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The Relationship Between Family Members Shapes The Ideas And Values Of Characters In To Kill A Mockingbird.

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Ideal families are usually formed by values, morals, and love between each others. However, in some cases, different families may form badly through separation. The Finches, the Cunninghams, and the Ewells were examples of families that were used by Harper Lee, the author of the story To Kill a Mockingbird, to demonstrate the values and costumes of families in Maycomb, Alabama. ,To determine whether if a family is an ideal family or not, one must investigate what an ideal family, the Finches, is like. A good example of a quote that was shown in To Kill a Mockingbird, was on page 24 and 25, "Hush your mouth! Don't matter who they are, anybody… you can just set here and eat in the kitchen!" This quote was said by Calpurnia, a black cook of the Finches, when she was punishing Scout for being rude to little Walter Cunningham. This shows that even though the Finch family is missing one member of its family, the mom, Calpurnia is capable of replacing that gap. Another example of a quote that proves that the Finches are an ideal family was on page 127, "Jem's growing up now and you are too… before you become interested in clothes and boys-" This quote was said by Aunt Alexandra when she was explaining to the Finch children, Jem and Scout, why she has come. This shows that the Finches care about their children's future and how everybody should act according to their gender. For example, Aunt Alexandra's wish that Scout should act more like a girl. The Finches are shown as an ideal family with all the ideal habits and values.Similar to the Finches, the Cunninghams are also an ideal family. A good example of a quote was on page 20 and 21, "We watched. One morning… had more than paid him." This shows that even though Cunningham does not have any money to pay Atticus back he Walter Cunningham tried his best by repaying him back with the agricultural...

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