How Is Atticus Finch Biased In To Kill A Mockingbird

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In Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch shows a cautious and non-biased character with a unique parenting style. His ways of parenting are much different from many other’s ways. He is an extremely protective parent, but this makes him a very good one. From every scenario, he finds some way to turn it into a lesson for his children. All the characters in the book are very biased about skin color, Atticus is not like this. No matter how things result, Atticus is always level headed, and takes a lesson from every situation. Atticus’s parenting style is quite different compared to how many parents raise their children. He treats his kids almost as if they are adults, and expects them to be just as mature as him or any other adult. At the same time, he is also aware that children make childish mistakes. But he expects them to be aware of their mistakes and learn from them. Scout states, “I ran to Atticus for comfort, but he said I had it coming” (9). This shows much about how he raises his kids using a tough-love type of outlook. That type of parenting style is very important to have, and it makes his kids just as smart. …show more content…

Since there is no one to help him raise them, they could easily get into something they shouldn’t be doing without his knowledge. Atticus states, “Do as I tell you. Take care of scout, you hear?” (8). This is in the scene where Miss Maudie’s house is on fire, and Atticus is making sure that both of his kids are safe by telling them to run to a different place. By always looking out for them like this, the kids understand how to be cautious and take care of each other. Because of Atticus’s constant examples of taking care of each other, the kids learn to do it as

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