Character Analysis: To Kill A Mockingbird

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“Sometimes it is better to lose and do the right thing than to win and do the wrong thing.”-Tony Blair. In the book, To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch realized this very truth. When someone approached Atticus about defending a black man named Tom Robinson, Atticus had a serious decision to make. MayElla Ewell recently accused Tom of raping her, and Atticus would have to prove otherwise. In this time, white people thought of black people as lower than them and did not treat them fairly. Atticus did not act with this arrogance towards people of color. He believed all men deserved equal treatment. Therefore, he accepted the job. All people who dive into this story agree that Atticus is an exceptional lawyer. However, some believe he did the…show more content…
Everyone in town knew Atticus as a wise man and lawyer. Atticus was an older man, with many years of experience under his belt, which he applied both in his daily life, and in his job in law. Atticus dug deep into any case bestowed upon him, so he could best serve his client. Atticus proved himself time and again as an effective and vigilant lawyer, perfect to help Tom Robinson. Because of his persistence and wisdom, Atticus discovered proof pointing to Tom’s innocence. With no eye witnesses, the case reached a new level of difficulty. However, Tom had people willing to testify to his character, which brought proof. Atticus also pointed out inconsistencies in the statements of the prosecution witnesses and attacked questionable claims. Atticus found substantial amounts of proof to help Tom. Giving them an even better chance, the whole town knew their opponents as unreliable and uncouth people. Within the Ewell family, everyone lived less than average lives. The Ewell children hardly went to school, and hardly worked diligently. What made it worse? Their father, Bob Ewell, a menace to the town, lied and cheated, and even beat his own children. With people this unreliable as the opposing side, Atticus surely had a chance at succeeding. If the court looked past the color of the trial participants’ skin and truly observed the whole case in truth, the would realize Tom’s

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