Contrastingly, Atticus strives to role model good behaviours, in order for his principles to permeate his children 's morals, ethics and tenets. Exemplified in this quotation: "First of all," he (Atticus) said, "if you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you 'll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view […] until you climb into his skin and walk around in it." In this dialogue, Atticus is bestowing a crucial piece of advice, regarding empathy. Atticus paints the importance of empathy with a brush of metaphors on the canvas of life.
Even though he didn't win the case Atticus had stood up for what he thought was right and he would encourage other people to do the same. Atticus, despite his different personality, was an amazing dad and he would always tell us to do what we think is right. Atticus had many tasks to fulfill in his life. He had to care for his kids and defend those in need. But even tho he had all of these things he needed to do he always put in his best effort.
Not only did Atticus show compassion towards friends, he also showed compassion to his enemy and their family. Atticus stepped in the shoes of the Ewells and said that "if spitting in my face and threatening me saved Mayella Ewell one extra beating, that 's something I 'll gladly take." (Lee 218) This represents compassion because he would gladly protect a victim of abuse with his own life. This shows that Atticus can understand and forgive anyone that has ever done him wrong, and will always look for the best outcome of a bad situation. Atticus is the character that shows the most compassion because he takes the anger of an entire town and the hate of an enemy and turns it into positive outlooks and is able to forgive and forget.
This is a few reasons why Atticus is a determined person. Atticus is intelligent. In the book we see this when he made Bob Ewell write his name to show that he is left handed. This shows that Atticus is intelligent because he made the
In this essay, Metress speaks on how Atticus has some flaws in To Kill a Mockingbird; for example, the only thing Atticus does for change in his community was defend Tom for no charge and he did so to his best ability. Also, Atticus, when describing why he chooses to not turn down the case, uses the word “I” more than anything else, suggesting he did it for himself more than he did it for Tom or for anyone else. Metress quotes Freedman in his essay: “Here is a man who does not voluntarily use his training and skills - not once ever - to make the slightest change in the pervasive social injustice of his own
Atticus’ fairness displays he is a good parent because he considers that everyone deserves a chance to be understood and have motives for their actions. After disclosing the news to his son and daughter of Tom’s death, Atticus says, “Depends on how you look at it. What was one Negro, more or less, among two hundred of ‘em? He wasn’t Tom to them, he was an escaping prisoner” (Lee 235). Atticus always attempts to place himself in other people’s places in order to give everyone a chance of being understood.
Atticus Finch was a lawyer that had to be exploitive if he wanted to win cases. When he gave a closing argument for the case of Tom Robinson, he had to find a way to persuade his audience. Instead of making his speech specifically about Tom Robinson, Atticus stated that some people of a race may lie, but that is true for all humans, no matter what the color of their skin is. Atticus said that, “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view…until you climb into his skin and walk around in it,” (Lee, 30). He believed that you shouldn’t judge someone’s actions until
In the Novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, there is a plentiful supply of characters that are considered strong in reasons such as Characteristically and strong as in fleshed out story wise. In my humble opinion based off those aspects, I feel that Atticus Finch is the strongest of the characters in the novel. Atticus’s Character traits of Courage, Responsibility, and Integrity are most clearly shown through how he Defends Tom Robinson despite the odds, How he Parents his kids, and how he selflessly defends Tom even though it’s Unpopular to defend a black man. Atticus’s Acts of courage in the novel are quite astounding. As quoted by Atticus Himself “Courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what” (Lee.149)
Atticus Finch: The Person Lawyers are often perceived as devious and employers of chicanery. In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Atticus Finch is an exception to this perception. Atticus continuously shows himself to be a excellent figure in Maycomb County and an even better father. Throughout the novel, Atticus demonstrates three main qualities- courteous, courage, and wisdom. Atticus indicates he is courteous through two major incidents.
Atticus had told Scout that,“‘The main one is, if I didn’t I couldn’t hold up my head in town, I couldn’t represent this country in the legislature, I couldn’t even tell you or Jem not to do something again’”(Lee 100). Unlike most people in this time period, Atticus can see through the black and white all the way to justice;he believes that anyone and everyone should be entitled to having a fair trial. Atticus knew it was not going to be easy, but as he told Scout here that even if he did not try, he would not be able to hold his head up in Maycomb. This next character that values respect and has shown it in a few different chapters is Calpurnia. Calpurnia is an African American woman who is the Finch’s mother figure.