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Atticus FInch by Mind Map: Atticus FInch

1. Issues Problems

1.1. Tom Robinson case

1.1.1. Public scrutiny

1.1.1.1. "'They're perfectly willing to let him do what they're too afraid to do themselves.'"

1.1.2. Being a role model for his kids

1.2. Aging

1.2.1. keeping up with kids

1.3. Raising kids

1.3.1. Alone

1.3.1.1. Calpurnia

1.3.1.1.1. "You kids know that we can't live without her."

1.3.2. treating kids as adults

1.3.2.1. "When a child asks you something, answer him, for goodness sake. But don't make a production of it. Children are children, but they can spot an evasion faster than adults, and evasion simply muddles 'em."

1.3.3. "There's a lot of ugly things in this world, son. I wish I could keep 'em all away from you. That's never possible."

1.3.4. Alone without a mother.

2. Beliefs and Values

2.1. Christian

2.1.1. Love thy neighbour

2.1.1.1. Mrs Dubose

2.1.1.2. Boo Radley

2.2. integrity

2.3. Moral courage

2.3.1. Night at the jail

2.3.2. Facing Bob Ewell

2.4. Empathy

2.4.1. Understanding Boo Radley

2.5. Equality

2.5.1. Helping the Black community.

2.6. Justice

2.6.1. "'It ain't right, Atticus" said Jem. 'No son, it's not right'"

3. Motivations

3.1. Family

3.1.1. Raise Children Well

3.1.1.1. "Sometimes I think i am a failure as a parent, but I'm all they've got... they're all that I've got."

3.1.2. Being there for Jem and Scout

3.2. To do Gods work

3.2.1. Treat others the way you would like to be treated.

4. Appearances

4.1. Tall

4.2. Formal. Suit and Tie

4.3. 50s

4.3.1. Gray hair

4.3.2. Glasses

4.3.2.1. Smart

4.3.2.2. "left eyes were the tribal curse of the Finch's"

4.3.3. "Atticus was feeble: he was almost 50"

4.4. Watch

4.4.1. "his watch chain glistened"

5. Public Opinion

5.1. Mixed opinions

5.1.1. Hero

5.1.1.1. Justice

5.1.2. Villain

5.1.2.1. "Nigger Lover"

5.2. Skilled

5.2.1. Lawyer

5.2.1.1. Tricking Bob Ewell

5.2.2. Jews Harp

5.2.3. Shooting

5.2.3.1. Miss Maudie

5.2.3.1.1. "'it seems that from all that, you'd be proud of him. Can't everybody play a jews harp.'"

5.2.4. Checkers

5.3. Respectable

5.3.1. "'we're paying the highest tribute we can pay a man. We trust him to do right.'"

6. Acts / Behaviour

6.1. Explaining

6.1.1. Answering Jem and Scout's question.

6.2. Role Model

6.2.1. No Shooting

6.2.2. Stern but fair

6.3. Dignity

6.4. Dry Humour

6.4.1. 'Miss Maudie, I'm sorry to interrupt you but you are in grave danger.''Atticus, you're a devil from hell.'

6.5. Lawyer

6.5.1. Defending Tom Robinson

6.5.2. Trying to make the world better

6.6. Reading

7. Notable Quotes

7.1. "The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience."

7.2. "If you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you'll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it"

7.3. "Courage is not a man with a gun in his hand. It's knowing you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do."

7.4. "When a child asks you something, answer him, for goodness sake. But don't make a production of it. Children are children, but they can spot an evasion faster than adults, and evasion simply muddles 'em."

7.5. “Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.”

7.5.1. The mockingbird is symbolic of the situation with Tom Robinson, and perhaps Boo Radley

7.6. "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."