Being a traditional parent doesn’t mean parenting exactly like others; doesn’t everyone have their own parenting style? In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Atticus Finch is a prime example of an unusual parent; he shows his kids when and when not to let pride stand in the way of whats right as well as treating people with respect despite their differences. Atticus portrays an example of a good parent. To begin, pride is one of the main reason a man/women will stand up for what is right when they know it is wrong; they will always do the right thing to help out others. Atticus — the father to Jem and Scout— teaches is children just that.
Critics argue that this is not the main focus of the book although they are right this is still an important focus of the story. Vladeck and his family are put in very hard situations that they have to find some type of safety to save themselves and others this happens when Vladek and his wife have to figure out what to do with their son. “I have a good friend, a pole, who’s willing to hide my son until the situation gets better. ... I think he’d take you boy too.” (Spiegelman, 81).
He demonstrates this in the courtroom while defending Tom Robinson against Bob Ewell and his daughter Mayella. Although, there are those who believe that Atticus is not an admirable father because he is not married, so they do not have a mother, the children run around unsupervised frequently and he exposes them to events that children may not be able to understand. Even if these things are true Atticus is still just a man. He is single because he loves his wife so much that he did not want to remarry, Atticus lets his children run around unsupervised and exposes them to events they may not be able to understand in hopes that they will learn from their
Ironically, Richard agrees, that everything he has accumulated is because of his parents sacrifices. Even with age and maturity, Richard fails to respect the magnitude of his parents contribution towards his education. This contribution consist of sending Richard to a private school where he got the opportunity to be influenced by education. Richards parents may have lacked schooling, but they ensured that Richard received a quality education. Although some may argue that in one instance Richards mom opposes this argument when she questions the price of Richards dream college.
Addie Bundren is going to die?” to make him accept the fact that their mother will not live for much longer (Faulkner 40). Darl is seen as being atypical because he does not mourn, or pretend to mourn, as the rest of his family does. His words may come off as being a sadistic joke in light of his mother’s ill health, but he actually wishes to tell Jewel here that the situation will not change. Darl’s cognizance of Addie’s death when he is not near her is a sign of his attachment to Addie.
Brothers only motivation is to make Doodle like other kids to avoid himself from self embarrassment of having a brother who is disabled and going through a battle of his own ego. Meanwhile the story continues brother is selfish, careless and prideful throughout the story. One trait brother showed is being careless. He is careless because he is constantly reminding doodle how he is disabled. Doodle is unwilling to participate in brother’s cold-hearted attempts of pointing out his mortalities.
Despite both father’s issues, they have huge hearts. It is clear how much they both love their kids. In Today will be a Quiet Day the father wants to make the children happy at the end he says he has bad news and finishes with, “I lied, there is no bad news.”. The children love and admire the dads regardless of their mistakes. In Powder, the son is clearly more responsible than his dad but still looks up to him.
I’ll watch over you and you’ll watch over me... we’ll look after each other(pg.89).” This quote shows that Elie has never said this to his father. Now that they are in a possibility of death, they need to take care of each other. Also, the story of Rabbi Eliahou's son leaving him because he was too weak made his son leave his father.
"Atticus ain't ever whipped me since I can remember. “I wanta keep it that way. " Jem is portrayed as a person a person That cares what his dad thinks about him, and He strives to set a good example for his sister, He also strives to impress his
Multitudinous fathers want their sons to grow up to be just like them. But there are fathers that disown their children for following what they believe in. No Child suppose to feel like they don’t fit in or feel left out in their homes nor around their families. No child is supposed to hear their father, saying he wished they weren’t their son or saying he yearned his daughter should’ve been the son. Adequately, welcome to Nwoye’s life in Umuofia.
He accepts their flaws and embraces them by acknowledging their presence. The biggest thing Atticus did for his kids was letting them be their own person with own ideas. “Well, all I can say is, when you and Jem are grown, maybe you’ll look back on this with some compassion and some feeling that I didn’t let you down.”(120) Atticus did not take what everyone is saying to heart, instead he let their words roll off his back. Jem and Scout have not yet learned to do so bt with continued support from Atticus, this goal will easily be reached.
She did everything should could for him so he wouldn’t go down the same path a lot of kids his age were going down. She wanted a better life for Wes. “Well, your grades obviously aren’t bad because you can’t pick this stuff up or because you are stupid, you are just not working hard enough” (75-76). Joy is influential to Wes because she knew that Wes had the ability to learn and to be intelligent, she just needed Wes to push himself to be intrigued in school like how he was in music or outside activities. As Joy tried to get Wes’s grades up she finally came up with a plan to send him to military school.
This shows that he 's loyal to zero, and he 'll go through whatever it takes to get him/them both to safety. He knows that Zero has been through a lot more than what he has, not only during the journey climbing up Big Thumb, but in life/as an orphan, in general. Zero begins to act as his motivation, and begins to bring Stanleys hope back. Although Stanley had the first impression of Zero as a nobody, he stopped