Atticus demonstrates his character by defending Tom Robinson. Atticus leads by example, showing the highest respect for everyone in Maycomb, not discriminating by color or class. His serious defense for Tom Robinson, a black man accused of raping a white woman, proves his high ideals. Atticus fights a hopeless battle against the racism in the town. Atticus not only shows his non prejudice through the trial of Tom Robinson, but also through his everyday dealings with Calpurnia.
Atticus is a treasured lawyer in the novel and is an inspirational role model for his kids and many others in Maycomb County. Atticus is seen taking the road not taken by others; when he is defending Tom Robinson, thus proving that he puts others before himself and most importantly when he uses teaching methods and values that are immensely different than other peoples. In the novel, Atticus defends a colored individual in a racist and sexist society. He willingly accepts the responsibility of defending Tom Robinson; a man accused of raping and abusing a white woman named, Mayella Ewell. Atticus accepts the label ‘nigger lover’ and takes the case knowing he is going to lose no matter how hard he tries to succeed.
Atticus Finch is a hero because he defended a black man in court, proved his abilities and intelligences, and cared for everybody equally. During a time when black people were thought to be lower than white people, Atticus defended a black man in court. He said to his children, "I'm simply defending a Negrohis name's Tom Robinson," (pg. 75). It required a lot of confidence and caring for Atticus to defend Tom, and the black community knew that Tom did not stand a chance without Atticus' help.
Through all the struggles and pressures, he stands strong as a very positive father figure, making sure to educate his children with important values including equality, bravery, and knowledge. Regardless of one?s race or colour, Atticus has a fair attitude towards all people. Early in the novel, a black man named Tom Robinson was accused of raping a white woman. Atticus took on the case to defend Tom without another thought simply because he treats everyone equally. From the moment he agreed to defend Tom, he knew right away that it was a case he could not hope to win.
Atticus Finch was raised on the Finch Landing by his father, which is also the reason he is literate, because his father taught him how to read and write, along with his brother, Jack and sister, Alexandra. Later on he attended law school, making him a complete Defense Lawyer. He was then appointed to Tom Robinson, by Judge Taylor. Atticus was a compelling and a trustworthy member of the community and had a chance of actually freeing everyman he had defended. In Harper Lee's, To Kill A Mockingbird, Atticus Finch is illustrated as a valued individual in the community of Maycomb, a man that legitimately believes that justice prevail, and also that is portrayed as a hero for all.
This shows that atticus is not like the other people in Maycomb he considers every man to be equal to one another. Judge Taylor comes to Atticus to defend Tom Robinson because he knows he’s the only man in Maycomb that is fit to do to the job, and do it fairly. While thinking about taking the offer Atticus firsts thinks about his kids and how it will affect their lives. Atticus says “…do you think I could face my children otherwise? You know what’s going to happen as well as I do, Jack, and I hope and pray I can get Jem and Scout through it without bitterness, and most of all, without catching Maycomb’s usual disease.
Huck during their escapade and adventure together comes to regard him with... ... middle of paper ... ... of great practical sense, who could endure pain and discover the truths of life that provided Huck with safety. His life as a slave was hard, but physically perhaps it was not as demanding as that of Frederick Douglass, who many times escaped death at the hands of his masters. Frederick Douglass’s determination to be the leading light for other slaves in their search for freedom proved his inspiration. Jim on the other hand was okay with freeing himself from slavery and preventing bad people from harming his friend Huck. The quest for freedom from slavery between Jim and Frederick was common, though the path they use to attain it was different.
He knew that adverse consequences would occur once people knew the truth. He did not care; I was fascinated with his desire to see what... ... middle of paper ... ... let the events that were occurring to demolish his dream. He moved to Chicago because in the North the conditions were said to be much better than they were in the South for blacks. When times were tough he never gave up. The book is proof that all his hard work paid off.
When his brother, Frank Hayden, is revealed to be a serial ra... ... middle of paper ... ...law. The law is based on equality, and though it is often misguided in a town of racism, he continues the case against Frank, as he must uphold the word of that law; not only was he choosing to prosecute on behalf of a character who was, in the novel, seen by many as racially inferior, he was prosecuting against his own brother, a man famed for his heroism. In conclusion, Wesley Hayden is a strong character, who consistently upholds his morals in the faces of racial and sexual inequality. Despite superficial weakness, that of his limp, he was a stronger sheriff than his son saw him to be. He was morally sound, and was a respectful character.
Atticus uses the world around him to teach his children how to give all people respect no matter what their race or social class is. Atticus Finch is a good-hearted, moral lawyer in the discriminatory town of Maycomb Alabama. Amongst the blabbermouths and discriminatory townspeople of Maycomb, Atticus wants his children to be different from them, and to learn how to respect the dignity of everyone using the changes in their lives to teach them. Throughout To Kill a Mockingbird, Lee develops the character of Atticus by depicting many incidents where Atticus teaches his children life lessons to teach them to respect others equally. Atticus uses the hard times and dramatic change in their lives to teach them