Atticus may have many flaws, but those flaws are what makes him a good character, and not bad father. This essay is on the book To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, and the subject is that Atticus is a good parent to his children because he helps them grow, does not coddle them and tells them the truth. The essay will start with evidence of how he helps them grow, then how he does not coddle them, and finally, how he is truthful to them. Firstly, Atticus shows good parenting skills by helping Jem and Scout grow and mature. For example, “’What Mr. Radley did might seem peculiar to us, but … not … to him.
Atticus Finch says empathy is based on sympathy, on being able to see another person 's point of view and comprehend why they act the way they do even if it 's hard to agree with it. He is allocating fatherly advice to Scout by telling her that Miss Caroline was probably just trying to do her best in a new environment. This piece of advice supports Scouts development throughout the novel by making her not as agile to judge. Although Atticus is crucial to his children 's growth, he can’t give a “feminine” input which sometimes flaws his parenting, but Lee proves that good parenting requires a person to do the right thing, no matter the circumstances through fairness, perspective, and integrity. Atticus’ fairness displays he is a good parent because he considers that everyone deserves a chance to be understood and have motives for their actions.
Throughout the memoir, we learn about Baca’s father through the memories he would share. Baca does not degrade his father, even though his father was not there for him. The lack of a father only gave Baca a greater determination to become a loving father for his family and to live life the best he can (Baca, 6, 2001). As a young child, Baca was afraid of his father’s temperament, but Baca still yearned his father’s love “I want to go to him and hug him but I’m afraid.” (Baca, 144, 2001). Baca’s father was a strong factor that affected Baca’s life.
In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, As a punishment for destroying Mrs. Dubose camilla's Atticus sends Jem to read to her as both punishment and to teach him a lesson about compassion and courage. But something the reader would not expect can out of this and has turned someone‘s life around. Mrs.Dubose is the most strong minded and compassionate in the novel because she speaks her mind and tells Jem and Scout what she thinks of their father and this is what she says “Your father's no better than the niggers and trash he works for!”(Lee 135). This shows that she is not afraid to speak her mind and still Atticus shows her respect even after she insults him. Atticus sees Mrs.Dubose as a human being that is sick and needs that one person to show her some compassion.
Mccandless sense of self confidence while trying to find his identity helped him to progress in life, but was also his greatest downfall; Into the Wild demonstrates self confidence as not an unacceptable trait to have, but the significance of the negative or positive effects it can possess. Confidence played a big role in Mccandless life, so much that he created relationships with his family and other people that caused him to go on his adventures. Throughout this book Mccandless expresses his hate towards his parents. When he was old enough to realize that his dad had cheated on his mom this particular aspect changed him. He wanted nothing to do with his parents.
In The Scarlet Ibis, the brother does have love for Doodle. Because of his love, but also because of his pride, he decided to teach his brother to walk and rename him. “It was I who renamed him.” Brotherly love is showed here when he decided to rename him. He cared enough for his brother to lower people’s expectations because he was crippled. He did not want people to expect a lot from his brother, because he said “ Nobody expects much for someone named Doodle.” He is implying that he helped his brother by choosing a more suitable name for him.
The truth is that in our society education is highly important to have stability in life, so it makes sense that his parent were worried when he said he did not want to go to college. If I was in their place, I too would have wanted the best for McCandless and insisted he get a good education. I do think that McCandless is admirable for following his own path and not worrying about society's standards. At the same time, he seems a bit selfish despite his charity. He seems like he wants to impose his views on others because he thinks he is right, and when people do not completely agree, he cuts them out of his life.
Another trait would be his enthusiasm for learning. His mother wanted him to be normal at any cost, and this lead an imprint on Charlie to try and reach normalcy through hard work and determination. To conclude, throughout this book both Charlie and the reader were taught many valuable lessons. Charlie 's lessons were taught to him by his past experiences with his mother. They taught him perseverance and gave him his constant need for improvement, but they also affected him negatively by giving him a fear of intimacy.
In Steve Wozniak’s quote, he said whenever smart people work, doors are unlocked, and I can relate. When I work on something, I try to find other ways to solve it. People that have made me to be this way is my mom and dad. They have also made me well-rounded because they had the chance to play sports and go to school, so they wanted me to have the same choice. Other people can see this to be arrogant, but my parents just want the best for me.
He wants his children to retain their integrity and justice. Atticus’s calm wisdom and exemplary behavior guides them through their mistakes. Through discussion with Atticus, Scout and Jem can see what they have done wrong and why. He teaches by example and sets an example for impeccable behavior and honesty. For instance, since Atticus reads everyday, Scout and Jem also read everyday.
In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird Atticus is the of father two children, Scout and Jem. Being a parent alone remains an arduous task, but a single parent is an utterly different level. Every parent will say parenting remains the utmost challenging task they have ever executed. Although Atticus has assistance from Calpurnia and Aunt Alexandra, parenting remains just as challenging for him. 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.
Both Rufus and his father are products of the environment and the time in which they live. They both conform to survive in an environment that requires little compassion for the slaves they own. Tom Weylin recognizes the threat that Dana’s education poses and punishes her for taking the spelling book and reading (Butler 106). Tom Weylin also understood Dana’s role in aiding his troublesome and at times hapless son periodically throughout his life (Butler 131). Rufus also recognizes Dana’s value and accepts her intervening on his behalf and assisting him when in dire need assistance (Butler 118).