What's a good quote that shows how Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird helps defend the underprivileged and blacks.
In his summation at the conclusion of the trial of Tom Robinson, Negro of the South in the 1930s, is charged with the rape of a white woman, Atticus Finch tells the jury that Tom is not guilty, but someone in that courtroom is. He points to the crux of the situation: "Mayella tempted a Negro....No code mattered to her before she broke it, but it came crashing down on her afterwards."
So, while acknowledging before the jury what he knows is foremost in their minds--the secret code of Southern society--Atticus also acknowleges that not all people are equal. For, some are more...
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