What did the crowd in the balcony do as Atticus enters and exits the courtroom?
I have have to write a paper explaining some key points in the movie.
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The whole balcony stands as a sign of respect to Atticus.
When Atticus leaves the courtroom after the trial, the balcony (which was seating for the "colored" people - although Jem, Scout, and Dill are also up there) stands as a sign of respect and appreciation towards Atticus. In the novel, Scout is told the by minister up there with them to stand because her father is "passing by."
the crowd stands up as they honour him for supporting the black people. back then the black people were the victim of racism
The whole crowd of blacks in the balcony rises up and stand in attention when Atticus walked past after the verdict of the trial that Tom Robinson was guilty as charged was given. It was a sign of gesture to respect and appreciate the hard work that Atticus has put in defending the blacks even though he knows that the result of the trial would not be in his favor due to the favoritism of the whites than to the blacks by the judges.
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