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Atticus Finch

1 The Intelligence of Atticus Finch In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch tells his daughter Scout, “‘You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view­ until you climb into his skin and walk around in it’” (Lee 39).  Atticus is the most complex and multifaceted character in the novel. While he is an established, connected, and respected member of the town, at the same time he is a unique oddity as far as the residents of Maycomb go.  His personality and role in society are clearly ...

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Atticus Finch

the community in Maycomb County through the eyes of a young girl named Jean Louise Finch. The main character, Atticus Finch plays an important role throughout the novel. His wisdom, words and actions help guide the town through the harsh times of prejudice and injustice. He demonstrates powerful leadership through his three different roles as a father, a lawyer and a noble citizen of the town. As a father, Atticus is a great leader in his own household. Not only does he teach his children verbally...

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Atticus Finch

1/21/13 Atticus Finch Throughout life, many amazing individuals enter and leave, each having impact and influence on each person they have been around. These people can teach others so much about events or problems that occur in everyday life by both their words and actions. Atticus Finch is one man who any person no matter their age, race, or background, can learn from. If the definition of a “good man” were looked up online, the computer would probably suggest to visit a site about Atticus Finch...

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Leadership of Atticus Finch

Mockingbird, Atticus Finch exemplifies leadership. Finch is a soft spoken attorney in the post depression South who agrees to represent a black man charged with raping a young white woman. In a prejudiced region, during an oppressive era, Finch boldly chooses the path less taken. Though he may have upset a good many in challenging the values of the time period, throughout the novel, Finch displays leadership by bravely acting on his principles, as well as in the way he raises his children. Atticus Finch...

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Discuss Harper Lee’s statement in relation to the character of Atticus Finch. INTRO Within this essay I will be discussing Atticus Finch and his relationship, with not only his children but towards Maycomb County. Atticus Finch is a complex character, often portrayed as a figure of isolation, wifeless and alone in his conquest to fight against prejudice within Maycomb, within this essay I will take a closer look at the character of Atticus Finch, and whether he truly is the hero that Scout and Jem want...

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Characterization of Atticus Finch

Characterization Interpretation of Atticus Finch The characterization of Atticus finch is definitely more accurate in Malcolm Gladwell’s “The Courthouse Ring: Atticus Finch and the Limits of Southern Liberalism” than in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. The way Harper Lee depicts Atticus makes him seem unrealistic, while Gladwell’s interpretation has more evidence behind it and seems more accurate. Gladwell’s interpretation of Atticus reveals the unrealistic world he lives in, the weakness...

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Atticus Finch Characterisation

10/04/2013 Character Analysis: Atticus To Kill a Mockingbird was written by Harper Lee in 1960. It was a time in which African Americans lacked the same rights as white people. The novel is a social critique set somewhere in the 1930s. Atticus Finch is one of the major characters in the novel. He is the father of Jeremy “Jem” and Jean Louise “Scout”, he is also a lawyer in Maycomb County, Alabama. In a city reigned by social inequality and intolerance, Atticus represents justice and morality...

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Atticus Finch Character Analysis

An All-around Good Guy Atticus Finch, the father of Scout in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, would easily be considered a hero. He was a white lawyer for a black man in Alabama during a time of great racial tension. Unlike several of the townspeople in Maycomb County, Atticus did not care what race Tom Robinson was. He only cared that he was an innocent man. Alas, no matter how much incriminating evidence he had to show Robinson’s innocence, the racial prejudice of the jurymen sent a black...

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Atticus Finch Essay

In 2003 Atticus finch was nominated as one of the “greatest characters in the past 100 years.” This award did not go to an undeserving character. Quite the contrary happened when this award went to Atticus. This is proven through his humility, his unwavoring wisdom, and his ability to do the right thing in any situation. Atticus Finch problably won the award solely because of his humble quality’s. This is shown when the “mad dog” was on the loose and Atticus dropped it in one shot, but said nothing...

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Atticus Finch as a Moral Character

in the Parable of the Good Samaritan, the Samaritan man goes against all societal values to help the Jew after he had been left for dead by muggers. In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Atticus Finch serves as a shining beacon of morality in the face of the prejudice-ridden early 20th century Alabama. Atticus helps to develop healthy and moral attitudes in his children by encouraging them to avoid unnecessary conflict, to always strive to be the better person, but also to still be prepared to accept...

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