Atticus Finch Research Paper

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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is one of the most well written novels about prejudice during The Great Depression that I have read. It tells a story through the point of view of a little girl names Jean Louise “Scout” Finch. Although she may not understand everything, we see the world through her eyes and see how prejudice has impacted her life. She seems to know the simple truth more than the elders around her and tends not to fall “under Maycomb’s usual disease” thanks to her father Atticus Finch. Atticus Finch is a down to earth guy that just wants to do what is right. He loves his children and does not want them growing up in a world full of racism. When he is chosen for a case where he has to defend a black man named Tom Robinson, he knows that man is innocent and has been wrongly accused of such crimes. Atticus is a good person that always chooses the right thing to do even if it is hard. Out of the many characters in To Kill a Mockingbird I believe that I am the most like Atticus Finch in…show more content…
Atticus is quite a lot older than me and wiseness comes with years, but he is not only wise because of his age. He is wise on an academic scale and on a scale of understanding. Atticus sees life simply. He knows what is right and wrong and knows how all people should be treated. He has always treated people the best he could even when others thought of that as wrong. Atticus said, “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 39) and it completely expresses Atticus. Unlike Atticus, I am not quite as wise. Easily knowing what is right and wrong and what to do does not come as easy to me. Sometimes there is not a fine line between good and bad and right and wrong, yet Atticus would have always seemed to known what to do when I do
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