How To Kill A Mockingbird Persuasive Essay

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“The ability to delude yourself may be an important survival tool” - Jane Wagner. This is important to keep you alive, because sometimes it’s better to stay out of things and choose your battles. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. In To Kill a Mockingbird, author Harper Lee uses characters to delve into civil rights and racism in the segregated South of the 1930s. Told from the point of view of Scout Finch, you learn about her father Atticus Finch, an attorney who desperately strives to validate the innocence of a black man unjustly accused of rape; and about Boo Radley, a secretive neighbor who saves Scout and her brother Jem from being murdered. What atticus should not have done in the first place though is defend Tom Robinson (the black man…show more content…
In the mob Jem won’t leave so a man grabs him by his collar.
“I’ll send him home, a burly man said and grabbed Jem roughly by the collar.” The act of the man grabbing jem’s collar means that the townspeople will aggress and It won’t be peaceful. Most protests these days turn violent instead of being peaceful, much more can be achieved if the protest is peaceful and stays calm.

Atticus defending Tom makes his life way more problematic than if he were to not take the case.
For example an angry mob forms in front of the jail. “In ones and twos men got out of the cars. Shadows became substance as lights revealed solid shapes moving toward the jail door.” This shows the mob forming an obvious problem that could have been avoided if Atticus’ stayed out of the case. Again, more problems caused by Atticus taking the case, scout getting into fights over it. “Crooned softly nigger-lover. This time I split my knuckle to the bone on his front teeth.”
Atticus defending Tom is bringing problems to not only him but his family too. Just like in our lives one choice can create problems unforeseeable in the
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