Atticus Finch

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Great films aren’t created with a one dimensional main character. All the classics have characters who may be normal on the surface, but struggle with deep emotional or spiritual turmoil throughout the movie. Characters like Atticus Finch and Frank Galvin aren’t just regular lawyers, and John Proctor isn’t just some unfortunately convicted farmer. These characters have much more depth than what is on their surface, and exploring the other sides of these people provides great insight into the movies they are in. Atticus Finch is a wonderful example of a character with depth. He is a lawyer, but he is also the voice of morality and reason in To Kill a Mockingbird. He is one of the few characters in the show who is not biased just because of…show more content…
He begins the movie as a failing lawyer and alcoholic. As the movie goes along, Frank realizes how important his last remaining case, given to him by a compassionate friend, could be for him, and he begins to turn his life around. The case is extremely taxing and almost impossible to win, but he gives it all the effort he has left. The main theme we see in the movie is Frank Galvin’s decision to take the case to court. Even though he could settle the case and make enough money to set up himself and his business for the foreseeable future, he finally decides that it is a morale issue and that if he took the money he would have no reason left to live. This is when he begins to regain the vigor he had as a younger lawyer. Even though everyone is saying he should just take the money, he fights his hardest and does what it takes to win. He experiences more bad luck in the betrayal of his lover, Laura, but presses on to win the case. His final moment of shining glory is his closing statement, where he says, “If... if we are to have faith in justice, we need only to believe in ourselves. And act with justice. See, I believe there is justice in our hearts.” Looking at Frank Galvin’s story, we see a test and a rebirth. A rebirth of a lawyer and a soul. Frank Galvin is much more than a lawyer who won a court case. He is a man whose life is turned

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