Atticus Finch Is A Hero Analysis

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Atticus Finch Is A Hero In Harper Lee’s “To Kill A Mockingbird,” Atticus Finch is the hero of the story because he is very reasonable, ethical, and compassionate in his beliefs. Atticus lives in Maycomb, Alabama with his two children and their maid. His children are Jem and Scout Finch whom he teaches important life lessons to throughout the story. Life becomes harder for the Finch family when Atticus has to defend Tom Robinson, a black man, in a racist town. Throughout the book Atticus faces many conflicts that he handles very well, making him the hero of the story. When responding to conflict, Atticus Finch shows to be a very responsible man. Atticus states “...if spitting in my face and threatening me saved Mayella Ewell one extra beating, that’s something i’ll gladly take. He had to take it out on somebody and i’d rather it be me than that household of children out there.” (Lee Page 218) Atticus knew that beacuse he had humiliated Bob Ewell in court that Bob would be very angry. He knew that…show more content…
Atticus states “...Scout, I couldn’t go to church and worship God if I didn’t try to help that man.” (Lee Page 104) By stating this is shows that Atticus believes he has to defend Tom even though the majority of the town doesn’t agree with this decision. Atticus believes that Tom is innocent and will not let Tom be convicted guilty without letting people hear the truth about what really happened.

Through Atticus Finch, Harper Lee was able to display many qualities in the novel such as being ethical, reasonable, and compassionate in beliefs. Atticus is the hero of the story because he possess all these qualities and many more. When facing all of the conflict in the story Atticus stayed ethical, reasonable, and compassionate in his beliefs. This is why Atticus Finch is the hero of Harper Lee’s “To Kill A
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