Atticus Finch, Most Things Are As Simple As Black And White Essay

1751 Words Mar 2nd, 2016 8 Pages
For Atticus Finch, most things are "as simple as black and white". In the novel, To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, there is one character who is able to make an impact on his children and both types of society. Atticus is a single parent who tries very hard to make every person he interacts with satisfied. Atticus Finch has a firm impact on the people around him including not only but, children, the black community, and the white community.

Atticus makes a great difference on the way his children live their lives. One way Atticus makes an impact on his kid 's lives, mainly Scout, is by teaching her how to read and by building her vocabulary. It is clear to Scout 's teacher, Miss Caroline, that Scout is able to read well. Scout is asked by Miss Caroline to read a few passages one day in class, "after making me read most of My First Reader and the stock-market quotations from The Mobile Register aloud, she discovered that I was literate" (21). Miss Caroline is impressed that a 7 year old is able to read such literacy as stock market quotes from a newspaper. Scout was taught to read at a young age by her father Atticus. Every night, Scout sits down with her dad and reads with him. For a 7 year old she has great vocabulary and good reading comprehension. The fact that Atticus has time to sit read to her is very admirable. Being a lawyer, and a educated man, Atticus is aware of the importance to be able to read and write. Atticus teaches his children a moral by showing them…

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