How Is Atticus Learned In To Kill A Mockingbird

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In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus dedication to his moral integrity guides jem and Scout to embody his wisdom and provides a solid foundation to handle Maycombs disease. To begin, atticus teaches scout the importance of understanding others by walking a mile in their shoes. When scout comes home from school and expresses to Atticus that she hates it due to Mrs. Carolins stance on her reading, Atticus responds by telling her she needs to understand people better and put herself in their shoes. “ ‘ first of all’ he said ‘ If you can learn a simple trick Scout, you'll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person till you consider thing from his point of view’ ”(Lee 39). Atticus explains to Scout …show more content…

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. When explaining to Jem why he was forced to go to Mrs. Dubose’ even though he knew she would die in the end, Atticus tells Jem that standing by your integrity is the best way to go, even when you know you could fail or the effort could be

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