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Atticus Instead Of Father Analysis

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“Jem and I would get grown but there wasn’t much else left for us to learn”- Scout page 148.

As the story To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee unfolds, the reader watches Scout and Jem grow up, mature and broaden their worldviews. Their father, Atticus, is not only a single parent, but also a friend, role model and teacher for his children. Hence, this may suggest why Scout and Jem calls him ‘Atticus’ instead of ‘Father’. Throughout the novel, the children encounter many different and difficult barriers that challenges Maycomb’s standards and meres. As a result, Jem and Scout unearths the beauty of integrity and the power of empathy, through lessons taught by Atticus’ wise words and admirable actions.
In this novel, Lee demonstrates the chain
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Due to a child’s curious nature, Scout questioned his father about the case. Atticus simply replied, ‘I (Atticus) couldn’t hold up my (his) head in town, I (he) couldn’t represent this county in the legislature, I (he) couldn’t even tell you (Scout) or Jem not to do something again’ (page 41). Despite other people's racist opinions about his client, Atticus believed that everyone deserved a fair trial, no matter what race or gender they were. For this reason, Atticus chose to defend Tom Robinson.

“Jem and I would get grown but there wasn’t much else left for us to learn”- Scout page 148.

As the story To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee unfolds, the reader watches Scout and Jem grow up, mature and broaden their worldviews. Their father, Atticus, is not only a single parent, but also a friend, role model and teacher for his children. Hence, this may suggest why Scout and Jem calls him ‘Atticus’ instead of ‘Father’. Throughout the novel, the children encounter many different and difficult barriers that challenges Maycomb’s standards and meres. As a result, Jem and Scout unearths the beauty of integrity and the power of empathy, through lessons taught by Atticus’ wise words and admirable actions.
In this novel, Lee demonstrates the chain of effect one’s action and emotions in a
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Due to a child’s curious nature, Scout questioned his father about the case. Atticus simply replied, ‘I (Atticus) couldn’t hold up my (his) head in town, I (he) couldn’t represent this county in the legislature, I (he) couldn’t even tell you (Scout) or Jem not to do something again’ (page 41). Despite other people's racist opinions about his client, Atticus believed that everyone deserved a fair trial, no matter what race or gender they were. For this reason, Atticus chose to defend Tom Robinson.

“Jem and I would get grown but there wasn’t much else left for us to learn”- Scout page 148.

As the story To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee unfolds, the reader watches Scout and Jem grow up, mature and broaden their worldviews. Their father, Atticus, is not only a single parent, but also a friend, role model and teacher for his children. Hence, this may suggest why Scout and Jem calls him ‘Atticus’ instead of ‘Father’. Throughout the novel, the children encounter many different and difficult barriers that challenges Maycomb’s standards and meres. As a result, Jem and Scout unearths the beauty of integrity and the power of empathy, through lessons taught by Atticus’ wise words and admirable actions.
In this novel, Lee demonstrates the chain of effect one’s action and emotions in a
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