In the book we see this when he battles for Tom Robertson even though he knows he will most likely loose. Furthermore when Atticus is determined because he made Scout go to school even though she was upset about having to wear a dress. Another reason he is determined is he didn't want anyone to get to Tom when he came back to town. This is a few reasons why Atticus is a determined person. Atticus is intelligent.
To begin with, Atticus demonstrates moral courage through his determination to defend Tom Robinson's case, despite of what his friends and neighbors have to say. He does what he thinks is right even if other people think it's wrong. In the book it says, “I’d hoped to get through life without a case of this.”(pg 70). This quote states that Atticus is doing something out of his comfort zone, which means that he is showing courage by taking this case. In addition, in the book it says, “I'm simply defending a Negro his name's Tom Robinson.” (pg 69).
Atticus trusts that his children will not lose their heard when someone says bad things about him representing Tom. This makes Atticus a great father because he has taught his children to stand on their own feet and form their own opinion. Other children in Maycomb do not know how to form different opinions from their parents while Scout and Jem are not afraid to disagree with others. Overall, Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee might make a few mistakes, but overall is an amazing father. He is an amazing father because he teaches his children to respect everyone, treats them as equals, and promotes trust and indepence.
By choosing to defend Tom Robinson, Atticus is choosing to teach his children morals and the value of standing up for what they believe in, rather than letting them fall victim to the racist hivemind of Maycomb. When Scout asks why Atticus is defending Tom Robinson, he replies “I could never ask you to mind me again” (Lee 100). By saying this, he is telling her that he could never in good conscience have the children listen to or respect him again if he did not
Atticus shows his courage, because he is willing to talk to Bob Ewell and is not scared of Bob’s threats. Later in the book Atticus shows courage in a more traditional facet, by using a gun and proving his acumen of firearms. Atticus shows that his physical prowess cannot be overlooked and is skilled in many
Atticus’s parenting style is based off of his beliefs in equality and justice. He tells his children to call him Atticus instead of father so that they can interact on equal terms. Atticus develops Jem and Scout’s consciences by teaching them and by example. For example, Atticus teaches Scout and Jem to put themselves in others’
Similarity, Atticus shows understanding and empathy to Mrs.Dubose, even though she talks cruel about him and his family. Jem and Scout show hatred towards Mrs. Dubose as they believe she is true evil. When Jem was expressing his emotions after his interaction with Mrs.Dubose, Atticus responds “Easy does it son, she's an old lady and she’s ill. You just hold your head high and be a gentlemen, it’s your job not to let her make you made” (133). Atticus is trying to explain to Jem the condition Mrs. Dubose is in and how it can affect her particular actions. He adds that Mrs. Dubose is raised differently, so she has different expectations on how certain people should be acting.
Strangely enough, Atticus was also able to see the good in Mayella Ewell, and it tore him apart having to destroy her testimony on the stand. In chapter eighteen Scout says, “Atticus hit her hard in a way that was not clear to me, but it gave him no pleasure to do so. He sat with his head down..”(Lee 252). When Atticus had to defend Tom he also had to show the jury that Mayella was speaking lies which made him upset to do so. He knew Mayella was a victim in the situation too and did not want to hurt her more than Bob Ewell already did.
Atticus taught me many things about being courageous. For example, he knew he probably wasn’t going to win the Tom Robinson case yet he still gave it his all which showed his loyalty towards Tom. His children learned something from a great man like what color you are doesn’t define who you truly are inside. Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird.
Atticus is wise because he does not give up on his task because of his age. At Jem’s age now he is all about football “Atticus was never too tired to play keep-away, but when Jem wanted to tackle him Atticus would say, i’m too old for that, son” (Lee 89). Atticus knows he is an older father, so he knows he cannot do some of the physical activities that other fathers can. He makes up for the physical demands by giving them advice for the future. Throughout the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, it is noticeable that Atticus has various roles as a father, lawyer, and social crusader.