S: Atticus Finch
FC: The Life and Times of Atticus Finch | "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow."
1: My name is Atticus Finch. I live in Maycomb with my two kids, Jem and Scout. My wife died when my daughter was two. I practice law.
2: My son, Jem, is eleven years old. He is a good boy. He looks up to me when he is in a bad situation. He also takes good care of his sister and always protects her. He is becoming a bright young man, and I am very proud of him. | My daughter, Scout, is seven years old. She hardly knew her mother, and I think because of that, she does not like to behave like a girl. She fights at school all the time, and she hates wearing dresses. She follows her brother around all the time. She is a bright young girl.
3: My son, Jem, is very important to me. He was my first child. He taught me what it was like to be a father. He takes care of his sister because he knows I will not always be here to take care of her. I know Jem will be a great man someday, and a great father as well.
4: My daughter, Scout, is very important me. I try to take care of her the best I can, especially since she does not have a mother. She is very bright and I know she has good things in her future.
5: The Tom Robinson case was hard to deal with. People in town looked at me and my family differently. It was a very important time in my life, and Tom Robinson was a good man.
6: Another very important event was the night Bob Ewell attacked my children to get back at me. My whole world could have changed that night if it had not been for the courage of my son. I am so thankful they are still with me today.
7: You can always find me with a good book. I find reading very important, and try to get my kids to enjoy books like i do. Even in the late hours of the night when i can not sleep i am reading.
8: My glasses are a part of me. I always have them on at home and at work. My children know that when I take them off while talking to them, I mean business. I also take them off during intense cross examinations. But other than that they stay on my head.
9: "The one thing that does not abide by majority rule is a person's conscience." -Atticus Finch