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Poems Essay

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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and A Time to Kill directed by Joel Schumacher are fictional pieces where both protagonists are lawyers who are trying to be fathers and dealing with the hate by those who oppose their views. In Mockingbird, a man named Atticus Finch is an only father with two kids whom he is trying to raise while doing his job as a lawyer. Atticus teaches his kids how to deal with other people and is trying to be a good role model for them by following the words he says. Similar to Atticus, Jake Brigance is also a lawyer and family oriented but instead of teaching his children to deal with people, he sends ...view middle of the document...

Both men have cases that are impossible to win but the outcomes are different. In A Time to Kill Jake was able to prove that a black man can have a fair trial and winning while in Mockingbird Atticus lost but both protagonist took on cases even if the outcome may not be great. Two very different outcomes of similar trials are illustrated in both products, but in the end it is possible for there to be justice even if the outcome is not as expected. The inner strength of both lawyers is a step towards justice because with their strength they are able to make other see the truth. Atticus accepted a case that may harm both himself and his family, but he did it because that is what was right. He fought and tried to win a case even if he knew the outcome would not be fair. His bravery to take on a case and fight seriously for a black man will do justice because at least Tom Robinson would be able to have fair chance. Otherwise Tom Robinson would be with an attorney who did not care and lose; not knowing what would have happened if he did have a great attorney. Tom was also able to expose the Ewells publicly and change at least one person's view about Tom Robinson because the jury took hours debating whether Tom Robinson was guilty or not. Although Atticus wasn't able to save Tom he was able to convince one person to see the truth and that is still justice because not all people would think Tom Robinson was guilty. Jake also took on a case

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