Atticus Finch Essays

  • Atticus Finch

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    widely believed that Atticus Finch is one of the greatest heroes of modern literature. My opinion varies greatly with this remark. Atticus Finch is not a hero because he only had greater morals than the people of his time, he wanted to be a good role model for his children, and was only doing his job as a lawyer. It was his responsibility to defend Tom Robinson and give him an honest trial. He may have done things out of the way, but that was just to demonstrate his point. Atticus also never did anything

  • Atticus Finch

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    To Kill a Mockingbird Analysis In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird Atticus Finch, a well-respected defense attorney in Macomb County, made a life-altering decision to whole-heartedly defend a benevolent black man, Tom Robinson, who was wrongly accused of rape. Many conflicts arose because of Atticus’s choice to defend a black man against a white man’s word. Despite the towns cowardice and ridicule, Atticus stays true to what is right. “They're certainly entitled to think that, and they're entitled

  • Atticus Finch Parenting

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    In “To Kill a Mockingbird” the townspeople of Maycomb criticize Atticus Finch based on his parenting, but Jem and Scout learn valuable lessons through his parenting. Although children hate being punished this is one of many ways for parents to teach their children morals. Children learn morals through lectures and their parent’s actions as well. Atticus is a good parent because he teaches his children about integrity, honor, and “the golden rule.” When parents punish their children for bad actions

  • Atticus Finch Segregation

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    Rough Draft Harper Lee wrote the novel To kill a Mockingbird where she explores the segregation during the early 1930´s where Atticus Finch is one of the main characters. Presented with a case of a colored man accused of rape in Maycomb, Alabama. At the time, segregation in the U.S was at its peak, with the newest case of Tom Robinson, that Atticus needs to defend. His kids, Scout and Jem are slowly adapting to the new reality of a white man protecting a colored case, provoking the town of Maycomb

  • Atticus Finch Conscience

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    author of the award-winning To Kill a Mockingbird once stated through the character of Atticus Finch, “The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience” (Lee 140). Throughout the story, Lee incorporates this theme by the use of several characters which have the courage to stand up for their moral principles; even if they are not approved by the majority of society. According to Atticus Finch, the true meaning of courage is, “…when you know you're licked before you begin, but

  • Atticus Finch Actions

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    Atticus Finch was a highly educated individual. Several of his actions throughout the novel prove this statement. He was also an extremely loving and devoted father, despite the fact that he was a single parent. His children thought greatly of him. Atticus showed many signs of courage and determination to the trial. The character of Atticus Finch in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird can be analyzed through his actions, his words, his emotions, and his thoughts. In chapter 10 of the novel, Atticus’

  • Atticus Finch Justice

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    this holds true for Atticus Finch in raising his two children, Jem and Scout. As a dutiful lawyer, he upholds the importance of justice as the highest value that he can instill into his offspring. Atticus Finch establishes the moral backbone of his family with his words and actions by promoting his ideal of justice that under the law all people deserve to be treated equally. Words have the power to impact lives and change one's perspective. When inquisitive Scout questions Atticus on why he is representing

  • Atticus Finch Bravery

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    book by different characters, and also in different ways. The most courageous character and most talked about character would be Atticus. Atticus, teaches his children to adapt themselves to the town which they live in. Where all the white people think they are better than all black. Black people are discriminated in the town where Atticus and his family live in. Atticus teaches his children how they should respect everyone. Maycomb is a boring community, with also a lot of racism, and is also a small

  • Atticus Finch Beliefs

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    in the house. Atticus Finch is not one of those people. He is defending a black man named Tom Robinson because he is against racial segregation and wants to make a change. He taught his children to respect others of different race or cast. Atticus Finch is a man of unshakable morals. Atticus is defending Tom Robinson even though he lives in a discriminative town in which colored people are not accepted. Firstly, when the citizens of Maycomb disapprove of Atticus defending Tom,

  • Atticus Finch Hero

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    Atticus Finch A Hero In Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird Atticus Finch is a lawyer in Maycomb County, Alabama. He has two children, Jem and Scout, and is very loyal to them and cares about them both. Atticus sticks out from normal citizens in Maycomb. He cares about everybody no matter the race, or personality. Tom Robinson, a black person in Maycomb, is accused of rape and Atticus wants to help him and be his lawyer for the case. Atticus Finch is a hero because he has courage, sympathy

