Fairness In To Kill A Mockingbird

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To kill a mockingbird is a very inspiring story written by, Harper Lee. Harper Lee tells the story of a small southern family, and what their life was like. Her book was filled with many life lessons and respectable characters. One very likeable character in particular, is Atticus Finch. He is a wonderful father, friend, and lawyer. He also shows many honorable traits throughout the story. Atticus is honest, fair, humble, and brave. Atticus is a very honest man, especially to his children. He never stretched the truth when they asked questions. In fact, he always gave them a straight up answer. “When a child asks you something, answer him, for goodness’ sake. But don’t make a production of it. Children are children, but they can spot an evasion quicker than adults…’” (Lee 87). This quote shows how Atticus believed in always being honest to his children.…show more content…
Atticus has shown many examples of fairness throughout this novel. He shows fairness when it comes to settling an argument between his two children, as well as with all different skin colors. For example, when Scout asked Atticus if he was a “nigger lover’ this was his response, "I certainly am. I do my best to love everybody... I'm hard put, sometimes—baby, it's never an insult to be called what somebody thinks is a bad name. It just shows you how poor that person is, it doesn't hurt you." (Lee 108). This quote accuratley resembles who Atticus is as an individual, fair. Atticus treated Tom Robinson, the African American he was representing, just as he would treat any other person, white or
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