To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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What's a good quote that shows how Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird helps defend the underprivileged and blacks.

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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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