Atticus Finch Descriptive Essay

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The importance of moral education and social inequality are the most significant themes in the novel: “To Kill a Mockingbird”. The ideal behavior, in reference to these concepts, is shown by Atticus Finch, who as the father of Scout Finch (the narrator) and her brother Jem, represents the responsibility, justice, wisdom and the voice of conscience in the book. Through the outlook, behavior and comments of Atticus, the author introduces an optimistic gentleman, who’s worldview makes the reader realize and reflect on the world of the 1940’s, Alabama-Maycomb and its society. Atticus’s optimism leads him to be the only character who not only stands up for his opinion, but does something in order to make a change in the prejudiced and racist environment that the book and many situations in today’s life depict. He tries to achieve his ideology by educating his kids to be able to interfere against the influence of others and also by undertaking the case of Tom Robinson (an innocent black man, with the prosecution of raping a white woman), in which he starts Don Quixote’s windmill fight, where he counters with the dominant racism in the jurisdiction and most of the society. The behavior and appearance of Atticus reveal and clarify his attitude, which lead to a solution, where he risks the safety of his family and reputation, in order to save a person’s life.

The appearance and movements of Atticus, uncover his wisdom and modesty. He wears thick glasses with bold black rims and reads the newspaper every night, which explains his level of education, something indispensable to create a personal point of view. His wise and modest behavior is clearly seen when he kills the mad dog....