Atticus Finch is a man who fought for what he believed in. He stood up for what he thought was right not what the rest of the town thought. Atticus was real brave for defending Tom Robinson in court, he knew a lot of people would get mad and try to hurt him, but Atticus stood up for what he believed in. Atticus had a lot of courage he was the only man in town that would fight for Tom Robinson, because he knew it was wrong to accuse him of something he did not do. I think Atticus knew that Tom Robinson did not have a great chance of wining the case, but he tried to do the best that he could to prove that Tom Robinson was innocent. I think that Atticus is in some way the town’s spokesmen, there is a lot of people in town that have the same views on racism as Atticus but, they were scared to admit it.
The town knows that Atticus is right but no one wants to agree with him because they are scared for there own selves, that’s why I think Atticus is very courageous he is not scared in admitting that he is not a racist, and that he will try to prove that Tom Robinson is innocent. Atticus believed that everyone is equal. He believed that all races should be treated the same no matter what. I think that Atticus was real frustrated with the town’s racial beliefs. Atticus was a great man because, he could decide what was wrong and what’s right, something that the rest of the town had trouble doing. Atticus had convinced the jury that Tom Robinson was innocent, that’s why it took them so long to make there decision, but in the end there was no way that the jury was going to believe a black man over a white man.
Stereotypes Pretend you are driving along on the highway. You see a person on the side of the road having car problems. This is person is wearing an Armani suit and driving a Porsche. The next day, you encounter the same incident but, this time, it is a man wearing baggy jeans with holes in them, a dirty shirt and he looks very unclean. Would you be more likely to stop for the man in the Armani ...
I think what Miss Maudie said was very correct ” well, we ” re making a step-it’s just a baby step, but it’s a step”, (216) that’s what she said after the trial, what she means is that the town will not start to except blacks overnight, but slowly the town is starting to understand that being black does not make you a bad person. The town new that the Ewell’s were a bunch of liars, but they couldn’t chose a black man over a whit man, so Miss Maudie is saying someday they will. “Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ’em but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” (90) Attics say’s that to his son, but it’s ignificance is that Tom Robinson is a innocent man that has never harmed anyone and he gets killed, in Atticus’s mind Tom Robinson is a mockingbird that is killed. I think that Atticus Finch was a good father to his kids. He was not a strict parent, he let them learn what’s right and wrong on there own.
Thou Atticus was not a racist man Scout had picked it up from the public, but she eventually learned that racism is wrong. Atticus had confidence in his kids that they could distinguish what’s wrong and right. Atticus loved his kid’s “If you ” ll concede the necessity of going to school, we ” ll go on reading every night just as we always have.” (31) Scout does not want to go to school, so Atticus makes a deal with her. Atticus will keep reading to her if she keeps wanting to go to school. Reading with Atticus means a lot to Scout so she is willing to go to school. That tells me that Atticus really cares for his kids he wants them to get a education.
Through out the book Atticus has little conversations with Jem and Scout were he explains why something’s happen, in some way he is preparing them for there lives. “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb into his skin and walk around it.” (30) This was said by Atticus to Scout. He is trying to teach her that you don’t know a person until you walk in his shoes. Atticus thinks that if you can learn this trick you ” ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks.
... was a black man. Don't attack something if it hasn't harmed you This lesson is taught to Jem and Scout by Atticus when he ... sufficient proof to set any other man free. Since Tom Robinson was a black man, and since the town was prejudiced against him, the ... in the south in the early 1930's. Atticus gives a lot of advice to his kids. He tells them that they cannot ...
He teaches these thing’s to his kids so they could be better people. In conclusion Atticus Finch was a man who loved his family, and did what he thought was right. He was a man that went against the grain he did not always do what the rest of the town did, he believed in equality. He was a man with courage who fought for a black man that was convicted for rape, which most of town disliked him for it.