Atticus - To Kill A Mockingbird Main Characters

Mind Map of Atticus Finch's Charcter in TKAMB including important quotes

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  • Atticus Finch
    • Good with a gun...
      • Hides this from his children
        • "I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand"
    • "nearly fifty"
    • Town Lawyer
      • Isn't just a job - but a personal commitment to justice
        • Believes in Justice
          • Town Lawyer
            • Isn't just a job - but a personal commitment to justice
              • Believes in Justice
                • "There's Nothing More sickening to me than a low-grade white man who'll take advantage of a Negro's ignorance"
                • Least affected by prejudice in novel
                  • Has most liberal views
                • Atticus Finch
                  • Good with a gun...
                    • Hides this from his children
                      • "I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand"
                  • "nearly fifty"
                  • Understands idea of Pride
                    • Does not retaliate when Bob Ewell spits in his face
                      • He understands he has wounded Bob's pride
                  • Honest
                    • Wants kids to be open too
                      • When Atticus thinks Jem stabbed Bob Ewell, he does not want to cover it up but wants evetns to be open.
                  • Parent
                    • Jem
                    • Scout
                  • Caring
                    • Helped when Miss Maudie's house burned down
                    • Is kind to Ms Dubose despite her rudeness
                  • "Atticus was related by blood or marriage to nearly every family in the town"
                  • 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
                • Symbol for modern day justice in the novel
          • "There's Nothing More sickening to me than a low-grade white man who'll take advantage of a Negro's ignorance"
          • Least affected by prejudice in novel
            • Has most liberal views
          • Symbol for modern day justice in the novel
    • Understands idea of Pride
      • Does not retaliate when Bob Ewell spits in his face
        • He understands he has wounded Bob's pride
    • Honest
      • Wants kids to be open too
        • When Atticus thinks Jem stabbed Bob Ewell, he does not want to cover it up but wants evetns to be open.
    • Parent
      • Jem
      • Scout
    • Caring
      • Helped when Miss Maudie's house burned down
      • Is kind to Ms Dubose despite her rudeness
    • "Atticus was related by blood or marriage to nearly every family in the town"
    • 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

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