Atticus Finch Social Justice Analysis

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“Colorful demonstrations and weekend marches are vital but alone are not powerful enough to stop wars. Wars will be stopped only when soldiers refuse to fight, when workers refuse to load weapons onto ships and aircraft, when people boycott the economic outposts of Empire that are strung across the globe.” (Arundhati Roy) This quote shows social justice with bravery and kindness like how harper showed social justice through Attius. In To Kill a Mockingbird Harper Lee uses the character of Atticus to reveal her ideas about social justice. Through his words and actions, a character can “come to life” for the reader, in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird,the author draws vivid picture of atticus Finch as he responds with conflict. Throughout this story there is a lot of social justice involved. Harper Lee showed this through Atticus. Atticus Finch was a…show more content…
Harper Lee showed this through Atticus. Atticus Finch was a older man who was a lawyer. He also has two kids Scout and Jem who are very proud of their father. Scout said “Until well into the twentieth century, when my father, Atticus Finch, went to Montgomery to read law”(Lee 5). Scout is claiming her father and is speaking highly of him. She sees him as a intelligent man and did what he wanted to do not what atticus mother and father wanted family. In To Kill a Mockingbird you can find many things about social justice but the most known one is when atticus is defending a black man. Scout asked "You aren't really a nigger-lover, then, are you?" Atticus said "I certainly am. I do my best to love everybody... I'm hard put, sometimes—baby, it's never an insult to be called what somebody thinks is a bad name. It just shows you how poor that person is, it doesn't hurt you."(Lee 107). Scout is asking her father does he love niggers. Atticus responds to her showed his kindness and confidence. That is another way Harper Lee showed social justice through

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