The Perfect Atticus Finch

by Mindy High

“I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It’s when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.” ~Atticus Finch

“To Kill a Mockingbird” has always been my favorite book since the first time I read it!  I was almost afraid to watch the movie because the adaptations a lot of times aren’t as good. However, I decided to watch it because I loved Gregory Peck as an actor. Am I ever glad I did! Gregory Peck was the perfect Atticus Finch, and I’m sure the movie wouldn’t have been as good without him!! Now every time I read the book, I can hear the voice of Gregory as Atticus… and it makes the book even better!!

Thank you, Gregory, for your amazing body of work, but especially your amazing portrayal of one of the greatest characters in American Literature!!