Tom Robinson

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Should people help someone who everyone else is against? The novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is set in the 1930’s in the South in Maycomb. In Maycomb, there is a lot of prejudice and racism. Later in the novel, Tom Robinson-a black man- is accused of raping a white woman. Tom Robinson doesn’t have much of a chance because it’s a white person's word against a black man's word, so Judge Taylor assigns Atticus Finch-the guy with the most compassion and integrity in Maycomb-to fight for Tom Robinson in the trial. Atticus FInch should defend Tom Robinson because Atticus knows it’s the right thing to do and this trial could change the way Maycomb treats
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