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In the book To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee Atticus Finch is one of the main characters He is a lawyer and the father of Jem and Scout He stands out as a man of reason and courage also he represents the voice of truth and fairness in the community Maycomb He is a role model for all parents and a great philosopher and teacher of lifes moral Atticus has courage and determination He is determined to protect Tom Robinson a Negro simply because we were lickedis no reasonnot try to win He knew that it is quite impossible to win but he still tried the best he could to fight the case Facing the lunch-mob crowd alone is not an easy job but his moral courage doesnt allow that to stop him doing what is right He also showed courage to those who insult him or his family He bears no grudges even against Bob Ewell who spat at him and tried to kill Jem Atticus was greatly respected by the people in Maycomb as one of them Miss Maudie said he was born to do our unpleasant jobs for us They also knew that he has integrity and trust him to do right Atticus believes in justice This is clarified by his comment in our courts all men are created equal courts are believed to be the fairest place in the world but in the face of prejudice and strong emotions of the people in Maycomb it became an unfair place It is important that the justice system is colour blind Mankind should be judged by their innocence or guilt not by their colour Even though Atticus is very busy with his work he would always have time for his children Scout and Jen He answered all their questions and never sued evasion Scout and Jem are often being treated like adults however high standards of courtesy honesty and
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