Character Analysis of Atticus Finch In the book To Kill A Mockingbird, Atticus Finch is the father of Jem and Scout Finch, and one of the best lawyers in the region. The adults of the area see Mr. Finch as a humble, honest, and courageous man, but often his children do not see him that way. But when the mad dog, Tim Johnson, is walking down the street, the children see him as the adults do. The mad dog represents the evil in the world and in the community of Maycomb. The community has gone against Atticus because of the Tom Robinson case.
People tend to create a first opinion of something depending on how it looks like. In “The Dog of Caucomgomoc” by Boardman Hawes, people start to create fake myths about this dog after the death of his master, all of this because of his scary appearance. Only Gordon Low, the man who saw how this dog took care of his owner, knows his real personality, and finally will show the world they were wrong. Through the reactions of the afraid dog to the inhabitants, "The Wild Dog of Caucomgomoc" explores how fear can show a wrong facet of a person making others judge by first appearances. After the death of the dog’s master, Boardman Hawes shows how the people start saying that now this dog has something “sombre” only because his owner had it (Paragraph 5).
When a “mad dog” comes into the neighborhood, people aren’t sure what to do about it. Atticus reveals a different side of himself, when Heck Tate, the sheriff, hands him a gun. Mrs. Maudie later says to the kids, “Forgot to tell you that besides playing the Jew’s Harp, Atticus Finch was the deadest shot in Maycomb County in his time,” (Lee 98). The author developed Atticus to be a very sophisticated and proper character, readers
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD CHARACTER ESSAY - ATTICUS FINCH A good neighbour is someone who says hello every morning, who asks how one is doing, is meaningful and is a memorable person in life. In Harper Lee’s American classic; To Kill A Mockingbird, Atticus Finch is the good neighbour. Atticus clearly displays his acts of bravery, intelligence, and fairness throughout the novel, Firstly, Atticus is a very brave person. To start, Atticus is brave because he took the case that no other lawyer in Maycomb could want. While explaining the situation to his daughter, Atticus says, “Scout, simply by the nature of the work, every lawyer gets at least one case in his lifetime that affects him personally.
I think that the author was trying to say that the dog, like candy, is old and people think worthless. I also think that the author was trying to foreshadow something bad happening to George and Lennie. This is because I have noticed that Candy’s relationship with his dog is alike the relationship of George and Lennie. Since someone else shot Candy’s dog, I think that maybe George or Lennie might ask someone to hurt the other person. Or maybe since Candy said that he should have killed his dog, George may hurt Lennie and vice versa.
George always knows. He’ll say, ‘You’ve done it. Don’t try to put nothing over me,’” (85). Lennie realizes that George may be angry at him for killing the innocent puppy. In spite of George asking Lennie to stay out of trouble, Lennie got in trouble without knowing.
The way he handles his kids is his own business because it works for him. He teaches his kids the right things to do, how to treat people, and to look at everyone the same, and he expects them to do so. Jem and Scout are not perfect; however, they respect their father. On the other hand, Atticus is doing better than his sister, Aunt Alexandra. Francis was a racist, mean, little girl that only cares about her last name.
Ince Candy’s dog was Candy’s best friend, George knew how much pain Candy went through when he had to witness his own dog getting killed by somebody other than himself. George knew that he had to kill Lennie himself. The facts that Curley would have killed Lennie if George didn’t, Lennie’s disability was only a burden, and George had to look out for himself all prove that George was not wrong in euthanizing Lennie. These three reasons justify the actions that George had to take. George was not wrong in killing Lennie in the way that George had only good motives and was only looking out for
Amir asked Hassan to shot a dog by slingshot, and Hassan did it. When Amir asked Hassan whether he would eat dirt if Amir told to, Hassan answered he would eat seriously. Hassan endured Assef’s insult silently in order to protect Amir’s kite. But he never hate Amir, which make Amir feel even more guilty. Thus Amir put his birthday gift in Hassan’s room and framed him.
Boo (Arthur) Radley established great courage in the face of danger, when Jem and Scout were attacked by Mr. Ewell. Boo ran out to help them. Boo saved them by stabbing Mr. Ewell with his own knife, killing Mr. Ewell. He risked his own life to save the children. Another way Boo portrayed courage was, that he left his house.