Right Choice In To Kill A Mockingbird

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In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, By Harper Lee, she tells a tragic story about a noble lawyer who takes the case of an innocent black man. In this story the individuals had to face difficult decisions, where they had to make the right or wrong choices and if they wanted to please themselves or the society. Atticus had to choose between the white community to please society or the black community to please himself; he made the right choice.

Atticus made the decision to help Tom Robison, whom he was accused of raping and beating Mayella by taking Tom 's case to court and prove the he was innocent to everything he was accused for. This was shown when Atticus said, "The main one is, if I didn 't I couldn 't hold my head in town, I couldn 't represent this country in the legislature." (Lee 75).
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The consequences Atticus faced are how his family and him got insulted by Bob Ewell and some of the other men in the county of Maycomb. Atticus is one day guarding the cell where Tom Robinson is located at and a group of men come and want to kill Tom, but since Atticus is with him they want to kill him as well, because they are white supremacists and don 't like how Atticus chooses them over the black community. For example, in the book To Kill a Mockingbird demonstrates "...Mr. Bob Ewell stopped Atticus on the post office corner, spat on his face, and told him he 'd get him if It took the rest of his life" (Lee 217). This is important because it shows how Atticus was treated due to him helping Tom and proving that he was innocent. In addition, Bob Ewell insults Atticus by when "Francis rose and sprinted down the catwalk to the old kitchen. At a safe distance he called, "He 's nothin ' but a nigger-love!" (Lee 83). This is important because it shows how Bob is mad with Atticus and you know that he 's ragging with madness on how he expresses himself for the black community. It 's clear that Atticus will continue to receive insults from any white supremacist who doesn 't
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