Compare Atticus and Bob Ewell as single parents Essays

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Compare Atticus and Bob Ewell as single parents

Atticus and Bob Ewell throughout the novel in ‘To Kill a Mocking Bird’ are completely different characters. They have opposites roles in the way that they live in the community, their behaviour towards other people, but the most predominant is the way in which they raise their children. Atticus has a lot of respect for children; he wants his own children to be educated, and to be brought up in a good world where there is no racism. On the other hand Bob Ewell has no standards for his children, allowing them to play truant, having no basic hygiene or safety rules.

Atticus also has a lot of respect for even the youngest of children.
This becomes apparent when Atticus went to
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You look like a picture this evening.”
(Chapter 11)

Atticus is teaching his children to be polite and if you are nice to people then the favour would be returned, and not to have enemies.
That’s why Atticus does not want Scout to be in any more fights, and now she realises this, and stops fighting. That’s why Atticus has never used violence towards Jem or Scout in any way. However his children have been upset with Atticus, for example Atticus, when playing football with Jem, never made any tackles, Jem and Scout saw
Atticus as quite boring. This was also amplified because he was a lawyer and worked in an office, whereas their friend’s fathers drove dump trucks, were sheriffs or worked in garages, which appeared more exciting towards the children.

Calpurnia plays a big role in the novel, which involves Atticus and his children. As Atticus does not believe in racism, Calpurnia is not just the cook, but she is allowed to take complete care of Jem and
Scout. From allowing this Atticus is making Jem and Scout to grow up and to not be racist, and to also respect everybody.

When the mad dog appears the children then see Atticus in a different way, they see him use violence, by shooting the mad dog. Atticus didn’t want to shoot it, but he knew that he had the best
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