Atticus Finch Discrimination In To Kill A Mockingbird

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The Southern town of Maycomb is a very segregated community. For years now, the white people of Maycomb County have always discriminated against the black people. Children are being raised to think that discrimination against the black people is the right thing to do but during the present event of Tom Robinson’s trial for the rape of Mayella Ewell, Atticus Finch (a lawyer and single father of two children) might just be able to convince the white jury of maycomb to claim a black man not guilty of rape. Atticus Finch is an incredibly responsible parent in the town of Maycomb. He is a father of two young children and raises them as a single parent due to the early death of his wife. Allowing his children to be partially raised by a black women proves that he has respect and trusts the kind black people just as much as he would for a white nanny/cook/maid. He wants not only his children, but everyone in the town realize that all people are equal and should be treated with the same amount of respect no matter who they are. Atticus sets a very good example for all of the Maycomb parents because he raises Jem and Scout in a non discriminatory environment therefore making them…show more content…
He puts himself in that person's shoes and tries to look at the situation from their perspective and the fact that he can do that means that he is an extremely rational and understanding person no matter if he is dealing with an adult, child, black person, or white person he knows how to be balanced when talking with other people. Everyone in the town of Maycomb either loves or hates the way Atticus Finch lives and works, but this is because they all have their own personal opinions about him. Atticus does not let other people’s words or actions alter his decisions on whether something is right or
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