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The Characteristics of Lawyer Atticus Finch

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In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird (1960), Atticus Finch, the father Jem and Scout, displays perseverance and insecurity of being a father while battling through court trails in the courtroom. His dedication to love his family while battling for his defendant makes Atticus a great person. Atticus Finch is a father of two children who live in the small racist town of Maycomb, Alabama. Atticus has been appointed to defend a Negro, Tom Robinson. Throughout the story Atticus and his family have to battle through discrimination and hard times. After the trial Bob Ewell isn’t so happy with the verdict and turns against Atticus and his family. In the end Bob tries to kill Jem and Scout, but ends up killing himself. Atticus’ traits of integrity, open-minded, and determination are what cause him to live a family-oriented, amiable life. The integrity of Atticus allows for him to form friends and acquaintances with people around the town of Maycomb. He always does the right thing even in hard situations and encourages his children to do the same. Atticus’ honesty is shown when he thinks th...

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  • Analyzes how atticus finch, the father of jem and scout, displays perseverance and insecurity of being a father while battling through court trails in the courtroom.
  • Analyzes how atticus' integrity allows him to form friends and acquaintances with people around the town of maycomb and encourages his children to do the same.
  • Analyzes how atticus finch's open-mindedness makes him accepting and tolerant. he always wants to see the good side of people and is not quick to judge.
  • Analyzes how atticus' determination drives him to pursue the freedom of his client tom robinson and for his children's protection.
  • Explains that atticus' honesty, open-mindedness, and determination allow him to be a loving father yet equip him for battles for the life of tom robinson.
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