Similarities Between Rosa Parks And To Kill A Mockingbird

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Rosa Parks once said, “each person must live their life as a model for others.” This quote explains that everyone should do things in their lives that make them different and let everyone else follow in their footsteps. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird Atticus Finch defies the social norms of Maycomb, Alabama by standing up for African Americans. Specifically, Tom Robinson. The social norms of Maycomb consist of white privilege, and very racist, judgemental individuals. Rosa Parks is a real life example of Atticus because she stood up for African American rights during the civil rights movement. The social norms during the time period of Rosa Parks were very horrendous. African Americans were treated very poorly and there wasn’t any place that was integrated. Atticus and Rosa parks are both amazing examples of people who defy social norms in their communities and support African American rights.
Atticus defended Tom Robinson at his trial even though he is African American. Similarly, Rosa Parks defended herself and showed courage by not giving up her seat to a white man. They defied the social norms of this time period. Atticus said, "I certainly am. I do my best to love everybody... I 'm hard put, sometimes—baby, it 's never an insult to be called what somebody thinks is a bad name. It just shows you how poor that person is, it doesn 't hurt you" (144). Even though Atticus was called horrible names for doing something that nobody ever did he did it anyways because it was
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