Atticus Finch serves as a voice of morality and reason and a guiding hand in his children’s development, educating them on the importance of empathy. The clearest example of presents itself when Scout returns home disappointed by her teacher and upset from her first day at school. This prompts Atticus to offer her advice on how best to handle the situation, telling her, “‘If you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you’ll get along better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.
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. After disclosing the news to his son and daughter of Tom’s death, Atticus says, “Depends on how you look at it. What was one Negro, more or less, among two hundred of ‘em? He wasn’t Tom to them, he was an escaping prisoner” (Lee 235).
Atticus’ compassion towards the people of Maycomb illustrates the importance of treating everyone fairly. Atticus’ piece of advice demonstrates that he is a good
but you begin anyway.” (pg. 112). Atticus believes that real courage is trying again after you lost, not winning by the simple way or a gunshot. Atticus probably knew that the jury will say that Tom is guilty. Yet Atticus has integrity and tries his best for Tom despite the
Cunningham Scene A person’s ability to put himself in another person’s place and understand why that person may act the way they do, shows one is able to be sympathetic and compassionate towards others. Atticus Finch, a father of two and a lawyer, explains to his daughter, Scout Finch, that “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 30). She doesn 't understand the meaning of it all at first, but as she matures throughout the novel, she is exposed to the true meaning of Atticus’ words.
There are roles society places us in, and there are roles we place ourselves in, but the ultimate measure of character is what we do within these roles. Atticus Finch, who appears in Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird, plays three different roles in his life, and what he does inside those roles makes him the wise, ethical man he is. He is a mentor, a defender, and a teacher. As a mentor, he is a guiding figure to his children and those around him. He is always a voice of reason, and he leads by example.
When you are taught to love and accept everyone and everything, that is all you can do. If things like these are taught in your life then you will teach others about those same things, your teachings become your morales and with your morales comes the power to make the right decisions. In the book Atticus shows us how he wants his kids to grow up, he shows this in how he raises Jem and Scout and how in every mistake they make he corrects them with what's right, however what's right to him is wrong to everyone else. This makes it clear how he was taught and how those teachings became his morals to live by. A great example of Atticus doing this is when Jem makes an accusation about someone without knowing where they are coming from, he then replies “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.” .
This quote reflects Jem maturing because he was teaching Scout about what growing up was really like to grow up. As Jem was learning he also felt he had the responsibility to take care of Scout as their dad is worried about the trial. For these reasons Jem has become more of an adult and lost his childish curiosity and became a teacher for
Atticus’s parenting of Scout and Jem is very unique in that he treats his children as equal human beings, answering any question they have, and giving them advice when they need it. He uses all these things as an opportunity to pass his values on to Scout and Jem. He is happy to help people see a situation in a new way. Atticus uses this with the entire city of Maycomb as well as with his children. Furthermore, for all of his maturity towards Jem and Scout, he realizes that they are children and that they will make mistakes, they will also make different assumptions about different things.
In “To Kill a Mocking bird”, Jem and Scout are influenced by other characters and develop into mature young adults. Morals and values taught by others is an important part of growing up: especially taught by fathers. Atticus teaches the kids that despite social divide among the community, people still need to treat others with respect.
In the book To Kill a Mockingbird there are many different types of people. Including people that show courage, boldness, growing up, also people who were killed trying to get out of prison which they shouldn’t even have been there and were only there because a little girl could not tell the TRUTH, and other people that show intelligence. We are going to be talking about one of the people that showed courage Atticus Finch. Now see Atticus Finch was a good man who although got criticised openly he was actually well respected in the town of maycomb. Now you see he was criticised because he was trying to free a man from going to prison for something he did not do.
Because he is grounded in principles reflected in the Golden Rule, it also makes sense for Atticus to take a stand and defend Tom Robinson because he wishes to inculcate such virtues in his children, knowing that his actions will serve to be their apotheosis of an ethical person, both as their father and as a lawyer. Atticus knows that his actions will be Jem and Scout’s paragon of an ethical person, and although defending Tom coincides with his own moral beliefs, it also coincides with the example he wishes to set for his children. He wants them to understand the importance of taking a stand in a peaceful way, and wishes to instill these principles in them, knowing that their involvement in Tom Robinson’s court case will be the determinant
Atticus had many good qualities that he tried to pass to the two youngsters, but egalitarian, tolerance, and respect were the ones that were demonstrated through Atticus’s actions. Egalitarian was a characteristic well exhibited during the first part, since the first part was about preparing the reader for the Tom Robinson's trial in which Atticus was the defense lawyer for the young, black man. This equality aspect did not only exhibit through Atticus taking the job as the defense lawyer for Tom Robinson but by the respect, Atticus had for Calpurnia. When Jem invited Walter to eat with them and Scout called on Walter for spilling syrup all over his food, Calpurnia excused Scout and scolded her for embarrassing Walter. Later on, when Jem and
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. "This comes from a wise man by the name of Atticus. He teaches his kids lessons to get through life’s challenges. His kids, Scout and Jem, learned his lessons through many examples such as the Tom Robinson trial and seeing the innocence of Boo Radley. In this essay, we will talk about the theme on To Kill a Mockingbird which is “It is a sin to kill the innocent,” and we’ll show this by identifying the character development of Scout, motivation of Atticus, and how we can apply this to real life.