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by Harper Lee

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How does Harper Lee portray love in To Kill a Mockingbird?

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There are no instances of romantic love in To Kill a Mockingbird unless you want to count the childhood plans of Scout and Dill to some day get married. Love in the novel is expressed through respect and fairness and revolves around family and friends. Atticus is the constant in the novel who shows his love through how he treats people like Mr. Cunningham and Tom Robinson.  He is respectful and humble in his dealings with the people of Maycomb and is the moral compass of the novel.  His love for his children is deep and strong although at times he seems to be a “hands off” kind of father.  The lessons he instills in...

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