Atticus Finch In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Atticus Finch, a well respected lawyer that gets negatively criticized by his relatives and the society of Maycomb for having courage to defend Tom Robinson. Tom is a black man who was falsely accused of raping Mayella Ewell. Atticus defended Tom because he once told Scout “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view — until you climb into his skin and walk around in it” (Page 30). If Atticus doesn’t even follow his own advice and be good role model for them, how can he expect his children to respect and listen to him. Therefore, Atticus decides he will do everything he can to free Tom, the majority of Maycomb disapprove of Atticus's action but still respect him. The white people are the only one’s …show more content…
The white people torment Atticus and his children by calling them “nigger lovers”, or by threatening them. For example, Francis, Scout and Jem's cousin calls Atticus a “nigger lover” ands he's the one disgracing the family name. Even getting afflicted by his own relatives Atticus does not give up. Atticus believes that Tom should have a fair trial and that the court is the only place that will give him that chance. The white people still respect Atticus because he has courage to stand up for what he believes in. Also the white people respect Atticus because, deep down agree with him but are not brave enough to say it, and if they do they will get tormented as well. For example, Link Deas is Tom’s boss, but believes he's innocent and for that the white people are shaming him or not buying food from his store. Atticus Finch, a courageous and respected lawyer that treats everyone equally even the Ewells; even though the Ewells are the poorest and illiterate people in Maycomb. True courage is standing up for those who are discriminated even if you others disagree with

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