Atticus personally stands up for Mr. Robinson even with the threat to his own safety. He continues to be neighborly to Mrs. Dubose and her garden, as well as others who he comes in contact with. Atticus is not only a lawyer but he is a single father of two young children. With the help of Calpurnia they raise Jem and scout with a deep-rooted sense of honesty. Gem recalls not ever being hit by his father and the fact that Jem never wants to put his father in that position tells the audience a great deal regarding the father-son dynamic that they share.
Atticus is very humble in the sense that he allows his children to call him by his first name, he believes that they are his equal and doesn’t want them to think he is above them, his humbleness however is never taken as softness. His oh-so-tremendous fatherly ways slip-up though when the children ask about the Ku Klux Klan. He sugar coats the Klan by explaining that “there was a Klan but it was a... ... middle of paper ... ... a hero of the novel. Even though Atticus Finch is an exceedingly reputable and good-natured man, he has more than a few flaws as a character which contract him as the true hero of the novel. However, though Atticus is not a hero of the novel as many readers think, he is a well-rounded and well developed character.
Atticus Finch is a widower and the father or two children. His character can best be summed up as a man whose character is nearly the complete opposite of the general population of the town and indeed, many white people who lived in the southern states of America. He is a man without prejudice and racial hatred and is a good-hearted man of strong morals. He brings up his children the way he sees right, and defends the innocent represented by Tom Robinson in the novel. Atticus is a man who knows no prejudice or racial hatred and this is what makes him unique in the novel.
I certainly am. I do my best to love everybody….I’m hard put, sometimes- baby, it’s never an insult to... ... middle of paper ... ... scout and jem were seen as kids who their father was helping a African American and not a white. They had to be strong and have courage to not believe or feel bad of what people were saying. But be proud on what their dad has done to show them that no one has to be judge or seen as an animal. Tolerance and judgment would fit in the lesson of courage because you need courage people tolerance you need courage from people judgments.
Both Atticus and his children faced life-threatening situations throughout the novel. However, Atticus remained dignified and maintained his strong and high principles. In "To kill A Mockingbird" many lessons are taught to the reader through the narration of Scout and the wise advice given by Atticus. Atticus consistently proves to be a loving, stable and trusting father, an understanding, high principled and wise lawyer and a helpful, respectable and dignified citizen. In conclusion, the attitudes, actions and beliefs of Atticus Finch demonstrate that he is clearly an extremely admirable character.
He makes it a common practice to live his life as he would like his children to live theirs, and thus displays the attributes of an honest, respectable, and kind man. Throughout the trial process, Atticus shows Jem and Scout that true courage is standing up for what you believe in and that all human beings, despite their race, deserve respect. "You never really understand a person until you climb into his skin and walk around in it." This quote shows that Atticus wants his children to get along with people, and so other people will respect them for whom they are. Atticus demonstrates his character by defending Tom Robinson.
The chapters leading up to the trial show how personally this trial is affecting Atticus. It is not just another case to him; he is generally worried about how it is going to turn out. We can see that he is worried because even Jem notices, "Its this Tom Robinson case that's worryin' him" Scout doesn't notice because she is still young, but Jem notices how much this is affecting his father. Atticus believes in being totally honest and straightforward with his questions. He comes across as a very clever person with very clever
When Atticus killed the rabid dog, his children gained a totally different view of him. The whole town had revealed to them the secret of their father, that he was an excellent marksman and a brave man. Scout and Jem saw that Atticus was once brave and daring. Previously they had shunned their father, but now they were proud of him and tried to be like him. Atticus' daughter, Scout, has great respect for her father.
In To Kill A Mockingbird, Scout Finch, a little girl growing up in a small Southern town, tells the story of her childhood, when she witnessed the trial of a Negro falsely accused of raping a white woman. The Negro's lawyer is Scout's father, Atticus Finch. He defends the Negro vigorously, though he expects to lose the case. As well as being the story of childhood, it is also the story of the struggle for equality of the American Negro. To Kill A Mockingbird can be read as the story of a child's growth and maturation.
“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.”-Albert Einstein Atticus Finch is the type of man who believes full heartedly in this. He is the same with everybody no matter who they are or how poor they are. He doesn’t demand money from the poor but instead lets them pay him back over time with whatever they have. He even goes and defends a black man, Tom Robinson, even though he knows it will bring scorn from the town and his family. In the novel To Kill a Mocking Bird by Harper Lee, Atticus Finch is brave, patient, and understanding.