"It's never an insult to be called what somebody thinks is a bad name. It just shows you how poor that person is, it doesn't hurt you" (Lee 170). Courage can be depicted as something someone lacks. Harper Lee gives countless examples of how acts of courage can shine through in anybody at anytime; You don't need a certain moment to do so. Throughout To Kill a Mockingbird courage comes across as something you are taught rather than valued as a given.
Both Atticus Finch and Troy Maxson complete the role as a breadwinner; Troy works in a sanitation department and Atticus is a lawyer, though, they do differ in their manners of taking care of and raising their family. This quotation of Atticus is a crucial piece of moral advice that governs Scout’s development throughout the rest of the novel. It gives us insight on the sole principal in which Atticus lives his life, and with every opportunity, he willingly preaches it onto his children so that they grow up to become people who are not affected by racial prejudice. In the first quotation, the simplicity of it represents the uncomplicated manner in which Atticus guides himself. What furthers the success of his fulfilling of a father is the way he words this principle; Atticus knows that if he uses words or sentences which are too complicated, Scout will not understand, therefore, will not be able to live by this principal.
Lesson 1 – Joseph’s Dreams. This lesson begins with Joseph as a teenager. Joseph began following God and making good decisions very early on in life. Joseph experienced great tragedy very early on in life, yet he never used his circumstances as an excuse to do wrong.
Atticus is a good father because he will explain everything. During the story Atticus explains to Scout what a compromise is. He told Scout the importance of compromising and how she
Fathering life Parents come in all different shapes, sizes, backgrounds, and they all teach their children in different ways. If there was ever a parent that always put his children first, and taught them whenever possible, that would be Atticus Finch, the father of Jem and Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird. Atticus exemplified to his children that he was wise, a gentleman, and had experienced in all circumstances of life. Atticus showed throughout the book that he was a wise man, and a wise father.
Atticus is strict to Scout and Jem so they will become good people when they are older. Atticus has to get strict with Scout, Jem, and Dill so they will stop messing with Boo Radley.” I 'm going to tell you something and tell you this one time: stop tormenting that man that goes for the other two of you”(Lee 59).This shows that Atticus can be strict if he needs to. Atticus is only strict with his children.
“To Kill a Mockingbird” is a novel written from a child’s perspective over a couple of years. Atticus, her father, is a calm and morally courageous lawyer. When raising his children, both son and daughter, he tries to show them goodness in everything and especially to try to understand a person by seeing things from his or her perspective, “try to stand in the person’s shoes” to actually understand them. To see from the person’s perspective, you might understand their conscience, and that is, as he explains, individual. He teaches them what’s right and good, and when they get guns to shoot with he tells Jem that he can shoot as many bluejays he wants, but to remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.
Throughout the book, Harper Lee suggests that a father’s influence has a significant effect on the character of his children. Jem and Scout look up to their father and both children develop into morally upright individuals. Walter Jr. shares many of his father’s character traits such as hard working. Walter Jr. is also a quiet, respectful boy who values hard work. Burris and Mayella both are disrespectful, terrible individuals.
Throughout the novel, he teaches his children valued life lessons of how to deal with the society around them. Despite making a few mistakes, Atticus does commendable work at being the best father possible to Jem and Scout by demonstrating integrity and kindness. Atticus is a good father because he sets an example for his children of how to stand up for what they believe in. An african american man named Tom Robinson is charged for the alleged rape of Mayella Ewell.
He intimidates his father later in the short story. He also loves the nursery as he says later in the story that he cannot live without the nursery. Wendy Hadley is the daughter of George and Lydia. Peter’s sister fully supports & obeys Peter. Their daughter also loves the nursery.
I do my best to love everybody... I 'm hard put, sometimes—baby, it 's never an insult to be called what somebody thinks is a bad name. It just shows you how poor that person is, it doesn 't hurt you”(144). By telling Scout what he believes it teaches her what equality is which is a valuable lesson to learn. In the whole novel Atticus is shown preaching about equality, especially in the case against Tom Robinson. Atticus knew that the only reason people were going against Tom was that he was black, and Atticus made his opinion heard in the trial, “You know the truth, and the truth is this: some Negroes lie, some Negroes are immoral, some Negro men are not to be trusted around women—black or white.
…. let him have the patient to be brave. Teach him to have sublime faith in himself, because then he will always have sublime faith in mankind, (and) in GOD.” This story, I think is true to all parents who are here present and to all the parents in the world.
Atticus stands up for what he believes in in the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, even if his opinion is generally disagreed with; which is reflected greatly in his children as they learn to become part of society. He stands up for what he believes in by defending Tom Robinson even when the odds are stacked against him, and making Jem read to Mrs. Dubose even if she says awful things about him. These actions define Atticus’s character and shape his children into becoming the people they are. Atticus stands up for what he believes in by defending Tom Robinson and making Jem read to Mrs. Dubose; which influences his children become better people.
In a society where being a single dad is not the norm, Atticus still raises his children to respect others, recognize right from wrong, and to be honest at all costs. Atticus has raised his children to respect others, no matter their social level or past. In one section of the novel Atticus tells Jem and Scout, “‘[Folks] are certainly entitled to think [they are right], and they are entitled to full respect for their opinions’” (Lee 149). He was encouraging his children to respect others opinions, even though their opinions may not seem moral or ubiquitous.
In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch is the father of Scout and Jem. Atticus has values he attempts to instill in Scout and Jem through stories or lessons. Atticus allows Scout and Jem to ask questions about anything they are unsure that way they understand. Atticus deeply cares for Scout and Jem, but wants to be respected based on his actions, not because he is their father.