Atticus Empathy Analysis

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Contrastingly, Atticus strives to role model good behaviours, in order for his principles to permeate his children 's morals, ethics and tenets. Exemplified in this quotation: "First of all," he (Atticus) said, "if you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you 'll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view […] until you climb into his skin and walk around in it." In this dialogue, Atticus is bestowing a crucial piece of advice, regarding empathy. Atticus paints the importance of empathy with a brush of metaphors on the canvas of life.…show more content…
Much like Troy, Atticus grapples and bends under the weight of being a father demonstrated in the following quotation: "Heck," Atticus 's back was turned. "If this thing 's hushed up it 'll be a simple denial to Jem of the way I 've tried to raise him. Sometimes I think I 'm a total failure as a parent, but I 'm all they 've got. Before Jem looks at anyone else he looks at me, and I 've tried to live so I can look squarely back at him... if I connived at something like this, frankly I couldn 't meet his eye, and the day I can 't do that I 'll know I 've lost him. I don 't want to lose him and Scout because they 're all I 've got." In this quotation, Atticus is stating to Heck the importance of being true to oneself. Atticus feels, that he must proudly lead a life where he demonstrates his good values and morals, for the benefit of his children. Consequently, Atticus is the epitome of being a “good person”, as he showcases the necessity of his values in the real world. Atticus strives to be the best father he can possibly be, constantly enriching his children. Furthermore, Atticus undertakes numerous challenges in order to create a positive framework for his children 's portrayal of the world, by leading a true and positive existence. His strong morals are the foundations of his parenting. Atticus believes that only through his teachings can he facilitate his children to be the change they want to see in the world. In essence, love and his best intentions are…show more content…
Atticus’ experiences have led him to be more straightforward and open about the world and its truths, this is emphasized in this quotation: "When a child asks you something, answer him, for goodness ' sake. But don 't make a production of it. Children are children, but they can spot an evasion quicker than adults, and evasion simply muddles 'em." In this quotation, Atticus is emboldening his children 's curiosity and vivacity, as he believes telling the truth is the only manner in which to do so. However, being so open about the truth can have a detrimental effect on his children. Words of truth are not always positive in fortifying a child 's self-esteem, nor for seeing the world in a positive light. Atticus’ children have lost their innocence earlier than they should have, as their eyes have been opened up (by Atticus and his truths) to the macabre and inherently racist world that surrounds them. Additionally, Atticus imprints his version of the truth into his children and their principles. Whereas, hearing multiples and different recantations could promote a more objective view of the world. Furthermore, Atticus actions can have fatal repercussions on the lives of his children, exemplified in the following quotation: "Scout," said Atticus, "when summer comes you 'll have to keep your head about far worse things... it 's not fair for you and Jem, I know that, but sometimes we have to make the best of things, and the way we conduct
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