The Father and Lawyer: Atticus
A real hero, may not a man who has a tall and sturdy figure or any distinctive appearance features, may not a man who has supernatural power or unparalleled martial feat, may not a man who has a noble origin or some legendary life stories. A man, filled with deep love and sense of justice, despite of any difficult circumstance or the tremendous force of public opinion, who always holds to his convictions that all men should be treated with justice. Last year, I met him, my hero, in a book named To Kill A Mockingbird written by Harper Lee, an American female writer. Atticus is just a real hero, in my eyes.
The first and the foremost thing, as to the stamp of a hero, that struck me was the two children Scout and Jem’s education given by their father to whom my senses of respect, admiration and sometimes even awe go out. Especially when his children had witnessed the fellness and incomprehensibility in the society, Aticuss washed the fear of such ugliness phenomenons in their heart under the help of his extensive knowledge, offered a strong but principled spiritual space for them, and left an impression of capable and safe on them by reason of his exquisite marksmanship. The love he gave to Scout and Jem is not so illiberal or narrow or full of interests as given by those parents in today’s society. What makes people desire and yearn for is exactly such sort of pure love, which indubitably should not belong to the ordinary people but only a real hero.
Apart from loving deeply his children, Atticus also triumphantly explained the indisputable fact that he is a good lawyer and what a good lawyer should do. Atticus is a a white lawyer of great renown. He could have stayed aloof from the affair that Tom Robinson, a black man, was accused of beating and raping Mayelle, a white girl. However, despite of the strong brake in reality and the insults from Mr. Ewell, he was so greatly willing to try his best to plead for the...