To Kill a Mockingbird: Character Analysis Essay (Atticus)

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To Kill a Mockingbird
One of the most interesting things that goes on in this book, is being able to learn about what all went on during the times of the depression, segregation, slavery, and also racism. Here is your hint, not every white man was horrible. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” is a book that was written by Harper Lee in 1960. The book took place in the south, particularly in the fictional town of Maycomb County, Alabama, during the 1930’s, where a black man was taken to court for a convicted rape to a white woman. Atticus Finch was a man that stood against that case, because he knew that Tom Robinson did not do any harm at all. A woman named Maudie Atkinson also held herself up for Tom Robinson, and that made it solid that Miss Maudie Atkinson holds a good example towards Maycomb’s children, and the rest of their lives. Now, back to Atticus, remember like I said, not every white man was horrible. The town folks appreciate him as serving as a moral hero. He did good things. More so he was a good person.

It is quite clear that Atticus holds his own opinion by watching his interactions with the other characters. Most of the kids all think that Atticus was just an old person with nothing to do; that he could never do anything “cool.” He was a nice and generous man, but the kids just thought he was old and outdated. He taught his kids many things, like how to read. His kids sure didn’t have the strongest love for school, actually the complete opposite, but him pushing them through till the end left a positive stain on their lives. Atticus once said, “Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” –Page 98. Most people knew that he was a good person, which made it clear of what he was saying by that. He says this because of Boo Radley, for instance, is like a mockingbird. He never once harmed a human, he even left Jem and Scout presents! It’s not right to go around and give...
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