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How Does Atticus Represent Injustice

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The mad dog represents the mob, injustice, and anything Atticus has to fight. Atticus takes one shot and kills the mad dog. He kills it because Heck Tate wouldn’t do it and he asked Atticus to do it. Atticus is very courageous because he risked missing and shooting something or someone else. “I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand.” Atticus is saying this to Jem to show him what real courage is. The mad dog that Atticus shoots can represent injustice. It represents injustice because it relates to the trial of Tom Robinson. Tom Robinson and Tim Johnson, both get shot and killed. Tom and Tim are both seen as threats to a majority of the community. Tim Johnson may also relate to the mob because the mob wants to kill Tom Robinson and Tim Johnson is wanted dead as well.…show more content…
Tim Johnson leaped, flopped over and crumpled on the sidewalk… He didn’t know what hit him.” Scout is describing what she see’s when Atticus shoots Tim Johnson. This is very similar to when she is at the courthouse at the trial of Tom Robinson. Tom Robinson and Tim Johnson are mistreated throughout Maycomb. Scout sees all of this happening and it is a lot to take in for a little girl. Her father, Atticus, is well known throughout the county for being educated and intelligent, this is why he is chosen to represent Tom Robinson at court. Atticus shot Tim Johnson and he also represented Tom Robinson. That shows how the mad dog relates to Atticus and anything that he has to
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