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Within the piece of literature, To Kill a Mockingbird there is a character named Atticus who has something in which he passionately believes in.

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Arjun Bhatnagar Connecting and Understanding In the realm of literature most characters do have something they believe in. These beliefs are what the characters stand up for and eagerly defend. Within the piece of literature, To Kill a Mockingbird there is a character named Atticus who has something in which he passionately believes in. This belief denotes the way Atticus and his family lives their lives while also providing a moral backbone for the story. Atticus stands up for and strongly believes in empathy and equality. As the main character, Scout, finds frustration and hypocrisies around her that Atticus is able to understand and help her learn about the importance of equality. ...read more.

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When Atticus stands up for equality he makes sure to express that there is good within everyone. As Scout meets cruel people Atticus explains to her that everyone has good qualities within them. When Scout has to help her brother read to a morphine addict she shows extreme distaste. The woman is mean and very rude to her and Atticus. Atticus explains to her that the lady is suffering and inside she has a kind soul. The fair lady, according to Atticus, tries very hard to stop being addicted so Scout learns that the lady was inherently good. ...read more.

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Ewell's guilt and prejudice were the real culprits, not Tom Robinson. The town, however, is also prejudice so it finds Tom Robinson guilty of a crime he never committed. This result is saddening to Atticus, but he is glad that he could stand up for his belief in human equality. Atticus manages to also expose the severity of the racism that laces the novel. The concepts of empathy and equality are fully supported by Atticus. His beliefs show what is right and what is wrong throughout the novel. They shape the main characters and also provide a moral backbone for the reader. His strong adherence to his beliefs shows that characters must always stand up for what they believe in. The beliefs of certain character are the indicators that make them unique. ...read more.

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