Atticus Finch

By: Brianna Stengel

Atticus to Scout:

"Because I could never ask you to mind me again. Scout, simply by the nature of the work, every lawyer gets at least one case in his lifetime that affects him personally. This one's mine, I guess. You might hear some ugly talk about it at school, but do one thing for me if you will: you just hold your head high and keep those fists down. No matter what anybody says to you, don't let 'em get your goat. Try fighting with your head for a change..."

Said by Miss Maudie:

"You're lucky you know. You and Jem have the benefit of your father's age. If your father was thirty, you'd find life quite different.. You'd be suprised, there's life in him yet"

Why a law book?

Atticus Finch's symbol is a law book because he is a really good lawyer. In the story right now, Atticus is working a case, that mostly everyone disagrees with. He is defending a man by the name of Tom Robinson, who nearly everyone hates, but he doesn't care. He believes that no matter who you are, you should have a fair shot at everything. Atticus is very just in dealing with anyone he comes in contact with.