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What is the main reason why Atticus defends Tom Robinson?

 

chera g #137761
May 16, 2011 12:10 PM

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What is the main reason why Atticus defends Tom Robinson?

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jill d #170087
Dec 09, 2011 10:51 AM

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The main reason that Atticus defends Tom is because it's important for him to hold up his "own sense of JUSTICE," and "self-respect." He defends Tom because it's the right thing to do and because it's what he believes in. For him, justice comes first.

Source(s): To Kill a Mockingbird/ Chapter 9

 

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