How Is Atticus Finch A Dynamic Character

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Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, was told from the first person perspective of scout, Jean Louise, Finch and was a unique blend of scouts’s younger and older self. The story takes place in the small city of Maycomb, Alabama. The city of Maycomb had a river used for trading and the town was very small and everyone knew each other. Maycomb was a very old town and had lots of rain, but when it wasn’t raining it was very humid. The story takes place from 1933 to 1935. Atticus Finch was a wise, respectful, and finally a very compassionate person, who demonstrated the theme of role model throughout the novel. Atticus Finch, the protagonist of the story, was introduced in the first chapter of the novel. “Atticus went to Montgomery to read …show more content…

First Atticus was a static character because he does not change from the beginning of the novel to the end of the novel. Atticus was considered a static character because he was compassionate and caring for people all the way through the story. Fortunately, Atticus Finch was a very compassionate person, Atticus always wanted the truth and was dedicated to finding it. "if spitting in my face and threatening me saved Mayella Ewell one extra beating, that's something I'll gladly take." (Lee 218). This quote from Atticus Finch summarizes how compassionate he was because he would rather have Bob Ewell spit in his face and threaten him, so that Mayella Ewell would not get beaten. Next, Atticus Finch was a very wise person because of how deals with situations and how he asks questions. This explains how wise Atticus Finch was because he asks questions that he can prove the right. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view—until you climb into his skin and walk around in it” (Lee 39). This explains how wise Atticus was because of how he handles situations and asks questions. Finally, Atticus Finch was a very respectful man no matter where you come from or what you have done. "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 …show more content…

Atticus did what was right for the Robinson family even though others did not agree with Atticus. First Atticus, unlike many other people, defended an African American in court. Atticus had seemed to be winning the case with the questions he had been asking.“She was white, and she tempted a Negro. She did something that in our society was unspeakable: she kissed a black man. Not an old Uncle, but a strong young Negro man. No code mattered to her before she broke it, but it came crashing down on her afterwards.”(Lee 272). Therefore, Atticus proves to the court with the evidence that Tom was not Guilty and Mayella Ewell tried to kiss Tom, and when Bob Ewell saw this he beat her and blamed it on Tom Robinson. “Our courts have their faults, as does any human institution, but in this country our courts are the great levellers, and in our courts all men are created equal” (Lee 273-274). Instead the court does not want people to hate them so they say that Tom was guilty. Tom will die shortly after trying to escape so the Ewells were responsible for Tom’s death. Next Atticus, unlike many fathers, wanted to be there for his children when it mattered the most. “There's a lot of ugly things in this world, son. I wish I could keep 'em all away from you. That's never possible” (Lee 172). Atticus Finch would do anything in the world for his children. Atticus cared about his children so much that the only way

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