Characteristics Of Atticus Finch

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Atticus Finch was a great lawyer and father to his children in To Kill a Mockingbird. He wanted to help people when no one else would, even if that meant his own life. Even through the rough spots, he kept on pushing, and never gave up! He was a significant man, and we should all learn something from him. Atticus has good morals, loves his children, respects everyone, and always keeps his promises which are good traits for anybody to have. Atticus was a fantastic lawyer, and worked extremely hard. When an inconvenience came around, and Bob Ewell spat in his face for defending a black man, Atticus just made a joke about it and didn’t let it bother him. “I wish Bob Ewell wouldn’t chew tobacco”(Lee 217). While Mr. Ewell exasperated his kids,…show more content…
He respected the African Americans, and tried to help Tom Robinson when no one else wanted to. “Atticus says cheatin’ a colored man is ten times worse than cheatin’ a white man”(Lee 201). He knew that many Caucasians cheated African Americans, and he didn’t want his own children to do the same because it wasn’t morally right. If you deceive a colored man, then you are a terrible person, and that is what Atticus is trying to portray. “Whenever a white man cheats a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from, that white man is trash”(Lee 220). Atticus respects black people, and he doesn’t care if others despise him for it because he knows what he is doing and saying is right. Atticus was a hero in my opinion. He always kept his ground, protected his children, and honored the colored people. He knew people would disapprove of defending Tom Robinson, but he did it anyway because he knew that was the proper thing to do. He always kept his cool under pressure, which is a very hard act to do. He also taught his kids well, even though he was a single parent, and a full-time working lawyer. He provided for his family, and never let anything bother him, and kept on pushing no matter the
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