Tactics is brave without violence. He tries to teach his children that real bravery is continuing to do what is right even venue you know you’re going to lose. An example of this is how Tactics treats Bob Lowell. He accepts insults and doesn’t retaliate, even though he is more powerful. The same thing can be said Of the way that he treats Mrs. Dubos when she calls him terrible racial names to his face and to his children. During a time When black people were thought to be lower than white people, Tactics defended a black man in court.
He said to his children, “I’m simply defending a Negro his name’s Tom Robinson,” (peg. 5). It required a lot of confidence and caring for Tactics to defend Tom, and the black community knew that Tom did not stand a chance without Tactics’ help. They respected him and looked to him as a hero, They showed this when they stood up for him in the courtroom. The entire group of black people who were there stood up for him. Also, the parishioners at Scaloppini’s church made Gem and Scout feel welcome when they visited their church.
This showed that the black people also respected Tactics’ family. If Tactics were just trying his best in a difficult circumstance, then he would not be as respected as he was by the lack community. The black people greatly acknowledged the qualities that Tactics displayed by defending Tom and looked to him as a hero because of these qualities, Throughout the novel, Tactics proved his numerous abilities and intelligences. He had achieved the nickname of “One-Shot Finch” because he was always the deadest shot in Macomb. He saved the town from a rabid dog by shooting it with one shot.
Gem and Scout were amazed when their neighbor, Miss Maude, told them, “The very idea, didn’t you know his nickname Vass Old One Shot when he was a boy,” (peg. 98). His children thought Tactics could not do anything until Miss Maude explained to them that he was also the best checker player in Macomb and that he knew how to play a Jews harp. Tactics also explained many things and taught many lessons to his children as they traveled the journey of growing up. It is proven that Scout listened to her father’s advice when she said, “As Tactics advised me to, tried to climb into Gem’s skin and walk around in it,” (peg. 7). She took his advice because she knew it would work. She knew that Tactics was always right. Again, if Tactics were simply trying his best in hard situation, then he would have had a harder time explaining life’s problems to his children. Gem and Scout looked up to Tactics, and in their eyes, he avgas a true hero. Tactics’ strongest quality was his quality of caring. Almost every person in Macomb knew of it, even if they did not admit For instance, despite her ugly face and hateful attitude, Tactics treated Mrs.. Dubos like any ordinary person. He would even tell her, Mrs..
Dubos had an ugly attitude towards the Pinch family, but Tactics would simply ignore it and treat her kindly. Also, even though California was a caregiver to the Finches, Tactics treated her eke part Of the family. Even when Aunt Alexandra wanted her to leave, Tactics said, “Alexandra, Scaloppini’s not leaving this house until she wants to. She’s a faithful member of this family and you’ll simply have to accept things the way they are,” (peg. 137). Finally, Tactics wanted his children to understand that Arthur Raddled was a human being and that they should stop tormenting him.
He said to them, “I’m going to tell you something and tell you one time: stop tormenting that man, ” (peg. 49). Tactics respected Arthur despite the fact that he stayed inside his house all the time. Despite all of the stories that were going around town about Arthur, Tactics wished that everybody would just leave the man alone. Tactics cared for everyone, from the sick, to the colored, to the unseen. With everything that Tactics had to take care of, he was made a true hero by caring for everybody, even when he did not have to.
It is evident that Tactics is a heroic character in To Kill A Mockingbird. He cared for and defended a black man in court, he achieved nicknames for his talents, and he loved and treated everybody equally. His children were very proud of him. If Tactics Finch as simply a good man trying his best in difficult situations, then he would not have put his reputation on the line to try and save a black man’s life, he would not have taught numerous lessons to his children, and he would not have displayed his caring to almost every person he met.
He was known for his many achievements and qualities. Therefore, Tactics Pinch was a heroic character in this novel, not just a good man doing his best in difficult situations. Think Lee makes Tactics a heroic figure because he always put Other people’s interests and needs before his own, and in that way he could be described as of generous tauter.
He may not be physically strong but he doesn’t need to be because he is emotionally strong, because he puts him with all the hate and abuse him and his children just because he is doing the right them by defending a black man in court. It is very heroic because none of the white community agrees with Tactics, but he believes in Tom Robinson and fights for him. Tactics is a very admirable character because he is very strong minded and does an amazing job at parenting, even though Scout has realized it yet, but father is an incredible man that is very well respected.