"What's wrongs", says will. “I saw someone being bullied and I don’t know what to do about it.” “You need to stand up for them”, says Mike.
“But how?” “You gotta be like Atticus, remember for To Kill a Mockingbird. He stood up for himself against the racist people in the town and represented Tom because he knew it was the right thing to do”, says Will.
“But what if they start to bully me?” “Then you gotta act like Ruth from The Color of Water. She married two black men and had children despite knowing people would talk about her. She sacrificed her own reputation to raise her children to the best she possibly could”, Mike says.
“But I want to protect myself, I think my safety is more important” “But think about it, there are plenty of people who can’t stick up for themselves, but you can. Think about McMurphy from Cuckoo’s Nest. He stood up for the patients because they couldn’t do it on their own. You have a chance to stick up for those who are too scared to stand up to this bully and be a hero like McMurphy”, Will exclaims.
“But what good would it do me? What would I gain from helping?” “You could always be seen as a good person. Think about juror number 8 from 12 Angry Men. He didn’t have anything to gain by arguing of behalf of defendant, but it was the right thing to do, and because of that we see him as a good person. That good person can now be you, so don’t miss your opportunity to help”, Mike says.