Atticus Finch Integrity Analysis

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In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird Atticus Finch, the main character, shows integrity multiple times throughout the book. Three times where Atticus displayed integrity are when Atticus declares that he has to do Tom Robinson's case because if he did not it would shame him, Atticus explains to Scout why it is important not to humiliate people when a neighbor pays his debt without money, and Finally, Atticus shows integrity when he tells Aunt Alexandra that he trusts Calpurnia. When Atticus was appointed Tom Robinson’s case Atticus accepted it with dignity, he knew if any other lawyer was handed the case that they would do nothing to try and have tom win. Atticus proves his integrity while speaking to his daughter, Scout, “The main (reason) is, if I didn’t I couldn’t hold my head up in town, I couldn’t represent this country in the legislature, I couldn't even tell you or Jem not to do something again.” (Harper Lee 100) this confuses Scout and her young mind. As she does not fully understand why Atticus has taken on the case. Att…show more content…
Cunningham with his appeal Mr.Cunningham does not have the money to pay atticus back so he pays him over time with different items he grows and Atticus accepts this as currency and does not shame him for being poor. After Atticus worked on Walter Cunningham’s entailment he does not know how he will be able to repay Atticus but Atticus replies with ‘“Let that be the least of your worries, Walter,”... (Scout) asked Atticus if Mr.Cunningham would ever pay us “Not in money,” Atticus said “but before the year’s over I’ll have been paid. You watch.”’ And they watched different items appear on their doorstep over time. Time and again Atticus proves that he trusts all respectable people no matter what their social status is in
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