You would find the book To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee very interesting. The book is kind of a mystery. The book will make you want to keep reading about it. The main characters of this book are Jem Finch, Scout Finch, Atticus Finch, and Tom Robinson. I honestly think that it does make sense for Atticus to take a stand for Tom Robinson. Tom is convicted, and some of the white folks are not too happy about Atticus accusing Mayella and her Bob of lying.
The first reason to support my claim is that Atticus believes in the Golden Rule. As Atticus has explained to Scout many times about this, He is doing this because he values equality and justice. The Golden Rule is “Treat all others the way you want to be treated”. Even though Mrs. Dubose is not respectful towards Atticus; Atticus still treats her with respect. Atticus treats all others with respect even if in return he gets rudeness or unkind actions or words. Atticus treats Calpurnia with respect even though she’s a “Negro”. This shows that Atticus treats everyone with respect even if he does not get respect in return.
Atticus has many good characteristics. Such as “Atticus went to the jailhouse to protect Tom Robinson”. This shows that Atticus is protective. Another detail is “Atticus hopes and prays that his children can get through life without bitterness”. This shows that Atticus loves his children and is a caring father. Also Atticus is determined. He tries to win the case even though he knows he’s licked before he begins. Atticus politely proves that Bob Ewell is a liar; he respectfully questions Mayella about Tom's crisis. This shows that he respects everyone. All of these examples show that Atticus has good characteristics.
Due to Atticus doing his job and what is right his children are put in danger and tortured. One example of the children being taunted and tortured is due to Atticus defending a black man, Scout and Jem find themselves whispered at and taunted, and have trouble keeping their tempers. One example is Bob Ewell is upset about the case and takes it out on Atticus’s children even though they had nothing to do with the case. Bob Ewell was out of his mind for attacking Atticus’s children, shown when he tried to harm Scout and Jem. Arthur Radley was the one who stabbed Bob Ewell. Bob Ewell was stopped before he had a chance to harm and or kill the children. Arthur Radley (Boo Radley) stopped Bob before he could harm Scout and Jem. In the end Bob Ewell was stopped and the children survived Jem's arm is broken, and Boo Radley is the one who carried Jem home. Atticus thinks that Jem killed Bob Ewell and he starts planning Jem's legal defense. Atticus believes in justice and the justice system.
It really does make sense for Atticus to stand up for Tom Robinson. Atticus does what is right even if his children are put in harm. He defended Tom Robinson even though he knew he was licked before he even began. My views are worth consideration toward the reader because it gives the reader better understanding of the book. Also it lets the reader understand my perspective of the book.
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