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Atticus Finch
"To Kill a Mocking Bird" was set back in the mid 1900's, racism was high and discrimination of the black was still running.
The text "To Kill a Mockingbird", Atticus challenges the case of Tom Robinson for rape and abuse of Mayella Ewell, showing the protection of the of Tom Robinson skin colour and showing the defence of African American People .
Atticus Finch is a man with strong values and who does the right thing. This is shown when he defends Tom Robinson despite the social stigma of representing a black man. He teaches Scout and Jem to be accepting of others, and refuse to fight back against Bob Ewell.
Tom Robinson was falsely accused of rape & abuse of Mayella Ewell and her father Bob. Atticus is one of the few people in the town who is willing to defend Tom Robinsons case, but there are also others that is on his side. Atticus show a trusting attitude, which he is the most courageous character I know, because of his defence of Tom Robinson. Everything Atticus is doing for Tom Robinson is a step to change the life of the Maycombs town and toward the African American people, not by the charge of skin colour but also fair and equal rights to the community, and give same respect. Atticus is a character who display various form of courage, also show most courageous attitude out of all character. He refuse to give up the fight no matter what circumstances or losses will do to his life (himself) or his family. Atticus show a lot of courage and behaviour in many instances throughout the story, not by fighting or killing, but by standing up and believe d in a civilized way. He wants to be a good example for his kids and instil in them a strong sense of moral values.
Atticus Finch knew that he was not going to win and he WILL lose this case. No matter how much evidence that he had, the jury will still charge him because of his skin colour, but it did not mean that it will stop him from giving Tom the strongest defence he possibly can. Importantly, Atticus doesn't put so much effort into Tom's case because he's an African American, but because of his innocence. Atticus feels that the justice system is colour blind, and he defends Tom as an innocence man but not a man of colour.
As a lawyer, Atticus is again an ideal character as fair and equal and is the best man at his job. The whole fact that he took Tom Robinson’s case and listened to his conscience, when he knew he would lose, showed what sort of character Harper Lee wanted Atticus to be. He knew that the justice system at that time was prejudiced and immoral and that it was certain that Tom Robinson would be found guilty.
Atticus remains calm when provoked directly. For example, looking at how he handles Bob Ewell's challenge: “Too proud to fight?” “No,” says Atticus, “too old”. This suggests that it may seem to us at first thought that Atticus is no longer strong and fit enough to fight; but also it might mean that fighting is not something that adults should do, which implies that Bob has not grown up.
As a lawyer, Atticus is again an ideal character as fair and equal and is the best man at his job. The whole fact that he took Tom Robinson’s case and listened to his conscience, when he knew he would lose, showed what sort of character Harper Lee wanted Atticus to be. He knew that the justice system at that time was prejudiced and immoral and that it was certain that Tom Robinson would be found guilty.
As a father, Atticus is truthful, fair and loyal his children, Scout and Jem. He acts as both a father and a teacher to them, educating them in the social and moral expectations of their society. He treats them with respect and wants them to understand why things happen in the community, what is wrong with society and how to try and change them and improve themselves at the same time. Atticus didn’t believe in spoiling his children or shouting at them but instead he believed respect for each other. Honesty and self respect…