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How Is Laundry Shown In To Kill A Mockingbird

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“Laundry is the only thing that should be separated by color.’’ -Unknown author
Atticus Finch thinks just like what this quote says. The quote relates to the book, because in Maycomb everything one is separated, from skin color to social class. The book is set in Alabama in the 1930s in a town called Maycomb, where there is a lot of racism and different social standpoints amongst people. The book is set all around a case which involves a black man and a young white women. Atticus tried to make a fair trial for a black man which was probably never done before that case, also at the jail he protected him from other white men, which showed that he cared for him which was also probably never done. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee develops
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Atticus tried to make it a fair trial for Tom even though he knew he was going to be convicted. Atticus did everything he could do in his power to make it seem like Tom was going to win. If another white man was put on the case to defend Tom i truly believe that would no intention of even trying to get the man a fair trial because of how racist they are. On the other hand Atticus gathered evidence about his victim and her father, to make it a fair trial on Atticus’s part. For example he had Bob Ewell write on a piece of paper to see which hand he wrote with, so he could figure out which hand he would've hit his daughter with. “Would you write your name for us.’’(237) Atticus knew by doing this that Bob was going to be very confused on what was happening but it also gave the jury an idea on how Bob hit his daughter, and made his case more believable. Atticus then has mayella go on the stand. Atticus then becomes very wise and asks her a series of questions that he knew she had no answer to or was forced to say nothing to. “Who beat you up? Tom Robinson or your father. No answer.’’(251) Even though Atticus knew right when he accepted the case he knew it was going to be trouble but he didn’t want it to be an unfair trial. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee develops the character of Atticus to articulate that racism is an effect of corrupt society; it can only be changed by breaking tradition. Lee’s overall message of racism in a corrupt society breaks out when Atticus makes a perfect statement for Tom but still ends up being guilty. The overall message of the book was that you don’t need to have the same look at something at something like everyone else, stick to what you believe
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