Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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Everybody knows the book To Kill a Mockingbird. One of the main storylines in the book was with Atticus, the father of the narrator. Atticus was a lawyer and was assigned to defend a black man in the 1930s. The book To Kill a Mockingbird has many events such as jem scout and dill go up to the radley place and jem has to read to Ms dubose for cutting all her calimesa buds. The story takes place in Maycomb County, Alabama. The book was published in 1960. The main characters included the narrator, Scout, her brother, Jem, their father, Atticus, the house maid Calpurnia (she is black women) and other characters like Ms Dubose and Aunt Alexzandrea. Even though Atticus knew that he had no chance of winning Tom Robinson 's case, he should defend him because he would be a good example for his children and that it is the right thing to do so it makes sense to defend Tom Robinson. The first reason why Atticus should defend tom robinson is because he needs to be a good example for his children. Atticus is a father of two children so he needs to be a good Father. Atticus quotes “ I wanted to show you what real courage is instead of having a gun in his hand. It 's when you know you 're licked before you begin what you started to do and see your way through.” This is an excellent quote to explain that Atticus should defend Tom Robinson. This is in Chapter 11 when Atticus confronts miss Dubose and talks with her without hesitation and then explains to Scout and Jem as a quote saying”I

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