Atticus Qualities In To Kill A Mockingbird

667 Words3 Pages
In To Kill a Mockingbird, a novel by Harper Lee, Atticus, a well-respected lawyer and father, displays many admirable qualities. Many characters look up to him and respect him greatly because of these qualities. His emotions never get the better of him, and he always has a calm and collected demeanor. No matter how others treat him, he is always kind and pleasant. He loves his children a lot, and raises them to the best of his ability, even though people criticize him for raising them without a woman in the family. Atticus reads a lot, which makes him a very knowledgeable person, and although he is definitely one of the smartest people in the town, he never brags and always stays humble. Atticus has numerous commendable qualities, including humility, a loving nature, and an amiable personality. One of Atticus’s best characteristics is his humble nature. A very smart and skilled person, he never brags about anything. In one scene of the book, Atticus kills Tim Johnson, a sick dog. Using his amazing riflery skills, he shoots the sick dog, and greatly impresses Jem, one of his children. Mr. Tate, the local sheriff, questions Jem on his amazement. “’What’s the matter with you boy, can’t you…show more content…
His pleasant attitude makes him seem like a nice person to spend time with. In the court case with Tom Robinson, Atticus has a very relaxed manner about him, and although he still takes the case seriously, he does not seem frantic, but stays calm. “Atticus was proceeding amiably, as if he were involved in a title dispute.” (226) Another example of this happens earlier in the book when Atticus's children walk past Mrs. Dubose's house, and she criticizes their father for defending a black person. Instead of responding in anger, or even seeming the slightest bit perturbed, Atticus forgot about it and went on with his life. The ability to stay amiable at all times is one of Atticus’s most valuable
Open Document