Atticus Finch

  • Male
  • Society Builder
  • Demon-Fighter
Atticus Finch

Atticus Finch is the hero of Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book To Kill a Mockingbird. He is a man of principle, integrity, courage, and gentleness, so he is not only a hero, he is also a great father figure. In the 1962 film adaptation, he was played quite well by Gregory Peck. To get a modern indication of how influential this character has been and still is a half a century later, go to any dating website and see how many women describe their ideal man as something “like Atticus Finch.”

Atticus says things like this:

“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 see it through no matter what.”

“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.”