Atticus Finch Research Paper

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Christopher Fred Haddad Mrs. Caroline Chapman EN123 – E, Honors Composition and Literature 20 November 2015 Atticus the Great Figure Father of Literature One of the most inspiring, fictional characters of the 20th century was Atticus Finch from the story To Kill A Mockingbird written by Harper Lee. The novel portrays a great father of principles that made a difference in a racist society. He claimed for justice no matter what race or color you are, and for equal rights. He regrouped all qualities a man needed at the time from courage to strength and commitment to his society and family. Atticus Finch, a beloved and loving father and upstanding citizen in Maycomb County, represents a fictional character who has a sense of justice in the midst of the Great Depression in the 1930s. Atticus Finch is still a huge inspiration to people today because he shows us how someone working in the justice system should be working. As a lawyer, Atticus Finch…show more content…
He wants to be a good example to his children even though he is risking his safety and proclaiming the truth when others deny it. In Harper Lee’s writing, she shows Atticus’ fondness of his children on education through this quote “If you'll concede the necessity of going to school, we'll go on reading every night just as we always have. Is it a bargain?”(Lee 31). Another example of how Atticus was a fatherly figure when he fires at the dog with rabies, which shows his heroism for the neighborhood and his sharp-shooting skills along with his name “One-Shot Finch.” A quote from the novel that reflects his boldness or marksmanship could be “With movements so swift they seemed simultaneous, Atticus’s hand yanked a ball-tipped lever as he brought the gun to his shoulder. The rifle cracked” (Lee 162). Atticus shows his kids that even if the case is difficult to handle never give up and work until you accomplish your

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