Atticus Finch

Big Man From Bama

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During a time when black people were thought to be lower than white people, Atticus defended a black man in court. He said to his children, "I'm simply defending a Negro—his name's Tom Robinson," (pg. 75). It required a lot of confidence and caring for Atticus to defend Tom, and the black community knew that Tom did not stand a chance without Atticus' help. They respected him and looked to him as a hero. They showed this when they stood up for him in the courtroom. Reverend Sykes said to Scout in the courtroom, "Miss Jean Louise, stand up. Your father's passin," (pg. 211). The entire group of black people who were there stood up for him. Also, the parishioners at Calpurnia's church made Jem and Scout feel welcome when they visited their church. This showed that the black people also respected Atticus' family. If Atticus were just trying his best in a difficult circumstance, then he would not be as respected as he was by the black community. The black people greatly acknowledged the qualities that Atticus displayed by defending Tom and looked to him as a hero because of these qualities.

Facts about Mr.Finch

It is evident that Atticus is a heroic character in To Kill A Mockingbird. He cared for and defended a black man in court, he achieved nicknames for his talents, and he loved and treated everybody equally. His children were very proud of him. If Atticus Finch was simply a good man trying his best in difficult situations, then he would not have put his reputation on the line to try and save a black man's life, he would not have taught numerous lessons to his children, and he would not have displayed his caring to almost every person he met. He was known for his many achievements and qualities. Therefore, Atticus Finch was a heroic character in this novel, not just a good man doing his best in difficult situations.