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The novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee was written in 1960. The novel takes place in the South of Maycomb, Alabama in the 1930s. This book talks about racism, segregation, and slavery. It shows how not every white man was horrible. A black man, named Tom Robinson, was accused of raping a white girl and was taken to court. A man named Atticus, who is edificated, stood against against the case and defended Tom. Atticus is a honest and moral man, who stands up for everyone’s rights. Atticus stood up for Tom even though he knew society wouldn’t agree. “”They’re certainly entitled to think that, and they’re entitled to full respect for their opinions,” said Atticus,’ “but before I can live with other folks I’ve got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.”” -144. By this, Atticus understood that a man’s moral principle was a man’s honor. Without integrity a man was weak and was not good for his family and community. He says that he has to do what he thinks is right not what others think. He has antagonized many people but still continued doing the right thing. Atticus didn’t apprehension before helping Tom. This shows Atticus doesn’t care about what others think, he only cares about the right things. He will go against society but will support rightness. Atticus wants to be respected and be a good lawyer. “”If you shouldn’t be defendin’ him, then why are you doin’ it?” “For a number of reasons,” said Atticus. “The main one is, if I didn’t I couldn’t hold up my head in town, I couldn’t represent this country in the legislature, I couldn’t even tell you or Jem not to do something again.”” -100. Atticus talks about how he shouldn’t be defending Tom but he still is. He says that he wouldn’t be proud to be himself he he just went with society and not done his work as a lawyer. This quote shows that Atticus would be wants to be respect by everyone in the state. He thinks he wouldn’t be respected if he was a bad lawyer and just went with society. Atticus is a good father and teaches Scout and Jem right from wrong. “You couldn’t, but they could and did. The older you grow the more of it you’ll  see. The one place where a man ought to get a square deal is in a courtroom, be he any color of the rainbow, but people have a way of carrying their resentments right into a jury box. As you grow older, you’ll see white men cheat black men every day of your life, but let me tell you something and don’t you forget it — whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from, that white man is trash.” -295. Atticus tells Scout and Jem that everyday you will see a white man treating a black man wrong. He also says that no matter who the white man is, whether he’s rich or how fine he or if he’s prowess, the man is trash. The man is a bad person. Atticus loves his kids and is a good father he also teaches them a lot. In the novel, Atticus has a deceptively set of beliefs and values. “…I do my best to love everybody…”-107 This shows that unlike the other people in the community who are racist and obsessed with class and social position, Atticus tries to look at everyone as an individual like Tom and Boo Radley. He sees good in everyone and he is kind. He will will also treat subordinates equally as he does to everyone else. He also wants his children to be like him and not like the people in the community. In conclusion, Atticus, in To Kill a Mockingbird, is a honest and moral man, who stands up for everyone’s rights. Atticus stood up for Tom even though he knew society wouldn’t agree. He also wants to be respected and be a good lawyer. Atticus is a good father and teaches his Scout and Jem right from wrong. Atticus also has a deceptively set of beliefs and values. He is different from the people in his community. Atticus is a good father and a good man. He is not like anyone in the community,