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In the mid 1900s there were many types of families Some families cared not about what other people thought about what they did but about if it seemed right to them Other families did not care what people thought nor did they try to behave descent And still the families who did their best with what they had In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird these three types of families seem best displayed in the Finches Ewells and CunninghamsTo begin with the Finch family with only one parent portrays a well-rounded family First Atticus Finch raises two children on his own Jem and Scout both basically good kids although they grew up with only one parent They both usually do as Atticus says unless they believe in what they want to do Dont go to him he might not like it Hes all right lets go home I just wanted to see where he was p151 Also Scout has difficulty becoming a young lady She has no mother figure to show her how a lady should dress and act Aunt Alexandra moves in with the Finch family to show Scout how to act more like a lady Jems growing up now and you are too We decided it would be best for you to have some feminine influence p127 Aunty had a way of declaring What is Best For The Family and I suppose her coming to live with us was in that category p129 Finally Jem Finch grows up very responsible with Atticuss influence very strong Though not having a mother figure also affects him in that in the beginning he has no respect for the way Scout should dress and act as a lady Towards the end having Aunt Alexandra as a mother influence helps him to realize Scouts role as a lady Its time you started bein a girl and actin right p 115Besides the Finches the Ewell family a disgrace
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