Sunday, February 10, 2008

To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird is a book that I have recently read. It is set in Macomb County, AL in the 1940's; Macomb is a small town suffering from the Great Depression. Atticus Finch a lawyer and a widower with two kids Jem and Scout. Atticus is a man of courage and respect. He wont judge someone by there actions he will put himself in there shoes then decide what he thinks. This book can really make you think about how you make decisions and such.

Tom Robinson is a man convicted of doing a crime that he did not commit. Atticus is chosen to defend him; Atticus knows that he won't win. He takes the case because he knows that it's the right thing to do. Atticus is a man that realizes that everyone has good and bad qualities, but it is more important to appreciate the good and to understand the bad by treating people with sympathy and trying to see from their perspective. So before you judge, try to stand in there shoes and see the way they do.

- by Sydney Gee

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