Unpopular Atticus

Would you hold on to something that you believed in even if it was not popular to do so? Would you do the right thing even if others around you threatened you?

“I’m no idealist to believe firmly in the integrity of our courts and in the jury system – that is no ideal to me, it is a living.” That was Atticus Finch, in chapter 20, from the book To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

He was a man of convictions and the ability to act on them as a lawyer as he attempted to save a falsely accused man’s life. Amongst the sadness in the book was inspiration. Amongst the injustice and lies, a man trying to bring about honesty.

The movie starring Gregory Peck was excellent. Depicting not only his character with the position he held, but as a father and person of a community, of a society.  It was well done. 🙂

“Conformity becomes enforced not by the secret police at the door, but by the fear of majority opinion.” Anon

 

 

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s