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Atticus Finch Was a Role Model Ahead of His Time

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Atticus Finch a citizen of Maycomb during the 1930's was a role model ahead of his time. He had some advanced beliefs on life with the following downfall; the people of Maycomb simply did not understand these futuristic thoughts he possessed. Atticus should have been the most outstanding role model as he was not racially prejudice, also not socially prejudice, then he was the perfect parent with polished parenting techniques and finally he was the flawless citizen with good values, morals and principles.

Atticus Finch was a firm believer in equilibrium. During the novel, he was faced with the toughest challenge; defending Tom Robinson, who was an innocent Negro, charged with the raping of a white girl. "Every lawyer gets one case in his lifetime that affects him personally. This is mine." Atticus put his heart and soul into this case, desperately trying to make people give him a fair trial, "in our courts all men are created equal." Even though Tom was charged with rape, Atticus has presented the strongest possible case possible and at least the jury would have gone home thinking `did I really make the right decision?' Atticus also knew that in his lifetime that people wouldn't get rid of their racist beliefs, "In our courts, when it's a white man's word against a black man's, the white man always mins. They're ugly, ut those are the facts of life." If it wasn't for people like Atticus, people who didn't judge you on your appearance

Another reason to why Atticus was somebody that should have been looked up to by the Maycombe citizen was because he simply wasn't socially prejudice. This quality was something that his sister Alexandra did not possess. When Scout asked...
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