Atticus Finch: Atticus is Scout and Jem's father. He always does the right thing and sticks to his morals. He is not afraid to defend a black man in court because he knows it's the right thing to do. People around Maycomb begin to hate him in the process.
“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.”
“<B>efore I can live with other folks I've got to live with myself. The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.”
“I'd rather you shot at tin cans in the back yard, but I know you'll go after birds. Shoot all the Blue Jays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird.”
“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. It's when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what.”
“I'm afraid our activities would be received with considerable disapprobation by the more learned authorities.”
“<I>t's never an insult to be called what somebody thinks is a bad name. It just shows you how poor that person is, it doesn't hurt you.”
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