To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee — Reviews, …
Understand what? That her father and the Sheriff have decided to obstruct justice in the name of saving their beloved neighbor the burden of angel-food cake? Atticus Finch is faced with jurors who have one set of standards for white people like the Ewells and another set for black folk like Tom Robinson. His response is to adopt one set of standards for respectable whites like Boo Radley and another for white trash like Bob Ewell. A book that we thought instructed us about the world tells us, instead, about the limitations of Jim Crow liberalism in Maycomb, Alabama. ♦
To Kill a Mockingbird Quizzes | GradeSaver
Finch’s moral test comes at the end of “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Bob Ewell has been humiliated by the Robinson trial. In revenge, he attacks Scout and her brother on Halloween night. Boo Radley, the reclusive neighbor of the Finches, comes to the children’s defense, and in the scuffle Radley kills Ewell. Sheriff Tate brings the news to Finch, and persuades him to lie about what actually happened; the story will be that Ewell inadvertently stabbed himself in the scuffle. As the Sheriff explains:
write an essay showing that, despite his reputation with certain other characters, and even his children at times, Atticus Finch is uniquely skilled as a father. Write a character analysis of Atticus Finch as a teacher and a father from chapters 9-11 of To Kill a Mockingbird. In Chapter 2, Miss Caroline Fisher tells Scout, “Your father does not know how to teach.” Through much of these three chapters, however, he shows himself to be an excellent father who takes his responsibility to raise his children very seriously. Your essay will detail Atticus’s excellence and uniqueness at teaching his children. Use direct evidence (quotes) from the novel as evidence.