Examples Of Equality In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Is equality really a problem? Well yes of course it is. I am going to tell you how equality is a problem in life and in To Kill a Mockingbird. “We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.” -Martin Luther King, Jr. There are a couple of examples of equality in To Kill a Mockingbird, here are some of them. One of the largest examples of equality in To Kill a Mockingbird is when Scout and Atticus are talking about “negro-lovers’’. Atticus says he doesn’t differentiate between black and white all he does is his best to love all of god’s people. How Atticus explains this shows how he cares about equality and respects most people and not caring if they are black or white. Another example of equality is when Alexandria wants Calpurnia out of the house but Atticus would not fire her. Again showing that Atticus wants equality in this world and showing that Calpurnia …show more content…

Equality is the state of being equal, especially in status, rights, and opportunities. The next example is Atticus making sure that Tom Robinson gets a fair trial. During the beginning of the trial Atticus is not very confident, but throughout the trial Atticus and everyone else begins to build confidence that Tom Robinson is not guilty. Atticus goes over all the points in the story that Tom gave and then talks about them. Atticus and everyone else is now beginning to think that Tom Robinson is not guilty. Eventually in the end of the trial between Tom Robinson and Mayella Ewell Atticus tells all the points proving that Tom Robinson is not guilty of raping Mayella Ewell. This is one of the best examples of equality in To Kill a Mockingbird because at the start of the trial Atticus knew he shouldn’t be defending Tom Robinson because he was a black man. Atticus knew he would get hate for defending Tom Robinson but he believes everyone deserves a fair trial which thankfully for Atticus there was a fair trial eventually proving that Tom Robinson is not

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