Atticus Role Model

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In To Kill A MockingBird, Harper Lee has created a very respectable, nearly perfect character named Atticus Finch. Atticus is a big role model because he is not racist and he remains composed, sympathetic and perceptive even in the most trying times. He knows how to be fair and teaches his kids that it’s not okay to do something bad without a punishment. He is without a doubt an excellent role model not only for his children but also for everyone in Maycomb.

Atticus is color-blind when it comes to the races, for one thing he treats people that he meets on the streets just as he would in his home. He teaches his children to behave in the same manner as he does, scolding Scout when she uses the "N" word. Finding someone in Maycomb,Texas in the 1930s that was not racist was very rare and if you were not racist you frowned upon. If you’re any other colour than white you
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“You just hold your head high and keep those fists down. No matter what anybody says to you, don’t you let ‘em get your goat. Try fighting with your head for a change.”(Lee 101). Most of these qualities are very hard to find in a person, but Atticus shows us that it is possible. Even when he loses his case for the trial or hears the tragic news of the accused's death. Atticus never shows the emotions raging inside him. He never yells or loses his temper, but he handles the situation how it is supposed to be handled. .. Atticus did not yell or beat Jem when he ruined Dubose’s garden, instead he made him go read to Mrs. Dubose. ... "Yes sir. She wants me to come every afternoon after school and Saturdays and read to her out loud for two hours. Atticus, do I have to?" "Certainly." "But she wants me to do it for a month." "Then you’ll do it for a month”. (Lee 47). Atticus also kept calm when Bob Ewell spit in his face. He did not retaliate against Bob and said that he was “too old” (Lee 218) to

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