How Is Atticus Finch A Dynamic Character

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Victoria Verch Literature 5/10/15 Mrs. Tauchert Analysis of Atticus Finch from To Kill A Mockingbird Many people seem to underestimate the importance of honesty and what it can do for yourself, the people around you, and the community you live in. Atticus Finch is the epitome of perfectly balanced character when it comes to his morals and respect in his life. His character throughout the book remains static mostly in “To Kill A Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. He begins the story as an outstanding citizen who is very much resected and admired by his peers. Even though during the trial he lost some ground, by the end of the story he is stilled looked up to by his children and the community including all class levels. As a lawyer, Atticus Finch represents everything that an honest person in the workforce should embody. He doesn’t hold grudges, he is fair in every situation, and looks at things from a variety of…show more content…
With that, he began to teach Scout how to read from a very young age. As another example, when Mrs. Dubose dies he teaches his children an important lesson about courage by telling them, “I wanted you to see what real courage is…it’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through, no matter what” (116). The most important aspect of this, is that he does not just tell his children things he wants them to consider important. Atticus follows through and lives according to such lessons, in order to determine what it is that is important to him and his children. For example, even though he knows he will not win the case and is “licked”, or defeated, he goes ahead and pursues the case anyway. As a father his most important role is perceived to be a teacher above all else and to his children, which much of the rest of the Maycomb community respect him greatly
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