Character Traits Of Atticus

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“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 …show more content…
"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 because instead of fighting back Atticus maintains his composure. He knows that it’s better for Bob to take his aggression out on himself with an empty threat, rather than using his children to channel his anger. Atticus also demonstrates these qualities when it comes to raising his children, Jem and Scout. It if very difficult to raise children on your own, however, Atticus does an unbelievable job as a single parent. Atticus is very patient with his children, especially Scout. Scout likes to pick fights with the boys at her school and Atticus displays patience and self control when dealing with her. Instead of yelling at her he talks to her calmly and explains why the boys say the things they say or do the things they do. In chapter 10, Atticus is faced with having to shoot down Tim Johnson and in this situation he exhibits a great deal of self control and patience. Atticus knew that it was only a matter of time before people would start coming out and that meant that the dog could potentially hurt someone. “With movements so swift they seemed simultaneous, Atticus’s hand yanked a …show more content…
At the end of Tom’s case, Atticus says "In the name of God, do your duty.” (Lee 208). He believes that by saying this it will appeal to the Christian side of the jury and that God will answer his prayer. Atticus is aware that God loves everyone including himself which is why he has found joy. Atticus tell Scout that God loves you the way you love yourself which shows that Atticus has learned to love and forgive himself the way God has. Atticus is considered the peacemaker in the county of Maycomb. He brings peace to others by solving conflicts throughout the community. Atticus brings peace to the black member of his community by fighting for Tom Robinson. He has brought them peace by showing them that there are people who do care about them. “All around us and in the balcony on the opposite wall, the Negroes were getting to their feet.” (Lee 214). By doing this, the people are showing their respect for Atticus and that his actions have brought them

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