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Who's your favorite character?
by grooved_anjel (grooved_anjel)
at January 7th, 2006 (06:08 pm)

My favorite character has got to be Miss Maudie Atkinson, independent and eccentric spirited with her “I can’t give a rat’s ass what the rest of Maycomb thinks’ attitude. Scout describes her as “a woman who loved all of God’s creations on earth” – a woman whom tended to her garden by the day and after her 5 o’clock bath “would reign the street with her magisterial beauty”

I can see Miss Atkinson in her big straw hat and big men coveralls tending to her garden, but otherwise beautiful, acid tongue and all. I admire her honesty and lack of pretentiousness; an independent and kind spirit - her fondness for Jem, Finch and Dill.

Yours?

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Posted by: Mae (maetang)
Posted at: January 7th, 2006 07:10 am (UTC)

That's a good question! :^)

I'm probably very unoriginal with this, but my favourite character is Atticus. Not just because of his keen sense of fair-mindedness and justice, or his attitude about being good at shooting, but for those moments where you get a glimpse of him trying to raise his motherless kids. I love the interaction between him and Scout in particular. There's something beautifully observed and very humane about how he sometimes struggles with his kids and yet finds a (over dry, humourous) way of raising them.

I guess that's the words I associate most with Atticus: humane.

Posted by: grooved_anjel (grooved_anjel)
Posted at: January 7th, 2006 05:33 pm (UTC)

*Sigh ... who wouldn't want Atticus as a father?

Sorry if this sounds sexist, but I wish more men were like Atticus; someone who's fair minded, rational and do not revolve his life solely on sexual passion.

Posted by: Wilhelmina (wilhelmina18)
Posted at: April 12th, 2006 11:19 am (UTC)

Atticus is, of course, my favorite character...however, the second favorite would be Mr. Underwood... He might not have a major role but his two main actions (covering Atticus when the lynch mob comes for Tom and writing his editorial about Tom's killing being senseless) speak volumes...

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