S: To Kill A Mocking Bird
FC: Atticus Finch By: Carli Northcraft and Kayla Gorman
1: Hello, my name is Atticus Finch. I am a lawyer in Maycomb County, Alabama. Recently I've been working on the case of Tom Robinson, a black man accused of beating a white woman. I also have two kids, Scout and Jem, and a cook named Calpurnia who provides me with lots of help in raising my children.
2: I have strong morals and many goals that I set for both myself, and my children. One thing I make sure of is that I instill the same morals to my children. I'm not a prejudice man, and I believe before you make assumptions about someone, you should walk a day in their shoes.
3: One of the most important people in my life is my first-born child. My son, Jem, is experiencing some major changes in his life. He is starting to see how the world really is, such as with the Robinson case where he saw truly how prejudice in the world can be.
4: Another important person in my life is my daughter, Scout. Scout is very adventurous and not very girly. She enjoys wrestling with her brother Jem and hanging around with him and Dill. She often gets in trouble in school due to the fact that she doesn't accept criticism from others very well.
5: A recent event in my life has been The Robinson Case , in which I am the the lawyer representing Tom Robinson. This case is very dear to my heart because I feel the unequal judgment of the court systems by race is unfair. The main idea of this case is a white woman who has been caught with a black man, named Tom, by her father. To keep her father from getting upset with her, she tells him that the man attacked her. Her father believed her and decided to press charges. Though Tom Robinson was an innocent man, he was found guilty.
6: Another recent event in my life was the time that Harry's dog, Tim Johnson, was acting in a strange way. The whole neighborhood locked their doors assuming the dog had become rabid, and Heck Tate and I were called down to check it out. Knowing it had to be a one shot kill, Heck handed the gun to me. Long story short, it is no longer a secret from my children that I have the deadliest shot in Maycomb. My former days of being known as "One-shot Finch" have now resurfaced.
7: Our porch swing is a significant artifact in my life because of the times spent on it. My daughter, Scout, and I have had many conversations and stories on it as she was beginning to learn how the world works. This talks are special to me because my daughter is one of the most important people to me, and I am always eager to teach her the proper way of dealing with certain situations in life.
8: A riffle is important to my life because as a boy I spent countless hours shooting guns with my father and friends. I used to be know as "One-shot Finch" because my countless hours of practice gave me the deadliest shot in Maycomb County. I've given up shooting since then because I don't want my kids to have that view of their father, and I don't want to introduce them to violence. However, a gun is still an important artifact in my life because it shows my past, and brings back my childhood.
9: "I'd rather you shot at tin cans in the back yard, but I know you'll go after birds. Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird."(Harper 90).