To Kill A Mockingbird Role Model

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To Kill a Mockingbird “Parents are the ultimate role models for children. Every word, movement and action has an effect. No other person or outside force has a greater influence on a child than the parent” (Bob Keeshan). To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee is about a young girl named Scout and he brother growing up in Maycomb county during the great depression. Atticus the kids father is an attorney who is tasked with defending a black man falsely accused of rape by Mayella and Bob Ewell. Bob Ewell tries to kill Jem and Scout, but the are saved by their mysterious neighbor Boo Radley. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee uses characters to show that children are a reflection of their parents morals. Mayella Ewell show the shame cowardly way to solve her problems that her father does. When Bob loses his job at the local dinner because he was to lazy he “openly accused Atticus of getting his job”(Lee 332). Bob immediately blames Atticus for his problems instead of trying to fix them. Mayella fixes her problems the same way. After she kisses tom and tries to cover it up by accusing him of rape. Mayella knows that because of the racist society tom wont gand et a fair trial and she will win. making Tom “a dead man the moment Mayella opened…show more content…
Atticus does his best as a father to answer his children's questions. when Jem asks why Tom lost Atticus tells him “White men cheat black men every day… whenever a white man does that to a black man... that white man is trash.”(Lee 295) Atticus is showing Jem the all people are equal and that racism is never okay. The first time Jem show his non-racist morals is right after tom is convicted. The kids are leaving the courthouse and “it was Jem’s turn to cry. His face was streaked with angry tears… ain’t right,”he muttered”(Lee 284). It show just how much jem understands about the awful thing he just saw. Atticus also works very hard to give Scout important
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