Atticus is a good father. In the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Atticus tries to be a good father as much as possible to Scout and Jem. Atticus finch is as good of a father as he is a lawyer. He is a loving and caring father and teaches Scout and Jem the difference between right and wrong as well as equality for all. Atticus Finch as a parent teaches Scout and Jem moral values and tries his hardest to pass on to his children his way of thinking.
Atticus' daughter, Scout, has great respect for her father. Atticus said, 'If you can learn a simple trick, S... ... middle of paper ... ...e did, because the reader realizes that his job was an extremely unpleasant one. In conclusion, Atticus is a heroic figure and prominent character throughout the whole novel. Even though he is incredibly busy, Atticus always seems to find time for Scout and Jem. He comforts them in their time of need, compromises, but always puts them back in their place, if they get out of hand.
In Harper Lee's novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch is a lawyer, single father, and a well-respected man in Maycomb County. The most important of these roles, however, is being the single father to Jem and Scout Finch. His mentoring and kind words are always there when the children want them and even sometimes when they don't. He is able to guide the children with a firm yet gentle hand, he protects his children from harm but does not shelter them, and he teaches his children the tough lessons of life. Atticus is a model citizen and a model father, but he is almost more of a friend to the children than a father.
Chaim Potok’s The Chosen explores two father son relationships, one between the Malters and one between the Saunders. In the final chapter of the book, Danny and Reb Saunders finally come to an understanding of each other, but not without the help of Reuven. Although they are a strong family, the Saunders need an outside force to help them communicate and solve Danny’s problems overall. The last chapter covers the need for suffering and pain and shows how Danny grows with Reuven’s help. Despite the conflict of intellect versus religion for him, Danny assumes that his father’s harsh upbringing is not in a cruel way, but is a part of his training as tzaddik.
(p35). This marks one of the philosophies that Atticus tries the hardest to teach his children, that you should look at things from others' points of view before judging them and should act with compassion and an open-mind at all times- Jem begins to understand this later in the book when he says to Scout, 'I think I'm beginning to understand why Boo Radley's stayed shut up in the house all this time it's because he
However Atticus does his best to be the ideal father to Jem and Scout and is the best lawyer to defend Tom Robinson because he is courageous, gentlemanly, and wise. One of Atticus’s predominant qualities is what gentleman he is. He shows this when he teaches Jem how to be a gentleman and shows an example by speaking with Ms. Dubose: Easy does it son, Atticus would say. She’s an old lady and she’s ill. You just hold your head high and be a gentlemen. Whatever she says to you, it’s your job not to let her make you mad.
Atticus personally stands up for Mr. Robinson even with the threat to his own safety. He continues to be neighborly to Mrs. Dubose and her garden, as well as others who he comes in contact with. Atticus is not only a lawyer but he is a single father of two young children. With the help of Calpurnia they raise Jem and scout with a deep-rooted sense of honesty. Gem recalls not ever being hit by his father and the fact that Jem never wants to put his father in that position tells the audience a great deal regarding the father-son dynamic that they share.
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee is a well-known coming-of-age novel that showcases many characters that experience different life lessons, which develops the maturity within some characters. In the novel, there is a strong father and son relationship that deepens as the story progresses, showing how much a parent impacts their child’s development. Jem Finch is a prime example of how Atticus Finch’s ways of raising his children differ compared to most parents. Atticus guides both his children, Jem and Scout, throughout life but also trusts them enough to give them room to let them mature and grow into the person they chose to be. Harper Lee showcases the bond between Atticus and Jem by engraving certain stylistic writing techniques such
He makes it a common practice to live his life as he would like his children to live theirs, and thus displays the attributes of an honest, respectable, and kind man. Throughout the trial process, Atticus shows Jem and Scout that true courage is standing up for what you believe in and that all human beings, despite their race, deserve respect. "You never really understand a person until you climb into his skin and walk around in it." This quote shows that Atticus wants his children to get along with people, and so other people will respect them for whom they are. Atticus demonstrates his character by defending Tom Robinson.
Harper lee in this novel makes me feel relief and happiness that a man like Atticus raises Scout and Jem. Atticus is an ideal father, even though he makes mistakes, he always tries to be the best father. His parenting style is firm but fair and he lets the children make their own decisions and discoveries. He treats the children as equals always telling the truth about everything and letting them call him “Atticus”. As a father he leads by example.