Who is Atticus defenfing? What are townspeople saying about the case? What is Atticus’ response to the gossip?

Who is Atticus defenfing? What are townspeople saying about the case? What is Atticus’ response to the gossip?

Who is Atticus defenfing? What are townspeople saying about the case? What is Atticus’ response to the gossip?

Who is Atticus defenfing? What are townspeople saying about the case? What is Atticus’ response to the gossip?
This is an excellent question. As we look at the book, we can say that there is really no one who defends Atticus. He is so much in the minority in his opinions that most people don’t even see eye to eye with him. This does not mean that others do not share his convictions. Ms. Maudie certainly does, as do people like Heck Tate. But they do not protect or defend him. We can see this when Atticus is almost beaten by a mob. No one is there except for Scout. In fact, if Scout hadn’t been there, Atticus would have gotten hurt. The people are saying that Atticus should not defend a black man. They are so racist that they are blind, and we can say that they do not care about justice. For the town it is a black and white issue. Atticus knows this, but he still holds firmly to his convictions. In fact, he knows that he is going to lose the trial, but he will still try his best to win. Here is a small dialogue between Atticus and Scout:“Atticus, are we going to win it?” “No, honey.” “Then why—” “Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win,” Atticus said.