“Do nothing out of selfish or vain conceit. Rather, in humility values others above yourselves, not looking to your own interest but each of you to the interests of the others.” (Philippians 2:3-4) In this novel there were many characters with many different characteristics but I decided to write about Atticus because of many different reasons. Atticus is a great role model for the young men in today’s society. Atticus has courage, and he also places himself in others shoes.
In this novel Atticus shows and proves that he has real courage in many different ways. Atticus is brave enough to place himself in many different dangerous situations. Such as defending Tom Robinson and standing up to Mr. Bob Ewell. He also was brave enough to shoot the running mad dog. Atticus says “When you’re licked before you begin anyway and you see through no matter what.” (Lee 96) by him saying this quote that really breaks down and explain his courage. Atticus always shows respect to others and he respects their privacy. He showed respect to all of his peers even his children. Even when others were in Boo Radley’s business he stood up for him by saying “What Mr. Radley does is his own business if he wants to come outside he would.” (Lee 39). Throughout the book Atticus stood up for others and what he believes in.
Atticus does not judge others he treats people as he would like to be treated. Atticus places himself in others shoes throughout the whole novel. “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.” (Lee 22) By Atticus saying this quote it proves that he honestly do consider things from others points of view. Atticus also tries to find the best in people. Even when people treated him badly or said harsh things to him he still stays positive. “Mr. Cunningham’s basically a good man he just have some blind spots along with the rest of us.” (Lee 132)
This was an awesome book all the way through. I...