Atticus Finch is widely regarded as one of the most influential characters in modern literature. His pivotal role in the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee exemplifies this influence and demonstrates his positive effect on his children, Jem and Scout. Throughout the novel, Atticus leads by example and provides lessons and teachings for his children to follow. His wisdom proves to be an instrumental part in the maturation and development of his children, and helps them to grow, learn, and adapt to the changing world around them. Atticus Finch teaches his children important lessons by forcing Jem read to Mrs. Dubose, remaining pacifistic, and defending Tom Robinson; therefore, he is a beneficial father and role model for his children.
Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird depicts Atticus Finch as a good father to his children due to his sense of fairness, his teaching, and his honesty. Atticus depicts fairness by treating his children and all others with respect and understanding. He teaches his children important life lessons and prepares them for when they go out into the world, and he sets a good example by always being honest. To be a good father, these are three very important qualities to possess.
“ Atticus Finch is the same in his house, as he is in the public streets” (46). This quote shows that Atticus is not just nice outside of the house, but also in the house which prove that Atticus is not a two faced monster. In To Kill A Mockingbird, Atticus is proven to be an influential character to many people in the town of Maycomb. Throughout the book, Atticus never changes, but other characters views on Atticus or racism do for the better. Not only can parents stride to live up to Atticus's’ name, but the younger population of the town can look at Atticus as their role model. Attius has proven that he is saint like in his code of honor as a lawyer, a father, and as a man.
Atticus Finch is a model father created by Harper Lee in the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird. He is an important figure in the Maycomb, Alabama Community. He raises his children, Jean Louise Finch (Scout) and Jeremy Atticus Finch (Jem) with wide sets of morals, disciplines them, and is a true role model. Atticus allows his children to be individuals and does not try to change who they are. He teaches them fairness and equality among many different types of people in Maycomb. He is always teaching his children about how their actions may affect others, then, as a result, devices punishments to teach Scout and Jem valued life lessons. In many situations, Atticus can chastise his children, but he allows them mature and notice their own mistakes
At the same time, he conveys the role of an equitable father by telling Jem that their family is so much more fortunate and prospecting than Bob Ewell and his family will ever be. He exerts a sense of incompatible or clashing views--he indicates that he feels pity for Bob Ewell and his daughter while telling Jem that feeling frightened of Bob Ewell is not justified since the Ewells are so dysfunctional and classless in the eyes of Maycomb’s people. By depicting Atticus as a father of wisdom and understanding, Harper Lee asserts her vision or likeness of a hero in a time of prejudice.
“To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee is an exceedingly powerful novel. It includes many significant minor themes such as racism and hatred which leave the reader to have grown more attentive to the past once they complete the book. The book takes place in Maycomb County Alabama during the great depression. During this period there was a great deal of hate and prejudice towards people of color, in addition to a great regard to social class. The novels protagonists, Atticus Finch a well-respected lawyer and his children Jeremy “Jem” Finch and Jean Louise “Scout” Finch are a few of the towns occupants who respect others regardless of social class or race. For this reason, Atticus has no objections
Throughout To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee represents Atticus Finch as a man with integrity. Atticus, the father of Jem and Scout Finch, constantly tries his best to do what he believes is the moral and honest thing to do. Atticus shows integrity by teaching Jem and Scout to treat others as equals, standing up for what he believes in, and by not changing his beliefs.
In Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird, Jem and Scout Finch learn the true meaning of courage through their father, Atticus, and his fight against racism in their hometown. In the beginning of the novel, Jem and Scout view Atticus as a boring older man that works in an office and does not deserve their admiration. At the turning point of the novel Miss Maudie tells them their father was once the “deadest shot” in Maycomb, and the children finally see Atticus as a role model. Jem and Scout learn from Atticus the true meaning of courage and their views of Atticus differentiate from not understanding him and therefore not admiring him, to an exciting man with marksman skills, and ultimately to a
Ever heard of the one and only Atticus Finch? The way he raises and teaches his children makes him the best parent in town! Atticus is a character in To Kill a Mockingbird, a novel that took place in Maycomb, Alabama during racism and economic problems. In the story, Atticus is a lawyer that was defending an African-American man who was accused of raping a white woman. He had two children which took care of by himself, with the help of a female maid in their household. Atticus had to raise the two children without a wife, and also went to work daily to deal with important business. In Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch is a good parent because he is courageous and a very good role model for his children.
“Atticus was right. One time he said you never really know a man until you stand in his shoes and walk around in them” (Lee 279). Atticus loves his children dearly, however, he never permits his children to get away with any poor actions they may have done. He is stern but impartial, and takes every opportunity he can get to make his children into the ideal citizens they can be. In the book, “To Kill A Mockingbird”, by Harper Lee, Atticus Finch is consistently doing his best to instill into his children lessons regarding life, what's right or wrong, and what courage really is.
Harper Lee’s book, To Kill a Mockingbird possesses many admirable characters, but one shines above the rest. Atticus Finch is portrayed in the story as nearly the perfect father. Atticus not only pours his heart and soul into his career as an honest lawyer, but he also displays commendable traits as a father. Throughout the story he treats his children with respect; almost as if they were mature adults. He never simplifies his speech just because he is speaking to children.
In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, the character Atticus has the traits of being fair, smart, and honest. Jem and Scout wanted to shoot birds, and Atticus said that they can shoot all the blue jays they want, but that it is a sin to kill a Mockingbird. “... but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” (Harper Lee, 119). This shows that Atticus is honest. Because he could have easily just said that they can shoot all the mockingbirds they want, this also shows that Atticus is a good father by telling them that if you kill a mockingbird it's a sin. Atticus is a lot older than a lot of the other kids at Scout and Jems school, but it also means he has more wisdom than other parents. “He sat in the livingroom and read.” (Harper Lee, 118).
“If you learn a simple trick, Scout, you’ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view - until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” This is just one of many examples of Atticus Finch parenting his children. When it comes to parenting, Atticus Finch, a fictional character in the 1960 novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, certainly knows what he’s talking about. His unique, then controversial, approach at raising Scout and Jem is a big part in To Kill A Mockingbird. He teaches them to be themselves and not care about what other people think of them, he teaches them to not judge people unless they really know what they’re going through, or their side of the story.
In Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird Atticus Finch is described by his children “Jem and I found our father satisfactory: he played with us, read to us and treated us with courteous detachment” (6). At the start of the book Atticus is not thought of as the best parent. People disapprove of how he raises his children. His children think he is old but, through Tom Robinson’s trial they grow to respect him.