In the book To Kill A Mockingbird Atticus Finch is the widowed father to Scout and Jem

January 29, 2019 Critical Thinking

In the book To Kill A Mockingbird Atticus Finch is the widowed father to Scout and Jem. He differs from the other residents in Maycomb because he’s a lawyer representing an african-american man. His strong sense of character and morals make him a very important character to the book. Atticus is loved by many if the townspeople because of the wisdom and respect he shows everyone.
Atticus has proven to be an amazing father. He is always sharing his knowledge with his children and answering all of their questions. Atticus also enforces his values onto Scout and Jem as he is always trying to teach them right from wrong. He often uses his experience as being Tom Robinson’s lawyer to do so.
Atticus is a very resourceful father and helps his children accept people no matter how they look or act. He makes this very clear when he says “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.”. Throughout the book, we see Jem and Scout mature and become much wiser.Atticus makes sure his children know right from wrong as he guides them through the whole process. When Atticus loses the Tom Robinson Case, Jem expressed the disappointment and sadness he felt. Here was a turning point in Atticus and Jem’s relationship because it showed that Jem was old enough to understand the racism and and how it affects people in the real world.
Another reason why Atticus is a good father is because he teaches his children to be polite and treat everyone fairly. This is shown in the scene when Walter Cunningham comes over for lunch and drowns his meal in syrup. Scout started to make a fuss about Walter’s choice but Atticus quickly silenced her. In this moment I think that Atticus is trying to teach Scout that just because someone come from a different background than you doesn’t mean you should judge them. Along with his teachings, Atticus’ morals also allow him to demonstrate to Jem and Scout right from wrong.
In conclusion Atticus has proven himself more than enough of being a magnificent father to Jem and Scout. Atticus has