To Kill A Mockingbird Haper Lee: Atticus Finch Character Profile

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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 problems it throws at them.This is especially seen when the children become the victims of many taunts and ignorant remarks about the case their father is defending. Tom Robinson, a negro man, has been accused of raping a white girl and Atticus is his lawyer. The majority of Maycomb is completely against this and they make every effort to display their disapproval to all of the Finch family “my folks said your daddy was a disgrace an’ that nigger oughta hang from the water tank!”(pg 85). But Atticus tells his children to ignore these remarks and push on. “No matter what anybody says to you, don’t you let ’em get your goat.” (pg 84). Small lessons like these are what make Jem and Scout love appreciate their father more. They know that no matter what happens they can rely on him to make things right and so they trust and respect what he says.In this book we see we see Atticus not only displaying a great deal of courage, but also persistence. “Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to...

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