To Kill a Mockingbird


"Contrary to the values of the time, Atticus strongly defended his beliefs against racism. How did the final outcome justify the detriment to himself and his family?"

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The key is that there was very little detriment to his family. Most people gossiped a little, then life went on. The same point is made about Mr. Underwood's editorial about Tom's death. People would threaten to stop subscribing, and businesses would threaten to stop advertising, but no one did. Now, in Atticus Finch's case, Bob Ewell does a horrible thing, but Bob was going to do horrible things anyway--if not to Atticus, then to his own children. So . . . my point is that the outcome DOES justify the detriment, because the detriment was small and the outcome was to open some people's eyes to racial injustice.

i woul like to have a personal respon of atticus "to kill a mockingbird"

Atticus strongly defended his beliefs against racism and, at the end of the story, though it is intended that detrimental effect of his stubbornness had cost Jem to pay, such moral could only provide superficial viewpoint of Harper Lee. Because at the end chapter we see that everybody in Maycomb County stood for Atticus family.

1) Sheriff personally provoked Atticus to fabricate the fact.

2) No gossipmonger in Maycomb county ever discussed this matter.

3) Mr Arthur Radley, the solitary person, never came to the public to disclose this matter to county though he was present at the prime time and might be he was the another witness after Jane Louise.

4) Everything became same as it was before