Atticus and Scout Finch.

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Atticus Finch

Atticus is one of the main characters in To Kill a Mockingbird. He is the father of Scout and Jem. Atticus works as a lawyer in Maycomb County. Atticu's wife died when Scout his younger daughter was two. Atticus was home taught. He didn't go to school, but he is very intelligent. "I wanted you to see what real courage was, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand".

Atticus is about fifty years old. He reads the newspaper while smoking his pipe everyday. His children think he is very old " Atticus was feeble he was nearly fifty". He wears glasses and is tall. Atticus is a great father because he listens to all of his children's side of the story He is also experienced. Scout and Jem say he cant play football but he can play a Jew's harp and checkers.

Atticus kept his talent to shoot as a marksman hidden from his children, now Scout and Jem can say that his nickname was "One-Shot Finch".

Atticus is no hypocrite. "The main one is if I didn't I couldn't hold up my head in town I couldn't represent this county in the legislative". He is a dedicated hard worker, If he wants to do something he does it, if he believes it is the right thing to do " simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win". Atticus defends black people, this makes the whole town say bad things about him like "nigger lover". Even his family doesn't approve, they say that they won't be able to walk the streets of Maycomb again. Atticus decides to ignore his family.

Jeremy Finch

Jem is Atticu's...