Examples Of Atticus Finch In To Kill A Mockingbird

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A Master Dissertation Proposal Presented to

The Department of English Language & Literature

Faculty of Humanities
Shahid Chamran University - Ahvaz

By : Maher Rostami Zadeh

Thesis Advisor:

Characterization of Atticus Finch In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee As a father, lawyer & hero challenges the Prejudice & Racism in his society

General overview:
Atticus Finch is one of the major characters in Harper Lee 's To Kill a Mockingbird written in 1960. Atticus is a lawyer in Maycomb, the representative of Alabama in the State Legislator and the father of Scout and Jem Finch. The major themes and ideas tackled in Lee 's novel such as social inequality and intolerance, education, legal justice and bravery are represented in one way or another through this character. Atticus Finch is a man of principles who is consistent in his views and deeds throughout the novel. Although he is criticized and mocked by many characters in the novel for his tolerant attitude towards the ‘Negros’, people of Maycomb still respect him and keep re-electing him to be their representative in the State Legislator. According to Miss Maudie Atkinson words to Scout, Atticus is a man who does for other people the unpleasant things they have to do. He is a defender of justice and he fights for it even if
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