How Is Atticus Finch Respectful

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Throughout the book ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ by Harper Lee, one of the characters showed qualities that was surprising to see from someone from the Great Depression.This character was Atticus Finch, the father of Scout and Jem and one of the main characters of the book, Atticus had showed respect, kindness, courage, attributes that you wouldn’t expect from someone going through the cruel times of the Great Depression. First off, Atticus is seen as a respectful southern gentlemen, he never seems to brag or see himself higher than anyone else. It is shown throughout the story that Atticus is a very down to earth character, with him teaching Scout the lesson that you never understand a person until you consider things from their point of view. There are also other examples, like when Walter Cunningham ate lunch at Atticus’s home, Walter had poured syrup all over his meal. During the outrageous act Atticus stayed respect to his company and didn’t complain. These are a few reasons how Atticus proved to be a respectful character. Another attribute that is admired about Atticus is his kindness to others. During the events of the story Atticus proved again and again to hold kindness to others. The best…show more content…
Throughout the story Atticus did many things to show he was a courageous person, from dealing with a mean old woman to becoming an outcast for his entire town because he did a case he knew he could not win, Atticus did a lot of things that showed his courage. Atticus even taught Scout and Jem that courage is not just a man in a cape or a soldier with a gun. True courage is when someone does the right thing even though they know they can’t win, they continue forward to finish what they started. Atticus did a lot to prove his children these lessons were true, even by showing these examples by doing them, and that is why courage is Atticus’s most defining
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