What Does Atticus Kill A Mockingbird? By Harper Lee

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Clyde Edgerton, an American author, said, “A working definition of fathering might be this: fathering is the act of guiding a child to behave in ways that lead to the child 's becoming a secure child in full, thus increasing his or her chances of being happy and fruitful as a young adult.” Edgerton was making a succinct statement on how he defines the qualities of being a noteworthy father. Atticus Finch, from Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird, clearly fits this definition. In the eyes of Jem and Scout, Atticus is an altruistic father. Notably, he treats his children with significant respect, he showers them with kindness, and he shows them a large amount of affection.
As the novel unfolds, Harper Lee suggests that Atticus is a model parent; moreover, Jem and Scout truly admire their father. He is a loving, generous, and humble father. Another reason the brother and sister look up to him is because Atticus has been their only parent since their mother passed away when they were age six and two. Atticus gives a large amount of guidance to Jem and Scout, and he treats them with fairness and honesty. Jem and Scout describe their father saying, “Jem and I found our father satisfactory: he played with us, read to us, and treated us with courteous detachment” (Lee 6). Jem and Scout are recounting all the heartfelt memories their father has created for them. They describe how he not only takes care of them, but is protective and provides them…

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