Essay on Atticus Finch 's Parenting Of Scout And Jem

787 Words Mar 22nd, 2016 4 Pages
“If you can learn a simple trick, you 'll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you climb into his skin and walk around in it." [30] . The character, Atticus has a hand in three buckets throughout the story. Atticus is one of the very few characters who never has to rethink his stand on a subject. Many of the other characters such as Mayella Ewell do not think about other people or the situation they are in when they say or do something. Atticus Finch is an admirable father for his morality, persistence, and for his wisdom. Atticus Finch presents this in the situations he is portrayed in, in To Kill a Mockingbird.
Atticus’s parenting of Scout and Jem is very unique in that he treats his children as equal human beings, answering any question they have, and giving them advice when they need it. He uses all these things as an opportunity to pass his values on to Scout and Jem. He is happy to help people see a situation in a new way. Atticus uses this with the entire city of Maycomb as well as with his children. Furthermore, for all of his maturity towards Jem and Scout, he realizes that they are children and that they will make mistakes, they will also make different assumptions about different things. Like when Jem and scout make the assumption about Boo Radley. Scout and Jem think Boo Radley is a creepy guy who has cat blood on his lips, they only think this because they have never seen Boo in person “Boo Radley 's stayed…

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