Essay on Atticus Finch : An Admirable Parent

1068 Words Oct 12th, 2015 null Page
There are many factors, one would need to consider when deciding whether a parent is admirable or not. But when it comes to Atticus Finch, the phrase, “an admirable parent” describes Atticus perfectly. Some might say that Atticus is not an admirable parent. That Atticus put his children in terrible situations. But Atticus has a reason for his doings. When Atticus went to defend Tom Robison from the mob, his children followed him out of curiosity. By trying to be polite to Mr. Cunningham, Scout ends up stopping the circumstance before something horrible happens. “‘What’s the matter?’ I asked. Atticus said nothing. I looked around and up at Mr. Cunningham, whose face was equally impassive. Then he did a peculiar thing. He squatted down and took me by both shoulders. ‘I’ll tell him you said hey, little lady,’ he said. Then he straightened up and waved a big paw. ‘Let’s clear out,’ he called. ‘Let’s get going boys.’” (Lee 154) Although Scout and Jem shouldn’t have been out late and in the midst of a mob, Atticus wouldn’t have let anything happen to them. As a result of the children showing up at the jail, a huge problem is avoided just by their presence. Over the years of Scout and Jem Finch’s life, Atticus has always been there for them. Teaching them right from wrong and guiding them towards a life of respect. As an attorney, Atticus understands the importance of an education. In chapter 3, Scout tries to persuade her father to not let her go back to school. Atticus’s…

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