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What does the last name Finch symbolize?

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maria300ma | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 2) eNoter

Posted October 19, 2011 at 1:22 PM via web

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What does the last name Finch symbolize?

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted October 19, 2011 at 1:40 PM (Answer #1)

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prettykitty143 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted October 19, 2011 at 2:25 PM (Answer #2)

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Atticus is presented as a defender of mockingbirds. His last name Finch ties into Mockingbirds as the Mockingbirds are Finches. He protects Tom Robinson from the mob trying to kill him in the jail.

Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_does_Atticus_represent_in_To_Kill_A_Mockingbird#ixzz1bISBf300

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