Atticus says that "The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience" (Lee 140). What does he mean by this? How might this quote apply to our world today? Can you relate to this quote? Why or why not? Using evidence from the novel, evidence from the world, and your own personal experiences, explain what this quote means in 3 - 4 well-organized paragraphs.
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The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience." This is a pretty famous quote. It is one of the larger themes of the book. Atticus means that although the majority may agree, each person knows in their heart what the truth is. Each person has the responsibility to step up and do the right thing. This is especially poignant when we consider the Tom Robinson trial.