ATTICUS FINCH in To Kill A Mockingbird

THE NUMBER ONE HERO IN AMERICAN HISTORY OF FILM


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Atticus, reading to his daughter in "To kill A Mockingbird"






WHAT MAKES ATTICUS FINCH SUCH A HERO?


On the site of AFI (American Film Institute) The character Atticus Finch, played by Gregory Peck, is chosen as the number one hero in the history of movies. We sat down at watched the movie with the sole purpose of defining and describing his characteristics.
Below is what we found he was:

· Genuine

· Honest

· Polite

· Humble

· Compassionate

· Caring

· Righteous/Just

· Modest

· Skillful

· Wise

· Intelligent

· Pacifistic (anti violent)

· Brave

· Empathic (thinking of others, before yourself)

· Responsible

· Loving

· Open Minded

· Truthful/Trustable



So if he is the number one hero in the history of movies, these characteristics must be the ingredients for a heroic nature.