The qualities of a hero may be being able to fly like Superman or shoot webs like spiderman but Atticus Finch has many heroic qualities of himself. Atticus is a hero because he never backs down from doing what's right, He defends and stands up for Tom Robinson, and finally he teaches his kids lesson that they will use for the rest of their life. My first reason that Atticus is a hero is that he never backs down from doing what's right. For example Atticus says "Come here...Don’t you go near that dog, you understand? Don’t go near him, he’s just as dangerous dead as alive."(97 Lee) Which shows he is always doing what's right because after he shot the mad dog he is told everyone even though the dogs dead to still stay away from it just incase. …show more content…
He protects Tom when the mob come to kill Tom I know that because Atticus says to Walter cunningham “ you can turn around and go home, Walter”(151). This quote shows he stands up for Tom Robinson because Atticus risks himself getting beat up to help Tom not to be killed. Another thing that Atticus does to protect Tom was “ I'm simply defending a negro his name's Tom Robinson”(75). This quote shows Atticus protecting Tom because Atticus treats defending Tom just a regular case. Some people may argue Atticus is not a hero. For example some people might not think of him as a hero because he doesn't do everything an example of this is when Scout says “ Our father can’t do anything”(89). However there are many things Atticus can do like, he's one of the most honest people and he is very wise and modest. In conclusion Atticus may not fly around in a cape or shoot lasers from his eyes but he is still a hero just in a different way. Maybe that’s the true definition of being a hero—overcoming adversity and keeping those you love safe, while teaching them respect of not only themselves, but of
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Hans and Atticus are obviously heroes because they help to fight back against a cruel and barbarous society despite the consequences. They do this because they trust it is the right thing to do. Liesel can also be a hero because she stood up for what she believed in by stealing from the wealthy and helping the poor. These characters come to life in the form of Emma Gonzalez, who is an example of a real life hero. She is actively taking a stand against gun violence undeterred from the reality that she is constantly receiving death threats and other forms of hate.
Courageousness is evidently shown throughout Harper Lee’s famous novel, To Kill a Mockingbird. Out of the plethora of brave people, Atticus Finch and Mrs. Henry Lafayette Dubose are whom I believe to be one of the most heroic characters. Their valiance plays a huge role in the main storyline as it creates more depth in all of the characters. In Harper Lee’s book, there is a character, Atticus Finch, who is a caucasian lawyer as well as a single father of a daughter and son, Scout and Jem, that are around the age of 10.
Fearless Leader In Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird Atticus Finch searches for true justice despite racial adversities in Maycomb County. Atticus defends an African American man for a vicious crime in a prestigious community. As a single father, Atticus teaches life lessons to his children during this tumultuous time. Atticus Finch demonstrates empathy while often putting his family and himself in danger.
Atticus also takes on defending an African American. Not many people would do this back then people they were racist and rude. When Atticus took on this case he knew that they didn’t have a shot at winning, but he took it on anyway because he knew it was the right thing to do. The town was rude and disrespectful to Atticus, but Atticus never backed down. Atticus also did his best to defend Tom and overall with all the evidence Tom should not have been guilty.
Atticus acts courageously in the book, To Kill A Mockingbird and teaches not only his children, but also the people in Maycomb county an important lesson about self respect and respect for others. Atticus is known for many outstanding qualities that he portrays throughout the novel that make him seem like a heroic figure. A hero is someone who is admired or idealized for courage or noble qualities. Atticus models respect and equal treatment for all humans, making him a hero for a diverse group of Maycomb’s citizens.
A lot of people see heroes as people with superpowers, but heroes are ordinary people. Heroes don’t need special powers or abilities, everyday are soldiers or even lawyers. A hero isn’t someone who stands on the sidelines watching, heroism is thinking of others before yourself, risking one’s life, doing what’s right no matter other’s opinions, and definitely not being a coward Being a hero comes naturally to people when you follow what you believe in. Firstly, when everyone acknowledged Tim Johnson, in To Kill A Mockingbird,by Harper Lee, as a mad dog, Atticus was left to shoot the dog.
Mary Sarton explains that,”One must think like a hero to behave like a merely decent human being”. In Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, one of the more prominent figures in the book is the father of Scout and Jem, Atticus Finch. He serves as the voice of reason for the audience, his children, and himself. He gives life lessons to both Scout and Jem that shape who they are as a person, especially towards the end of the novel with the encounter of Bob Ewell and Boo Radley. Throughout the novel, Atticus symbolizes the virtue of humility.
Atticus’ courage is shown in multiple ways through his court actions and his stand against racial discrimination. For instance, as a lawyer, Atticus defends the innocent, despite controversial thoughts of others, this is proven true in the Tom Robinson court case. During this discriminative period, most African Americans brought to court for an accused crime were deemed guilty, despite the clear evidence that proved their innocence. When Jem thought Atticus’ defense of Tom will bring Tom to justice, Reverend Sykes said: “I ain’t ever seen any jury decide in favor of a colored man over a white man”(Lee 279). This proves Atticus’ courage because he chose to fight for a colored man to prove that he is not guilty of an alleged crime, despite knowing the usual outcome of the case and the disapproval he will receive from others.
Humanity often comes with responsibility. To be a man of basic human nature, humanity often shines within. In the novel, "To Kill A Mockingbird", written by Harper Lee, the character Atticus is a role model of humanity. Atticus is an extraordinary example of being a man of humanity and responsibility. There are many different reasons behind this.
Atticus takes a stand by standing up for Tom Robinson. He stands up for him when the mob tries to harm him. In Harper Lee's novel To Kill a Mockingbird, In Chapter 15 of To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus goes to the jail to sit guard outside the night before Tom Robinson's trial, in the hope of stopping a lynch mob coming for him. At the end of chapter 15, Atticus and the children go to the office to guard Tom Robinson. Afterward, a group of anonymous men arrives at the scene to lynch the young African American man.
Scott looks up to him for even the littlest things. Atticus is Scott´s role model by showing how courageous he truly is. Atticus Finch shows his courage to his children by giving life lessons no matter what people think. Atticus noted¨ if you can learn a simple trick, you´ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks¨ (Lee 33).
He stands up for what he believes in even if that means ruining himself or possibly putting those around him into danger. Atticus Finch is a very determined, earnest, and ambitious
He is a talented man, he is good at a variety of things from being the best checker player in the town to being an honest and fair lawyer, and he can even play the Jew’s harp. Atticus is seen as a great father even though the odds are against him he does not give up therefore he is admired and respected for his courage. His attitude and personality does not change. For instance Miss Maudie says, “Atticus Finch is the same in his house as he is on the public streets” As a parent Atticus has a special way of teaching values he not only tries to explain how to behave but also why to behave in that way. Instead of telling and stating instructions what is wrong and right he uses real life occasion as a medium.