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.
Their love for gossip and eagerness to voice their opinion about everything proves hard for the Finch family while they deal with the negativity on the Robinson’s trial. His perseverance surely displays itself in the instance of Mrs. Dubose when Atticus proclaimed, “Easy does it, son,” he [Atticus] would say. “She’s an old lady and she’s ill. You just hold your head high and be a gentleman. Whatever she says to you, it’s your job not to make her mad” (pg. 115).
Strangely enough, Atticus was also able to see the good in Mayella Ewell, and it tore him apart having to destroy her testimony on the stand. In chapter eighteen Scout says, “Atticus hit her hard in a way that was not clear to me, but it gave him no pleasure to do so. He sat with his head down..”(Lee 252). When Atticus had to defend Tom he also had to show the jury that Mayella was speaking lies which made him upset to do so. He knew Mayella was a victim in the situation too and did not want to hurt her more than Bob Ewell already did.
Throughout the ages, humans have continued to struggle with the same issues. Many people find excuses for their failures instead of accepting their flaws. Many people struggle to be humble, noble, true to their beliefs, understanding of others, respectful, calm in the heat of the moment, along with many other things. It is something that everyone has to work on, but the struggles and discipline that comes along with becoming a better person often make people shy away. Regardless, when someone puts in the effort to become better, they can become the role model that everyone could look towards.
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
Scout does not usually get in trouble with her father. Even after an incident at the school where she fought with another kid, Atticus easily forgave her. An illustration of this would be when he said,”Try fighting with your head for a change….. it’s a good one, even if it does resist learning” (Lee p. 101). While Atticus is easy going, he does like to put in a couple of lessons in like,”The main one is, if I didn’t I couldn’t hold up my head in town, I couldn't represent this country in legislature, I couldn’t even tell you or Jem not to do something again” (Lee p. 100). In this, Atticus was explaining to Scout why she should not fight people just because they said that he was a “nigger lover.” In conclusion, Atticus is a little easier going on his kids, but he always tries to makes a lesson out of
They might not have realized it at the time, but Atticus was teaching them a valuable lesson: treat all people equally, no matter how they treat you. Most Caucasian parents of the time taught their children that they were better than African Americans, but Atticus showed Scout and Jem how to treat all people
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.
As a role model for Scout and Jem, Atticus showed them how to remain reasonable in the heat of the moment, and always try to look from the other person’s perspective. He taught them that each person is allowed their own opinion, and they should be
Father, lawyer, and friend, the gentlemanly Atticus Finch hopes to shape the character of his children. The novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee, is the story of the childhood of a young girl named Jean Louise “Scout” Finch. Throughout the book, Scout’s father, Atticus, tries his best to raise her and her brother, Jem, the right way as a single parent. To Kill a Mockingbird exemplifies the way the character of Atticus Finch either uses ritual or abandons it in order to develop certain character qualities within his children. He specifically focuses on the development of honesty, courage, and humility.