Atticus Finch Expectations

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There are many methods for guiding others, but in Harper Lee's book, To Kill A Mockingbird, a unique way is exhibited. Atticus, a main character, uses his own techniques while being a single father and lawyer. He encounters a variety of challenges in his life at home, work, and in Maycomb. Throughout the book, Atticus stays consistent, understanding, and honest, while raising and teaching Jem and Scout lessons that will benefit them throughout their life. Atticus is a consistent figure in the children's lives throughout the book. He has high expectations for Jem and Scout because he knows they are capable. His expectations are clear and do not change, so they know what is expected of them. He is not only consistent with his children, but he is consistent in almost every aspect of his life. Miss Maudie states, "Atticus Finch is the same in his house as he is on the public streets" (Lee 61). In his career, he believes in what is right and his beliefs do not waver. Although he knows defending Tom Robinson, a black man, could affect himself and his children's lives, he sticks to his beliefs. Being consistent…show more content…
Her father, Atticus, helps her work through events that happen at school. He tells her, "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" (Lee 39). Especially while Atticus is defending Tom Robinson, Jem and Scout are criticized at school. Being younger than Jem, Scout does not understand much about the trail, but Atticus helps her comprehend the conflict. Atticus knows his children well, which helps him understand their point of view and teaches them how to see other's. Her father's advise benefits Jem and Scout through life at school, home, and in

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