Characteristics Of Atticus In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Could Scout and Jem really learn any or take note of defining character traits from Atticus ? Yes , by watching and following Atticus’ beliefs and actions . In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird , by Harper Lee , Scout and Jem don’t really understand their father until a town scandal where an African American man is accused of raping a white girl . Atticus , the lawyer , must really stand up for his beliefs during the trial where he tries to save the innocent man . Atticus must show courage , modesty , and his beliefs for children to see his value and worth . Courage is hard to come by especially when you are not doing it for recognition . Even though Atticus knew there was a great chance they would lose he still fought his hardest for Tom Robinson , the African American , man to be declared innocent in the trial .”... real courage… is when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what ,” pg. 149 . Once…show more content…
266 . After learning a lot of people disagreed with Atticus’ decision to so the right thing Scout knows he would always do the right thing . That he is the kind of person who does not care other’s opinions as long it is the right thing . During the case you discover exactly how gifted Atticus is in court as a lawyer . Which of course you would never know from talking to him because he is modest and has manners . As Miss Maudie said , “ people in their right minds never take pride in their talents , “ pg. 130 . Another example of his humility is when Scout and Jem learned of his shooting . At first they thought he was ashamed of it until Miss Maudie told them the opposite . She explained that when you can do something well without trouble that bragging would be rude and overbearing

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