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Examples Of Atticus 'Pacifism In To Kill A Mockingbird'

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Atticus is a great parent for his time mainly due to his belief in pacifism and has cunning intelligence while cleanly demonstrating that to his children's and setting an example of a civilized person despite the Finch’s background.of favoring heated arguments and fights. The reason why Atticus makes such great parent according to today’s standard is that he’s a clearheaded pacifist who often times disapprove any form of violence and prefers peaceful methods of solving conflicts, making him a reputable lawyer as well. When Atticus heard about Scout fighting her classmates since they were mocking Atticus he immediately halt the fighting, and Scout said that “Atticus had promised me he would wear me out if he ever heard of me fighting any more; I was far too old and too big for such childish things, and the sooner I learned to hold in, the better off everybody would be.”(99). Despite Scout fighting for the “honor” of Atticus he still implies that if Scout fight anymore on behalf of this topic he would “wear (Scout) out”, and while people interpreted it as physically wearing someone out, completely defeating the pacifist image of Atticus, it’s clear that Atticus meant that he will verbally wear her out, proven later when she fought Francis in the Finch’s Landing. He also successfully made Scout believe that she’s “too old and too big” for such childish thing, even though she’s only 6 …show more content…

Atticus shaped her mind into a mature teenager in only 6 short years by spending time with her and demonstrating that violence won't solve anything, and that the sooner Scout learns to hold on to her emotions the better it’s for everybody near

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