How Is Atticus Learned In To Kill A Mockingbird

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To Kill a Mockingbird is a well know book that elaborates on racial, and social equality. Harper Lee authored, and published this book in July of 1960. The book is about a father with two curious children named Jeremy, and Scout. They learn many life lessons throughout the novel, helping them understand the state of racial and social inequality. Atticus their father is very educated, and a wise man. He believes in doing what is right, and following his core principles. I feel drawn to this because I relate to the same core principles of Atticus, that no matter the color of your skin or the path you choose in life you should always be treated equal. In chapter 9, Atticus shows me intent to follow his principles by agreeing to defend Tom Robinson in court. Understanding the consequences that would follow, he asks Scout not to fight Cecil over words said at school (85). Later on we learn how ferm Atticus believes in racial equality when he is talking to Frank about Tom's case. He confesses that tom will never be acquitted since their will be an all white jury (100). Although he understands their is no hope for Tom, he still tried his hardest and only gives me more evidence to believe he is trying to set an example for the rest of the town. I believe Atticus is doing the right thing. I think all people should…show more content…
I noticed after Scout asked Atticus “Do you defend niggers” (lee 84). He told her not to use that word. I believe this helps explain why Atticus was chosen to be the lawyer defending Tom Robinson. Maxwell was the guaranteed lawyer for the case, but Atticus was chosen instead. Ms Maudie elaborated by saying “Atticus Finch won't win, he can't win, but he is the only man in these parts who can keep a jury out for so long” (lee 246). I interpreted this as Judge Taylor having faith in Atticus. I state this because Atticus shows us he doesn't use foul language towards blacks, is an experienced lawyer,
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