Atticus Role Model

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Mr. Atticus Finch is not only an upstanding lawyer but a caring and loving role model for his children Jem and Scout. This all occurs in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. Atticus isn’t your normal Alabamian. He doesn 't believe in society 's belief that African Americans aren 't equal to whites. This is why, as a lawyer, He defended Tom Robinson, a black man who was convicted of something he didn 't do. The Case was lost the second it started. But, it makes sense for Atticus to defend Tom because he is a man of selflessness and integrity. The first reason it makes sense for Atticus to defend Tom Robinson is that he is a selfless person. If he hadn’t of defended him, he would have been going against his own morals and beliefs. A few days before the trial, in a conversation with Uncle Jack, his brother, Atticus was willing to defend Tom Robinson even knowing the effects it will have on him and his…show more content…
At the End of the book, after Mr. Ewell had been killed, and after Heck Tate was brought to the house, Atticus insisted that they must bring Jem to Court because he believed that Mr. Ewell had been killed by him. This shows the utmost honesty, even if it meant putting his own son through the court system. Knowing that he would be declared not guilty, shows really how honest he is. After Mrs. Dubose had died, Atticus explained why he made them go read to her every day, “I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It 's when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see through it no matter what.” This is showing us Atticus’s strong morals that he is trying to teach his children. He uses Mrs. Dubose getting over her addiction to show them true courage. This also demonstrates the courage needed to have true integrity, something that everyone should be
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