How Did Atticus Finch Get At The End Of To Kill A Mockingbird

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To Kill a Mockingbird is a book that is full of life lessons. The book opens with Jean Louise Finch, better known as Scout, telling of their family history. One day, while outside playing, they find a little boy named Charles Baker Harris, also known as Dill. These three start to get into many shenanigans, including investigating the mystery of Arthur "Boo" Radley; he hasn't been seen in years. There are a lot of theories surrounding him and why he doesn't come out, but we finally find out why at the end of the book. The kids have run-ins with almost everyone in the small town of Maycomb, Alabama. Once Atticus Finch is appointed to defend Tom Robinson in the rape case against the Ewell family, everyone around the kids starts to call Atticus a "n****r-lover," which prompts Scout to try to fight them because even though she doesn't know what that means, …show more content…

When it is time for the trial to take place, Atticus forbids the kids from coming to it. This does not stop the children, however, as they show up and sit in the colored balcony with Calpurnia's, (the maid) pastor, Reverend Sykes. During the trial, Atticus demines the Ewell's credibility by proving that they are lying. During Tom's testimony, Atticus shows that Mayella was the one that advanced on Tom, and when Bob Ewell found this, he beat her. Atticus shows this through a few ways: First, he asks Tom Robinson to stand up and it is obvious that he could not have done it to Mayella; his left arm is a lot shorter than his right arm. Since she was beaten on the right side, it had to be someone that was left handed who did it to her, which leads me into the second way that Atticus proved that Tom was innocent. While cross-examining Bob Ewell, he makes him write his name. He writes with his left hand, which shows that he had to be the one that beat

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