Admirable Characters In To Kill A Mockingbird

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An Admirable Character Indeed, in the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by, Harper Lee, there are various characters that could be considered the best. Harper Lee does such a fantastic job at portraying each character in the novel sometimes, as readers, the characters are as real as the people whom are living every day. Each character in the novel is so vividly developed as a real person that real emotions sprout for the characters, and lead to picturing what these fictional characters would be like in the real world. Consequently, many could contradict that certain qualities of these characters can make them the very best; whether it is how confident, humble, strong, or talented a character is. Everyone has their own unique opinion on what can…show more content…
In the South, it was very rare for anyone, especially, during his era to represent and understand that colored people and every type of person deserved equality. Atticus represented Tom Robinson, an African American male, who was said to of raped a white woman. Even though, the whole town of Maycomb resented and malignantly talked about Atticus and his family for his actions. Consequently, Atticus was bashed for representing Tom, and his children often got into confrontations with other Maycomb residents, and even fights. However, Atticus knew the consequences of acting upon this case and that it was only right to represent Tom as his attorney, for Tom had rights to have someone appointed to represent him in court. Atticus realized, and validated to himself that Tom actually might have not of committed his alleged crime. Unlike the rest of Maycomb who saw Tom only for the color of his skin and, were blinded by it. There was a major possibility that the Ewells were just using the excuse of Tom raping Mayella and beating her to cover up their own shame. The whole town would find out, if they did not use Tom as their cover that, Mr. Ewell’s beats Mayella and that Mayella was falling for a colored man; falling for not an uncle of hers but a fine specimen of a colored strong man. Incidentally, another way Atticus showed his proper view of equality is when he allowed Mr. Cunningham to pay him back not with cash, but with what he could for his legal services. In fact, Mr. Cunningham was granted an ‘Entailment’ by Atticus, to pay him back with at his own leisure. Mr. Cunningham did not have any money so he was very grateful for Atticus’ acceptance of him using an ‘Entailment’ to pay him back. In a conversation between Atticus and Mr. Cunningham one day, “ After a dreary conversation in our living room one night about his entailment, before Mr. Cunningham left he said,
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