Even though Some people, like Aunt Alexandra thinks Atticus is raising scout wrong because she doesn't like to wear girly clothes. Atticus acts like a teacher to his children, he teaches them wondrous things. Atticus punishes his kids when the deserve it. Jem and Scout are shown to be respectful and treat people the same. First, Atticus acts like a teacher to his children, he teaches them things to help them learn and understand.
Atticus Finch does what he believes will help make his children into strong citizens with outstanding values and morals. 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 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.
Life lessons must be taught by others to influence the growth of young children. Throughout the novel ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ several life lessons are taught to Jem and Scout, thus impacting their growth and maturity. Scout and Jem’s morals and values develop due to the interaction with various characters. Atticus teach his children about empathy; to not judge others until you view things from their perspective. Calpurnia acts as the mother figure towards Scout and Jem, teaching important lessons they will need to know in life.
Bob Ewell depicts the stereotypical white supremacist, Atticus on the other hand chooses his morals over the society’s expectations. When brought the case of Tom Robinson, an alleged black rapist, any lawyer in Maycomb would’ve immediately denied Tom. Atticus chose to defend him, even though he knew he had no chance of winning. He told Scout that he must argue it to uphold his sense of justice and respect, Atticus knew Tom deserved someone to fight for him. This all ties in with what Atticus told Scout,“Remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” That was the only time I ever heard Atticus say it was a sin to do something, and I asked Miss Maudie about it.
This quote shows that Scout is not, in fact, deeply hurt by her father’s choices and is actually proud of him. While she does love a good fight, Scout cares more deeply about her father and pleasing him than whatever taunting she may face. Additionally, Atticus is teaching his children morals and values by taking this case, as shown above, the benefits of which greatly outweigh any negatives from taking the
It wasn 't until the end of the book where they found out who he really was and form their own opinions about him. People may also say that it is dangerous for them to be walking around alone. However, Jem and Scout do not get into much trouble and when they do, they learn it was wrong and not to do it again. Lastly, many people believe Atticus is unable to take care of Scout because Aunt Alexandra had to come and help him. However, Atticus did not ask her for help or ask her to come to the house.
He disciplines his children without striking them. Jem has a incident with the old lady down the street. She mocks Atticus by calling him a good for
The last sentence of chapter 9 is also important because it teaches us from Atticus’s point of view that he is more concerned about Scout. He is concerned that Scout will fall with the rest of society and discriminate because of her friends. We also learn that Atticus is not as concerned with Jem. He knows that Jem is more mature and calm and will make the right decision. Atticus’s parenting style is based off of his beliefs in equality and justice.
Atticus needs to help Scout and Jem understand that some people are good and some people are evil. Prior to this, Scout and Jem had the perspective of adolescent innocence which they assumed all people were good since they had never experienced evil before. Atticus believes and teaches his children that people are commonly both good and evil, but the good usually comes through. This lesson is a very meaningful lesson to learn and is conveyed through the novel for the readers to take in. “To Kill A Mockingbird” is very popular among American high school required reading lists because the coexistence of good and evil is a lesson that everyone should learn.