What Is Atticus Finch's Defense Of The Tom Robinson Trial

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In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Atticus Finch, lawyer and father of Scout and Jem Finch, has chosen to take on the defense of the Tom Robinson trial. This decision by Atticus was very excellent and beneficial to help teach his kids very valuable lessons in life. For example, Atticus wants his kids to become familiar with, and attached to the ideals presented within law, and all of the aspects, or consequences that come with law. In the novel, it states, " 'This is their home, sister,' said Atticus. 'We've made it this way for them, they might as well learn to cope with it ' " (Lee 285). Atticus realizes that he is a big influence, and part of both of his children's' lives. With Jem, Atticus is a bigger influence because Jem looks up to Atticus for everything, including simple answers, to learn all that he can from Atticus.…show more content…
This includes teaching Scout about how social statuses, and backgrounds aren't supposed to mean anything, however, with what is happening with the trial that is taking place, and with already existing racial tension, these two things already seem to exist. In addition, Atticus wants to teach his kids that no matter how much you go against the majority, or who tells you to do otherwise, you should always do the thing that is right. In the novel, it states, " 'His colored friends for one thing, and people like us. People like Judge Taylor. People like Mr. Heck Tate. Stop eating and start thinking,
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