Character Analysis : To Kill A Mockingbird

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“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” Richard Buckminster Fuller once stated. There are exceptional moments in a society when one can shape events for generations to come. To have courage to move towards progress from an obsolete society can undeniably transform the lives of many. For an individual to use proper judgement to change another person’s living environment, and make the situation better for others is a significant responsibility. In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Atticus Finch presents as an evident contradiction to the society of Maycomb in which racism and injustice are customary in able to emphasize the author’s lesson that one must stand with their own moral code regardless of what others think in order to change society.

To begin with, Martin Luther King declares, ‘Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable. Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals.’ Atticus Finch is a passionate man who works for progress in humanity and chooses justice and fairness by defending the innocent Tom Robinson. However, racism and injustice in the town of Maycomb is shown clearly when Tom Robinson--- a black man, who is wrongly convicted of the rape and beating of Mayella Ewell--- a white woman, is judged as guilty even after the consistent

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