Atticus Finch Analysis

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“The beauty of life does not depend on how happy you are, but how happy others can be because of you” -Anonymous. To Kill a Mockingbird is a book about the life of Jean Louise Finch when her father is assigned a case about a African American man convicted for raping a white woman. Through the book we see Jean’s father, Atticus Finch, character come to light while he deals with the case. He is a role model, a loving father and a honest lawyer. Atticus is never acts fake and always consistent.
Atticus is a humble man who tries his best to help and defend those he feels are discriminated against. “On the way to the newspaper office we would have to go past the jail. There sitting in front of the jail was Atticus with the light and extension cord. I was
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The man had to have some kind of comeback, his kind always does. So if spitting in my face and threatening me saved Mayella Ewell one extra beating, that's something I'll gladly take. He had to take it out on somebody and I'd rather it be me than that houseful of children out there. You understand?” [p.250] Atticus is respectful to everyone including the one who tried to kill his children, Bob Ewell. He is teaching, Jem and Scout how to act and cooperate with people, through example, by asking them to forgive Bob just because they do not know what is wrong with the Bob’s life. This is one of Atticus most selfless moments because he is one, forgiving Bob Ewell for all of his threats, and two, is willing to be killed to save his children. Overall Atticus is a noble role model for his children.
Atticus further establishes himself as a good role model by giving an example for Scout and for Jem to follow “That’s just Mr. Gilmer’s way... Why, when – well, today Mr. Gilmer seemed to me like he wasn’t half trying. They do ‘em all that way, most lawyers, I mean.” “Mr. Finch doesn’t.” “He’s not an example, Dill, he’s... he’s the same in the courtroom as he is on the public streets.”[p.227] Most

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