Lool: To Kill a Mockingbird and Children Essay

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To Kill a Mockingbird The 1930’s come around and the black must not mix with the white. It seems like a natural thing for the people of Maycomb county. But do we truly understand how it feels to be in that situation? To be forced to dislike someone because of the color of their skin? To be that colored person and have no chance at winning an argument or ever having the chance to express your opinion? In the story “To Kill a Mockingbird”, Harper Lee expresses unique perspectives about Tom Robinsons trial; Atticus, the children and the townspeople experience the trial very differently. Throughout the book, Atticus tells the children to fight for what they believe in. “... No matter what anyone says to you, don’t let ‘em get your goat. Try to fight with your head for a change” (Lee 76). Along with Atticus supporting Tom Robinson, a black man on trial, a lot of negative comments were passed around town. The children were faced with situations that made them very displeased. When attacked by other children at school about the trial, Scout defends herself the only way she knows how to which is to fight. In the eyes of Atticus, to testify for a colored innocent man was the right thing to do. He explains to Scout that although kids may tease her, she must use her words to show the other children at school that her father defending a black man is the right thing. After Robinsons first verdict, Atticus seems disappointed that they lost but reassures Robinson that they will have another chance to prove him not guilty. “We’re not through this yet. They’ll be another appeal, you can count on that’’ (213). Atticus was determined to get another appeal to prove Robinson not guilty. He was willing to again go against what normal Maycomb people would do which is take the white side, and fight for the rights of colored people. He would not give yup until Robinson was found not guilty. After…