To Kill a Mockingbird

What is the main reason why Atticus defends Tom Robinson?

To Kill a Mockingbird

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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.


To Kill a Mockingbird/ Chapter 9