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Atticus

The Rock The core character of a novel is responsible for maintaining the stability of society within the novel, exhibiting qualities of a true hero, and constantly emphasizing the novel’s central themes. Atticus serves as this core in To Kill A Mockingbird. He leads his kids not just by telling them how to act, but showing them proper manners in all situations of life. This is very important in the maturation of the children because they have a role model that herds them in the morally rhadamanthine direction. If the children saw Atticus as a hypocrite, he would not be able to influence his irenic lifestyle on Scout and Jem. Atticus is not only a terrific father, but also a notable citizen in the community of Maycomb County. He is a trustworthy and selfless individual in a covetous town. This allows him also to acquire the admiration of the entire town. In the novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, Atticus Finch serves as the core of the novel by displaying a character of stability, humility, and high moral standards. Atticus Finch is a character of stability in an unstable society. He is a balanced figure who is able to cope with the unreasonable and highly emotional town in which he lives. He can manage the prejudiced white masses and still deal justly with the underprivileged Negro population of Maycomb. He is one of the few people who cognize the individual worth of a person regardless of the color of their skin. This enables him to defend Tom Robinson based solely on the theory of justice and equality. In his closing argument Atticus explains, “There is one place all men are created equal. That place is in a court room” (page 205). This justifies the fact that Atticus believes in equality in a society, the equality not only of race, but also of sex, class, and religion as well. His view of equality and justice is a symbol of his personal stableness throughout the novel. Atticus represents the “justice” in the co...

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