Atticus Finch Essay

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  • Who Is Atticus Finch

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    Atticus Finch is a lawyer in Maycomb. He is very tall and wears glasses. Atticus has two children one named Jean Louise Finch who everyone calls Scout and Jeremy Atticus Finch who is called Jem. Mrs. Finch who is Atticus’s wife died from a sudden heart attack. Economy is what he enjoys to do research about. What others think does not bother Atticus, even if the choses he makes might make people think lowly of him. Atticus does not think that color makes people any different. This is why he even will

  • Atticus Finch Integrity

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    Atticus Finch is a lawyer in Maycomb, Alabama. Atticus goes to jury for a black person names Tom robinson. He is a character in the pulitzer prize winner book, To kill a mockingbird by Harper Lee. Atticus is taking a stand for Tom Robinson because he got accused of rape. Atticus does take a stand for Tom Robinson. He is a caring person and is integrity. First reason is Atticus is a caring person. Atticus defends a black person named Tom Robinson of being accused of rape. “Do you defend niggers Atticus

  • Atticus Finch Courage

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    Lee tells the story of how two children, Jem and Scout Finch, grow up and start to understand the world in more adult ways. In the small town of Maycomb, Alabama, racism and prejudice spreads around. Atticus Finch, a lawyer, defends an African American man who is accused of raping a white woman. This is a journey of learning new morals and compassion through experience and practice. The kids learn important life lessons from their father, Atticus. He educates them on the true meaning of sympathy, understanding

  • Essay on Atticus Finch

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    widely believed that Atticus Finch is one of the greatest heroes of modern literature. My opinion varies greatly with this remark. Atticus Finch is not a hero because he only had greater morals than the people of his time, he wanted to be a good role model for his children, and was only doing his job as a lawyer. It was his responsibility to defend Tom Robinson and give him an honest trial. He may have done things out of the way, but that was just to demonstrate his point. Atticus also never did anything

  • Atticus Finch Personality

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    of the South during the 1930’s. Atticus Finch is one of the characters that pushes against these societal issues with kindness and acceptance. He is a lawyer and the father of two curious children who throughout the book learn many things from him. His moral lessons strongly affect the kids’ perspective of life, especially when he is given a very controversial trial defending a black man (Tom Robinson). This causes the town of Maycomb county to not only shame Atticus, but his children as well. He pours

  • Atticus Finch Father

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    In Part 1 of To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee introduces Atticus Finch as a father who rejects ideas or practices of racism. At school, Scout hears Cecil Jacob shout that her father, Atticus, is defending ‘niggers’. Later that day, when Scout asks her father what Cecil meant, Atticus explains that he is defending a Negro named Tom Robinson. Scout was stunned by his unexpected response. When Scout asks why, Atticus responds, “I’m simply defending a Negro… for a number of reasons. The main one is

  • Atticus Finch Character

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    To Kill a Mockingbird written by Harper Lee features the main characters of the Finch family, (Scout, Jem, and Atticus) the Radley family, (Boo and Nathan) Calpurnia, and Dill. Atticus is the father to brother and sister Jem and Scout. The names Scout and Jem are nicknames, Scout’s full name is Jean Louise Finch and Jem’s full name is Jeremy Atticus Finch. Calpurnia is the family’s cook and helps to watch Scout and Jem. Calpurnia also mentors the children for she taught Scout how to write. Scout

  • Jeremy Atticus Finch

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    In Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, the author follows the childhood of the main character known as Jeremy Atticus Finch. He is the son of lawyer Atticus Finch, and older brother of Jean Louise Finch, also known as Scout. The family lives in a fictional town called Maycomb, Alabama. In their early lives, the two siblings were infatuated in figuring out the secrets of the Radley family, especially Boo Radley, in the house down their road. At the beginning of the story, their curiosity plays

  • Atticus Finch Speech

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    “ People generally see what they look for and hear what they listen for.” by Atticus Finch. Atticus Finch is just one example used by the Author Harper Lee in the book To Kill a Mockingbird. There are many powerful people in this book but some of the best are the quiet but impactful ones. They have many opportunities to speak up and share their opinions like everyone else but instead choose to stand out and say it in their own ways. The quietest people are often the most powerful. Some people might

  • Atticus Finch Liberalism

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    some specific characters contribute in helping others learn to ignore stereotypes and like others for who they are. In this novel, Harper Lee does a great job of portraying Atticus Finch as liberal, respectful, and sensible during this time of crisis in Maycomb County, but specifically Tom Robinson’s case. Atticus Finch shows many forms of liberalism throughout the storyline. Being one of the best lawyers around, he is open to new behavior or opinions and willing to discard traditional values