What Does Kill A Mockingbird? By Edmund Burke Essay

755 Words Oct 11th, 2015 4 Pages
Mistake
History has teach generations and generation but hasn’t prevent generations from mistakes. As Edmund Burke once said, “Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little”. During the American Revolution, Edmund Burke played role as opposing for taxes in the colonies. He believe constitutional government should be flexible enough to adapt to changing circumstances nationally or globally. Throughout years, Edmund Burke’s quote has reflect historical events just as Civil Rights Movements and Civil War.
An example that reflect Edmund Burke’s quote is a book written by Harper Lee called To Kill a Mockingbird, because the narrator’s dad named Atticus Finch is helping Tom Robinson with his case unlike other people who are doing nothing to help Tom except believe false evidence. To Kill a Mockingbird is about Scout Finch, narrator, describing her childhood and race problems in Maycomb during the 1930’s. Tom Robinson is convict of rape which leads Atticus to be Tom’s attorney. Scout and Jem, Scout’s brother, hear gossips about the case and Scout tells her dad, “Well, most folks seem to think they’re right and you’re wrong” (Lee 155). Most people in town believe Tom is guilty because Tom is black than rather find evidence that Tom is guilty. Also Atticus states "The only thing we 've got is a black man 's word against the Ewells '... The jury couldn 't possibly be expected to take Tom Robinson 's word” (Lee 73). Atticus explains that even…

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