Quotes from atticus about the trial
Atticus Finch Quotes (33 quotes)
Atticus Finch Quotes
If there's one thing that we learned from jeggings, Uggs, and chain wallets, it's that the majority isn't always right. But Atticus doesn't need anyone to teach him that lessons. He already knows that individual conscience is a better guide to justice than majority opinion. Look at all those folks, it's like a Roman carnival. This is one reason that courtroom cameras are controversial : making trials public is one way of guaranteeing that they're fair not that it worked in this case , but it also turns the whole thing into a circus.
Atticus cares deeply about the rights of individuals regardless of race, making him an important role model for his daughter, Scout, from whose perspective the novel is written. Until you climb into his skin and walk around in it. You know the truth, and the truth is this: some Negroes lie, some Negroes are immoral, some Negro men are not to be trusted around women—black or white. But this is a truth that applies to the human race and to no particular race of men. There is not a person in this courtroom who has never told a lie, who has never done an immoral thing, and there is no man living who has never looked upon a woman without desire.
In our courts, when it's a white man's word against a black man's, the white man always wins.
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He is a lawyer living in a small town and a single father doing his best in raising his two kids — Jem and Scout. Atticus is as close to the perfect parent as we can only imagine. - Here, Atticus articulates the central lesson he wants to convey to Scout, which is that empathy is the key to understanding others. By the end of the novel, Scout has begun using empathy to understand others.
Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Join Goodreads. Quotes tagged as "atticus-finch" Showing of It's when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what. I wish I could keep 'em all away from you.