Good Stuff

InĀ To Kill a Mockingbird Atticus is talking to the kids, and he says, “There’s nothing more sickening to me than a low-grade white man who’ll take advantage of a Negro’s ignorance. Don’t fool yourselves–it’s all adding up and one of these days we’re going to pay the bill for it. I hope it’s not in you children’s time.” This trial seemed to hit Atticus very hard. It definitely brought out the worst in most and the best in him. He definitely gave it his all even though he knew that they were not going to let Tom go. Atticus believes in being kind and just to everyone, not just to white people. He says, “…let me tel you something and don’t you forget it–whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from, that white man is trash.” This is a very strong passage, because you never see Atticus get mad towards anyone and he is always calm and collected, but this trial really upset him because he wanted everyone else to treat the Negros how they deserve to be treated, just like everyone else. He knows that they deserve all the rights and everything if not more than what everyone else has. He strongly believes in truth and justice, and he wants it as much for the Negros as he does for himself.

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