Essay on Analysis Of Atticus Finch 's ' The Fruit Of The Spirit '

1427 Words Apr 30th, 2016 6 Pages
“Fruit is always the miraculous, the created; it is never the result of willing, but always a growth. The fruit of the Spirit is a gift of God, and only He can produce it. They who bear it know as little about it as the tree knows of its fruit. They know only the power of Him on whom their life depends” (Dietrich Bonhoeffer). Atticus Finch is an attorney in the county of Maycomb and the father of the protagonist, Scout, and her Brother Jem. He is a utilitarian who believes one should always live honestly and that living an honest life is important. Throughout the novel, he demonstrates how he is a godlike figure in many ways by dealing with each situation he encounters gracefully. He clearly manifests all nine Fruits of the Spirit and proves that he possesses them. He is able to harness all the fruits in order to do what is right and just. Even though he is a fictional character, Atticus is someone people should aspire to be like. In Harper lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird, Atticus Finch is the embodiment of all that is divine and demonstrates that he manifests the Fruits of the Spirit. The two qualities that Atticus possess that best describe him are patience and self control. "I wish Bob Ewell wouldn 't chew tobacco.” (Lee 220). This was Atticus’s response to Bob Ewell spitting in his face after Tom Robinson’s trial. Bob Ewell was enraged that Atticus had made a fool of him so he went down to his office to confront him. In this scene Atticus shows patience and self control…

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