In Harper Lee's classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch is depicted as a thoughtful, honest man, who is morally upright and tries his best to instill positive values in his children. Lee illustrates Atticus's positive character traits through his actions, relationships, and numerous life lessons.
Atticus practices tolerance by sympathizing with Mrs. Dubose, Walter Cunningham, and even the malevolent Bob Ewell. Atticus also encourages his children to treat others with respect and exercise perspective in order to sympathize and understand people. In chapter 3, Atticus tells Scout,
You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view-...-until you climb into his skin and walk around in it (Lee, 30).
Atticus is also a fair, humble man who believes that it is important to protect innocent, defenseless beings and people. Atticus not only tells Jem and Scout that it is a sin to kill a mockingbird but also lives his truth by valiantly defending Tom Robinson in...
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