there exist a pair of opposites. Yes, Attics Finch and Bob Ewell represent the extreme opposites of Maycomb’s society; in their contrasting viewpoints, considerations/thoughtfulness and impressions. To begin with, being opposites, they hold the different viewpoints held in Maycomb’s society....   [tags: Classic Literature]

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To Kill A Mockingbird: Analysis of Atticus

- Throughout Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird, it seems as if Atticus Finch is a failure as both a parent and a lawyer. However, somebody with a good understanding of the novel will realise that Atticus is in fact a terrific lawyer and a superb father. However, like all people, Atticus has his flaws. Throughout Scout and Jem’s childhoods, their father Atticus was always there for them. Atticus always made sure he made time to talk to his children and teach them valuable life skills. Atticus taught both his children to read before they began schooling....   [tags: Harper Lee, father, lawyer]

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Is Atticus a Good Father?

- In life, we all face responsibility and challenges to some degree. Some people may have lots of responsibility and challenges on their hands when others have very little of it. But in the eyes many, parenting would have to be one of the most demanding jobs due to the huge amounts of responsibility, challenge, and guidance involved. Being a parent is never easy as there will be ups and downs as time moves on. At the end of the day, it’s the parents who shape the children- influencing their everyday lives....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird analysis]

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Atticus The Brave and Corageous

- ... You rarely win, but sometimes you do"(pg 149). This quote really demonstrates courage and how Atticus showed his courage because he knew he would lose the trial but he didn’t let that stop him because there is always that little chance and if you don’t try you will never know. Second, throughout the novel and when he begins to engage his time in defending Tom Robinson, he shows another more subtle courage with his children. He teaches them that there are good and bad people in this world . It is important to Atticus Finch that he explains and that he demonstrates to his children that it is better to "fight with your own head instead of using your fists." I think this quote was very impo...   [tags: Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird]

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Scout Finch

- One of the hallmarks of memorable literature is the creation of interesting, believable characters. This is a reason why Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” is still remembered to this day. Harper Lee’s characters demonstrate realism through their actions and words, and I believe Atticus Finch is a fine example of such. There are many ways to describe Scout, due to the characterization displayed of her by Harper Lee. To begin with, Scout Finch is a Tomboy. Scout enjoys climbing tree’s, getting down and dirty on the ground, or running around with friends....   [tags: Classic American Literature]

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Teaching is a Human Service: Atticus is a Teacher

- Teaching is not just a job. It is a human service, and it must be thought of as a mission. Atticus was a man who showed his children respect, compassion, and understanding towards others. He encouraged his children to be educated by giving them more freedom to develop their personality. In regards to raising his children, Atticus had his own method to spread his message. Atticus Finch’s mission was to teach his children a life lesson about perseverance from fighting, courage, and most importantly, that it is a sin to kill a mockingbird....   [tags: teaching, To Kill a Mockingbird,]

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The Strengths of Atticus's Defense in To Kill a Mockingbird

- To Kill a Mockingbird is a strong novel filled with innocence and human dignity. The most interesting and emotional part of the novel is the trial between an “untouchable” in the society and an innocent black man. Despite the overwhelming blatant evidence that the black man was innocent, the jury declared him guilty due to the extreme racism that happened throughout the course of the story. The most outstanding person in the trial is Atticus Finch, the defender assigned to defend the black man, Tom Robinson....   [tags: character and behavioral analysis]

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- The Modern Mind of a Trailblazing Man Courage is something that lives in all of us. However, many don’t use the virtue. Many let the aspect of fear obstruct with being brave and courageous. However throughout the novel, To Kill a Mocking Bird, Atticus Finch dares to travel ‘the road not taken,’ and has a mind of a modern man living through the Great Depression. Atticus is a treasured lawyer in the novel and is an inspirational role model for his kids and many others in Maycomb County. Atticus is seen taking the road not taken by others; when he is defending Tom Robinson, thus proving that he puts others before himself and most importantly when he uses teaching methods and values that are im...   [tags: courage, atticus]

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- Although they are critiqued, some people do whatever they can do to improve our society. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch proves himself to be a hero. This small-town lawyer exhibits bravery, strength, and modesty when faced with objection during Maycomb’s quarrel for justice. Without a doubt, Atticus proves that anybody can stand for what he or she believes is right. Throughout the novel, Atticus reveals his bravery. He demonstrates this quality by killing Tim Johnson, the rabid dog....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee]

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The Relationship between Atticus and Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird

