In the book we see this when he battles for Tom Robertson even though he knows he will most likely loose. Furthermore when Atticus is determined because he made Scout go to school even though she was upset about having to wear a dress. Another reason he is determined is he didn't want anyone to get to Tom when he came back to town. This is a few reasons why Atticus is a determined person. Atticus is intelligent.
Father, lawyer, and friend, the gentlemanly Atticus Finch hopes to shape the character of his children. The novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee, is the story of the childhood of the young girl named Jean Louise “Scout” Finch. Throughout the book, the character Atticus, who is her father, tries his best to raise her and her brother, Jem, the right way as a single parent. To Kill a Mockingbird exemplifies the way the character of Atticus Finch either uses ritual or abandons it in order to develop certain character qualities within his children. He is especially concerned with the development of honesty, courage, and humility.
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
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.
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.
Atticus took upon defending Tom, a black man, knowing he would not win the case, he knew the harsh things people would throw at him. But Atticus brushed them off. The characters Atticus and Scout, in To Kill a Mockingbird showed courage by taking risks, though the outcome may not be in their favor. Atticus had defended Tom Robinson, though he knew he would not win. Scout stood up for herself when Aunt Alexandra was rude to her about her clothing choices.
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’ 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.
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.