How Is Atticus Sense Of Justice In To Kill A Mockingbird

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In Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird, Atticus is a lawyer in Maycomb County, and the father of Jem and Scout. He is the man who had the courage to stand for what he believes and to fight against what he thinks is wrong. He takes Tom Robinson’s case even though he knows that he is going to lose and that the town’s people would not be happy with it. He believes that every human being should be treated and respected equally no matter his or her appearance. Atticus’ sense of justice redeems Maycomb County from their prejudice. Scout’s standing on the Radley’s porch makes her understand Boo’s situation. Jem’s overcoming the fear of Mrs. Dubose allows himself to read to her. Atticus’ defending Tom Robinson makes the judges actually discuss the case. Scout’s standing on the Radley’s porch makes her understand Boo’s situation. Boo Radley has always been the center of rumor. He has been regarded as a monster that stabbed his father with scissors. Scout has always been afraid of him…show more content…
Tom Robinson is a black man who is accused of raping Mayella Ewell. In Maycomb County, there is still serious racism going on and Blacks have not been treated right. However, Atticus still decides to take the case and defend Tom Robinson even though he knows that town’s people would insult him and his children. Although Atticus tried his best to prove Tom is innocent and he actually proves it, he still loses the trial. Despite the truth that he lost, Maycomb makes a “baby-step”( p.289). If judges used to take five minutes to decide Blacks’ guilt or innocence, they have taken a lot of time to discuss Tom Robinson’s case. Also, some of White ladies, including Aunt Alexandra and Miss Maudie, try to help Tom’s wife, Helen Robinson. Mr. Link Deas who used to employ Tom Robinson, provides a job for Helen and even protects her from Bob Ewell. Atticus’ defense of Tom Robinson has not made all the changes but has made
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