This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

A Character Analysis Of Atticus Finch, In Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird

563 words - 2 pages

In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus plays a major role in his children growth and development. He is a role model to his children and to Maycomb, one of the few willing to take actions against prejudice. His actions can be summed up in one great quote of Thomas Jefferson‘s “These truths we hold to be self-evident: that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights”. Atticus does not approve of racism, and teaches his children to judge by character, not race.Atticus thinks that even black men have at least one right, the right of justice. He expresses his belief in this phrase. “But there is one way in this country in which all men are created equal- there is one human institution that makes a pauper the equal of a Rockefeller, the stupid man the equal of an Einstein, the ignorant man the equal of any college president, and that, gentlemen is a court.” (Lee 205) This quote shows Atticus’ passion for justice and equality, saying that all are equal in this court, and that you should judge a man by his economic or mental aptitude, nor by the color of his skin. He means by this statement that you should be unbiased and fair when making a decision, or even a persons fate.Atticus believes all people have their flaws and strengths, and should be judged as such, not by their gender, social standing, or color. He shows this in a moving quote, ”You know the truth, and the truth is this: that some Negroes are immoral; that some Negro men are not to be...

Find Another Essay On A Character Analysis of Atticus Finch, In Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird

Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird

1174 words - 5 pages Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird Atticus Finch is a lawyer in the town of Maycomb In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, he is a father of two children, Jem and Scout Finch. He is a man of wise character and considerate soul. He knows his morals and tries to help his children grow up to be successful and happy. Throughout the novel, Atticus acts justly, loves tenderly, and walks humbly by the way he perceives the people in his

A study of Prejudice in Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird with emphasis on Boo Radley, Atticus Finch, and Tom Robinson

745 words - 3 pages To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, is a coming-of-age story of Scout Finch and her brother, Jem, in 1930's Maycomb County, Alabama. Through their neighborhood meanderings and the example of their father, they grow to understand that injustice is a very-real part of their lives. This prejudice affects everyone in Maycomb County including Scout and Jem. It is the injustice of their world as represented in one lawsuit that had the potential to

The Real Struggle of Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

983 words - 4 pages “Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle,” says the great Martin Luther King Jr. In the book To Kill a MockingBird by Harper Lee we see similar struggle that Dr. King battled. Atticus Finch is the only one in the small town of Maycomb willing to admit an african american might not actually be to blame. It was Atticus and Tom Roberson against Maycomb. Throughout Atticus’ interaction with the

Personality of Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

758 words - 4 pages Throughout the story To Kill a Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee, Atticus Finch portrays many characteristics, but there was one that stood out in particular; Courage. Most people would agree that is his primary trait due to how he acted and reacted in certain situations, such as; when he shot the rabid dog, his decision to defend Tom Robinson and lastly, when he was approached by a mob of men in front of the jail. Only a man as courageous

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Atticus Finch

754 words - 4 pages We hear it all the time. It has been said and heard everywhere; this thing is known by many and yet still abused, for it is a sin to kill a mockingbird. Mockingbirds only sing for the enjoyment of others therefore it is a sin to kill them for they have done nothing to anybody yet have only made beautiful music. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird (TKM) by Harper Lee Atticus Finch, Tom Robinson and Boo Radley are all metaphorically mockingbirds

Character sketch of Atticus Finch from "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee. Discusses his morals and sense of justice

907 words - 4 pages "Ideals are like stars, we never reach them, but like the mariners of the sea, we chart our courses by them." This quote taken from Carl Schurz sums up a large portion of man's travel down life's path. Most of us spend the majority of our lives pursuing goals but few ever reach the climax of their planned accomplishment. A man's struggle to reach his person ideal is accounted in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, written by Alabamian author Harper

To Kill A Mockingbird - Haper Lee: Atticus Finch - Character Profile

561 words - 2 pages In the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Atticus Finch is not only the town lawyer but also a loving and caring father, who devotes his life to his children whom he loves so dearly. Through out the book we see him teach them many lessons, not by using violence, but simply by talking to them and treating them with respect and maturity. They look up to him and idolize him greatly. He teaches them about life and how to deal with the many

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee: A Character Analysis of Atticus Fitch

806 words - 3 pages In To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch represented what was left of the conscious of Maycomb County. He was one of the few people that was able to “cope with the unreasonable and highly emotional element of the town. He [handled] the white masses and still [dealt] justly with the underprivileged Negro population.” When he was appointed to defend Tom Robinson, a Negro, in a court-case the town criticized him. Even his family said that

Atticus as a Hero, in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

1090 words - 4 pages Although they are critiqued, some people do whatever they can do to improve our society. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch proves himself to be a hero. This small-town lawyer exhibits bravery, strength, and modesty when faced with objection during Maycomb’s quarrel for justice. Without a doubt, Atticus proves that anybody can stand for what he or she believes is right. Throughout the novel, Atticus reveals his bravery. He

Atticus Finch Role in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

747 words - 3 pages Some people do not know right from wrong, in, To Kill a Mockingbird we know that there was a black man accused of rape, given it is the 1930s in the South U.S, nobody will support this man, except Atticus Finch, a man that stands up for what is right. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee uses the character Atticus Finch to show that it is important for people to stand up for what is right because otherwise justice will never have a chance to

Critical Analysis of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird

1406 words - 6 pages Critical Analysis of Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird I will present a critical analysis on the film 'To kill a Mockingbird' which is based on the award winning novel by Harper Lee. To kill a Mockingbird is a film where a courageous, warm hearted and distinguished lawyer takes a case on board to defend a black mans human rights. His compassionate defence against the civil liberties of an exceedingly marginalised

Similar Essays

Atticus Finch In Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird

1166 words - 5 pages In to Kill a Mockingbird, Jeremy Atticus Finch, also known as Jem, a small town boy begins as an ignorant, intolerable, naïve, and gullible young boy who has no perspective or interest in the world around him. Jem begins to go through a change of state and mind, which will affect in all aspects of the human world. The story takes place in 1933, the depth of the great depression. As Scout, Jem’s sister describes, “there is nothing to

A Character Analysis Of Atticus Finch In Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird

662 words - 3 pages In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee describes the character of Atticus Finch as an interesting man. Although Atticus is a flat character, he is a key character in the story. Lee Reveals Atticus to us as a loving, understanding father, as well as a respectful man in the town of Maycomb. Lee touches on Atticus’s loving personality from the start. Scout says, “Jem and I found our father satisfactory: he played with us, and

Character Analysis On Atticus Finch In Harper Lee´S To Kill A Mockingbird

918 words - 4 pages he had defended. In Harper Lee's, To Kill A Mockingbird, Atticus Finch is illustrated as a valued individual in the community of Maycomb, a man that legitimately believes that justice prevail, and also that is portrayed as a hero for all. (Group) Atticus Finch is a valued individual in the community. "For a number of reasons Atticus said. The main one is if I didn't I couldn't hold up my head in town, I couldn't represent this county in the

Atticus Finch In To Kill A Mockingbird

1564 words - 6 pages True role models are those who possess the qualities that we would want to have in the near future and those who interest us in a way that make us want to be a better person. They teach us more about ourselves and encourage us to make better choices. A role model is not just someone who is successful, but someone who has had similar experiences that we have had. In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee demonstrates that Atticus Finch is a