Atticus Finch: An Archetype Of Bravery

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Atticus Finch is an archetype of personal bravery and his bravery is demonstrated again and again throughout the novel. Atticus not only takes Tom Robinson's case, he defends him vehemently setting himself against the prevailing attitudes and customs of Maycomb. Mrs. Dubouse criticizes him when she said, “Atticus is a Niger lover!” (Lee 100). Atticus stands up to his neighbors' racism, knowing that in doing so, he is exposing himself and his family to difficult times. Atticus knows he is right: he defends an innocent man. This puts his own life at risk, as well as the lives of his children. His moral bravery is as strong as his physical bravery, which is also demonstrated in the novel.
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