Atticus Finch's Life

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Fathering life

Parents come in all different shapes, sizes, backgrounds, and they all teach their children in different ways. If there was ever a parent that always put his children first, and taught them whenever possible, that would be Atticus Finch, the father of Jem and Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird. Atticus exemplified to his children that he was wise, a gentleman, and had experienced in all circumstances of life. Atticus showed throughout the book that he was a wise man, and a wise father. For instance, After Tom Robinson’s trial, in which Atticus destroyed Bob Ewell 's reputation, Ewell spat in Atticus 's face out of anger. Atticus only had one thing to say, “I wish Bob Ewell wouldn’t chew tobacco.” (Lee, 291). His son, Jem, …show more content…

On the finches street, there lived an old woman name Mrs. Henry Lafayette Dubose. Mrs Dubose would often say insulting things to Jem and Scout when ever they would pass her house. For instance, one day Scout said as nicely as possible, “Hey Mrs. Dubose,” ( Lee, 133) and in response got, “Don’t You say hey to me, you ugly girl! You say good afternoon, Mrs Dubose!” Atticus would often find Jem furious at something that she would say, and would tell him, “You just hold your head high and be a gentleman. Whatever she says to you, It’s your job not to let her make you mad.” Atticus would not only say that, but he would also be the perfect exam. Whenever the Finches encountered Mrs. Dubose, he would say, “Good evening Mrs. Dubose! You look like a picture this evening.” Atticus remained nice, kind, and like a gentleman wherever, and whenever. Atticus also knew some of Mrs. Dubose 's circumstances that the kids didn 't know, and the reason she was always so snarky. Though the kids eventually learned, Atticus remained sure that he was always especially kind to the old woman living down the street.
Atticus was also experienced in all circumstances of life, and especially life in Maycomb County. The story showed a few years of the Finch’s lives. Throughout the book, Atticus was Jem and Scout’s rock, but their understanding of him changed. With every circumstance, they learned just a little bit more about their father. Near the end of the book, it says, “ Atticus was right. One time he said you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them.” Atticus understood many things, and life was one

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