Atticus Justice In To Kill A Mockingbird

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As Atticus has explained to Scout many times, Atticus values justice and equality. He also believes that everyone is equal. Just because Tom Robinson is black, that doesn’t mean Atticus shouldn’t defend him simply for that reason. As Atticus says to Scout, if he defend Mr. Robinson, then he couldn’t tell his children, Jem and Scout, not to do something. He says and does this to set an example for his children to follow, because if he expects them to do or follow something, then he must display it to them first. For this instance, he shows his children that everyone deserves a chance and is equal. He is hoping to change the way people see things and help them see that everyone is equal.
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