Why Did Atticus Take The Trial In To Kill A Mockingbird

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The story, To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee follows a young girl named Scout on her journeys and struggles around the town of Maycomb. In the story Scouts father, Atticus chooses a case about Tom Robinson in which he is accused of raping a girl. It makes sense for Atticus to choose this case because he wants to help people even if they did wrong, he wants to keep his responsibility in the Maycomb County, and he wants to be able to keep his dignity so he can still speak with his children. It makes sense for Atticus to take the case because he always wants to help people even if they did wrong. This is shown when Atticus knows that they most likely will not win the case but tries anyway to prove that Tom Robinson is guilty. Atticus had …show more content…

Finch’ “(Lee Pg 202). After four cars had shown up and many men had gotten out Atticus had still stood in the way of their goal. This means that Atticus will defend his clients whether he thinks they are guilty or not. This shows why it makes sense for Atticus to take the case because he thinks that everyone deserves a second chance and that they don't need to be punished for mistakes. Atticus starts to talk to Scout about the case dealing with Tom Robinson.”’ Atticus, are we going to win?’ ‘ No, honey’”(Lee pg 101). This shows that even though Atticus knows he most likely will lose the case he still tries to win and prove that Tom Robinson is innocent. This means that Atticus won’t give up on someone whether he believes if they are guilty or not. Atticus is talking to Scout about the Tom Robinson case.” You might hear some ugly talk about it at school”(Lee pg 101). Even though Atticus know that the case is going to affect his career and his children he continues on knowing that he must …show more content…

This is shown when he is talking to Scout about the Tom Robinson case.”If I didn't I couldn't hold my head up in town”(Lee, pg 100). This means that Atticus would lose faith in himself about being a lawyer which would make him feel like he failed and could not show his face in town because he would be too embarrassed to. He also might lose the ability to tell his kids what to do because of it. Scout asks Atticus about the Tom Robinson case and wonders how it is affecting her at school.” I couldn't represent this county in the legislature”(Lee, pg 100). This shows that Atticus would lose his responsibility in his job if he did not take the case because he could not stand knowing that he had given up on the case because that was the kind of person he was which is why it makes sense for him to take the case. Atticus is telling Scout about the Tom Robinson case and how it is affecting them at home.” I couldn't even tell you or Jem not to do something again”(Lee, pg 100). This shows that Atticus’ mindset thinks that he could not even tell the kids not to do something if he did not take the case. This shows why it makes sense for Atticus to take the Tom Robinson case. These quotes show how Atticus would feel like he lost his responsibility if he did not take the case. This shows why it made sense for Atticus to take the

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