How Is Atticus Finch Wrong In To Kill A Mockingbird

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(Add background on the book, and bring up the case of Tom Robinson) Many people might not agree to Atticus’s actions as he accepted Tom Robinson's case. Atticus knew the consequences, and the outcome of the whole situation, but he still stayed faithful to his high morals and values. Despite drawbacks, Atticus Finch was wise to defend Tom Robinson. (Make a Claim: Because he yada yada yada) Atticus was wise to defend Tom Robinson in the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. He was brave enough to take the case knowing that everyone wouldn't agree with him. The time period of the novel takes place in the early 1930s, a time where racial relations were tense and people like Tom Robinson, African Americans, were accused guilty no matter how innocent they…show more content…
The quote has a lot of different meanings, but what Atticus meant was that everyone knew Bob Ewell is violent towards his children when he's drunk. Bob Ewell doesn't want to be put in jail, so he blames it on Tom Robinson a crippled black man. There was no point in having a trial knowing that Bob Ewell is abusive and Tom Robinson is a cripple. Also, Atticus is wise to defend a black man knowing that no matter what race he is, he's the same as any white man out there. In the courtroom, he states that, “There is one way in this country in which all men are created equal…” (274). Atticus knew race was the main reason this case was brought to trial. At the time the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, took place, blacks were not treated equally. Atticus also knew that if a white man went to trial against a black man, or vice versa, the black man would be guilty no…show more content…
Many people during the time period the novel took place were prejudice. Bob Ewell was angry that Atticus defended Tom Robinson. Stephanie Crawford explains that, “It made one down and about two more to go.” (323). Knowing that Tom Robinson died, Bob Ewell will come after Atticus and his family next, for revenge, for Atticus defending Tom Robinson. There was a lot of racial tension back in the time period the novel To Kill a Mockingbird took place. While Reverend Sykes and Jem talk, waiting for the judge to come back and say the verdict. Jem believes they've won the case, but Reverend Sykes doesn't want to get his hopes up. Reverend Sykes says, “I ain't ever seen any jury decide in favor of a colored man” (279). Reverend Sykes knows, no matter how much evidence a colored person has, they'll always end up being guilty. Today, in this time period, there is more equality. During the time period the novel To Kill a Mockingbird took place, there was a lot of racism and prejudice. Atticus had logical reasons as to why Tom Robinson was not guilty. He's showing that no matter what race you are, we all are equal and deserve the same rights. After the trial, and the verdict was said, Jem talks about how unfair the trial was. Atticus says in reply, “Tom
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