To Kill a Mockingbird Project

By: Ricky Picon

Atticus Finch

Atticus Finch is the father of Scout Finch and Jem Finch. Atticus is a very wise and just man, who knows right from wrong. He is willing to show this judgement through any situation, as far as defending a black man in court in front of a racist and prejudice crowd.


Atticus -> Scout

Atticus and Scout have a very strong relationship. As Scout said when she was in school for the first time, she and Atticus would read newspapers together in their free time and Atticus would teach Scout different types of vocabulary and life lessons. One important life lesson Atticus tells Scout is "You never really understand a person until you . . . climb into his skin and walk around in it." meaning that you can never truly know a person until you live their life and see what they see.


Characters whom interact with Atticus in a major way

The Court Case

The Hopeless Defense

Tom Robinson and Atticus Finch as they sit during trial.


Atticus' Statements

Throughout the case, Bob and Mayella Ewell continuously talk about false evidence on Tom Robinson and how he was the one who had raped Mayella. However, Atticus, with his cleverness, is able to put all those pieces of evidence against him. For example, when he asked Bob to write his name on a piece of paper, Bob had written it with his left hand. When he asked Tom to catch a glass cup, Tom is able to catch it with his right hand, but he cannot with his left because of a tragic accident that happened years ago which left his left hand unable to be used. The bruises on Mayella's face could have only occurred with someone dominate in their left hand, proving that Bob was the more likely suspect to have beaten Mayella, rather than Tom.

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Later on, Atticus points out the inequalities in the justice system, asking the jury to look at Thomas's case with a fair and just eye. He says how Tom was not the guilty one, but someone else in the court room is ( Mayella ). He continues on, saying that the Constitution states that all men are created equal, and that this was not just an idea, but reality.


All Men Are Created Equal - To Kill a Mockingbird (6/10) Movie CLIP (1962) HD