Atticus Finch Guilty

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Can one do something wrong and not feel guilty? “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy.” It is a sin to kill a mockingbird, why would one want to sin? To kill a mockingbird, Harper Lee. Scout and Jem are children of a passionate lawyer, Atticus Finch, they get exposed to what is right and wrong. All atticus wanted to do was show Maycomb and his children that a white man could defend a African American, for justice. Everyone in town knew that Atticus was defending a nigger, most did not like it. While scout was in school Cecil Jacobs told the schoolyard that Scout Finch’s daddy defended niggers. “I’m simply defending a negro---his name’s Tom robinson. He lives in that little settlement beyond the town dump.” When Atticus told Scout that information it still was not enough information for her to understand why, was it so important for him to defend Tom Robinson. “If you shouldn’t be defendin’ him, then why are you doin’ it?” “The main one is, if i didn’t i couldn’t hold up my head in town, I couldn’t…show more content…
For instance, Mr.Underwood“He despises negroes, won’t have one near him.” ,but is still willing to defend atticus. Mr.Underwood would have made sure nothing happened to bad to Atticus. Mr.cunningham and Atticus were great friends until, Atticus started defending Tom Robinson. Mr.cunningham was in a mob with a group of people who were against Atticus. The mob tried to hurt Atticus to try to get to Tom. Atticus does not get upset about it, as he stated, “He might have hurt me a little, but son you’ll understand folks a little better when you get older.” Even though, Mr.Cunningham tried hurt Atticus, Atticus still told his children that, “Mr.Cunningham is a great friend he just has a few blind spots.” When Atticus decided that he was going to defend Tom Robinson, he knew it was not going to be easy. Atticus could find a way to turn a negative situation into a positive
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