Why Does Atticus Win In To Kill A Mockingbird

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To Kill A Mockingbird “Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win.” In the book To Kill A Mockingbird by the author Harper Lee is about a tired little town in Alabama called Maycomb set back in the 1930’s. Atticus, father of Jem and Scout is the same man on the street than he is at home. He is very respectful and honest. Atticus gets appointed to defend Tom Robinson, an African American man who got accused by Bob Ewell for raping his daughter, Mayella. Even though there are several pieces of evidence that show Tom is innocent Atticus knows he will not win, but that is no reason for him not to try. It makes sense for Atticus to defend Tom Robinson because he believes in the Golden Rule and he has integrity. The first reason why Atticus should defend Tom Robinson is because he believes in the Golden Rule. He believes that you should treat others the way you would want to be treated no matter what. For example, on page 39, while talking to Scout, Atticus says, “...you never really understand a person until you consider things from their point of view...until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.”, (Lee, 39). This supports my claim because it demonstrates that Atticus knows that you have to see things from their perspective to understand them. He would want someone else…show more content…
He has integrity by being honest and strong willed. Another reason it makes sense is because he wants to set a good example for Jem and Scout. Making sure they grow up the right way by following what Atticus believes in. Even though some people are going to disagree I still believe that Atticus should defend Robinson. There are very strong reasons and evidence to support what i believe in. I hope readers consider my claim before deciding what they are going to believe
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