In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Atticus Finch is a lawyer in the American South who defends Tom Robinson, a Black man wrongfully accused of assault. Society is against Atticus, and he knows before he takes the case that he will most likely not succeed. But he sees a righteous act of justice that needs to be done, and he applies his personal strength and integrity to see it through. The case is decided against Tom and Tom’s end is tragic, but Atticus has given the townspeople, and his own children an example of pursuing true justice.
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