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Function of the Statement in Line 50

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Atticus Finch’s Closing Argument to the Jury, from To Kill A Mockingbird

Lee, Harper. "Chapter 20." To Kill a Mockingbird. Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1960. N. pag. Print.

The statement in line 50 (“In our...created equal”) is

A

a sarcastic remark meant to criticize the prejudice of the jury.

B

a historical fact meant to provide precedent for the current case.

C

an allusion meant to reinforce the speech’s theme of fairness.

D

a metaphor meant to explain the concept of justice in concrete terms.

E

an optimistic aside meant to inspire the audience.