Atticus Finch

To Kill A Mockingbird


I have nothing but pity in my heart for the Chief Witness for the State. She is the victim of cruel poverty and ignorance.


She has merely broken a rigid and time-honored code of our society, a code so severe that whoever breaks it is hounded from our midst as unfit to live with.


To begin with, this case should never have come to trial. The State has not produced one iota of medical evidence that the crime Tom Robinson is charged with ever took place.