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what are some character traits of atticus finch in 'to kill a mockingbird' & how...

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kgeane | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 7, 2007 at 3:25 AM via web

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what are some character traits of atticus finch in 'to kill a mockingbird' & how are they illustrated in the novel?

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gbeatty | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted October 7, 2007 at 3:48 AM (Answer #1)

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Atticus is a pleasantly complex character. He is a responsible and loving father, a man who concentrates on essences, not externals, a brave man, and a clear and ethical thinker. (Can you tell I approve of him?)

 

You can see these qualities throughout the book. He faces a rabid dog (brave, responsible). He sees Scout for who she is, not what the community thinks girls should be. He defends African Americans when the community says he should not, and so on.

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wasupp | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 23, 2009 at 5:05 AM (Answer #3)

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atticus is responsable (the dog) and brave (he stood up to the mob outside the jail house) and he is appathetic ( he didnt show any emotion after tom wasfound guilty)

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