To Kill a Mokingbird Argument Essay

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Could you imagine what it might be like to be a white lawyer and have to stand up for a black man accused of rape of a white woman in a racist county? In the book To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper
Lee, Atticus Finch sits in a chair in front of the Macomb County jail protecting Tom Robinson, when the mob group showed up demanding to kill Tom Robinson. Atticus refuses to leave his side because
he is a man who stands up for what he believes no matter what. Even though he loses in the end, Atticus defends Tom Robinson when he is accused of raping a local white woman. In the case of Tom
Robinson, it makes sense for Atticus Finch to defend him because Atticus does the right thing no matter what, and Atticus lived by the Golden Rule. The first reason why makes sense for Atticus to
defend Tom Robinson is that Atticus has the best interests of others at heart. He tries to do the right thing no matter what. Atticus even helped his brother and paid for his education “...He
invested his earnings in his brother's education” (5). This quote shows how Atticus is always thinking of others even to the point of giving up his money to pay for his brother’s college. Another
example of this is that Atticus is talking about the case and that he won't win the case because Tom is black and white always win against black during this time. “Simply because we were licked a
hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win”(101). This evidence shows how Atticus believes in doing what’s right, no matter what, even if there is no way to win. These
quotes show that Atticus should defend Tom Robinson because he likes to help people even if it is hard. The second reason why makes sense for Atticus to defend Tom Robinson is that he follows the
Golden Rule, which means he puts himself in other’s shoes. Jem, Dill, and Scout are making a play of Boo Radley and Atticus tells them to stop. “Atticus tells Jem, Dill, and Scout to stop
tormenting Boo Radley. He asks them how they’d feel if he barged into their rooms without knocking…” (65). This shows that like him, Atticus expects his children to put themselves in other’s shoes
and respect everyone. When it comes to another neighbor, Atticus is talking about Mrs. Dubose and if Jem reads to her it can help her with her addiction. “I wanted you to see something about her. I
wanted you to see what real courage is- instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand” (177-178). This quote shows how Atticus can put himself in anyone’s shoes, even
mean Mrs. Dubose. He has respect for and will defend anyone. These quotes show that Atticus should defend Tom Robinson because Atticus makes his children do the right because he likes to do the
right thing and him what's his children to be like him. Some may say that it does not make sense for Atticus to defend Tom. Some think this because it is an unpopular thing to do in Maycomb. “Yeah,
but Atticus aim to defend him. That’s what I don't like about it”(218). This shows that Atticus defending Tom Robinson is an unpopular thing to do in his town. My claim is stronger because Atticus
doesn’t care about doing things that are unpopular; he does the right thing. In all, yes it makes sense for Atticus Finch to defend Tom Robinson because he does the right thing no matter what even
if people don’t like his decisions. Atticus lived by the golden rule and made his children follow the Golden Rule which means he puts the interests of others at heart. He tries to do the right
thing no matter what. Now can you imagine what it would be like if you were a lawyer defending a black man in Maycomb County in the 1930’s?

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