Atticus Finch : The Wise Adviser

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Samaantar Joshi
Mrs. Hallford
English 9H Per. 1
3 December 2014
Atticus Finch: The Wise Adviser People mature and develop as they experience life and those changes are sometimes characterized by the people around us. These developments are a requirement for growth in a person, and can change a person in a big or small way. These people that influence our life can be considered our wise advisors. In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Atticus Finch acts as the wise advisor for the town of Maycomb. Atticus influences and helps develop qualities in various characters by being a role model to exemplify the morals and ethics he believes in. Jean Louise Finch, or otherwise known as Scout, is Atticus’s daughter who Atticus helps develop. In the scene where Scout doesn’t want to go to school because her new teacher is mean, Atticus says “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view – until you climb into his skin and walk around in it” (Lee 39). He tells Scout to pretend that she was in her teacher’s place. Her teacher is new and doesn’t know what the Maycomb ways so they can’t expect her to behave the same as the rest of the town. Scout keeps this in mind when her brother is being moody. “I tried to climb into Jem 's skin and walk around in it” (77). In this scene Scout gives Jem his space because if she had gone through what Jem had went through, she would have wanted to be alone. Then, in the…

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