- ... However, Atticus doesn’t want Scout to be racist, but as “skin” is everywhere on the body he has no choice in using this term as Scout would only be able to relate to this. Moreover, in the 1930s racism was very common as black people were discriminated and seen as inferior beings. This had an impact on how this novel was written because Lee felt that she had to include what happened during the 1930s since she thought that she had to make people aware of the situation and the easiest way to get the message across to the nation was in a form of a narrative....   [tags: Harper Lee novel, character analysis]

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Social Values in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

- ... Atticus is honest because he tells his children the truth, even when he would rather they did not know it. Atticus also presents respect in To Kill a Mockingbird. This is shown when Mayella is on the stand, Atticus treats her with respect. However, she misunderstood this respect shown to her and had a preconceived idea that he was making fun of her. Conversely, he was able to prove that she has a complicated life and was often very lonely at home, and she was attacked by her father, Bob Ewell, and not Tom Robinson....   [tags: atticus, tom robinson, courage]

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Analysis of the Novel To Kill A Mockingbird

- To Kill A Mockingbird is a novel by Harper Lee. To Kill A Mockingbird takes place in Alabama, and is narrator by the main character, a little girl named Jean Louise ‘’Scout Finch’’. Her father Atticus Finch is a Lawyer with high moral standards. Scout her brother Jem, and their friend Dill are intrigued by the local rumors about a man named Boo Radley, who lives in their neighborhood but never leaves his house. Dill is from Mississippi, but spends his summer in May comb at a house near the Finch's....   [tags: harper lee, mockingbird, atticus]

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Exploring Atticus as a Parent in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird

- “What makes a good parent?” This is a very commonly asked question. There are many different parenting techniques, but which one is the best. There is not a right or wrong answer to this question, but there is a good and better. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, two fatherly figures are displayed, Atticus Finch, and Bob Ewell. Atticus Finch is a single father raising two children in the small town of Maycomb, Alabama. Atticus works as a lawyer believing in equal justice for all Americans regardless of race or religion....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird Essays]

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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

- ... Calpurnia shows justice by presenting fairness. She believes that the white and black folks can be together at least once in the eyes of God. For her, no one should be excluded in the presence of God so everyone should be welcomed into Gods house, the church. Lastly, this quote shows Calpurnia's act of justly because in this quote, Calpurnia was confronted by one of the members of her own congregation demanding to know why she has brought Jem and Scout to their church. Rather than Calpurnia shaking with fear, she shakes with indignation....   [tags: calpurnia, god, jem finch]

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Courage by Atticus from To Kill a Mockingbird, Antigone and Rosa Parks

- Courage is the ability to do something that frightens one. Nelson Mandela once said, “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” To accomplish anything, one must overcome his fears. Atticus Finch thinks courage is to know that you are going to lose, but continue follow through the entire way. His mindset is to never give up, even when you know and everyone else knows you are not going to succeed at what you are doing....   [tags: Brave, Fear]

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Moral Dilemma of Atticus in To Kill A Mocking Bird

- In Harper Lee's novel To Kill A Mockingbird the protagonist Scout face offenses by others because of her father's justice for defending an African American in court. Scout Finch lives with her brother Jem, and their father Atticus, in the sleepy town of Maycomb during the Great Depression. As Atticus, the father of the protagonist faces the moral dilemma in chapter 29-30 of the incident with Bob Ewell. Atticus moral dilemma will reveal his character and his beliefs. Bob Ewell attempted to hurt Atticus children in order to get revenge on Atticus for defending the African American who was accused of raping his daughter in court....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Social Forces Affecting Scout Finch

- “You just hold your head high and keep those fists down. No matter what anybody says to you, don't you let 'em get your goat. Try fightin' with your head for a change,” Actius explains to Scout (84). This piece of advice given by Atticus has food for thought. It also impacts Scout. Atticus has raised Scout by nurturing her mind and individuality without dragging her down into the social hypocrites of her community. He has taught her to have good morals. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, gender and age, along with Atticus and the rest of her family, both impact Scout greatly....   [tags: Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird]

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The Attitudes Of Mr. Finch, Miss.Maudie and Mr. Raymon To Black People

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Jem Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird

- Jem Finch in To Kill A Mockingbird “To kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee is set a small town called Maycomb in Alabama, in the 1930s. The community of Maycomb is of mixed ethnicity and like most places of that time the white people believe they were the dominant race. The book is seen through the eyes of two children: Jem and Scout Finch who are growing up in this society. As Jem gets older he becomes conscious of the fact that this community and these adults who surround him are not always right and this makes him feel lost....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird Essays]

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The Role of Education in Jeremy Finch's Life in To Kill a Mockingbird

- In the book To Kill a Mockingbird, education played a huge role, especially in Jeremy Finch’s life. Known as Jem, he learned many valuable life lessons that not many people today even know. Throughout the novel, he learns bravery, in many different case scenarios. He also learns about cultural divisions and prejudice, which happens to be based on education. The most significant character development for Jem is bravery. This was mostly taught to him by his father, Atticus, when he tells Jem to read for Mrs....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee, education,]

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How Does Harper Lee Show Atticus To Be a Good Parent?

