To Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee: A Character Analysis

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One of the most challenging roles a person undertake in his or her life is parenting. The role of being a parent requires a lot of time, effort, responsibilities, and many qualities.
The novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, takes place in a fictional town called Maycomb County in Southern Alabama in the early 1930’s during the Great Depression. The Finch family consists of Scout, the narrator, Atticus, her father, and Jem, her brother, who is older than her by four years, They live in a world where racism, prejudice, and discrimination run the town. Tom Robinson, an African American, is accused of rape and is put to trial. Judge Taylor appoints Scout’s father to represent and defend Tom Robinson. Atticus takes on the toughest case he has ever received to try to prove Tom Robinson innocent, but unfortunately, he was found guilty and sentenced to prison.
In the novel, Atticus makes an exceptional father because he teaches Jem and Scout good morals, and sets great examples, making him a role model to his children.
One of many reasons why Atticus is a great father to his children is because Atticus teaches Jem and Scout good moral attributes that would play a major role in learning critical life lessons.
As Scout is slowly growing up
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Despite the evidence against Atticus being a good parent, the evidence backing up the claim that Atticus is a good parent significantly outweighs the counterclaim. The main reasons why readers may think Atticus is a bad parent is because he does not know where is children are at most of the time, and he lets them loose multiple times, which once almost resulted in possible injury or death. However, letting the children explore on their own gets them the experience they need in real life. When Jem and Scout were at the court case. Jem learned a great deal about Maycomb and its citizens. He learns that the town is overrun with people who are heavily racist and biased against African Americans, and his perspectives and views
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