Even though Some people, like Aunt Alexandra thinks Atticus is raising scout wrong because she doesn't like to wear girly clothes. Atticus acts like a teacher to his children, he teaches them wondrous things. Atticus punishes his kids when the deserve it. Jem and Scout are shown to be respectful and treat people the same.
He gives strong examples of what is right and clearly shows what he expects of his children. Atticus not only wants to instill good habits and values into his children, but he also wants them to learn good morals and ethics by giving them messages of great
The novel stifles the opinions of black characters and keeps their voices blanketed, despite the major events in it being significant to their community, and it casually disregards racism when it appears in those the main character holds in high esteem, with said main character being treated as a savior, even though he never puts in a full effort to reduce bias in both Maycomb and the judicial system. Of course, Lee’s novel has made an indisputable impact on the country, but it cannot be considered the heart of the movement toward diversity and acceptance in modern literature-- rather, a starting point, progressive for its time but still lacking the wholehearted belief that “all men are created equal”, as is reflected by Atticus. Perhaps, through its shortcomings, To Kill a Mockingbird will remind others who have already concluded that they are not biased or racist to actually examine their own actions more closely and see what they still have yet to achieve, so they will avoid falling into the trap of thinking that they-- and those around them-- are already faultless, just as Jem Finch once made the mistake of thinking “‘Maycomb folks [are] the best folks in the
He knows the rest of the town will disapprove, but he believes in the innocence of this man and does not care of his complexion. In this moment, Scout and Jem only see how everyone will downgrade them and see them differently. Atticus shows, it does not matter what others think, all that matters is that you support what you believe in. This shows how Atticus is a strong character who contributes a lot to the overall lesson
In the book To Kill A Mockingbird, Atticus tells Scout that courage is “when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what.” Atticus has shown a lot of courage to his kids. Atticus showed courage by accepting the Tom Robinson case, by standing his ground at the jailhouse, and by standing up to Aunt Alexandra about Calpurnia. He even tries to get his kids to follow in his footsteps.
The Search For Justice In society, people are constantly trying to find justice throughout their lives. In To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Atticus Finch is searching for justice throughout the novel. Atticus has to defend Tom Robinson, an African American man who is falsely being accused of assaulting a white woman.
But this is a truth that applies to the human race and to no particular race of men”(273).Over and over in the novel Atticus shows that he believes that everyone is equal no matter the color of one’s skin. By saying this Atticus rubs off this open mindedness onto his children which, makes them into great people like Atticus
Atticus Finch is in many ways the pivotal character of To Kill a Mockingbird. Although Scout narrates, Atticus is the person who drives the story forward, giving the story multidimensional color. On the most superficial dimension, Atticus defends a man falsely accused in the courtroom, and cares for the needs of his family after he dies in an escape attempt. At another dimension, he wins the respect of his children by doing so. Even deeper, we see that he also started to soften peoples’ hearts to the plight of the black people in the community, and won the admiration of the black community.
Atticus has been a teacher to the Maycomb community by going against what most people think. For example, Atticus was standing up to racism even though he knew he would lose. Scout was asking Atticus “‘You aren’t really an [n-lover], then, are you?’” and he answers, “‘I certainly am. I do my best to love everybody’”
Atticus Finch shows many ways of wisdom throughout the novel. He tells Scout to respect Boo Radley and to understand the fact that their might be reason why Boo always stays at home. Atticus states in the novel, “You never truly understand a person until you consider things from his point of view-until you climb into his skin and walk around it” (Lee, 39). This evidence supports why Atticus is a wise individual who always tries to see things from other people’s point of view. He does not judge people right away because of their actions. Miss Stephanie Crawford also states, “Mr.Ewell approached him, cursed him, spat on him, and threatened to kill him” (Lee, 291). After all that Mr.Ewell has done to Atticus, he does not bat an eye. Atticus was
Atticus is able to see beyond the issues of society, do his job, and treat everyone with courtesy and respect. He helps Scout have the same mindset. In the beginning of the novel, Scout was very close minded and reacted like the others in the community. Perhaps, it is because she was young or it just seemed easier than changing her outlook on the society she lives in. As the novel progressed, she became more mature and developed her own views of discrimination, racism, and prejudice.
Atticus has lots of wisdom throughout is adventure living in Maycomb. His wisdom has taught him how to teach his children, and teach them the Maycomb way. The other way to explain Atticus are the many features that seperate him from the others in Maycomb. One way to describe Atticus are his old characteristics. Scout thinks that Atticus is old compared to everyone else’s father.
He taught the great lesson of empathy to Scout after the first day of school where she was made fun of by the teacher in class. He told Scout to put herself in the teacher's shoes and showed Scout that the teacher was new and had a lot of kids to deal with. Next, Atticus displayed extreme empathy and self-control towards Bob Ewell. Bob Ewell had spit in Atticus's face because Atticus ruined his reputation in court (Bob Ewell did not have a great reputation anyway). Atticus did not care, instead he stood there and took it like a gentleman.