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Atticus: A Symbol Of Justice And Equality

677 words - 3 pages

I’m the same in the house as outside of the house. In the book To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee Atticus shows he is fair to everyone no matter where he is. Atticus believes everyone should be treated equal. No matter who Atticus puts in danger he treats everyone fairly. Atticus shows his children how to respect people and treat them right no matter what the other person does or says to them. Atticus symbolizes equality and justice not only in the courtroom but outside of the courtroom.
Tom is defended by Atticus no matter the trouble or cost Atticus has to take, whether it be putting his children or himself in trouble. Atticus believes every man is equal in the courtroom including the people who do wrong including Mayella and Mayella’s father. Atticus never does give his opinion with facts. Atticus only gives the facts in the courtroom. As a lawyer Atticus is probably more fair than he really should be. Atticus will take any step to show that things should be fair and that he believes things should be equal and just.
Outside of the courtroom Atticus is not any different. This man is not very close to his children. Atticus Finch shows love to his children in a different kind of way. Scout and Jem learn from experience, that is the way Atticus teaches them. Atticus showed Jem how to respect and showed that Atticus is all about treating everyone equally no matter what even when Mrs. Dubose bad mouthed Atticus to Jem and Scout and Jem to things into his own hands and beat Mrs. Dubose’s camelias. Atticus made Jem and Scout read to Mrs. Dubose as a punishment. Not only was it a punishment, but Atticus did it to give Jem a chance to treat someone with respect and realize how great you felt while doing a good deed. Scout learned the most about respect when Atticus talked to Her and Jem about giving the Radley’s privacy because if...

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