Literary Lusts: Atticus Finch

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Literary Lusts is a meme hosted by Elena over at With Extra Pulp, wherein we discuss any literary characters we may have had developed a crush on.

So I was thinking about who I was going to pick for my Literary Lust character this week – and I was thinking, and thinking, and then it hit me!!
Atticus Finch
from Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird
and then of course, I fend really bad that I didn’t think of him last  week – thank goodness Wendy’s on blogging hibernation or I’d never live it down.
atticusTo Kill a Mockingbird is one of my all-time favourite books. I read it for the first time when I was in tenth grade – it was the first book I ever really studied seriously, and I remember being so excited about it (I’m even nerdy enough to admit that this probably played a big part in my love of this novel).
I fell in love with Atticus Finch before I’d even finished my first reading of the book. My English teacher that year really set an example! He’s intelligent, moral, and articulate to boot. He’s just the all-around perfect man! My only qualm is that he refuses to step out of the book into reality.
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And now come on, let’s be shallow for a minute. Gregory Peck as Atticus Finch is just gorgeous!
I challenge anyone who’s read To Kill a Mockingbird to disagree with me. Is there really anyone out there who doesn’t just adore Atticus?

4 comments :

Marie said...

I don't think there is! Certainly not as portrayed by handsome Gregory Peck!

everybookandcranny said...

I agree, To Kill a Mockingbird is one of my favorites as well. I think it was the first substantial novel that I ever read more than once.

Elena said...

I think the fact that we both picked Atticus this week tells us that he is loved by all :P

Erin said...

I certainly agree with you! Atticus is one of my favorite characters, and watching the movie with Gregory Peck portraying him? Definitely did not hurt! :D