Atticus Finch

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Atticus Finch by Mind Map: Atticus Finch

1. Atticus is strong believer for racial equality and instills in his children a strong sense of morality and justice.

2. Atticus Finch defends a African American male (Tom Robinson) who is charged raping a white women.

3. The Finch children never call their father Atticus because of showing a line of respect. Atticus doesn't try to dumb down his intellectual levels with his children. But is willing to explain patiently whenever they have questions.

4. "If you shouldn't be defendin' him, then why are you doin' it?" "For a number of reasons," said Atticus. "The main one is, if I didn't I couldn't hold up my head in town, I couldn't represent this county in the legislature, I couldn't even tell you or Jem not to do something again." […] "Atticus, are we going to win it?" "No, honey." "Then why-" "Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win," Atticus said.

4.1. Even though Atticus knew his chances at winning this case were not high it didn't stop him from trying.

5. Atticus isn't just a role model for his children but the whole of Maycomb. People respected him with great gratitude. He was an intelligent person and would stand for what is right in the town. Doing this by taking the case of Tom Robinson. A young African American who was convicted of a crime he didn't commit. Atticus took a risk of losing his reputation for standing up to a case that should be dealt with properly. Atticus isn't just a role model for his children but the whole of Maycomb. People respected him with great gratitude. He was an intelligent person and would stand for what is right in the town. Doing this by taking the case of Tom Robinson. A young African American who was convicted of a crime he didn't commit. Atticus took a risk of losing his reputation for standing up to a case that should be dealt with properly.

6. At the beginning of the novel Atticus isn't considered so much of a hero towards his children. Jem and Scout were embarrassed by him because he wasn't like other fathers. He didn't fish or hunt or acted as more "manly figure". But through out the novel Jem and Scout learn more about their father and his heroines

7. Atticus Finch was a role model for his two children and showed a line of respect for African American people. His children respected him and didn't call him by Dad but by Sir.

8. At the beginning of the novel Atticus isn’t considered so much of a hero towards his children. Jem and Scout were embarrassed by him because he wasn’t like other fathers. He didn’t fish or hunt or acted as more a “manly figure”. But through out the novel Jem and Scout learned more about their father and his motivation to do whats right.

9. Atticus acts as a Judge in his household. He will listen to both sides of Jem and Scout to know whats should be right and wrong.

10. Atticus Finch was a role model for his two children and showed a line of respect for Africa Amercian people. His children respected him and didn’t call him by Dad but by Sir. He doesn’t die down his intellectual levels to talk to Jem or Scout and will give an explanation until they find out. He doesn’t feel that they need to be dumbed down by their age to understand.

11. Atticus isn't just a role model for his children but the whole of Maycomb. People respected him with great gratitude. He was an intelligent person and would stand for what is right in the town. Doing this by taking the case of Tom Robinson. A young African American who was convicted of a crime he didn't commit. Atticus took a risk of losing his reputation for standing up to a case that should be dealt with properly.

12. Atticus Finch was a role model for his two children and showed a line of respect for African American people. His children respected him and didn't call him by Dad but by Sir.