Atticus is a respectful man with a strong relationship with his children whom he wishes to teach his same values of respect. Atticus is a caring father who wants his children to be themselves and have a happy outlook on life. Scout is not the typical girl that most people in Maycomb think she should be. Atticus lets her wear overalls as opposed to dresses, which consequently, people judge him and his family for. Atticus also does not hit his children which is common to the time and where he lives. Atticus also values education more than the majority of the Maycomb population. He prepares Scout and Jem for school by teaching them how to read at a young age, which is unfortunately looked down upon by Scout’s first grade teacher. As well as education,
In To Kill a Mockingbird directed by Robert Mulligan, Gregory Peck accurately portrays Atticus Finch and his closing speech in the courtroom. Firstly, Gregory Peck changes his voice to emphasize points that Atticus feels strongly about. When Atticus is listing the stereotypes that the persecution was relying on using to prove that Tom Robinson is guilty, Gregory made his voice sound disappointed. Gregory Peck tried to make the persecution feel guilty and disappointed in themselves. In addition, to show emphasis, Gregory Peck raises his voice when he is saying key phrases.
There are many strong and well-developed characters in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. There’s the emotional, mental, and physical maturity of Scout Finch, the growing up of her brother Jem, and the change of ideas about Boo Radley. One of the most important characters of the novel is Scout and Jem’s father, Atticus. He goes through a lot in the book, and we, as readers, get the insight of his parenting and mentality. He has an extremely crucial role in the book, and his impact on the course of the story is an memorable one.
Atticus is aware of the difficulties Jem and Scout may face while growing up, but he does his best to protect and preserve their childhood. Early on in the story, Atticus is knowledgeable about the challenges the children will face while he is taking Tom’s case. He encourages Scout and Jem to not let the gossip that spreads around in Maycomb influence them in a negative way, and to seek him for guidance. “You know what’s going to happen as well as I do, Jack, and I hope and pray I can get Jem and Scout through it without bitterness , and most of all, without catching Maycomb’s usual disease —- I just hope that Jem and Scout come to me for their answers instead of listening to the
In To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Atticus believes Maycomb is unjust because the town is inconsiderate of other people’s view, which is shown when Atticus gets targeted for defending a black man, worries that his kids will become bitter and catch Maycomb’s disease, and Aunt Alexandra advising Atticus that he is raising his kids wrong. To begin with, Mrs Dubose addresses to Scout and her family about how Atticus is disgracing his race and his color by defending Tom Robinson on the alleged rape case. Mrs Dubose says, “Your father’s no better than the ni**ers and trash he works for” (135). Atticus views Maycomb as an injustice town because during this time period black people were seen as a lower class. Atticus is mark as an overall victim because in the trial the county is shocked that Atticus is
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.
By having a parent like Atticus, Scout and Jem learn to grow above the small mindedness of their town and be the kind of person Atticus is -somebody who looks beyond physical appearances and preconceptions. Without Atticus guiding them through difficulties like this one, Jem and Scout couldve easily become like the majority of their town: bitter, racists and rigid. This is the last thing Atticus wants for his kids, so being a good example for them is one of his top priorities. Atticus does not want for his children to grow up inheriting Maycombs usual disease or becoming bitter with the world, so he spends his time making it clear what he expects from not only them, but himself. Atticus Prepares Jem and Scout for the harsh realities of this world by acting as an example for them and being the kind of person they can follow.
One of the main factors is that he is one of the few white citizens of Maycomb who are not racist. The other few that are similar to Atticus in this way, are his children and he is open-minded that they will remain this way. Atticus once stated, “I hope and pray I can get Jem and Scout through it without bitterness, and most of all, without catching Maycomb’s usual disease.” (Lee 100). He is referring to prejudice and racism.
To Begin with, Atticus in To Kill a Mockingbird shows his care and compassion for Tom as he defends Tom against an entire jury who believes he is guilty because of the color of his skin. Atticus while talking to his children makes the statement, “Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win” (Mockingbird 76). Atticus is saying that just because many people have been made to believe that blacks do not have the same legal rights as whites do that they cannot win the case, yet Atticus states that he will try his hardest to try and win the case. In addition, he believes everyone’s mind is set on Tom being guilty because of the color of his skin, but he will try everything to change the minds
At the start of To Kill A Mockingbird, the story unfolds through Scout’s eyes, a young girl living with her father, brother, and family friend. She resides in a sluggish town called Maycomb where most people knew each other and lived with a simple daily schedule. One afternoon, she and her brother Jem pair off, finding a peculiar friend named Dill, which leads to the trio pulling acts of mischief and childlike playfulness in their town. Despite their spirited behavior, Scout and Jem take after their lawyer father, with all of them possessing a trait of acuteness. Their father, Atticus, being a known lawyer in their town raises his two children with integrity, as well as the salient practice to think of their situations in different ways and
Throughout the book, Atticus educates Jem and Scout when they deal with problems or are confused about the way people go about doing things. He also does many courageous acts in society in respect to each and every person in Maycomb whether or not they agree on certain things . Just like Atticus, My mom showed the qualities of a good parent and a courageous personality when she made us realize how grateful we should be in life. When people aspire to be a good parent or do courageous things for people, they should look at a good example like
Atticus always has empowering advice to give to his children because of his integrity and ability to stay calm. When Scout struggles to make a good impression on her first day of school, she tells Atticus that she is not going back and that she does not like her teacher, Miss. Caroline. Atticus reminds Scout that it is Miss. Caroline’s first day as well and told her 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 33).
First, Atticus acts like a teacher to his children, he teaches them things to help them learn and understand. He teaches them how to be adults and be respectful. Atticus lets Jem and Scout be children but they know when to act poise. Atticus says "This time we aren't fighting the Yankees, we're fighting our friends. But remember this, no matter how bitter things get, they're still our friends and this is still our home.
In Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird, Atticus Finch symbolizes morality and integrity, his parenting style is unlike any one else’s in Maycomb and is accepted by few. He treats his children as he would anyone else in Maycomb, with respect and without
Atticus has molded his children by exposing them to people in the town of Maycomb who have questionable morals in order to teach his children acceptance. Jem and Scout live in a primarily racist society and learn quickly that the children's
Atticus Finch as a parent is kind of different from most. He treats his children different than other parents may treat their kids. He treats them with honesty and as they are grown adults. He uses good timing to find have an opportunity to teach Scout and Jem good values he wants to pass down to them. Scout says that " 'Do you really think so? '