Atticus Finch Has Been Through a Lot Throughout the Story

Atticus Finch has been through a lot throughout the story, he had to defend someone and he knew he was going to lose and made a great example to his kids about how biased people are towards black people. He is very wise and is turning his kids into good people like himself. He is an ideal role model.

Atticus is one of the most hard working people in all of maycomb. He was forced to defend Tom Robinson and he knew he was going to lose, but he gave it his all anyway. (166) He also killed a rabid dog in one shot, which shows that he will do things that he may not want to do, and he was more of a man in his kids eyes. (96) Atticus does so much to help his kids grow up into good people, like when Jem destroys ms Dubose’s garden, Atticus made him read to her because she was trying to get off an addiction before she died and Jem helped by getting her mind off of the morphine. He says “Son, I have no doubt that you have been annoyed by your contemporaries about me lawing for [black people] as you say, but to do something like this to a sick old lady is inexcusable.

Atticus is also very wise. Atticus says “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view,” “Until you climb in his skin and walk around in it.”(30) Atticus is accepting towards black people when other people aren’t, like when he is protecting Tom Robinson on the way to the jail house. (148) When Jem and Scout got air rifles for christmas, Atticus told them “You can shoot all the bluejays you want, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird” he says that because mockingbirds don’t do any harm all they do is make beautiful music.(90)

Atticus is very brave and courageous. Atticus was forced to defend Tom Robinson, he knew he was going to lose but he stood up and did his best anyway. (177) Atticus having a black person help discipline and raise his kids is something no one else will do, like when calpurnia smacks scout for her commenting about Walter eating weirdly. (24)

Atticus Finch is a hard working, courageous, wise person. He might do things other people wouldn’t even think of doing. He can take people who do wrong and make them do right with his words of wisdom. He can work harder than anybody else can. He is a role model