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    Atticus Finch, a distinctive character in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. The setting of this book takes place during the 1930s in Maycomb County, Alabama; In this period of time, the Jim Crow Laws still existed, especially in the South. The Jim Crow Laws were regulations that enforced the racial segregation between the blacks and whites. Besides this, the country was going through the Great Depression. This was the worst economic downturn in America. About 15 million Americans were unemployed and banks were failing. It was unheard of a white lawyer representing a black client because of issues like this as well as adding racial tension. It makes sense for Atticus Finch to take a stand to defend Tom Robinson because Atticus believes in…

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    Atticus Finch

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    Atticus Finch Atticus is the stereotypical dad and all around good person. He is a respected man in Maycomb and is fair to all. His children, Jem and Scout, also show him the utmost respect. Throughout the novel Atticus teaches his children and the audience many valuable life lessons. “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.” This is a good example of one of the life lessons he has taught us.…

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    Atticus Finch Quotes

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    Atticus Finch, the father of two main characters Jem and Jean (Scout) Louise Finch, in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a great, hardworking father who would do absolutely anything for his family. Mr. Finch Works as a lawyer, chooses who he want’s to defend/represent based on his opinions on their situation. He stays true to his beliefs no matter what anybody else thinks or says. He will do anything and everything to keep his family safe along with teaching them important life lessons…

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    Atticus Finch Beliefs

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    Atticus Finch and His Beliefs The character I have chosen to analyze for this assignment is Jem and Scout’s father, Atticus Finch. I chose the title “Atticus Finch and His Beliefs” because Atticus strictly adheres to his beliefs in his everyday life, in his position as a member of the community and also as a father to Jem and Scout, which are used by the author to teach the reader lessons throughout the first part of the novel. Three traits that Atticus demonstrates during the first part of…

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    Atticus Finch Hypocrisy

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    Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird chronicles the childhood of Scout Finch, specifically, her father, Atticus Finch, and his involvement in Tom Robinson’s rape trial. Atticus Finch, virtually the moral compass of the novel, and his decision to seek justice for Tom despite the sensibility he has on what the outcome of the trial will be ultimately speaks not only to his character, but also frames the novel with the theme of balancing good and evil. Despite the eventual loss of the case, Atticus…

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    Atticus Finch Persuasion

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    In To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, the love story between Atticus Finch and Tom Robinson is obvious. This is evidenced when Atticus is confronted by Scout about his reason for defending Robinson if it caused disapproval of him and their family from many, “...if I didn’t I couldn’t hold up my head in town, I couldn’t represent this county in legislature, I couldn’t even tell you or Jem not to do something again”(Lee 76). First, this shows Atticus executing one aspect of agape—he…

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    Atticus Finch Flaws

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    Some fathers drown in despair while others rise to the occasion. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird Atticus Finch can be depicted as both sinking and soaring. Although it is apparent that Atticus has flaws, he is overall an admirable father. He teaches Jem and Scout excellent morals, and trains them to grow up to be exceptional people. Society in the 1930’s shaped people and their beliefs dramatically. It altered the way they saw people for how they really were, such as their religion and…

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    Atticus Finch Honesty

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    Atticus Finch was a Mockingbird of his kind, as he continued to stand up for what he believed in, with dexterity. Atticus taught Jem and Scout lessons as a father should and answered any question with honesty. In the novel Lee illuminates Atticus’s class as she wrote, “...Miss Stephanie said Atticus didn’t bat an eye, just took out his handkerchief and wiped and stood there and let Mr. Ewell call him names wild horses could not bring her to repeat” (291). Lee added the line to form an indirect…

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    Atticus Finch Lessons

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    Scout and Jem Finch grow up in a small, southern town called Maycomb. Many people in this town are quick to anger and prejudiced towards others, even if they don’t realize it themselves. Others in Maycomb, though, are good people who show bravery and determination in making the lives of others better. It is from these people that the Finch kids learn valuable lessons that they would carry with them their entire lives. One of the first lessons presented by Atticus, and one of the first lessons…

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    Atticus Finch Father

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    In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee describes the childhood of Scout Finch and growing up in a small southern town. Throughout the story, Scout’s father, Atticus Finch, was characterized as a model parent through many scenes and stories. Providing contrast, Bob Ewell, the father of the poorest white family in Maycomb, was shown as a counterexample to the qualities of a good father. To Kill a Mockingbird explores the theme of being an objective, just, and loving father through the character of…

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