Atticus Heroic Qualities In To Kill A Mockingbird

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In the novel To Kill a Mocking Bird, authored by Harper Lee, Atticus Finch displays many heroic qualities, including self-control, intelligence, and his code. These qualities of a hero elevate him to the status of such a title as he uses these qualities for the greater good. Atticus is a bigot just like all of the other citizens of Maycomb, but he puts his bigotry into his belief for the equality of all men, thus making him a hero. Atticus’ heroic quality of self-control is the sum of three; determination, sangfroid, and confidence. Firstly, determination is essential to a hero, it is their driving force that enables them to carry on in their quest, in Atticus’ case being the trial. If one’s will towards a goal never breaks, it is almost guaranteed that they shall meet it. However, Atticus’ efforts were futile in the end, as his words did not wholly influence the jury, thus losing the trial of Tom Robinson.…show more content…
He knows he has already lost the trial, that is next to impossible to convince the jury otherwise, yet he takes a stand for what is right, that all men are created equal under the roof of court. Moving on, sangfroid is trait that does nothing but positively affect a hero. To be cool-headed in heated circumstances is a huge advantage that Atticus uses to its full potential. The following quotation brings into view how sedate Atticus is when it is needed most, “’I wish Bob Ewell wouldn’t chew tobacco,’ was all

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