TKAM essay

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Kelsey Howard
English­ 5th
4/16/15
To Kill A Mockingbird Essay Standing up for people is an important part of life. Sometimes we don’t stand up for people enough, and then other times we do a good job standing up for others. Standing up for people is a good example of conviction. In the novel
To Kill A Mockingbird Atticus shows conviction by defending Tom Robinson in his court case which was if he raped a white woman or not. Stand up for what you believe in even if its you against a crowd.
In the story
To Kill A Mockingbird Tom Robinson is accused of raping a white woman the jury says that he is guilty. Whereas Atticus sticks up for Tom saying he is innocent. Atticus says, “There’s something in our world that makes men lose their heads­ they couldn’t be fair if the tried. In our courts, when it’s a white mans word against a black mans, the white man always win. There ugly, but those are the facts of life.” Atticus didn't have to stick up for Tom he could have just sat down and agreed with the jury that he was guilty but he showed conviction and went against the jury.
In the article
Doing the Right Thing People didn’t show conviction well. In fact the guys father regretted not showing conviction for his son. Professor
Dwyer said “ I think people have a great deal of difficulty being honest and

straightforward.” When you tie this quote into the novel
To kill A Mockingbird
Atticus easily shows conviction by standing up for Tom Robinson . These two stories have two different perspectives. In this article no one shows conviction and then they regretted it later on in there life.
Lastly, in your own life…