“He also is willing to stand up against the odds-he knows he’s ‘licked’ before he even begins” (Text 2). Atticus knows he will not be able to win this case even if Tom Robinson is innocent. Unfortunately the town and the jury are corrupt and will not give Tom a fair trial. Almost anyone can see that Atticus Finch defends Tom Robinson to show compassion through the “Golden Rule” and set an example for his children. Atticus is an idealist and knows what is right and what is wrong.
Throughout this story, Atticus shows that he is a courageous, wise, and kind character. Atticus is presented through the story as a strong, courageous character. At the beginning of the novel, Atticus is asked by the sheriff to defend Tom Robinson, a black man that has been accused of rape. Atticus goes against the whole town and decides that he is going to do the best of his ability to make sure that he and his client win the case. He got a lot of hate by doing this because it was unlawful to defend a negro man.
He is the opposite of Bob Ewell. Not only is he a father to his children, he is also their best friend. Finch, a lawyer teaches by example; this is evident in ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’, when Scout comes home from a hard day at school, Atticus encourages Scout and says "The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience" this is to help show Scout in a difference perspective. He treats his children with respect, doesn’t hit them and speaks to them as though they are adults. Atticus Finch knows that Tom Robinson was going to lose the court case, but that didn’t stop him from taking it.
She treated the children as if they were her own. She made sure they ate and had nice, and clean clothes to wear whenever school started. Atticus was definitely a major role model for both his children because he was a well-mannered father. From the beginning of the novel until the end, his kids were trying to make him proud of them. “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” is just one of the non-violent, influential lessons he told his children.
I believe the true question he is trying to get the readers to ask themselves is “why should we live a morally upright life if tragedy strikes us all equally anyway?” For example, a character named Gabriel is always responsible and cautious, and others, like Sergeant Troy who is the complete opposite, is careless and destructive. One thing I learned from this book by asking myself this question is, we should live a morally upright life because of the same reason why we shouldn’t lie or cheat. It is something we are taught. I can easily relate the quote “don’t do unto others as you wouldn’t want done to you”. These quotes are set into place to make you question the decisions that you make and I think Thomas Hardy does a great job at making us look at things in a different perspective.
Atticus put his career; actually, his life at risk to save the unlucky black man, Tom Robinson, as the narrator says “Atticus had used every tool available to free men to save Tom Robinson, but in the secret courts of men's hearts Atticus had no case. Tom was a dead man the minute Mayella Ewell opened her mouth and screamed.” (Lee 266). Atticus is categorized as a courageous man with real courage because with the amount of strength he put in to defend Tom Robinson, he was appreciated by the whole black community, and at the same time take care of his two children perfectly well. Atticus also teaches his kids valuable lessons, the ones that you wouldn’t learn in school; introducing them to the real world, the world with racial segregation. Jem and Scout took conscious of the world around them thanks to Atticus.
Atticus Finch is a down to earth guy that just wants to do what is right. He loves his children and does not want them growing up in a world full of racism. When he is chosen for a case where he has to defend a black man named Tom Robinson, he knows that man is innocent and has been wrongly accused of such crimes. Atticus is a good person that always chooses the right thing to do even if it is hard. Out of the many characters in To Kill a Mockingbird I believe that I am the most like Atticus Finch in
Their was a point in the novel, how to kill a mocking bird, where Atticus had to fight a case for an afro american named Tim Robinson who was accused for raping a white girl, even though Atticus knew he was losing the case, he is courageous enough to fight for Tim this showed how brave he was. While in the novel Kite Runner during the Russian invasion baba and amir left for american while Rahim khan stayed back in Afghanistan and protected babas house from the invaders this intern showed how Rahim Khan presented bravery in kite runner. Atticus always thought his children to never discriminate the colored and the afro american as he believed they were all the same and this made Atticus a very fair person whilst in Kite runner Rahim khan gave Amir a second chance to be a better person and show his real side making him also a fair person. Rahim Khan and Atticus shared a lot of similar traits which made them look like great role models. They both had the same idea but different
Truthfully, society would become so much better if people could forgive and forget, “Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,// Or, being hated, don’t give way to hating.” One of the famous quotes of the book is Atticus telling his children to take a moment and try to understand someone and their points of view before acting to prevent regret and disrespect. Atticus had a way of brushing off both success and failure so he could remain true and always remain the man his children looked up to and knew him as. His ability to remain humble and kind sets him apart from nearly
He is a man without prejudice and racial hatred and is a benevolent man of strong morals. He raise his children the way he sees right. Atticus looks into the depth of people’s character regardless of their color and looks. In the face of prejudice and strong emotions of the people of Maycomb he tries to make his own children see that it is better to use one 's head than to resort to fists. Jem and Scout have perfect confidence in their father.