He expected his children to treat people fairly no matter what the color of their skin was. Most of the people in Maycomb had a problem with accepting people, which made Atticus different. This also made Atticus admirable,"Scout," said Atticus, "nigger-lover is just one of those terms that don't mean anything—like snot-nose. It's hard to explain—ignorant, trashy people use it when they think somebody's favoring Negroes over and above themselves. It's slipped into usage with some people like ourselves, when they want a common, ugly term to label somebody.". This is an example of how Atticus is reflecting his wise knowledge onto his kids. Although by taking the Tom Robinson case put his children in danger, he made the right choice. Not only was he teaching his children that discrimination is not right but he was doing something he believed in. "I am not. 't's morbid, watching a poor devil on trial for his life. Look at all those folks, it's like a Roman carnival." , this shows the effect of having beliefs. Atticus changed the opinions and opened eyes to many. Not only does Atticus believe Tom, but so does Miss Maudie.
Nevertheless, Atticus Finch is a wise man. He knew what was right, so he fought for it. In doing so he also taught his children a very important life lesson. “Don’t judge a book by its cover” is the moral he taught his children. Atticus did not let the opinions of others control