To Kill a Mocking Bird Atticus Fitch

One person who is influential is Atticus Finch, the father from To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee. This novel takes place in 1960 in Maycomb, Alabama. Atticus divides himself from the social differences in his society, shows his courage and guide his children into maturation.
In the book, Atticus informs us of the knowledge of social inequality, but chooses not to abide by it and breaks a lot of racial borders.   He teaches Scout and Jem, his children, to stand up for what they believe in.   For example, Atticus states that he will defend Tom Robinson, a black man. “The one place where a man ought to get a square deal is in a courtroom, be he any color of the rainbow, but people have a way of carrying their resentments right into a jury box.   As you grow older, you'll see white men cheat black men every day of your life, but let me tell you something and don't you forget it - whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from, that white man is trash” (pg 220).   He thinks that all men are created equal and knows that Tom is innocent, but it is his word against a white woman. When Jem and Scout interrogate Atticus into why he defends a black man Atticus replies by saying, “If I didn’t I couldn’t hold my head up in town” (pg 80). This quote declares that Atticus will be to his best ability for Tom. Even the family discourages Atticus like Aunt Alexandra and Francis, her grandson.   As you can see, Atticus doesn’t care of what society sees him as and what part of the social hierarchy you are only, he sees everyone as created equal.
Atticus exemplifies courage throughout the book. For instance, Atticus knows he has no chance against the mob that wants to harm Tom in the jailhouse, but stands up for Tom even if it might mean Atticus getting attacked. Atticus knows Tom is going to be convicted guilt, but still supports him because it is the right thing to do. This is shown in the quote, “I wanted you...