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

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Atticus Finch was raised on the Finch Landing by his father, which is also the reason he is literate, because his father taught him how to read and write, along with his brother, Jack and sister, Alexandra. Later on he attended law school, making him a complete Defense Lawyer. He was then appointed to Tom Robinson, by Judge Taylor. Atticus was a compelling and a trustworthy member of the community and had a chance of actually freeing everyman 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 legit urge, I couldn't even tell your Jem not to do the same thing again." (Lee 100). That tells the reader that Atticus is a respected and considerate person, and he takes the case because he is valued and respected by the community and if he did not take that case he would lose that respect. This respect the respect earned by him being a justice believer! (Harneet Dhindsa`zz Paragraph)

In the 1930's there were there were two types of lawyers, some that were real nasty and accepted bargains, but some were like Atticus Finch. When Atticus had taken the case of Tom Robinson, he had proven that he believes that justice should prevail! "I'm no idealist to believe firmly in the integrity of our courts and in the jury system – that is no ideal to me, it's the living, working reality. Gentlemen, a court is no better than each man of you sitting before me on the jury. A court is only as sound as its jury, and a jury is only a sound as the men who make it up. I am confident that you gentlemen will review without passion the evidence you have heard come to a decision, and restore the defendant to his family. In the name of GOD, do your duty. " (274) Atticus strictly believes in justice, and that's why he tries harder than ever, in Tom's case because he knows that reality is that, people won't accept the fact that Tom isn't guilty, without solid evidence. Therefore he is justifying that the judge should look through the eyes of justice rather than the eyes of societies thoughts about colored people overall. Ultimately, Atticus is a fighter for justice who doesn't fall...

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