To Kill A Mockingbird
Atticus Finch is a man who fought for what he believed in. He stood up for what he
thought was right not what the rest of the town thought. Atticus was real brave for
defending Tom Robinson in court, he knew a lot of people would get mad and try to hurt
him, but Atticus stood up for what he believed in. Atticus had a lot of courage he was the
only man in town that would fight for Tom Robinson, because he knew it was wrong to
accuse him of something he did not do. I think Atticus knew that Tom Robinson did not
have a great chance of wining the case, but he tried to do the best that he could to prove
that Tom Robinson was innocent.
I think that Atticus is in some way the towns spokesmen, there is a lot of people
in town that have the same views on racism as Atticus but, they were scared to admit it.
The town knows that Atticus is right but no one wants to agree with him because they are
scared for there own selves, thats why I think Atticus is very courageous he is not scared
in admitting that he is not a racist, and that he will try to prove that Tom Robinson is
Atticus believed that everyone is equal. He believed that all races should be
treated the same no matter what. I think that Atticus was real frustrated with the towns
racial beliefs. Atticus was a great man because, he could decide what was wrong and
whats right, something that the rest of the town had trouble doing. Atticus had
convinced the jury that Tom Robinson was innocent, thats why it took them so long to
make there decision, but in the end there was no way that the jury was going to believe a
black man over a white man. I think what Miss Maudie said was very correct well,
were making a step-its just a baby step, but its a step,(216) thats what she said after
the trial, what she means is that the town will not start to except blacks overnight, but
slowly the town is starting to understand that being black does not make you a bad
person. The town new that the Ewells were a bunch of liars, but they couldnt chose a
black man over a whit man, so Miss Maudie is saying someday they will. Shoot all the
bluejays you want, if you can hit em but remember its a sin to kill a mockingbird. (90)
Attiucs says that to his son, but it significance is that Tom Robinson is a innocent man
that has never harmed anyone and he gets killed, in Atticuss mind Tom Robinson is a
mockingbird that is killed.
I think that Atticus Finch was a good father to his kids. He was not a strict parent,
he let them learn whats right and wrong on there own. Thou Atticus was not a racist man
Scout had picked it up from the public, but she eventually learned that racism is wrong.
Atticus had confidence in his kids that they could distinguish whats wrong and right.
Atticus loved his kids If youll concede the necessity of going to school, well go on
reading every night just as we always have.(31) Scout does not want to go to school, so
Atticus makes a deal with her. Atticus will keep reading to her if she keeps wanting to go
to school. Reading with Atticus means a lot to Scout so she is willing to go to school.
That tells me that Atticus really cares for his kids he wants them to get a education.
Through out the book Atticus has little conversations with Jem and Scout were he
explains why somethings happen, in some way he is preparing them for there lives. You
never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you
climb into his skin and walk around it. (30)This was said by Atticus to Scout. He is
trying to teach her that you dont know a person until you walk in his shoes. Atticus
thinks that if you can learn this trick youll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks.
He teaches these things to his kids so they could be better people.
In conclusion Atticus Finch was a man who loved his family, and did what he
thought was right. He was a man that went against the grain he did not always do what
the rest of the town did, he believed in equality. He was a man with courage who fought
for a black man that was convicted for rape, which most of town disliked him for it.Words
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