Good Stuff from To Kill a Mockingbird

“They’ve done it before and they did it tonight and they’ll do it again and when they do it–seems that only children weep.” is the quote I’ll be using. This quote I just found particularly funny, because this is EXACTLY what my dad would say. It’s kind of a passive aggressive thing to say, at least in my opinion. Anyways, in this quote Atticus is talking about how Tom was found guilty by the white jury however, is innocent in the charges of raping Mayella. This is super upsetting to me, because usually when a character in a book/movie says something like “You’d be very lucky if you happened to come out on top” I usually take that message as the situation with the character in it would come out on top. Very cliche. But the fact that it didn’t happen here, even after mentioning the fact that they’d be lucky if they did come out on top, just threw me off completely. Yes, it’s very sad but I actually kind of like the change it brought to the story. Am I insane for thinking that? That’s a question for another day

 

 

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