Atticus Finch is basically a fictional character included in Harper Lee’s popular novel christened, To Kill a Mockingbird. According to the novel, Finch, a resident of Maycomb County, which is also a fictional country in Alabama, is a lawyer and the father of two children named Jeremy and Jean. Apparently, Lee based the characteristics of Finch on those of his own father, Coleman Lee. Coleman was, just like Finch, a lawyer in Alabama who worked hard to voice and defend the rights of black citizens accused of myriad of crimes. Most of the trials taken by Coleman were highly publicized, just as those that are taken by Finch.
In the novel, Finch is described as a strong individual with a very strong character. Finch is also described as an individual who is never afraid to put his own life in danger while defending the rights of accused blacks. Not only did the cases place his life in danger but the cases also posed a big threat to his career. These threats, however, did not seem to scare away Finch who even worked hard on the highly publicized and controversial cases….