Atticus Finch 's The One Thing That Doesn 't Abide By Majority Rule Is A Person 's Conscience

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"The one thing that doesn 't abide by majority rule is a person 's conscience"(105). Atticus Finch is a wise man, committed to justice and equality, and his parenting style is based on fostering these virtues in his children, everything he does is an example of one of these virtues. In the book To Kill a
Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Atticus Finch and his children Scout, and Jem live in
Maycomb, Alabama in the 1930s during the Great Depression. Atticus Finch teaches Jem and Scout by example. Atticus is a perfect fatherly figure because he sets great example of behaviour and honesty to Scout and Jem. Together,
Atticus’s words, actions and thoughts molded him into a constructive parent. He represents an important role model for Scout. In standing up for what he believes in, he demonstrates how important it is to sacrifice everything for the truth, fine examples of that is his morals that he sets for his children, Atticus definitely sets his foot down when he need to but is also fair with them, and he always finds time to spend with tem even if he has to compromise.

In Maycomb County, Atticus was known as a man who was “the same in his house as he is on the public streets” (46). He did not have one set of morals for business and one for family, one for weekdays and one for weekends. Man’s integrity was his most important quality-the foundation upon which his honor and the trust of others was built that he lived by. Atticus was assigned Toms Robinson…

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