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Atticus Finch Role In To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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Some people do not know right from wrong, in, To Kill a Mockingbird we know that there was a black man accused of rape, given it is the 1930s in the South U.S, nobody will support this man, except Atticus Finch, a man that stands up for what is right. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee uses the character Atticus Finch to show that it is important for people to stand up for what is right because otherwise justice will never have a chance to prevail. Atticus shows this when he defends Tom, teaches Jem after the trial, and Atticus teaches Scout about the way she acts towards others.
Atticus had shown justice and the decision between right and wrong when he was defending Tom in the court house. For example Atticus had said " I am confident that you gentlemen will review without passion the evidence you have heard, come to a decision, and restore this defendant to his family. In the name of god, do your duty" (Lee 274-275). Clearly this example has shown that Atticus is a man that wanted justice and for the truth to prevail. This shows that he only sees Tom as as a defandant and not as black man. Atticus was standing up for what was right and was being brave because if he wasn't then the truth will never get a chance to prevail. Atticus was trying to explain that without showing passion they should take a decision and that they should think about the evidence given and not just trust a white man and not a black man because of their color. Overall, Atticus was trying to have justice to prevail for Tom Robinson and sometimes this dosen't happen and effects people such as Jem was affected after the trial.
As the trial for Tom ended, Atticus teaches Jem what is right and what is wrong. Atticus was an important person when it came to standing up for what is right. When he was appointed to defend Tom, he did it because he knew that he did not have a chance to be defended properly by another person. Therefore, he took the challenge because he believed justice can prevail. Atticus is a character that cares a...

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