- How Does Harper Lee Show Atticus To Be a Good Parent. To kill a mockingbird is a novel written by Harper Lee, set in the 1930’ in “Maycomb County,” Alabama. The story focuses around Atticus Finch, single parent to Jem and Scout Finch. Jem and Scout are brought up alongside racism. However they seem, for the most part to escape such discriminatory views, due to the parenting of Atticus. The children are affected at first by children at school, as most children are influenced by their peers, however the trial of Tom Robinson, was key to bringing up the children with non racist views....   [tags: English Literature]

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Near the end of the book Atticus says to Heck Tate, Sometimes I think

- Near the end of the book Atticus says to Heck Tate, Sometimes I think I'm a total failure as a parent, but I'm all they've got. How do you judge Atticus as a parent. Does he make any mistakes. What do other characters say about him. Near the end of the book Atticus says to Heck Tate, "Sometimes I think I'm a total failure as a parent, but I'm all they've got." How do you judge Atticus as a parent. Does he make any mistakes. What do other characters say about him. Atticus is a single parent who is nearly fifty years old when we first meet him....   [tags: English Literature]

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To Kill A Mockingbird The Maturing of Jem Finch

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Growing Up To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee

- ... When Jem, Dill, and Scout were going to sneak into the Radley’s yard and Scout was frightened, his reaction was anything but comforting: “Scout, I’m tellin’ you for the last time, shut your trap or go home––I declare to the Lord you’re gettin’ more like a girl every day!” (58). Later on in the book, however, he learns to be compassionate and empathic when others are feeling troubled. When Aunt Alexandra and Scout are having another one of their recurring rows, this time about Walter Cunningham....   [tags: Jem Finch, change]

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Describe the importance of Calpurnia in the lives of the Finch family,

- Describe the importance of Calpurnia in the lives of the Finch family, and in the novel as a whole. Calpurnia is more than just a family cook to the Finch’s. She also acts as the mother to Jem and Scout by helping to bring them up, teaching them right from wrong, disciplining them and comforting them when they were upset because their mother died when they were very young. She has worked for the Finch’s for a very long time and has a very firm control over the children which causes Scout to resent her....   [tags: English Literature]

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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

- Do people ever really grow up. In all sincerity, do they ever truly grow up, or do they only grow older. Nonetheless, it is a very difficult task, growing up. Most of the time, no one ever really wants to until they are absolutely forced to. Well, that is what happened to Jem Finch. Who is Jem Finch. He is a very prominent character in a very prominent book: To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee. Harper Lee does an exemplary job of displaying different character dynamics, like growing up (of course), through many of her younger characters, and especially through Jem Finch; although one may argue he seemed to change at a rather exaggerated pace in the book, it is quite evident that he still ma...   [tags: Character Analysis, Jem Finch, Literature]

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The Positive Impact of Atticus, Calpurnia and Aunt Alexandra on Scout in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

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Anne Finch's Poems

- Anne Finch's Poems While other writers use their poetry to decipher the meaning of life, Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea was busy writing about how to live it. Five of her poems, “Jupiter and the Farmer,” “The Tree,” “The Shepherd Piping to the Fishes,” “Love, Death, and Reputation,” and “There’s No To-Morrow,” convey strong messages to the reader about how to live their lives. In her poetry, Anne Finch uses anecdotes to help illustrate the validity of her statements, thereby providing the reader with a strong, meaningful, and important message about how life should be lived....   [tags: Anne Finch Poetry Poem Essays]

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Challenging Racial Prejudice in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

- Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, published in 1960, is a novel which explores the theme of challenging racial prejudice. Within this novel, Lee has portrayed unintentional racial prejudice through the characters Atticus Finch, Link Deas and Scout Finch. With these characters, and their roles in exploring the theme of racial prejudice, Harper Lee has set unintentional boundaries for readers, as result, racial prejudicial thinking from contemporary perspective, in comparison to historical views, is challenged to a small extent....   [tags: children, challenge, perspective]

