Atticus Finch A Good Father Analysis

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One of the most powerful people in a person's life is their dad. This is an important philosophy in our society. However, opinions on what makes a father such a powerful figure in our lives vary. I believe a father must be strong and able to provide and protect the family. A father must be there for the family to lean on, they have to be the core of the family. Without each of these traits a dad is not good at being a father. In the story “ To Kill A Mockingbird” Atticus Finch is a very good father. Atticus is willing to explain everything to Jem and Scout. Mr. Finch always expects good behavior out of Jem and Scout. Atticus also provides everything for his family.

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
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Atticus doesn’t allow poor behavior and disrespectfulness from the children. For example he doesn’t allow Jem and Scout to mess with Boo Radley. Jem, Scout, and Dill were always fascinated with Boo Radley. Due to this fascination they would always try to get a look at him or relay him a message. Atticus realized when he found out that behavior of that nature was unacceptable and ordered for the kids to not disturb them. An event where Atticus forces reparations is when he forces Jem to read to Mrs. Dubose. Jem destroyed her flowers after she held remarks of Tom Robinson’s trial and relativity to Atticus. In most people's mind the destruction of Mrs. Dubose’s flowers would be a fair trade for the harsh words she told Jem but Atticus held him to a higher standard. A quote related to this event is “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 is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyways and see it through no matter what.” This is quote said by
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