Atticus Finch Related to the Theme Prejudice

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Character to Theme Almost everyone is prejudice in some way or another, its almost impossible not to be. Its almost as difficult to not act on the prejudiceness inside almost each and every one of us. Atticus Finch was an amazing person because he seemed to have mastered this skill. If he was prejudice, he did an extremely well job of hiding it because throughout the whole To Kill a Mockingbird book it seems as if he is only ever trying to be helpful to everyone or at the very least he is always trying to show respect to everyone around him. This is the exact opposite of what prejudice is. He is one of the main examples that people can overcome their prejudice environment, and even their natural instinct, and learn to treat everyone with the respect that they deserve. Even though Atticus doesn’t show prejudice at all throughout the book, he develops the theme very well. Everyone is prejudice, but people can learn to overcome it. This idea can be seen through Atticus Finch extremely well. He grew up in an overly prejudice time, yet all he tries to do is help people, and tries to teach his children to do the same thing. For instance, on page 30, he is trying to teach Scout not to judge people because she didn’t always know the other person view of things, or their side of the story. “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.” -Atticus Finch. Even with her Father’s prompting she doesn’t seem to understand, as she clearly has prejudice towards people like the Ewells and Cuninghams just for being poor, or different than her. Despite this Atticus still prompted her towards doing what is right, even with everything around her telling her to do differently. Atticus seems to understand this though, and doesn’t scold her when she is prejudice. He knows that its difficult for

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