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Atticus Finch, Not All He Was Cracked up to Be?

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As To Kill a Mocking Bird approaches its 50th birthday Malcolm Gladwell takes time to reexamine the book’s invariable hero, Atticus Finch. The Claim: Atticus Finch was not the civil rights hero people take him to be. Was Atticus Finch using pacifism to take a stand or was he merely standing out of the way?


Malcolm Gladwell, writer for The New Yorker