Who Is Atticus Finch In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Man, I love the way Atticus has raised his kids. Atticus Finch is the father of Jean Louise Finch (Scout) and Jeremy Atticus Finch (Jem). He is a lawyer in Maycomb, Alabama. Atticus has taught his kids with a strong sense of morality and justice. Atticus is also one of the few people in Maycomb who is committed to racial equality. In the novel, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, it states that Atticus has taught his children many things that many other parents didn’t teach their children.

First of all, Atticus tells Jem the story of Mrs. Dubose. According to Lee, “ She’d have spent the rest of her life on it and died without so much agony, but she was too contrary-”(111). Atticus tells Jem to be gentle with Mrs. Dubose because she
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Lee states, “ The Cunninghams never took anything they can’t pay back-no church baskets and no scrip stamps(20). This shows that Scout was just trying to defend Walter. Atticus has shown his children not to judge others and make fun of them. “They never took anything off anybody, they get along on what they have” Lee(20). This shows that Ms. Caroline didn’t understand who the Cunningham family was.

Finally, Atticus shows Scout and Jem to have courage within your point of view. “ You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view-” (Lee 30). Atticus is showing Jem and Scout true courage. He is standing up for Tom Robinson, who was accused of raping a white woman, Mayella. Scout and Jem wanted Boo Radley to come out of his house but Atticus tells them not to bother him. He tells them he has his own priorities and the kids shouldn’t jump to conclusions based on what rumors have gone around Maycomb.

In conclusion, Atticus is a good father because he has shown his children many things. He has taught Scout and Jem to be kind, respectful, and to have courage. During this time, many were suffering from the Great Depression, so it was hard for people to have these
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