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  • Atticus Finch

    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 Hypocrisy

    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 Flaws

    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

    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 Quotes

    What were your top five quotes from the novel and why? In chapter 3 of To Kill A Mockingbird, Atticus Finch give Jem and Scout some very compelling advice. He explains to the two that you couldn’t ever understand someone until you’ve seen it from their point of view. The way he tell the kids is very honest and meaningful. “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” (Atticus Finch, Chapter…

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  • Atticus Finch Father

    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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  • Atticus Finch Sympathetic

    To Kill a Mockingbird is a novel written by Harper Lee that’s placed in Maycomb, Alabama in the 1930s. The story is mainly focused around the adventures of Scout and Jem Finch and their friend Dill. One of their biggest adventures is the trial of Tom Robinson, a case which affects them personally. Atticus Finch, Scout and Jem’s father, is a lawyer who defends Tom Robinson, an African American man who is accused of raping a young girl. Even though evidence points to Tom being innocent, he is…

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  • Atticus Finch Trial

    Atticus Finch, the best lawyer in Maycomb, was sitting nervously in his chair as he waited for the town Judge to arrive in court. Tom Robinson, Atticus client, was in trouble for raping a white woman but that was not what really happened. The true story was Tom Robinson is a black man that worked for The Ewells family but the father’s daughter Mayella accused Tom for raping her but what really happened was the father hit his daughter for having a crush on Tom so she had to make up a lie which…

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  • Atticus Finch Analysis

    “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.…

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  • Essay On Atticus Finch

    Harper Lee’s fictional novel To Kill a Mockingbird, readers can understand this by viewing the character Atticus. Atticus plays a vital role in the coming of age story of Scout Finch. In the novel, Scout is maturing in a time of segregation and prejudice and with help of Atticus's advice begins to understand the views of her own town. Atticus displays these praiseworthy characteristics as well as tolerance, courage, and empathy. Atticus is very empathetic towards almost every aspect of…

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