Atticus the Hero in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

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Martin Luther King and Gandhi are one of the few people who changed society, and stood on their own. They were individuals who didn’t worry what other people thought. They decided to bring a change in the society. King and Gandhi fought for their own rights and freedom. Lots of people get influenced by a person and make him as a leader, So he can do all the work for them while others were lazy. So this shows that a person can change a society. In “To kill a mocking bird” by Harper lee, in the county of Macomb, Atticus a lawyer defending a black man at that point of the time is changing the society. So lee clearly sends this message to his readers by using Atticus and some other characters in To Kill Mockingbird.

Atticus a lawyer in Maycom County defends a black man. By said that a white woman accuses that a black man rapped her. Atticus’s children are in confusion and constantly ask their father about his case. Atticus said”….If I didn’t I couldn’t hold up my head in town, I couldn’t represent this county in the legislature. (75). Clearly we can see that he has lots of respect to this county and for blacks. Atticus wants his children to ignore what everybody thinks on him about defending a negro. During a conversation between Jem and Atticus, tells jem,” As you grow older, you'll see white men cheat black men every day of your life, whenever a white man does that to a black man, that white man is a trash.” (223). At the court Atticus is sure that he will lose but want to make a statement to this racist society. He wants this county treat black people just how they treat white people. Atticus states in the court,”… know the truth….some Negroes lie some Negroes are immoral….There is no person in this courtroom who ha...

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...ds to a black people church? Cal answered,” They’s my comp’ny….. it’s the same God ain’t it?”(119). Clearly Calpurina is know as leader in this society for bring white kids to black people church. So the society should learn from this.

I want to conclude by saying that there are lots of leaders in real life an in To Kill A Mockingbird. on the other hand you have to ignore people who make wrong decision to change society like Bob Well not teelin truth in the court. He said,” I'm real sorry they picked you to defend that nigger that raped my Mayella. I don't know why I didn't kill him myself instead of going' to the sheriff. That would have saved you and the sheriff and the taxpayers lots of trouble...” this shows that a man can change society in both way but mostly in good reasons.Lee proves that a man can change society and we have to learn from it and not be lazy.
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