Essay On Atticus Serene In To Kill A Mockingbird

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“‘I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin, but begin anyway and you see it through no matter what”’ (Lee, 112). To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, is an unforgettable novel that tells a story of a young girl's childhood in Maycomb County. This novel has many ups and downs and is filled with humor and warmth. Atticus Finch, who is the father of the young girl scout and her brother Jem, shows many striking traits throughout this novel that shows Atticus to be charismatic. Being serene, moralistic, and equitable are traits that make Atticus charismatic. To begin, Atticus Finch shows many examples of being serene throughout To Kill…show more content…
He tries to take every instance, as an opportunity to pass his values down to Scout and Jem. The first example of Atticus being moralistic is when he talked to Scout and explained who he was fighting in the court case. “‘ This time we aren’t fighting the Yankees, we’re fighting our friends. But remember this, no matter how bitter things get, they’re still our friends and this is still our home’” (Lee 76). This shows a moment Atticus took to explain to Scout the importance of realizing that arguments can not get in the way of your friends and home. Another example of Atticus exemplifying his morality, is when he explained racial differences to Scout. “As you grow older, you’ll see white men cheat black men every day of your life, but let me tell you something and don’t you forget it—whenever a white man does that to 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). This quote demonstrates another example of Atticus passing his values down to his kids. In the end, Atticus wants his kids to grow up with good morals with them treating people fairly and with
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