• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

To kill a mockingbird.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

To kill a mockingbird 'Have you ever considered the Jem doesn't worry her half as much?' Atticus's voice was flinty. 'I've no intention of getting rid of her, now or ever. We couldn't operate a single day without Cal, have you ever thought of that? You think about how much Cal does for you, and you mind her, you hear?' In this paragraph, we can see that Atticus didn't allow his children to be rude to anyone, not even black people and we also see that he has respect for everyone. 'First of all,' he said, 'if you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you'll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. 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,' In this paragraph, you can tell that Atticus is a very fair man and wants to give everyone a chance. ...read more.

Middle

You must obey the law.' Atticus teaches his children to do right and to follow the law. 'Its against the law all right...and it's certainly bad, but when a man spends his relief cheques on green whisky his children have a way of crying from hunger pains. I don't know of any landowner around here who begrudges those children any game their father can hit.' Even though some things may be against the law, Atticus will allow them if it's going to keep people alive and help the survive. 'Of course he shouldn't, but he'll never change his ways. Are you going to take out your disapprovals on his children?' Atticus teaches Scout not to take things out on the wrong people. 'Does this by any chance have anything to do with the Radleys?' 'I'm going to tell something and tell you one time: stop tormenting that man. That goes for the other two of you.' ...read more.

Conclusion

No matter what anybody says to you, don't you let 'em get your goat. Try fighting with your head for a change...it's a good one, even if it does resist learning.' Atticus tells Scout that she shouldn't care about what other people think about her Father defending a negro and that fighting won't solve anything. 'Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win.' This shows that Atticus has a very good attitude to winning. Even if he knows he will loose, he will still try his hardest to do his best. 'I'd rather you shoot at tins in the back yard, but I know you'll go after birds. Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mocking bird.' Atticus doesn't like his children harming living things and wants them to respect everything. Jennifer Green 10VSG 28th October 2002 ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Harper Lee section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Harper Lee essays

  1. Boo Radley’s Journal August 28th 1936.

    Isn't it ironic that all the other boys that went to the correction unit ended up with an education, and a lack of personality problems, and I'm a paranoid schizophrenic who can't read or write. I'm sure my parents meant for the best when they decided to lock me up, but it's definitely backfired, and I hate them for it.

  2. To Kill A Mockingbird Full Summary

    Scout wonders why Boo Radley doesn't run away, and Dill thinks maybe Boo doesn't have anywhere to run to. Analysis Jem's behavior seems to betray Dill, and shows his movement into the adult sphere. He suggests that Scout be less defiant toward their aunt, putting himself onto the adult side of the argument, to Scout's annoyance.

  1. To Kill a Mocking Bird Continuation.

    Ewell shout at his daughter, "you god dam whore, I'll kill ya" Atticus' questioning had now passed and it was Mr. Gilmer's opportunity to examine Tom Robinson. He begun by touching on the point that Tom Robinson had been involved in a fight before and asked him what the man

  2. To kill a mocking bird - Chapter 14 Summary onwards.

    Mayella asked him to come inside and fix a broken door, but he came inside and said that the door didn't look broken. Then Mayella shut the door behind him and said that she has sent the children away to get ice cream, having saved enough for each child to have a nickel.

  1. According to Atticus Finch, one of the main characters in To Kill A Mockingbird, ...

    You rarely win, but sometimes you do.'" Analysis: This new knowledge that Atticus gives the children educates them. The children did not understand why Atticus made Jem read to Mrs. Dubose. We realize that Atticus has a good reason for this, as he has a good reason for almost every action that he takes.

  2. How Environment Affects Perception of Classism.

    gist that Cunninghams must be insignificant as to fail to warrant any proper civility, for they are portrayed in a dismissive manner. Scout is apparently knowledgeable about the stereotype of the Cunninghams as well as the Haverfords, an image picked up from her environment and one that transcends to an event in daily life.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work