Although Atticus describes Mrs Dubose as "the bravest person I ever knew", it is Atticus himself who is the real hero of the novel. Examine the character of Atticus and comment on whether you believe him to be a hero.
In the novel 'To Kill a Mockingbird', Atticus Finch is a prominent figure of justice and equality. He shows true courage, acceptance and fairness. Atticus is the hero in the novel because he stands up
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Atticus tries to show the narrow-minded town of Maycomb that there is more to life that plain black and white:
"Thomas Jefferson once said that all men are created equal&#8230;." (pg 211)
Though Atticus Finch lost his battle for justice for Tom Robinson, he was only laying a foundation for future generations. His battle was never lost, because as long as there are people in this world who follow their conscience, justice will carry on.