Atticus Finch Character Analysis

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In the book "To Kill a Mocking Bird", by Harper Lee, there are many superior characters. One of these individuals is Atticus Finch. In this book Atticus shows these traits in many ways, including how he helps everyone who is around him and in need. Mr. Finch plays an outstanding role in this book considering that he keeps everyone in order, and never judges anyone no matter the circumstances. Throughout this story, Atticus shows that he is a courageous, wise, and kind character.

Atticus is presented through the story as a strong, courageous character. At the beginning of the novel, Atticus is asked by the sheriff to defend Tom Robinson, a black man that has been accused of rape. Atticus goes against the whole town and decides that he is going to do the best of his ability to make sure that he and his client win the case. He got a lot of hate by doing this because it was unlawful to defend a negro man. By defending Tom, he is going against all of the other people in town. Mr. Finch goes as far as telling the person who is accusing his client that "Mr. Ewell, it is my duty to defend Tom Robinson to the best of my ability and that is what I will do" (162). This is showing that Mr. Finch is very dedicated to his case. Another way that he shows this trait is that throughout all of this he is still a single father taking care of two kids. Even though the whole town is threatening him and his family, he makes sure that Scout and Jem are taken care of as well as he can. Atticus is
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