To Kill a Mockingbird

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“Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win,” Atticus Finch, a courageous defense attorney, states powerfully. In an old southern town in the 1930’s, it takes an unprecedented man who is willing to rise above prejudices and preconceptions to defend a black man accused of rape. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Atticus Finch does just that. His alacrity to do what is right, even if he is guaranteed to lose the battle, demonstrations his heroicness. Although many of the other characters in the novel exhibit innumerable heroic characteristics, Atticus is the most significant hero due to his sense of justice, his immense courage, and his love and respect for humanity. For starters, Atticus Finch is a hero due to his sense of justice and integrity. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird, this is evidenced when Atticus attempts to secure the release of an innocent black man named Tom Robinson, ignoring the town’s collective disapproval of his actions. Throughout the trial, Atticus uncovers several holes in the accusers’, ...

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