Atticus Role Model In To Kill A Mockingbird

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As human beings, everyone has had different characteristics which make each individual different in comparison to others. In society, there are many role models who do things that not only benefits them but also the people around them. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, the author, Harper Lee represents the role of Atticus Finch as a peaceful activist who handles situation in a peaceful and appropriate manner, unexpectedly takes the role of a widower who teaches his children important morals and values, and lastly takes the part of a role model in the community as Atticus understands gender and racial equality and has obtained an education at an early age. To begin with, Atticus is portrayed as a peacemaker who approaches situations…show more content…
Atticus possesses qualities that set his character apart from everyone else.He influences certain qualities such as being skillful, intelligent and stepping up as a leader. Which teach Jem and Scout valuable lessons and morals that move Jem, Scout and the townspeople in a positive direction. In the beginning of the novel, Atticus teaches his children that do not jump to conclusions and learn to forgive individuals depending on their situation. Jem and Scout are once again taught a vital life lesson as Atticus states, “ 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." Atticus informs his children that they may never understand an individual's thoughts and motives until Jem and Scout take into perspective a person's point of view on a situation and basically put themselves in the place of others to be able to comprehend with one’s thoughts and figure why a person act in such a matter. This not only teaches Jem and Scout the aspect of forgiveness but also informs both not to jump to conclusions. Another scenario that displays that Atticus is an ideal role model to society is when he agrees to assist assumed rape victim Tom Robinson with his case against Mayella Ewell. Atticus is shows how
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