He also plays a part in affecting the town's morals throughout the novel by being modest, standing up for what he believes in, and seeing things all the way through. Atticus was a positive influence on the town of Maycomb, morally and racially in To Kill a Mockingbird. This research paper looks at how Atticus affected the people of Maycomb, including Tom Robinson, his children, and the townspeople in general. In order to defend Tom Robinson on trial, Atticus had to make many sacrifices that involved the town's opinion and views of him as a person. Though most of the people in Maycomb were racist in some way, many of those people knew Tom Robinson was innocent.
It is like in the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird,” where the person needs perseverance to one day be successful like Atticus in his trial for Tom Robinson. It is part of the universal theme responsibility because it is their responsibility to take the chances given to them, no one can force them to take them. It is also like the reporters which risk their lives because they took their chances and held their responsibilities. That is my interpretation of the quote and what it means to
Atticus did not only defend a black man but he had the courage and strength to try and defend him. All other lawyers would have either not taken the case or would have, but not tried at all and let an innocent man die. But Atticus was different; he was one of the few white people that believed that black people are equal to white people. The black community thought of Atticus as a great man, and he was very much respected in the black community. After the court case when Atticus was leaving, the community of black people rose in respect of his heroic actions in which he presented in defending Tom.
They have a lot of the same qualities such as bravery, and moral fiber, and a willingness to stick up for what is right no matter what the cost to them. Atticus Finch plays the main character in the novel called To Kill a Mockingbird. Atticus takes an unpopular stand in his small Southern community that, no matter what anyone else thought, he would try his best to defend Tom
All of the prosecution’s witnesses would have been difficult, if not impossible to track down for the new trial. To allow a retrial, while granting the defendant a legal right, would presumably let a guilty man walk free. Heffernan was struggling between the moral issues he was presented, and maximizing the legal advantages he held. After all a prosecutor’s decision to challenge a defendant’s appeal is usually enough to guarantee that a conviction is upheld. Whether or not this man was punished and remained in jail was up to the prosecution.
Outside of the Maycomb jail Atticus defends Tom Robinson from the group of men by standing in front of the jail-not allowing anyone to get to Tom Robinson. This is an act of courage because Atticus continues to protect him even though he is fully aware that he is standing in the face of danger. Another example of this can be seen when Atticus speaks for Tom Robinson in court, Her father saw it, and the defendant has testified as to his remarks. What did her father do? We don’t know, but there is circumstantial evidence to indicate that Mayella Ewell was beaten savagely by someone who led almost exclusively with his left.
His wife, friends, and innocent people were being accused for crimes they did not commit. He made heroic and difficult decisions in order to help the issue as much as he could. When he had to choose between confessing and hanging, he had an epiphany. He realized that John Proctor was not a bad man, but a good man that had sinned. When John understands what the source of his downfall was, he had the strength to stand up to the unmoral society and die in defense of the
Coach Yoast is a man of integrity and his actions had a big impact in turning the white community around. Another example of Coach Yoast’s integrity in a device of overcoming racism is when he would not let Allen’s father blame Coach Boone for the benching of his son and interrupts him just before he makes a racist
Even though he did not commit the crime he was accused of. Even with his freedom with his reach he did not take it because, he believed that the world would finally see that he was innocent and he would be set free for the right reasons. Dewey Bozella was a man who his whole life was based on hope. He had hope and faith that he would be set free.He had hope in the judicial system.He also had to depend on people to realize that he was a innocent man.When times got tough and his faith grew weak he still pushed though it.Bozella was on the edge and he no no reason for hope he still continued to believe he would be set free.Dewey Bozella is a prime example of how hope makes all the difference in any situation. The hero and the coward both feel the same thing, but the hero uses his fear, projects it onto his opponent, while the coward runs".
He gets absolutely passionate when enacting his work as a lawyer : « He emphasised his words by tapping his knuckles on the table » and really invests all his energy in this case. He disapproved of the Ewells unjust accusation of the so-called rape 'commited' by Tom Robinson as he knows he is innocent , and tries to the best of his abilities to win this case to be able to save the poor man from death penalty, but even if he knows that the Ewels are lying he still feels compassion for Mayella, he treats her politely , « I won't try to scare you for a while...», ««... Miss Mayella », said Atticus in