How Does Atticus Lose An Argument

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Atticus is a guy who once won a case for a black man in a rape trial, but now he attends the local Citizens ' Council, a patriarchal white organization dedicated to talking about the dangers of black people. These are the men who today would counter #blacklivesmatter with #whitelivesmatter, the men blind to their own privilege, the men threatened by anyone who isn 't a white male. It was also shocking for his daughter see his behavior , Scout states in Go Set A Watchman : “The one human being she had ever fully and wholeheartedly trusted had failed her , had betrayed her, publicly, grossly, and shamelessly”. Jean Louise immediately writes him off as a racist. And things just get worse when Henry tells Jean Louise that Atticus even attended a KKK rally in his youth. "He 's probably the Grand Dragon by now" , Jean Louise snipes with her characteristic acidic humor. Although there were three words to describe atticus "Integrity, humor, and patience" , we should also add stubborn to the list.…show more content…
We Also need to think , Did Atticus ever lose an argument? No. Because he never backs down. He never compromises. He expects others to compromise with him, to bend to his will. Arguing with Atticus Finch is like arguing with a wall. He knows he 's a hypocrite—another word to add to the list of his characteristics. "Hypocrites have just as much right to live in this world as anybody" , he tells Jean Louise. So should we forget everything about the Atticus you thought you knew? Is this a different Atticus than the one portrayed in To Kill a Mockingbird? Has he changed, or was he always that way? Maybe other characters didn 't see his true colors because the way people look up to atticus ? Maybe we didn 't see his true colors because we looked up to him as a role
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