Atticus Finch And The Fruits Of The Spirit Essay

1093 Words Apr 30th, 2016 5 Pages
Atticus Finch and The Fruits of the Spirit “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. Throughout the novel, he demonstrates how he is a God-like figure in many ways. 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. 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 the trial. Bob Ewell was enraged that Atticus had made a fool of him so he went to confront him. In this scene Atticus shows patience and self control because instead of fighting back Atticus maintains his composure. He knows that it is better for Bob to take his aggression out on himself rather than his children. Atticus also demonstrates these qualities when it comes to raising his children.…

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