And it doesn’t matter which color does the hating. It’s just plain wrong” (Muhammad Ali).
In the movie “To Kill a Mockingbird” a lawyer Atticus Finch is given the task of defending an innocent man from an undeserving rape charge. Being a white man he takes the liberty of defending a black man, what is a very rare thing those days. In his case, he gives to his children and other people a great example of justice, which is the main question raised in the movie. A person without humanity is just a creature but prejudice and inability to step over principles of racism makes him a wild animal without any feelings.
Throughout all of this, Atticus is determined to raise his children with the right morals and ethics in this prejudiced society and environment. He’s doing all his best to teach his children what is love and sympathy, because it’s a lack of it in the world. What makes you a real personality according to Atticus thoughts and beliefs is always to be ready to help those who need it, to set on the rights of those who can’t do it by themselves and simply to be just and fair concerning him and others.
There is an establishing shot in the dead of night in which Atticus reads a book under a lamp, surrounded by darkness and engulfed by the lone light of his lamp. It gives a metaphoric impression that he is a man protecting the light of truth in a dark and hostile environment. Tragic period of racism and genocide are gone long ago. However, it’s not that easy to get rid of human bias, the time can’t change everything that’s why in present days one can observe cases of injustice and social division. The task of every human being is to be fair that is the first step to defeat injustice and social inequality.
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