Theme Of Acceptance In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Acceptance in a Black and White World In Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, the small town of Maycomb is still stuck in the mindset of a racial environment. The idea that acceptance can go a long way is truly professed in To Kill a Mockingbird. The significance of accepting the ways of others is acknowledged by Atticus Finch during Tom Robinson’s trial, by Scout Finch when she final sees the true identity of Boo Radley, and once again, by the entire family's perspective on their cook Calpurnia. Atticus Finch could be the man to change Maycomb’s outlook on Tom Robinson and the rest of his community. Atticus didn't ask for this case, but was given it because of the respect of the court he possessed. Atticus would do his best to allow Tom Robinson to acquire the respect he deserved. No matter the color he was nor what he was accused of Atticus accepted Tom and his case with open arms. In Mr. Finch’s closing statement he said, “We know all men are not created equal in the sense some people would have us believe - some people are smarter than others, some people have more opportunity because they are born with it, some men make more money than others, some ladies make better cakes than others… But there is one way in this country in which all men are created equal… That institution, gentlemen, is a court.” (205). Atticus had shown everyone in the courtroom that this man, that they disqualify as an equal to their society because of his color, shall be

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