Atticus Finch Father, Attorney, Hero
Background Facts <ul><li>Grew up on Finch’s Landing </li></ul><ul><li>Was taught at home by his father </li></ul><ul><li>A...
Other pertinent information <ul><li>Widower </li></ul><ul><li>Father to Scout and Jem </li></ul><ul><li>Received his first...
At the time of the story… <ul><li>The town’s most revered lawyer </li></ul><ul><li>Appointed by Judge Taylor to represent ...
Atticus’ Convictions <ul><li>Does not prejudge people </li></ul><ul><li>Believes in always being honest. </li></ul><ul><li...
Does not prejudge people <ul><li>Atticus tells Scout that before judging another person one should “climb into their skin ...
Believes in Honesty <ul><li>He faces a moral dilemma when faced with the knowledge that Boo Radley killed Bob Ewell, not J...
Encourages avoiding conflict <ul><li>Atticus tells Scout not to engage in fights when other children at school call him na...
Possesses hidden courage <ul><li>Atticus shoots a rabid dog that is threatening the neighborhood. Before that the children...
Final observations <ul><li>Atticus Finch is a man of high-intellect with moral convictions and a deep understanding of hum...
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Atticus Finch

  1. 1. Atticus Finch Father, Attorney, Hero
  2. 2. Background Facts <ul><li>Grew up on Finch’s Landing </li></ul><ul><li>Was taught at home by his father </li></ul><ul><li>Attended Law School </li></ul><ul><li>Represented his county in State Legislature </li></ul>
  3. 3. Other pertinent information <ul><li>Widower </li></ul><ul><li>Father to Scout and Jem </li></ul><ul><li>Received his first gun when he was 13 </li></ul>
  4. 4. At the time of the story… <ul><li>The town’s most revered lawyer </li></ul><ul><li>Appointed by Judge Taylor to represent Tom Robinson </li></ul><ul><li>Faced criticism, threats, and hatred for defending Tom Robinson with passion. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Atticus’ Convictions <ul><li>Does not prejudge people </li></ul><ul><li>Believes in always being honest. </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages his children to avoid conflict </li></ul><ul><li>Possesses hidden courage </li></ul>
  6. 6. Does not prejudge people <ul><li>Atticus tells Scout that before judging another person one should “climb into their skin and walk around in it.” </li></ul>
  7. 7. Believes in Honesty <ul><li>He faces a moral dilemma when faced with the knowledge that Boo Radley killed Bob Ewell, not Jem. He is torn between protecting Boo or giving the town the truth about what happened. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Encourages avoiding conflict <ul><li>Atticus tells Scout not to engage in fights when other children at school call him names. </li></ul><ul><li>Atticus tells the children to stay away from Mrs. Dubose and the Radley place. </li></ul><ul><li>Atticus tells the children that it is a sin to kill a mockingbird because it merely sings and does nothing to threaten anyone. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Possesses hidden courage <ul><li>Atticus shoots a rabid dog that is threatening the neighborhood. Before that the children think he cannot shoot. </li></ul><ul><li>The children learn from the townspeople that Atticus is an excellent marksman. </li></ul><ul><li>Atticus defends Tom Robinson with passion even though it makes him unpopular. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Final observations <ul><li>Atticus Finch is a man of high-intellect with moral convictions and a deep understanding of human nature. </li></ul><ul><li>Atticus Finch is committed to his children and the betterment of society. </li></ul><ul><li>Atticus is not afraid to go against what is popular for the sake of justice. </li></ul>

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