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.
The theme of "Hunter Safety" by Jeff Johnson is to not be conceited and over-exaggerate your abilities. "Plus, I 'm a good shot... Give me the trophy now..." "Dad says, his voice rising in tone, "missed him by a mile! '" First, these quotes show that the narrator thinks he is an amazing hunter, but in reality, he 's average or below. "Top of the class and still, at eleven, I am forced to hunt alone with a B-B gun." According to these quotes, the narrator believes he is such a great hunter, he doesn 't need to follow basic safety precautions for a child.
Also, Ralph never followed the idea of hunting, because he thought it was savage, but soon learns to appreciate hunting when a boar attacked the group, and Ralph kills it. Evaluation of Behavior (your thoughts): He very well uses his power and his good looks to become the leader. He shows much civilized characteristics compared to Jack. He always goes ahead of the group, and pushes himself to do something that he doesn’t want to for the greater good. Also, he cares for others, and wants everyone to be equal.
Candy had realized it was his responsibility to have shot his dog. He owed it to him to do it himself. At the end of the book when George shoots Lennie, it is in comparison to Candy's dog. Candy hadn’t taken it upon himself to kill his dog. George felt like Lennie was his responsibility, so instead of allowing another man to kill Lennie, he shot him himself.
Tom Robinson was innocent but they killed him when they called him guilty in his court case. Tom Robinson was killed even though he was innocent because of others prejudice. Another instance is when the Tim Johnson is coming down the road at night to Atticus with people fearing because they thought he would be dangerous. “Tim Johnson was advancing at a snail’s pace, but he was not playing or sniffing at foliage: he seemed dedicated to one course and motivated by an invisible force that was inching him toward us.” This shows that Tim Robinson had a motivation to go to one certain area and was driven by a motivated force. Using symbolism it can be seen as the mob going to confront Atticus at the county jail.
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.
Many people would agree that a hero is not necessarily someone who saves lives, but someone who is courageous enough to help people in need no matter what their situation is. In the literary work, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, the reader is introduced to a character named Atticus, a lawyer and a father of two children. Throughout the novel, Atticus teaches his kids, Jem and Scout, life lessons through his heroic actions. Despite living in Alabama during a racist time period, Atticus decides to full take on the task of defending a black man in court against a white woman. Atticus displays heroism and courage before, during and after the Tom Robinson trial in order to set an example for his children and the town of Maycomb.
An additional example to why Atticus has courage is when “Tim Johnson” a well known town dog, is going rabid and Atticus is called upon by Heck Tate to put him down.What is so Courageous about Atticus doing the job of putting down the dog is that he had to reveal an unearth his marksmanship skill that he wished to be kept hidden in order to keep his kids safe. As Miss Maudie said regarding Atticus’s marksmanship “I think maybe he put his gun down when he realized that God had given him an unfair advantage over most living things.” (Lee.130) These examples are great illustrations to why Atticus is a character with exceedingly high courage. Another reason for Atticus’s strong character is his responsibility of teaching his kids even as as single parent. Back in the years the story was set in, it was unheard of to have a man raise kids. However due to unfortunate circumstances Atticus is a single parent and chooses to teach his kids mainly but not exclusively by example.
He would soon be executed, so he decided to try to run away. In his doing so, he was shot and killed. This case affects the lives of everyone in Maycomb, but especially Scout and Jem. Although racial ignorance results in Tom Robinson’s death, Atticus’ advice and actions demonstrates how considering a different perspective can prevent future tragedies. When putting oneself in another’s shoes, it helps better understand others and their actions.
However, it also shows that although Jack is becoming a savage he still has civilization in him. This is demonstrated when Golding uses the word “shuddering” because although Jack was laughing he seemed uncomfortable and frightened. This shows that Jack has not lost himself completely because he still has trouble killing others without feeling guilty or sick. Finally, when Jack says “ You should have seen it” he is really trying to influence Ralph and the boys to brutally kill the animals on the island. This encourages the rest of the boys to become hunters since they too want to feel the sense of power that Jack appears to have.
The number one reason that there are so many aggressive pitbulls is because of how they are raised. History shows that pitbulls were bread to be the strong and protective dogs they are today. Bad owners feed into that and make them aggressive, while good owners train them and socialize them as much as possible. I know first hand, that a pitbull that was once used as a fighting dog can be trained and socialized with consistency, and no longer be aggressive toward other dogs or people. The way an owner raises their dog, will not only affect them, but