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.
Atticus wants to teach his kids Jem and Scout life lessons at an early age so they grow up as respectable people. Atticus takes the trial knowing the consequence that him and his family will be harrassed by the town because it is the right thing to do. Atticus finch decides to defend Tom Robinson to be a good role model for his children and prove that the “Golden Rule” is a rule to
“One time he said you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them.” A quote from Atticus and a theme that was portrayed in all chapters of the book because nobody really understood how each person lived because they have only seen it in their perspective. Since children are very honest with their opinions they never had thought of the other person perspective, however, when they went through challenges they soon came to realize how Maycomb really is and started considering things. The author set out clues and other elements to portray the theme and to make the book more entertaining. Some literal elements Harper Lee has portrayed in How to Kill a Mocking Bird is the point of view because it sets up the emotions
He doesn’t want the kids to be in the courtroom when the trial happens. He leads by example. He defends Tom Robinson, even if the decision is unpopular. Expects his kids to stand up for what the belive in. He tells them the truth and wants them to tell the truth.He is very honest.
How does Lee present Atticus in part I of the novel? Lee presents Atticus as an exceptional father who, despite the belief of the majority of Maycomb residents, chooses to respect his children, and raises them without a wife or mother to look after the children— which was frowned upon, particularly by his sister Alexandra. Lee has shaped our responses to Atticus in a positive light through the eyes of (six-to-nine year old) Scout Finch. However, the writer invites us to see Atticus in a negative way through the eyes of Mrs. Dubose, who believes he is letting his wife’s children run around like wild animals. We progressively see Scout gain more resect and admiration towards her father as the novel goes on, discovering his hidden talent at shooting,
Atticus has shown many examples of fairness throughout this novel. He shows fairness when it comes to settling an argument between his two children, as well as with all different skin colors. For example, when Scout asked Atticus if he was a “nigger lover’ this was his response, "I certainly am. I do my best to love everybody... I'm hard put, sometimes—baby, it's never an insult to be called what somebody thinks is a bad name.
He listens to what everyone tries to tell him like when Widow Douglas tells Huck about the “spiritual gifts” and explains to him the he “must help others, and do everything I could for other people, and look out for them all the time, and never think about myself…but I couldn’t see no advantage about it”(LitCharts). Hover, he just wants to roam free and do whatever he feels like doing that day. He loves just sitting down and letting his mind go round and round thinking about life and its adventures. To Jim the only freedom he wants is to be he own person and not be bossed around. Him and his family was sold and separated to due to slavery.
It is crucially important to realize that Atticus did not tell his children about him being known as the best shot in town because this shows how humble he really is. Although Atticus does not directly talk to his children about humility; readers are able to understand how important this quality is to him. When Scout finds out about this, she wants to tell everybody, but Jem said on page 130, “I reckon if he 'd wanted us to know it, he’da told us. If he was proud of it, he’da told us.” Jem realized that his father was so humble and not prideful, and he went on to say that he was a gentleman just like Atticus. Scout and Jem’s view of their father suddenly changes when they witness his sharpshooting skills in real
People who do what is wrong often see it as the easiest way to resolve a conflict. We should always see good inside everyone, but we as well following the common good and not excuse evil behavior. Everyone in the world has good inside them, even someone like Hitler has good in them. It’s immoral to always classify someone as a bad person. As Scout (a young girl) comes home after getting whipped at school, Atticus(her father) tells her “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb out into his skin and walk around it” (pg 48).
For example, Christopher remembers when Siobhan tells him "This is what Siobhan says is called a rhetorical question. It has a question mark at the end, but you are not meant to answer it because the person asking it already knows the answer. (Haddon 81) This proves that the things that Siobhan helps him learn helps him in many situations and when to speak and what to say. All of this says how much help Siobhan has been to Christopher and why he does the things he does. Keep in mind that Christopher has trusted Siobhan with all of his secrets that he does not even tell his dad which gives him someone he trusts.
As Atticus has explained to Scout many times, Atticus values justice and equality. He also believes that everyone is equal. Just because Tom Robinson is black, that doesn’t mean Atticus shouldn’t defend him simply for that reason. As Atticus says to Scout, if he defend Mr. Robinson, then he couldn’t tell his children, Jem and Scout, not to do something. He says and does this to set an example for his children to follow, because if he expects them to do or follow something, then he must display it to them first.