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Atticus Finch Char. Analysis


            Atticus Finch is a defense lawyer for Maycomb County.He's also the honorable father of main character Scout and Jem. He is the lawyer for accused black rapist Tom Robinson and he tries to change injustices and racism in his small hometown. Atticus inner conflicts are expertly written in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. .
             Atticus's physical appearance doesn't play a big part in the novel. Atticus is nearly fifty and wears glasses because his left eye is nearly blind. I assume Atticus normally does not look his age because Jem and Scout say he looks as old as he was for once. Atticus' character isn't focused of for its appearance, but for his personality and inner strength. Atticus is very fair and just person. In a time when black people were still considered a lower class by almost all, Atticus believed in equal rights for all. Atticus fights for Tom Robinson with all of himself, he does not care about his skin color, only his innocence. Atticus represents all of the honorable people in Maycomb County. .
             Atticus Finch is a very honest man. When his children ask him difficult questions he doesn't try and sugarcoat his answers he is truthful. Scout asks, on page 21, if they are poor.''Atticus nodded. 'We are indeed.' "He answers. He even explains his reasoning on answering children's question to his brother, Jack. On page 87 he says, " Jack! When a child asks you something, answer him, for goodness' sake. But don't make a big production of it. Children are children, but they can spot an evasion quicker than adults, and an evasion simply muddles them.' " .
             Atticus is a very kind and thoughtful man. In the very beginning of the novel, directly after Scout returns from her hard day at school, Atticus realizes something is wrong and asks about it. Atticus is also compassionate to Mrs. Dubose. He feels pity for her condition and pride for her ability to go through withdrawal. He understands why Mrs. Dubose is so grouchy and tells Jem and Scout that " ' She's an old lady and she's ill.


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