Why Was Atticus Finch Respected

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In the book, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” by Harper Lee, Atticus Finch appears to be a well respected man in his town of Maycomb, but is he? He lost his court case for his client and shot a dog. So the question is, “Why is he so respected?” First of all, Atticus may have lost the court case for Tom Robinson but he was the only white lawyer that would defend the black man. This is why Mr. Finch was picked to support Tom by the Judge of Maycomb. Atticus is known to be a very courageous and brave man this is why he entered the case already knowing that he was beat, but fought untill the end anyway. Everyone in the town stood and cheered for Atticus when the case was over even though he lost greatly. And even though Atticus was supporting a “black
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