Atticus Finch Outcast To Our Society

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Imagine being an outcast to your society, peers, and even family. In Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch was just that. Atticus was a single father of two young children, Scout and Jem Finch. He was the brother to a hypocritical, racist sister, named Alexandra. He was a lawyer who was appointed to defend a black man, Tom Robinson, in the south, in the 1930’s. Atticus had to choose between doing the honorable thing, and work to defend this man, or to do little to defend him, and protect himself and his kids from the racist town they lived in. Atticus defended this man with all of his energy and felt the wrath from the racist town of Maycomb. He was threatened and accosted by members of the society, but continued to defend
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