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Atticus Finch is a model parent who teaches his children valuable life lessons.

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Parenting is one of the most challenging and rewarding tasks possible. In the novel To

Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Atticus Finch is a model parent who teaches his children

important lessons about life. He teaches his children to respect themselves and others, to try their

best to do what 's right, and what real courage is.

Atticus Finch is a very respected man in Maycomb. He shows respect to a lot of people

including his children, the Negroes, his neighbours and Arthur Radley. When asked by his

children why he is going to defend Tom Robinson Atticus says, ". . . if I didn 't I couldn 't hold up

my head in town [Lee, Harper pg 75]." In the same conversation Atticus shows his respect for

the black community when he tells Scout
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Atticus teaches by example, he

respects people and his children look up to him for that. Jem and Scout want to please their father

and try to become more respectful. He also feels that if you don 't try your best to help someone

you won 't be able to live with yourself, or ask anyone to help you without feeling guilty.

Also Atticus teaches his children about real courage and how it is different from other

courage. Atticus shows Jem what
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