Literary Paragraph: to Kill a Mockingbird – Atticus Essay

342 WordsJan 30, 20132 Pages
Inside the story, “To Kill a Mockingbird”, from chapters 1 to 9 the character, Atticus, personality is revealed to the readers through his actions of unnoticeable caring and sincerity. In the beginning Atticus is brought up as a very stubborn person, but everything Atticus did is within limits. “When a child asks you something, answer him, for goodness’ sake. But don’t make a production of it. Children are children, but they can spot an evasion quicker than adults, and evasion simply muddles’ em.” Everybody expected that Atticus is very narrow minded, and that he does not think for anyone or anything but himself. Never does anyone understand what it is that goes through Atticus’s mind during his actions. Deep down in Atticus’s mind, everything that he did was only to protect Scout and Jem. By saying, “As you grow older you’ll see white men cheat black men everyday of your life, but let me tell you something and don’t you forget it – whenever a white men does that to a black men, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from, that white man is trash.”, Atticus does not only care for his children, but he teaches them that they should never look down or disrespect anyone of any kind. They are taught that if they learn to have respect for other people they will receive respect themselves. No one ever thought that Atticus would be the kind of person to think of other people before himself and that everything he did was because of the safety of his loved ones. “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.” Ironically, the reason that people did not realize this was because they are the ones that are being narrow minded of Atticus’s personality. After all, Atticus is a guy who has a warm heart, and he is a person that will think of others before
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