Essay about Atticus Finch as a Role Model

910 Words Dec 13th, 2013 4 Pages
Atticus Finch as a Role Model
Does your role model have a negative or positive impact on your life? Major of people has a role model they look up to and make every effort to be alike. Each person has a different perspective on a leader but in the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Atticus displays himself as a hero being able to resolve situations with fairness for everyone and prevent the town from falling apart. Atticus’ actions impact his children, his peers involved with the court case and the people of Maycomb.
Firstly, Atticus Finch is a single parent that treats his kids, Jem and Scout as adults and tries to enlighten them on the outside world of Maycomb. There are many events that Atticus is involved in which displays
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For instance when Atticus runs into Bob Ewell at the post office, the father of Mayella the victim of the case, Mr. Ewell is still suffering over the whole case, reacts by spitting in Atticus’s face and threatens to kill him. Atticus responds by saying “I wish Bob Ewell didn’t chew tobacco” (CH.22). Atticus realizes that it is not worth it to fight Mr. Ewell and so he understands Mr. Ewell frustration and takes it without causing anymore anguish for Mr. Ewell. Also Atticus is a strong man, that despite losing the case in court he keeps his head high. While Atticus waits on his children after the case; Scout notices her father’s demeanour and expresses to us, stating ‘Atticus was standing under the street light as though nothing happened his vest buttoned, his collar and tie were neatly in place… he was his impassive self again’ (CH.22). Atticus stays strong for the town that came to support him and since he tries his best he is not ashamed; although this is unacceptable to send Tom to jail without presenting evidence to show that Tom Robinson is guilty. It is not possible to win everything! As long as the effort put into the task was your best! Atticus Finch expresses his role model principles to the people involved in the case.

Thirdly, Atticus is a perfect role model to the people of Maycomb. The Finch family is well known in the neighborhood due to Atticus’ being kind and having relationships

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