Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is a world renowned piece of American literature. It is about two siblings, named Scout and Jem, who witness the unfair trial of a black man, and almost get killed because their father, Atticus, was the defending attorney. Atticus is a modest man about fifty years of age. He is intelligent and has a very strong sense of duty, which is the reason he chose to defend the black man despite already knowing the outcome. He is a single father who raises his kids the best he can. The way in which Harper Lee makes him act toward his children makes him a truly ideal father. Atticus embodies the ideal father in how he raises, cares for, and protects Scout and Jem throughout the novel.
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 houseful of children out there. You understand?” (249)
The author discusses how to spot a Christ-like figure in works of literature and what their importance is. The author then gives lists of Christ-like characteristics and examples of Christ-like figures in literature. The author also points out that by using a Christ-like figure in a work of literature, there is a more hopeful message embedded in the story. For example, Atticus from To Kill a Mockingbird is a Christ-like figure. Atticus is judged for helping a black man in a city that is infected with segregation and racism. Atticus also treats his children and other children in a good manner and is a good influence. He risks his health for the wellbeing of one man and stands tall even at the face of evil- Bob Ewell. With Atticus being a Christ-like
In To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Atticus shows traits of an excellent father. In a small, southern town full of old fashioned, narrow-minded people, Scout and her brother Jem must learn to do what is right. Atticus leads them onto a path that not everyone in the town may travel. Many people in Maycomb disapprove of his method of parenting and voice their opinion about it throughout the novel. What is popular is not always what is right, and Atticus shows us this throughout the novel.
In “To Kill A Mockingbird” the charter I found most interesting is Atticus. Atticus has several qualities displays that he is an interesting character. Atticus is determined. An example of Atticus being determined is in the Tom Robinson trial. Atticus is also intelligent. We see this when he made Bob Ewell write his name. Lastly, Atticus is understanding. We witnessed this when Jem wouldn't come down from the tree house or when he found out he lost the trial.
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
Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is a book filled with complex characters that can be examined in order to better understand human nature and who we should strive to be. The character held with the highest regard by readers is Atticus Finch. When reading the book, Atticus comes off as a man way beyond his time who stood by his strict moral beliefs. He was generous and understanding man who strives to better the world through his actions and the morals he instills in his children. Atticus accepts nonmonetary forms of payment from the poor and teaches his children to respect and help the sick and elderly. However, when examining his life further, as Lubet does, it can be seen that he may not be the exemplary person that people hold him on
To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee is about a small town in Alabama where prejudice in the system is a constant occurrence. However, later in the novel a well-respected Lawyer, Mr. Atticus Finch. He goes on to confront the court on their misconstrued point of view and oblivion, while defending Mr. Tom Robinson in his case against the towns disgrace; the Ewells, on their accusation of Tom raping 19 year old, Mayella Ewell. I believe Atticus made the right decision in taking on Tom’s case because Atticus values equality, is a benevolent father, and is a role model to the town of Maycomb.
Throughout the novel ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ by Harper Lee, Atticus Finch is seen as a typical Southern gentleman. His good attributes are mentioned in the story a number of times. He is described by groups of people as a great role model. Scout and Jem look up to him because of his style of parenting. As a lawyer, he has all the right traits. He is fair, just, kind-hearted, and doesn’t hold grudges. Atticus’s personality is shown through many situations, including the incident of Mrs.Dubose, Tom Robinson’s trial, and Bob Ewell’s death.
In How Too Kill a Mocking Bird Atticus is portrayed as the ideal guy to be in life. Never was he judgmental, he was kind,
In To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Atticus is a lawyer in Maycomb Alabama. He Has two kids, Scout and Jem. His wife died when Scout was only two years old. Atticus is not only respected by his children but his community. Atticus teaches his kids valuable lessons throughout the story. He knows they can not just go through life not knowing what 's going on throughout the town. Atticus is not just a normal white male in Maycomb Alabama. He see people for what 's in the inside and not just the outside. The color of your skin does not matter to Atticus. Atticus is a kind hearted man and has strong morals. What 's more important? What 's on the inside or the outside of a person? Atticus doesn 't care what others think, he does what is
In this Journal, I will be evaluating the characteristics of Atticus. I think atticus is a Civilized man because of a few of these reasons. First, Atticus does not care about what other people think of him. Atticus and the Tom Robinson deal, people don’t really like the idea of it because he is a black man but it does not mind Atticus. Next, Atticus does things independently, he does not not need everyone helping him. Atticus does things alone and that also doesn’t bother him. Lastly , Atticus does not tell everyone about his business. Atticus keeps everything on the down-low except when people find out about a lot of things when there is a town gossip. I also think Atticus is also kind hearted for a few reasons. First, Atticus cares about
Discuss Atticus’s parenting style. What is his relationship to his children like? How does he seek to instill conscience in them?
Atticus Finch like most people had struggles: he struggled between justice and fidelity. He showed fidelity to his children and always did his best to make sure they never hated anyone out of fidelity to him. He showed fidelity to his own siblings despite his disagreements with Alexandria his sister. He showed fidelity to his maid Calpurnia and made sure she kept her job, despite his sister trying to get rid of her. Atticus showed justice to everyone he met. He treated them all equally and gave them respect despite their social background, their race and ethnicity, and their income. Atticus will always be tied to a sense of justice because he is a lawyer. Throughout the book we see two sides of Atticus: one side is in touch with the law, while the other turns a blind eye to the law. Although Atticus is a lawyer it is implied that he did not enjoy the field of work and was forced to take Tom Robinsons case. As mentioned previously, his family did not fully support is decision to take the Tom Robinson case. Although he shows his family much fidelity and has fears about accepting the case, he chooses justice. This is important because Atticus feared how him taking the case would affect Jem and Scout, he eventually pushes his fears aside, and accepts the role he had been given to play. Many people disregard the changes that Atticus and his family faced when he accepted the case. As previously mentioned Atticus was well respected in the town, but after taking the case people