Summary Of Harper Lee's 'To Kill A Mockingbird'

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In “To Kill a Mockingbird” Many of the residents of Maycomb are racist, and don’t believe that blacks should have rights like any normal person. Atticus; however, stood up for a Blackman for his trail, because he believes that everyone should have the right to tell the truth and not suffer for false rumors. Knowing he would withstand judgement through the process of the trail for defending the man rightfully, he took the risk anyway. Atticus and his family had to go through the threats of the towns people, bullying, and family drama. The central main idea is, It’s not easy defending for what you believe is right. The towns people were displeased through the book and trying to change his mind about the trail, but Atticus stayed strong. Later on, a mob was after Atticus, on page 203-204 it states,” ‘Son, I said to go home’ Jem shook his head. ‘I’ll send him home.’ A burly man said and grabbed Jem roughly by the collar…’Don’t touch him!’ I kick the man swiftly. Barefooted, I was surprised to see him fall back in pain.” For deciding to help the Blackman he had to risk his family’s safety. Scout stood up for her brother, when he could have been beaten up by the mob when taken by his collar. Scout believes her father is doing something right but at the same time it causing problems.…show more content…
When, the kids at Scouts and Jems’ school finds out that that their father is helping a Blackman they start calling them “Nigger-lovers” For example of the bullying, on page 110 it states,” Grandma says it’s bad enough … he’s turned out a nigger-lover… Francis jerked loose and speed into the old kitchen. At a safe distance he called, he’s nothin’ but a nigger-lover!” eventually, Scout gets mad and chases Francis through the kitchen saying that he’s not one. Scout was defending her father, because back then “Nigger-lover” was a bad thing to be
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