Where Have You Gone, Atticus Finch?

9 Pages Posted: 21 May 2016

Date Written: December 11, 2015


This is a book review of Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee. This prequel to Lee’s classic To Kill a Mockingbird recounts an episode in the life of the fictional lawyer Atticus Finch several decades after he undertook the representation of a Black Man falsely accused of rape. Finch’s daughter Scout who narrates the earlier novel is now a grown woman and in a difficult relationship with her father because of his conventional racists beliefs.

Keywords: To Kill a Mockingbird, Scout, Atticus Finch, Racism, Legal Ethics

Suggested Citation

Morrissey, Daniel J., Where Have You Gone, Atticus Finch? (December 11, 2015). NWLawyer 42, March 2016; Gonzaga University School of Law Research Paper No. 2016-10. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2782249

Daniel J. Morrissey (Contact Author)

Gonzaga University - School of Law ( email )

721 N. Cincinnati Street
Spokane, WA 99220-3528
United States

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