ATTICUS

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Jacob A

Use this mindmap to articulate the important qualities about the character you are studying.

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ATTICUS by Mind Map: ATTICUS

1. BELIEFS & vALUES

1.1. Respect of other people

1.1.1. "They're certainly entitled to think that, and they're entitled to full respect for their opinions," said Atticus

1.1.1.1. It's important to understand and respect that other people have differing opinions to you.

1.2. Never judging someone without getting their perspective

1.2.1. 'You’ll never really understand someone until you consider things from their point of view, until you climb into his skin’

1.2.1.1. Atticus is telling Scout how important it is for her to understand the situation from the persons point-of-view without passing a judgement on them.

1.3. Respect

1.3.1. "'First of all,' he said, 'If you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you'll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks."

1.3.1.1. Atticus explains what respect is to Scout, he says it in a gentle way to get the message across to her. Respect is something that Atticus finds to be a very important life lesson and something that everyone should have.

2. ACTS LIKE

2.1. Knowledgable

2.1.1. "You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view" - pg 31, chp 3

2.1.1.1. Atticus is seen as a knowledgable figure throughout the town, he is looked up to and is spoken highly of. He comes across as a kind of person who has an answer to everything which is why Scout always turns to Atticus for guidance.

2.2. Honesty

2.2.1. "There's alot of ugly things in this world, son. I wish I could keep 'em all away from you. That's never possible." - pg 115, chp 13

2.2.1.1. Atticus understands how important it is to be honest with the children and never lies to them, encouraging them to do the same. In this quote Atticus is telling Jem that the world's not all a pleasant place.

2.3. Genuine

2.3.1. "the same in his house as he is on the public streets" - Miss Maudie

2.3.1.1. Atticus is a real person and doesn't come across as fake, he set great examples for his children and taught them to be genuine and honest to everyone.

3. MOTIVATED BY

3.1. Justice for all

3.1.1. You know the truth, the truth is this: some Negroes lie, some Negroes are immoral, some Negro men cannot be trusted around women, black or white. But this is a truth that applies to the human race and to no particular race of men."

3.1.1.1. Atticus is stressing to the jury how important it is to treat everyone equally with the truth no matter their race.

3.2. Jugdment

3.2.1. "She has committed no crime, she has merely broken a rigid and time-honored code of our society, a code so severe that whoever breaks it is hounded from our midst as unfit to live with. She is the victim of cruel poverty and ignorance, but I cannot pity her: she is white. She knew full well the enormity of her offense, but because her desires were stronger than the code she was breaking, she persisted in breaking it."

3.2.1.1. Atticus explaining during the trial how un-justice had been served to Tom Robinson having assumptions about his involvement before trial.

3.3. Emotion

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4. HOW OTHERS SEE HIM

4.1. Town

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4.1.1.1. The town of Maycomb have a lot of respect for Atticus. This is shown when there's a cartoon in the local paper presenting him in a positive way. He's a very smart man who was good at shooting so they generally have a lot of respect for him despite the Robinson Case.

4.2. Jem & Scout

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4.2.1.1. Jem & Scout think he's the best thing in the world. It's Atticus that teach them all that is important and the values that they should live by.

4.3. Bob Ewell

4.3.1. Quote or Evidence (Including page #)

4.3.1.1. Bob hates Atticus because during the court trial he shreds to pieces the little respect and dignity that Bob has from the local community. He's now portrayed as a good for nothing man who abuses his daughter Maywella.

5. LOOKS LIKE

5.1. Old

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5.1.1.1. The book continually mentions that Atticus looks very much like an old man.

5.2. Fatherly Figure

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5.2.1.1. Atticus is a really strong fatherly figure that despite all that might be going on always has time for Scout to come to him and always showed great affection towards her.

5.3. Authority

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6. TEXTUAL ISSUES OR CONCERNS LINKED TO THIS CHARACTER

6.1. Concern

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6.2. Concern

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6.3. Concern

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6.4. Concern

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