Essay: Tim Johnson, Rabies, and Racism Grade: N/A View Grade Information. Opens a dialogue

In “To Kill A Mockingbird,” Atticus Finch has to shoot a rabid dog named Tim Johnson. The other townspeople, including the police, did not want to be the one to take the shot, but Atticus did what had to be done. How does the rabid dog in Maycomb represent the disease of racism in the South? Write two to three paragraphs about how racism affects entire communities and why it must be treated like a rabid dog.