The Wrong Thing In Atticus Finch's To Kill A Mockingbird

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The Right Thing “Sometimes it is better to lose and do the right thing than to win and do the wrong thing.”-Tony Blair. In the book, To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch realized this very truth. When someone approached Atticus about defending a black man named Tom Robinson, Atticus had a serious decision to make. MayElla Ewell recently accused Tom of raping her, and Atticus would have to prove otherwise. In this time, white people thought of black people as lower than them and did not treat them fairly. Atticus did not act with this arrogance towards people of color. He believed all men deserved equal treatment. Therefore, he accepted the job. All people who dive into this story agree that Atticus is an exceptional lawyer. However, some…show more content…
MayElla Ewell, a deceptive snake, made up false claims about poor Tom, and framed him for a felony he would never dream of committing. Oblivious Tom came when called into the Ewell house, where only MayElla currently remained, the whereabouts of the rest of her family unknown at the time. When she started making impetuous advances on him, he tried to stop her, but would never dare hurt a white lady. Nevertheless, when Bob Ewell observed this and questioned his daughter about it, MayElla insisted that Tom raped her, a false claim. Tom Robinson did nothing wrong, and he needed a strong lawyer such as Atticus to prove that. Along with wanting people to see his true innocence, Tom also wanted to return to his family. Loving wife and children anxiously awaited at home, hoping, praying, and believing that Tom would come home. By himself, Tom could not reunite his family, he needed Atticus’s help. Not only did he not commit the wrongful act people accused him of, he never acted wrongfully or illegally. Many people knew Tom as a truly good man with a good heart. To the hard-working, dedicated, and loving, Tom, to perpetrate such a crime against a lady, seemed unthinkable. Yet, because MayElla dissembled both his character and the facts, he found himself desperately needing Atticus’s help to prove his innocence of this terrible
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