Atticus Finch Hero Analysis

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Theodore Roosevelt, the 26th president of the United States, once said, “the educate a man in the mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.” Throughout the book, we experience real life problems through the eyes of an innocent child. This gives us a unique perspective of the morals Atticus Finch shows. Therefore, Atticus Finch has been proven to be a moral hero throughout the book. One way Atticus is a moral hero is how he teaches his children to consider things from other people’s point of view. For example, when Miss Caroline, a 1st grade teacher that was new to the town, was stressed about the move and, not knowing anyone, and arguing with Scout, Atticus’ daughter, he told Scout to consider their situation from her point…show more content…
For example, when explaining why he took the Tom Robinson case, he says he will fight for what he thinks, even if others may not like it. Atticus states, “simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try and win” (101). Atticus took the case because he does not agree with the rest of the town’s ideas. Everyone else believes that every black man is guilty, no matter the evidence. Atticus fights for what he believes in, even if others will look down upon him for doing it. This is a quality of moral heros. A third way Atticus has proven himself to be a moral hero is through his integrity. For example, other people in the town see his actions and hear his words the same way his children do. Miss Maudie, a friend of Atticus’, states, “Atticus Finch is the same in his house as he is on the public streets.” By saying this, Miss Maudie is saying that Atticus is a man of integrity and does not change while talking to a certain person or in a certain place. Atticus does not speak or act differently around his kids as he does around other adults. This shows integrity. Throughout To Kill A Mockingbird, Atticus Finch has proven himself to be a moral hero. Atticus puts others before himself, teaches others to fight for what they believe in, and acts the same in the house than he does in town. Theodore Roosevelt would probably agree that Atticus has
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