How Is Atticus Finch Presented In To Kill A Mockingbird

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In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee there is a character named Atticus Finch. Atticus Finch is a gentleman. All of the townspeople comment on how respectful Atticus is and how “‘Atticus Finch is the same in his home as he is on the public streets’” (Lee 61). He is never two-faced, Atticus has the same manner everywhere he goes. Mr. Finch has a very polite and respectful manner for everyone in Maycomb County. Mrs. Dubose, says awful things about everyone, specially about Atticus in particular. However when he would walk by her house “... Atticus would sweep off his hat, wave gallantly to her and say, ‘Good evening Mrs. Dubose! You look like a picture this evening’” (133). Mr. Finch would do that every time he passed her house to show his respect. Atticus never cared about how Mrs. Dubose talked about him. And towards the end of her life she asks Atticus for help. Because she realizes that Atticus will try to help her to the best of his capability. Mrs. Dubose passes away and Jem doesn’t understand why his father did what he did for her. He replies to Jem with, “‘She was the bravest person I ever knew’” (149). …show more content…

Aunt Alexandra is the stereotypical southern belle. During one dinner discussion she tells Atticus to get rid of Calpurnia. Her reasoning is that Calpurnia is no longer needed in the Finch family household. Politely Atticus tells Alexandra, “‘... Calpurnia’s not leaving this house until she wants to … She’s a faithful member of this family …’” (182). In Maycomb African Americans (like Calpurnia) were not treated as equals by many Caucasians. Atticus however can see pass skin color and see just another equal human being. He has accepted her into the family as his own, “‘... and another thing, the children love her’” (183). Calpurnia has raised his children, she is the only motherly figure they really know. Because of Atticus’s morals he treats Calpurnia very respectfully and is genuine about

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