If you think that, you must not have read “To Kill a Mockingbird,” points out Ashe Schow in the Washington Examiner.
Atticus Finch is a monster. Sure, heâ€™s one of historyâ€™s most beloved literary characters (he was even played by Gregory Peck in a film adaptation) but heâ€™s also, to use the parlance of our time, historyâ€™s greatest rape apologist. …
With the increasing focus on sexual assault, if â€œTo Kill A Mockingbirdâ€ were taught in womenâ€™s studies classes today, Finch would have to be labeled the villain of the book for not accepting at face value an accuserâ€™s tale of rape and for posing difficult, painful questions to her on the witness stand.
Finch was the defense attorney for Tom Robinson, a black man accused of raping a white woman, Mayella Ewell. Ewell and her father both claimed that Robinson beat and raped her, but Finch dared question the account.