To Kill a Mockingbird Atticus Finch Character Sketch


Atticus plays an important role as a father of Scout and Jem. Atticus teaches Scout and Jem about acceptance and courage. He is mature and has the patience to be a lawyer. Atticus is visualized as a person who has seen all the events in life. Atticus says, “I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.” This shows acceptance and courage from Atticus. There are many other examples throughout the chapters such as, “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view […] until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” Atticus is criticized by a lot of people in the community for being a “Nigger-lover.” However, Atticus does not care about the race of people instead, he believes in doing the right thing.  Atticus is very understanding of everyone and abides the rule of innocent until proven guilty. Overall Atticus is a professional lawyer and a loving father.  He is a role model to a lot of people and continues to be very modest.

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