How Does Atticus Mature In To Kill A Mockingbird

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In Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird, Atticus leads an exemplary life of change in a small rural town. Atticus believes that all people should be treated as equals. Atticus is an essential and key citizen to the town of Maycomb. Lastly, Atticus has an innovative style of parenting Jem and Scout. Atticus’ open mind and acceptance of all makes him morally sound.

To begin with, Atticus has a strong belief that everyone should be treated equally. Atticus lets Calpurnia raise his children and puts full trust in her to raise them properly. Atticus knows that his family could not survive without Calpurnia: “He could not have gotten along with out her all these years she is a faithful member of this family” (Lee 20). Atticus treats Calipurnia
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Atticus is willing to sacrifice his life for justice. Atticus stood in front of a lynch mob denying them access to Tom Robinsons cell: “’ Get aside from the door Mr. Finch.’ “You can turn around and go home now Walter’”(202). Atticus knows they only have one intention and that is to murder Tom Robinson, Atticus stands in the way of that because he believes that everyone deserves a fair trial. He puts himself in front of people with shotguns to help an innocent man. Atticus thinks before he acts, he carefully evaluates all situations with a calm and understanding attitude. “Mr. Bob Ewell stopped Atticus on the post office corner, spat in his face and told him he’d get him if it took the rest of his life ‘he wishes Bob Ewell would not chew tobacco.’ Is all Atticus said about it” (247). Atticus knows aggravating Bob Ewell would be idiotic, He does not react to the situation because he knows it will end violently. Atticus becomes the bigger person and has no reaction and just goes on with his day. Atticus will do whatever it takes to protect his friends and family. “Atticus’ hand yanks a ball …show more content…
Atticus is very conservative and believes in his parenting. Atticus believes in not physically abusing his children:” Atticus you have never laid a hand on her” (116). Atticus tries to help his children when they make a mistake not abuse them. Atticus is gentle with his kids and he does not want to hurt them he wants to help them as any good parent would. In result of this Atticus establishes a respectable relationship with his children. Atticus defends his children regardless of the cause; he always believes the best in his children. Atticus opposes his brother when he instructs Atticus on what is wrong: “’That is not the answer.’ No the answer is she knows he knows she tries. That is what makes the difference ’”(117). Atticus believes he is parenting Scout properly and knows it is working. Atticus knows that Scout is making progress and will continue to and defies to his brother for Scout. Atticus wants his children to achieve great things and have a higher education. Atticus breaks the rules to make his child happy: “Do you know what a compromise is? An agreement reached by mutual concessions. It works this way if you concede the necessity of going to

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