Atticus Finch As An Exceptional Man And Father And A True Gentlemen

1881 Words Jan 6th, 2016 8 Pages
“The final test for a gentlemen is his respect for those who can be of no possible service to them”- William Phelps. In To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee the author demonstrates Atticus Finch as an exceptional man and father and a true gentlemen because of his sensitivity for others. This is shown through his politeness and respect for anyone he encounters. He takes the time to explain to his children the morals and ethics of life and finally his willingness to help whoever needed his help. He never backed down from someone that needed help.

A good example of someone who knows how to be polite and respectful and to always ignore people that say rude things to him is Atticus Finch. His children Jem and Scout are frightened by Mrs. Dubose and dislike like her very much. But Atticus acts differently with her. Atticus would go to her house he would sweep of his hat, wave gallantly to her and say: “Good evening, Mrs. Dubose! You look like a picture this evening”(Lee 103-104). This quote of how Atticus can brighten somebodys day be saying something so simple. Even though his children Scout and Jem do not speak to her that much Atticus still is polite and tries his best to be a gentlemen to her. After Atticus took the Tom Robinson case people started giving him rude names. One evening scout asked “What exactly is a nigger-lover?”(112). Atticus responds to this by saying:"Scout," said Atticus, "nigger-lover is just one of those terms that don 't mean anything—like snot-nose.…

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