In Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird, Atticus Finch is a genuinely good man, a rarity in a town made up mostly of unreasonable and highly emotional people. Bravery, wisdom, and high morality are qualities admired in a man: the combination of these qualities result in an outstandingly good man known as Atticus Finch. Atticus displays bravery many times throughout the novel; the most notable of these times being when he chose to go down to the jail to protect Tom Robinson against a lynching mob headed by Walter Cunningham. “Get aside from the door, Mr Finch.’ ‘You can turn around and go home Walter,’ Atticus said pleasantly.” It takes a brave man to stand up to someone, but it takes braver man to do it as Atticus did, without anger or violence. Atticus’s wisdom is an outstanding. Atticus always has words of wisdom and encouragement for his children.
His wisdom sometimes shows itself in subtle ways, such as when Atticus explains to Jem why it is wrong to kill a mockingbird, or constantly comforts the children by telling the children “it’s not time to worry yet.” Mr. Finch’s wisdom is also displayed throughout his defense of Tom Robinson. Atticus is a man of high morals. He cannot, with a clean conscious, decline service to Tom Robinson; he “couldn’t hold up” his “head in town” or even tell his children what to do if he denied Tom a defense. Atticus took Tom’s case because Tom was from a “clean-living” family and because he believed that Tom was innocent. Atticus accepted the case on moral grounds.
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Atticus’s bravery, wisdom and high moral standards mold together to make him a good man like no other. Few people can compare themselves to Mr. Finch. A person might have one or even two qualities of Atticus, but few possess the mix of traits that makes Atticus.