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The hero in both To Kill a Mockingbird and Witness are used to illustrate the themes in each circumstance In to kill a mockingbird Atticus finch is the hero and he is used to illustrate the theme of racism predujice and also shows that sometimes it is better to do what you think is right and not what others think is right And also in witness John Book is used to illustrate the same themes Another theme they both showed was how people protect others before themselves this could fit into the category of courage Atticus Finch was a man who fought for what he believed in He stood up for what was right not what the popular thing to do was Atticus had a lot of courage to do what he did for Tom Robinson Atticus was not racist and believed in equality amongst people which would have been hard during those days Courage was something Atticus definitely had He was the only white man in town that would stand up for Tom Robinson because he knew it was wrong to accuse him He didnt just go with the popular opinion that blacks were bad but instead he gathered up his courage and fought against the court He knew that he was testifying against an all white jury and that he had no chance to convince them that Tom was guilty but he knew that it was right to at least try Atticus was a man who did not believe in racism He had grown his kids up telling them that racism was not right He taught them that everyone was equal Scout and Jem were still influenced by racism in the public though Atticus told how in the court there was no way for a black man to win against a white man when its the white man who gets to have the decision of what happens
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