Atticus Father Figure Essay

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In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird the father figure Atticus Finch shows many different characteristics when it comes to his kids. One of the characteristics that extremely stands out in him is that he is caring. Atticus would rather ruin his reputation in order to show his kids to always do the right thing then keep his social status and let his children not be acknowledged. Atticus tries to raise them as if they had both a mother and father figure in their lives when in reality he was a single father. Atticus is always giving Jem and Scout advice so that they will become more caring like him. For example when Mr Ewell confronts Atticus, he is provoked and insulted, Atticus simply stays calm. This shows the children never to get into fights with people when they are upset about something. Atticus teaches them about courage and all the forms it appears in. When Jem is told to read for Ms Dubose then awhile later she dies, Atticus talks to Jem about her morphine addiction, and how she died free. He thought Jem that courage will not always be where you expect to find it, and that if you are open minded, you see people for who they really are. The most important piece of advice he gives his children is that “you never really…show more content…
I believe Atticus is a good father. He may not seem to be very loving, but he cares about his children. He is there for them when they need help and he also knows how to teach the kids a lesson. Scout eavesdrops on her dad and uncles conversation; "I just hope that Jem and scout come to me for their answers instead of listening to the town. I hope they trust me enough." This here shows that Atticus cares about his children and there questions. He wants to help them through life, he just has a hard time showing it. When he disciplines his children, it 's because he 's trying to teach them a lesson. Atticus wants his kids to have fun and enjoy their lives, I know this because he lets them roam around town. Atticus Is a
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