Kill A Mockingbird By Harper Lee

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A parent is not someone who only provides protection and the necessities of life for their children. A parent is someone who deeply cares for their youngster and is a role model for them. A parent is a teacher; someone who can provide information and guidance and shows the real working of society for their child and guide them through it. A parent is someone who treats their children as an independent individual with full respectfully. The story, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, is about Jean Louise Finch (Scout) who is a young girl growing up during the 1930s in Maycomb, Alabam. Harper Lee wrote about Scout’s life and how her father, Atticus, helped her and guided her through life. Harper Lee shows the real attributes of an excellent…show more content…
In other words, this shows that Atticus treats Jem like a grown-up because most parents would avoid taking this action because children are demeaned for being young, inexperienced, and fragile, this is not the case for Atticus, instead he decides to take Jem with him and to show him what it 's like to deliver bad news, and wants him to learn how to handle these kinds of situation in the future. Atticus is an excellent father for treating Jem like an adult because, when adolescence hit a certain age more is expected from them and they are supposed to act like an adult all of a sudden. By treating Jem like an adult Atticus is without doubt making the transition to adulthood much easier for Jem. An experienced adult is someone who can control their emotions when needed. For example, Atticus treats Scout like an adult by expecting her to control her emotions toward people who call Atticus a “nigger lover”. The evidence to support this is when Scout says, “My fists were clenched and I was ready to let fly. Atticus had promised me he would were me out if he ever heard of me fighting anymore, I was far too old and too big for such childish things” (99). This quote surely proves Atticus’s expectations of Scout and how he wants her to act as mature as possible and not let her feelings get in the way because by allowing that to happen, Scout will lose the ability to control her emotions fully in the future when something worse occurs. By treating her like an adult Atticus is
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