Descirbe Atticus and why he is impt to the text.

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In the book 'To Kill A Mockingbird' by Harper Lee, Atticus Finch is one of the main characters. He is a lawyer and the father of Jem and Scout. He stands out as a man of reason and courage, also he represents the voice of truth and fairness in the community, Maycomb. He is a role model for all parents and a great philosopher and teacher of life's moral.

Atticus has courage and determination. He is determined to protect Tom Robinson, a Negro, 'simply because we were no reason...not try to win.' He knew that it is quite impossible to win but he still tried the best he could to fight the case.

Facing the lunch-mob crowd alone is not an easy job, but his moral courage doesn't allow that to stop him doing what is right. He also showed courage to those who insult him or his family.

He bears no grudges even against Bob Ewell, who spat at him and tried to kill Jem.

Atticus was greatly respected by the people in Maycomb as one of them, Miss Maudie said he was 'born to do our unpleasant jobs for us.' They also knew that he has integrity and 'trust him to do right'. Atticus believes in justice. This is clarified by his comment: 'in our courts all men are created equal." courts are believed to be the fairest place in the world, but in the face of prejudice and strong emotions of the people in Maycomb, it became an unfair place. It is important that the justice system is colour blind. Mankind should be judged by their innocence or guilt, not by their colour.

Even though Atticus is very busy with his work, he would always have time for his children, Scout and Jen. He...