Atticus Finch Speeches

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“To find yourself, think for yourself.” - Socrates Speaking out and knowing what you stand for will help you find your path and your voice. Throughout history, To Kill A Mockingbird, and our lives today, going along with the crowd and pushing aside individuality hasn 't helped anyone, or anything. Different views and opinions can help create a lot of beneficial change, but when no one is thinking for themselves, it is impossible for this to happen. In the story To Kill A Mockingbird, Atticus Finch has completely different views from the rest of Maycomb, who are heavily influenced by rumors and racism. He takes on a huge role in defending a black man, Tom Robinson, and faces many issues from other people by doing so. Atticus knows his client,…show more content…
People like Frederick Douglass, Sojourner Truth, William Lloyd Garrison, and Harriet Tubman all spoke their minds and expressed their ideas to move the movement forward, even after facing trials and tribulations. For instance, Harriet tubman, a former slave, had to prevail through many struggles to do what she thought was right. When she was younger she got hit in the head with a weight by her master, which resulted in long-term physical consequences, as Abolition and Women 's Rights reads, “She suffered fainting spells for the rest of her life but did not let that stop her from working for her freedom...after her escape, Harriet Tubman made 19 dangerous journeys to free enslaved persons.” She had a lot on her back, even a $40,000 bounty. However, Tubman knew what was right, let nothing stop her, and thought for herself, which ended up helping many people escape slavery. Another abolitionist, William L. Garrison, a white man from Boston, also went through trials and tribulations. To express his opinions he published a newspaper called, “The Liberator”, which caused big problems as Abolition and Women’s Rights again states, “In 1834, a furious mob in Boston grabbed Garrison and dragged him toward a park to hang him.” Like Tubman, people didn 't agree with what he was doing but he still stuck by his ideas like a strong minded
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