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Character Sketch of Atticus Finch

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Character Sketch of Atticus Finch Kind and understanding, strict but fair, Atticus Finch in the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, represents everything that a father should be. He educates his children with moral lessons and allows them to develop their own personalities by giving them more freedom. Although he is a widowed working father, he showed courage and tried to change injustice and racism in his small hometown. Atticus Finch is a good-hearted father of strong morals and principles and stands up for what were right. Atticus' character was considered to be round. There were many sides that appeared in him. For example, he revealed his responsible side when he gave Jem the pocket watch because he was trying to teach Jem how to take good care of it. ...read more.


That's why it's a sin to kill a mockingbird" (Lee 90). In the novel, everyone in his hometown tried to go against on Tom Robinson, a Negro who was in charge of rape, but he was the only white man that would stand up for him because he knew racism was wrong and Tom Robinson was innocent. When a group of men were trying to take Tom Robinson, Atticus showed his braveness by stepping in and trying to stop them without anger or violence. Even though he knew he had no chance to win, he tried and gathered up his courage and fought until the end. With this positive attitude, it made him known to be the protector of mockingbirds. ...read more.


You rarely win, but sometimes you do" (Lee 124). He said this after Mrs. Dubose died and the point was to let his children know how courageous Mrs. Dubose was because she knew that she was dying but was still determined to die free of the morphine. All these powerful quotes that Atticus said had made his children realize different meanings and create a more complete picture of the world surrounding them. In conclusion, Atticus Finch was a successful man. He was successful in teaching moral lessons to his children and courageously fought the case. He believed that success was not just about winning, but instead just trying to fight for a good cause. Even though he did not win the case with Tom Robinson, he did what he thought was right and this made him successful already. With these outstanding morals and ethics, it made him known to be the protector of mockingbirds. ...read more.

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