Atticus Parenting Quotes

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In Harper Lee’s novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus shows the notion of parenting that can somewhat be described as courteous detachment. Scout and Jem appear to not be bothered by this, but it influences the way that the children think about their environment and their father. From the beginning to the end of the novel, the opinion and outlook of the children of their father changes, from childish cliches to motivational speeches, it is truly mesmerizing how the relationship of a father and his children develop throughout the book. The main events that took place to deepen this relationship were the rabid dog, the mob, and the trial. During the beginning, the children thought that Atticus was simply just old and dull. They expressed this childish jealousy towards their peers because their fathers actually played with them. Scout expresses, “When jem and I asked him why he was so old, he said he got started late, which we …show more content…
When he was walking down the aisle, Reverend Sykes tells Scout “Miss jean louise, stand up. Your father's passin” Pg211. This quote emphasizes the idea that even though he lost, the children have enough respect and admiration to stand up and empathize with their father. There are a number of events that slowly contributed to the children's veneration of their fantastic father. In the beginning, Scout and Jem was not particularly proud or willing to show off their father, but by the time the book concluded, they wanted the entire world to look upon Atticus. This really expresses how shallow people are without comprehending it. People have this idea that a person has to be a certain way to become “normal” when in truth, everyone has their own beliefs and outlook on the world,but most often people sacrifice their own individuality to fit

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