Similarities Between Michael And Atticus Finch

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What Does Bravery Mean To Me Once, “To kill a mockingbird” and “Prison Break” were the best selling novel book and the most popular television show in North America. Though the subject matters between them are very different, both of them display a character that demonstrates absolute bravery from different angles, which eventually come across. In the book “To kill a mockingbird”, Atticus Finch is a lawyer who lives America during the great depression. He is a single father; and believes righteousness is the most important. Although serious racism is going on, and black people are lower class humans, Atticus does his best to defend a black man who is in charge of rape. Although his life is on risk and other people dump him, he still believes…show more content…
First, both of them have a good education. For example, Atticus Finch, the man in “To kill a mockingbird” can read and write, and is able to read to Jem and Scout every night. Atticus: “If you’ll concede the necessity of going to school, we’ll go on reading every night just as we always have.” (Page 31, Line 26). Similarly, Michael Scotfield, the guy in “Prison break”, completes university and works as an engineer. A second way in which these two characters are similar is that they both respect other people’s privacy. Atticus has stopped Jem and Scout many times from disturbing Boo Radley; because he knows Boo likes to be alone. Atticus: “I’m going to tell you something and tell you one time: stop tormenting that man. That goes for the other two of you.” (Page 49, Line 10). In the same way, Michael doesn’t want to talk to Lincoln because he knows that they are completely different people and there is no point of meeting. Even though brothers, Michael respects Lincoln’s privacy and understands that Lincoln appreciates that. Thirdly, they are similar that they put their lives on risk for what they believe in. Atticus, for example, is known as the righteous lawyer that does his best to defend a black person. Because of the racism during that period of time, there is a great possibility that he will get killed. Likewise, Michael working his way on breaking his brother out of jail is another serious issue.…show more content…
For example, their personalities are different. Atticus is always pleased and doesn’t hate anybody no matter what they’ve done to him. He let his children go to read for Mrs. Dubose after knowing that Mrs. Dubose calls him a nigger-lover and shouts at his children every time they walk by. Jem: “[S]he wants me to read to her.” … Atticus: “Then you’ll do it for a month”. (Page 105, Line 23). Unlikely, Michael is a man fraught with anger and hate. He revenges the man who is against him in prison; he kills the guy who sets Lincoln up; he cuts a guy loose who is escaping with him but tried to kill him before. Also, Atticus is very stern and foolish while Michael is social and smart. Atticus treats his kids (Jem and Scout) like adults and expects them to act and speak like adults, considering they are only six and ten years old. On the other hand, Michael can make friend with anyone and always finds his way to solve problems. For example, he starts a relationship with Doctor Sara and gets the key of the emergency room; he also hangs out with the gang leader and receives a free airplane-travel to Panama after breaking out… Most importantly, Atticus and Michael differ because their bravery is shown in different ways. Atticus is a lawyer, whose job is to represent clients in a court of law. Here he defends a black client and puts himself in great danger. Therefore, his bravery is shown in a

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