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Use of Minor Characters in To Kill a Mockingbird

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The Triple Helix and The Beak of the Finch

- The Triple Helix written by Richard Lewontin and The Beak of the Finch written by Jonathan Weiner transport the reader to the world of evolutionary theories. Although both authors discuss the evolution of species, they take distinctive and different approaches as they describe to the reader their specific scope of evolution itself. These differences are seen throughout both novels and the conclusions made on evolution from both authors challenge each reader’s individual belief on natural selection, genes, and the environment itself....   [tags: Richard Lewontin, Jonathan Weiner]

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To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee

- Life Lessons Throughout their lives, individuals learn many valuable lessons that help them to grow and mature as human beings. This is evident numerous times throughout Harper Lee’s fictional novel To Kill a Mockingbird. Individuals in this novel learn these amazing lessons through Atticus Finch’s extraordinary teachings of morals. Atticus goes on to further teach valuable lessons of courage. Lastly, Atticus continues to teach valuable lessons, about sacrifice. Throughout the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch is portrayed as an extraordinary character who teaches valuable life lessons about morals, courage, and sacrifice....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird Essays]

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- Characters of To Kill a Mockingbird; Stereotypes or not. The characters of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird are all different in their own ways. Sometimes they can seem like the most infuriating people in the world, but then again they can be helpful, loving, and caring. The citizens of Maycomb County are stereotyped a lot throughout the book. They are labeled as many different things, but some of the things that are said aren’t entirely correct judgments. A lot of people in To Kill a Mockingbird stereotype others by the way they look or talk based on what society considers normal....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee]

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The Beak Of The Finch

- The Bogus Logic of The Beak People who have served in the Armed Forces may be familiar with the expression, "If you can't dazzle then with your brilliance, baffle them with your baloney." The Beak of the Finch uses such laughable logic, it is remarkable that anyone would believe it. The book does such a terrible job of presenting a case for evolution and history, that the only logical conclusion is that the book's true intent is to disprove it.   Jonathan Weiner, The Beak of the Finch: A Story of Evolution in Our Time....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Hope in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

- To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is extensively a story of hope. Hope is to wish for something with expectation of its fulfilment and to have confidence; trust. This is shown through the themes, issues and the characters in the novel. Atticus represents hope, he is optimist. He is from the higher class and defends the lower class and still has the anticipation to win. The Finch family has hope as Atticus has taught his children to be accepting and have open-minds. Racism and prejudice, give people the hope for change....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee]

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Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

- In her novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee creates an abundance of unforgettable characters as the novel progresses. Although there are many significant characters, Atticus Finch is most important and impactful. As many traits are displayed by Atticus throughout the story, it is his compassion that is most impressive. Atticus shows compassion in the novel when he represents Mr. Cunningham against an entailment without cost. As Scout attempts to inform Miss Caroline of Walter Cunningham’s financial situation, Scout shares with the readers Atticus’ consideration towards Mr....   [tags: story and character analysis]

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Good vs. Evil: To Kill a Mocking Bird

- “The battle line between good and evil runs through the heart of every man.” This quote by Aleksander Solzhenitsyn embodies the most important theme displayed in To Kill a Mockingbird. Harper Lee’s historical fiction is set during the Great Depression and follows the life of a young girl named Scout Finch and her brother Jem as they grow up and learn the ways of the world. Two of the novels other main characters are used throughout to illustrate this idea of good vs. evil. The contrast between Atticus Finch and Bob Ewell is used to explore the morality of human beings and poses the question: “Are people naturally good or naturally evil?” First, Lee shows the difference in intelligence and wo...   [tags: morality, race, equality]

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To Kill a Mocking Bird and The Crucible

- Martin Luther King Jr. once said “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” People tend to behave and deal with life differently according to the situation that they are in. In most cases when a person is in a very blissful and comfortable point of his or her life, they tend to act pleasant towards themselves and other people. This is why it is not fair-minded to judge people when they are in a contented part of their lives....   [tags: characters, challenge, personality]

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Atticus: The Ideal Father in To Kill a Mockingbird

- Harper lee in this novel makes me feel relief and happiness that a man like Atticus raises Scout and Jem. Atticus is an ideal father, even though he makes mistakes, he always tries to be the best father. His parenting style is firm but fair and he lets the children make their own decisions and discoveries. He treats the children as equals always telling the truth about everything and letting them call him “Atticus”. As a father he leads by example. Atticus teaches his children many valuable lessons....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee]

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