Part 1: One of several other quotes of Atticus is, “Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win,” which is about the Tom Robinson case. Ever since the 1860s, in which slavery and the Civil War took place in, the racism of whites being more significant than blacks has existed from then to the 1960s.
Quote about Tom Robinson:Tom Robinson’s a colored man, Jem. No jury in this part of the world’s going to say, ‘We think you’re guilty, but not very,’ on a charge like that. It was either a straight acquittal or nothing.”Quote from Character:“Did you harm her in any way?” “I did not, suh.” “Did you resist her advances?” “Mr. Finch, I tried. I tried to ‘thout bein’ ugly to her. I didn’t wanta be ugly, I didn’t wanta push her or nothin’.”