Atticus A Good Father Analysis

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Atticus is a great father that always provides Jem and Scout valuable information on how to make it through life. Atticus always helped and guided his children through dark times. In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird Atticus may make mistakes as a parent, but overall he is an admirable father. To begin, Atticus always gave Jem and Scout valuable life lessons. One of the finest lessons he taught them was never to judge others without considering things from their point of view. Atticus told Jem and Scout, “I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand” (Lee 149). This Showed Jem and Scout that courage doesn't come from being stronger or having the upper hand, it comes from being honest and strong from the inside by faith. Another quote from Atticus is, “Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird” (lee 119). This was probably one of Atticus's most famous quote, because this…show more content…
Atticus said, "As you grow older, you'll see white men cheat black men every day of your life, but let me tell you something and don't you forget it—whenever a white man does that to a black man, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from, that white man is trash" (Lee 295). This quote showed the children that no matter what they do they can’t change the fact that white men are over black. This taught the children that even though they can’t do anything to change that they can at least respect blacks and never treat them different. Others may have looked at Atticus like he was teaching them wrong when really they were in the wrong. Atticus always displays a good example of being fair to everyone no matter their color helping the children realize that everyone on earth are
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