Arthur Radley Character Analysis Essay

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Proving Personal Morals Disaster is inevitable, but how a person copes with their woes never fails to unveil their true identity. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, almost every single character battles some \kind of hardship. Jean-Louise “Scout” and Atticus Finch, as well as Arthur “Boo” Radley are all challenged with with being true to themselves after an affliction. When an individual combats social adversity, then they become valiant and intrepid, because they want to prove their personal integrity. Arthur Radley, better known as Boo, is viewed as the very origin of evil, an umpteen amount of times throughout the novel, although it is gradually shown that is not the case. The first glimpse of this evidence, is already after Boo is pegged as the town…show more content…
Despite being called a, “nigger-lover” by many in Maycomb County, Atticus intends do his very best in defending Tom Robinson because, as he explains to his kids, “I couldn’t hold up my head in this town, I couldn’t represent this county in the legislature, I couldn’t even tell you and Jem not to do something again.” Representing a black man in Maycomb would mean being treated as a pariah by his own community. To neglect Tom of rightful and fitting counsel would also tarnish all of his ethics, yet Atticus still chooses to defend Tom. When his daughter, Scout, questions if Atticus will win the case, he says no, then states, “simply because we are licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win.” Mr. Finch knowingly fights a losing battle in hopes of bringing equality in the hearts and minds of others. Even after his defeat in the courthouse, Atticus is spat at by the winning side, Bob Ewell. In and after the event, Atticus remained unbothered with great equanimity. When asked why he was not angered, he tells
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