To Kill A Mockingbird Atticus Finch Character Traits

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There are many important things that make the probably most talked about novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, what it is. Harper Lee creates a perfectly in detail story that fits the theme of truly following your beliefs in a society filled with stubborn contradictory people. Atticus Finch is the most outstanding character who strongly supports this valuable theme with his personality. As Lee represents him as a man with integrity who has wisdom, compassion and courage. He manages to remain loyal to his beliefs even when he struggles to make a difference in a town filled with ignorance and prejudice.


First off Atticus, unlike the rest of the Maycomb population, has the wisdom to understand the irony of why people act they way they do. “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 283). To Kill A Mockingbird, is a fundamental part to not only literature but
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Atticus shows compassion towards everyone. Even when he and his family are being brought down by the people who they had grown up with. Atticus reminds Scout to always remember to show compassion onto others no matter how bad things might get. Atticus sets the example by remaining respectful to those who were judging him at the time. “So if spitting in my face and threatening me saved Mayella Ewell one extra beating, that’s something I’ll gladly take.” (Lee 222).

Compassion transformed the way Atticus viewed courage, as he found compassion at the heart of his decisions. The true meaning of courage to Atticus meant something more important than ??????. This just proves to show how Atticus was a leader and not a follower, how he managed to be different. Wisdom was knowing the right path to take but his integrity was what led him to choose to take the right
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