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To Kill A Mockingbird Reflection

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“The one place where a man ought to get a square deal is in a courtroom, be he any color of the rainbow, but people have a way of carrying their resentments right into a jury box”(Lee 252). In the book Jem and Scout are exposed to many events that kids their age don't have to be, which teaches them that they may need to adjust their behaviour or views based on the situation. Throughout the book Atticus constantly talks to his kids about treating everyone fairly. As the book goes on Jem and Scout’s attitude change and they learn to treat everyone the same no matter what they look like. The first character that I will be looking at is Tom Robinson. Tom is one of the most important characters in the book. He is one of the centerpieces of the court case. He is accused of sexually harassing Mayella Ewell at her house. Although he is being accused of this it is quite false, as we learn that Mayella was coming onto Tom in this instance. Throughout the book you constantly get reminded of how Tom is black and is treated differently because of it. He is mistreated in the court and is constantly being being attacked by racists citizens. In the middle of all this is Atticus Finch. He is fighting for Tom in the court case and he is seemingly caught in the middle of all the conflicts between the white community and Tom Robinson. In one situation, Atticus is sitting in front of the county jail with a light and his newspaper when he is suddenly approached by a group of men who wanted to
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