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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a coming-of-age story of Scout Finch and her brother Jem in 1930s Maycomb County Alabama Through their neighborhood meanderings and the example of their father they grow to understand that injustice is a very-real part of their lives This prejudice affects everyone in Maycomb County including Scout and Jem It is the injustice of their world as represented in one lawsuit that had the potential to tear Maycomb County apart Even though someones reputation or appearance tells otherwise injustice can tear apart one mans life get another wrongly accused and condemn another to a life of solitude Prejudice occurs many times during the novel but always seems to revolve around three men Atticus Finch Tom Robinson and Boo Arthur Radley Atticus Finch was a well-respected man and had a well-respected practice as a lawyer He was a model father teaching his tomboy daughter Scout and troubled son Jem to be honest kind and courageous through his own example However Atticuss reputation as a good man gave him no protection when he agreed to take up the case of Tom Robinson a black man accused of raping a young white woman Before the case Atticus was revered in Maycomb County for his morals and tidy appearance However during the case most considered him a nigger-lover and a few of these men went so far as to endanger his life and the lives of his children The black community and some of the more liberal people saw that Atticus was only trying to be fair and trying to save a man from being wrongly accused Even Atticuss own sister did not approve of his representing a black man Atticus however followed his morals and represented Tom Robinson to the best of his ability even risking his own life for him Tom Robison was a respectable kind and humble Negro that was crippled early in his life by a cotton
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