Essay about How Atticus Is An Ideal Role Model For His Children

1233 Words Apr 22nd, 2016 5 Pages
To Kill a Mockingbird is set in a time with many racial problems in the Southern United States. During this time period, many people didn’t have the courage to stand up for what is truly right and just. But one man from Maycomb county, Alabama not only stands by the law and the good morals that a person should live by, but he also teaches his children those same principles that many people frown upon. His name is Atticus Finch. Atticus is the parent of two children whom he dearly loves. In many ways he is an ideal role model for his children to look up to. Atticus gives his children freedom, but he still disciplines them enough to be courteous kids. Atticus does an exceptional job as a parent because he leads by example and develops his children through real life lessons. Continually Atticus acts with courage, integrity, and tolerance, that his children learn from every day.
At the beginning of the story Scout has a bad habit of fighting against kids who speak negatively about Atticus or the Finch family. Atticus deals with her problem by telling Scout, “You just hold your high and keep those fists down. No matter what anybody says to you, don’t let ‘em get your goat. Try fighting with your head for a change.(chapter 9, page 102) ” Atticus is an expert on how to be tolerant of people. He teaches Scout that it is honorable to act with logic and to shy away from violence. Later on in the story Atticus leads by example and shows Scout and Jem what it means to be tolerant when…

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