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Atticus Finch Atticus is one of the main characters in To Kill a Mockingbird He is the father of Scout and Jem Atticus works as a lawyer in Maycomb County Atticus wife died when Scout his younger daughter was two Atticus was home taught He didnt go to school but he is very intelligent I wanted you to see what real courage was instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand Atticus is about fifty years old He reads the newspaper while smoking his pipe everyday His children think he is very old Atticus was feeble he was nearly fifty He wears glasses and is tall Atticus is a great father because he listens to all of his childrens side of the story He is also experienced Scout and Jem say he cant play football but he can play a Jews harp and checkers Atticus kept his talent to shoot as a marksman hidden from his children now Scout and Jem can say that his nickname was One-Shot Finch Atticus is no hypocrite The main one is if I didnt I couldnt hold up my head in town I couldnt represent this county in the legislative He is a dedicated hard worker If he wants to do something he does it if he believes it is the right thing to do simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win Atticus defends black people this makes the whole town say bad things about him like nigger lover Even his family doesnt approve they say that they wont be able to walk the streets of Maycomb again Atticus decides to ignore his family Jeremy Finch Jem is Atticus eldest son He is growing Atticus said no Jem was growing I have to be patient
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