  • Atticus Finch Symbolism

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    figure of Atticus Finch to be a symbol of hope and a role model for his children and all who live in Maycomb. His role as a lawyer challenges him at times, but he remains an admirable figure in the 1930’s. His sense of justice shows that he wants the best for everyone such as the first clients he had where he ‘had urged them to take the state’s generosity in allowing them to plead Guilty to second-degree murder and escape with their lives.’ Even though these men are clearly guilty, Atticus wants everyone

  • Atticus Finch Loyalty

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    Atticus Finch is the perfect teacher of respect and dignity to his children. Atticus teaches Scout to have respect for others, even those who she does not like. Towards the beginning of the novel, Scout goes to school and has a new teacher who tells her she should not read at home. Miss Caroline Fisher, Scout’s teacher, is starting to teach in a new way. Scout does not like her because of this. When she goes home and tells Atticus, he says, "You never really understand a person until you consider

  • Atticus Finch Courage

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    novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Atticus Finch is a defense attorney who fights for a black man accused of rape. Atticus goes against what is accepted by the town, in an effort to bestow justice upon a man who is wrongfully judged by his race. Mamie Till-Mobley plays a leading role in sparking the civil rights movement, in her novel Death of Innocence. Mamie used her son’s horrific death to exemplify just how hateful people could be. While Atticus and Mamie both fought courageous fights

  • Atticus Finch Quotes

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    African American fairly was unspoken of in the small town of Maycomb. It was unspoken of until Atticus Finch looks past others feelings and focuses on what’s right. Atticus Finch is a character in the classic book To Kill A Mockingbird written by the brilliant author,Harper Lee. Atticus Finch is a successful lawyer in the small town of Maycomb and Tom Robinson is a respectful African American in Maycomb. Atticus is known to have a honest and selfless personality as well in the small town of Maycomb and

  • Atticus Finch Trial

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    County had recently been told that it had nothing to fear but fear itself” (Lee 6). Atticus Finch demonstrates his affection towards his children during the book. To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a historical novel set in the Great Depression. The main course of the story is based on inequality by the race of a person. Tom Robinson, a black man, is blamed of rape by a white man. Tom is proven to be innocent by Atticus but the jury claimed he was guilty. The jury could not take the word of a black

  • Atticus Finch Selfless

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    Atticus Finch is a brilliant character who takes a huge stand in Harper Lee’s ‘To Kill a Mockingbird.’ The book is based in the 1930’s from a little girl named Jean Louise’s point of view, though people call her Scout. The section of the book being discussed is her father Atticus taking a stand and defending a Negro man named Tom Robinson against the white trash Ewell family. It makes sense for him to take this stand for more reasons than one. It makes sense because of this man’s brave, selfless

  • Atticus Finch Stereotypes

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    in all of the world, but especially in the southern states in America. Atticus Finch is the kind of man who will defend anyone not because he gets paid, but because he knows it is the right thing to do. Atticus says, “The one places where a man ought to get a square deal is in a courtroom, be he any color of the rainbow, but people have a way of carving their resentments right into a jury box” (Lee 252). Additionally Atticus states, “Whenever a white man cheats a black man like that, no matter

  • Atticus Finch Social Justice

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    society”( Atticus finch is the father of Scout and Jem Finch, as well as being the Maycomb County lawyer who was appointed as the defense attorney for Tom Robinson. He wasn’t like other lawyers who would have just dropped the case immediately, Atticus Finch stuck through the case and continued to prove Tom Robinson’s

  • Research Paper On Atticus Finch

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    Atticus Finch: Father of the Year or Lawyer of the Century Different characters have different personalities, traits and flaws that shape them as well as influence us (the readers). One of the main and most influential characters in Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, is Atticus Finch. Atticus Finch lives with his two children and cook, Calpurnia, in Maycomb County, Alabama. In the small, Southern town, he is known as the best lawyer and citizen, even though many of his ideas contradict those

  • How Is Atticus Finch A Hero

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    world in a new perspective because her father, Atticus Finch, a hero. Atticus challenges the standards of society and teaches his children, Scout and Jem, to see the world in different ways then how society sees people, on a two color spectrum, black and white. In teaching his children both moral and ethical values, he allows them to be children but at the same time to have an understanding of how society works in an adult’s point of view. Atticus Finch challenges the federal court system by taking