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How do the events of chapter 10 alter our (and the children's) Perceptions of Atticus

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How do the events of chapter 10 alter our (and the children's) Perceptions of Atticus? The events of chapter 10 alter our (and the children's perceptions of Atticus in many ways. This is because there is a great change in the way Atticus is portrayed in the book because the children are respecting him in a different way and this makes the reader change their perceptions because they are looking through the children's eyes. The Children thought of Atticus as useless weak before the incident of chapter 10 the quotation "Atticus was feeble" this shows that the children do not like their father and he cannot do anything. ...read more.

Middle

let Atticus take the shot rather than take it himself even though he hadn't shot a gun in thirty years this just proves how much faith more the town has in Atticus' shot than opposed to The Sheriff's shot. However Atticus is not proud of his skill of shooting and tries to hide the fact from his children. The quotation "Didn't you know that your daddy's" shows that the children know little about Atticus' past and that Atticus does not like using his gift because he thinks god has given him an advantage over most living things. And he would not like telling his children about this because they would like him to carry on his talent and teach them to be able to shoot like him. ...read more.

Conclusion

were around and this part of the book makes the children start to develop a different type of respect for their father rather than the respect a father would get of their time. In conclusion the children have learnt a lot more about their Father and he hasn't always worked in an office he was one exciting and this chapter is a crucial point of when the children start learning about their father. I think Harper lee wrote this chapter so the reader would learn about Atticus before we get too imbedded into the main story. Because the reader would not pay that much attention to this chapter if Harper lee placed it further on in the book. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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