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Critique - How to Kill A Mockingbird As I began to read this book I wasnt sure why I was reading it and it seemed to be a boring story of childhood experiences But as the story progressed I became more and more interested and began to grasp the meaning of the story It seems to focus on the representation of the mockingbird as a symbol of innocence It seems to look deep into the issues about people failing to think about what they are doing and how easy people are willing to kill the innocent I found the characters to be very believable I especially admired Ms Maudie the family neighbor who seemed to be ahead of her time as a woman who wasnt willing to be like the other women in the town who were pretentious and hypocritical I especially like her supportiveness with the children I related well with Scout Jean Louis as a younger female sibling who often struggled with rules of etiquette with my father vs my mother allowing me to have more freedom to be as I wished when it came to choices that affected only myself I would have preferred hanging out with my brother to my sister I enjoyed this character very much Atticus seemed to be a good father and teach his children honesty and compassion He had a very tough job as a lawyer in those times He seemed to be working hard to stand up for his beliefs taking many risks to stand up against ignorance and prejudice by defending a black man accused of raping a white woman Jem seemed like a typical boy struggling with many issues yet he seems to come to grips with his familys past and his future role in society emerging as a leader as he helps his sister Dill was an interesting but sometimes confusing character I can see the storytelling as
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