Atticus - an Exemplary Father

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Atticus is a good father. Atticus is a good father because he finds our why people do the things they do before judging them. Atticus doesn’t hurt his kids when they do something wrong, he just lets them try to fix it. Atticus lets his kids do what they want to certain extent, this helps them build their own identities. With these characteristics, Atticus can live a good life and influence others to do good.

Atticus finds our why people do the things they do before judging them. Bob Ewell was mad at Atticus so he went and spit at him. Atticus, being a good person and father doesn’t lash out on him, but walks away. Another thing is when the town talked bad about him for defending Tom. He was doing what was right and the town disgraced him and talked about him but he still didn’t get mad at anyone. By doing all these things, he is setting a good example for Jem and Scout.

Atticus doesn’t hurt his kids when they do something wrong. Jem cut off the tops of all Mrs. Dubose’s flowers. Any “normal parent” of that time would beat Jem for doing this. Atticus is different though, he knows that it is not right to hurt the children even if they deserve it. Atticus makes Jem’s punishment for cutting off the flowers reading to Mrs. Dubose. Even though Jem and Scout don’t know it at the time, they are helping her get over her Morphine addiction, which makes up for it. If Atticus beat Jem for this, Mrs. Dubose might not have gotten the help from Jem and Scout and she might not have gotten over her addiction. So with Atticus not hurting his kids, he helps his kids and other people.

Atticus lets his kids do what they want to certain extent. With this, Atticus (and people like him) is helping the world break out of the bad traditions that they are in. If people like Atticus never existed, many people (women, blacks and more) may not have had equal rights. He lets Scout wear pants and overalls, which is not done by girls but doesn’t care....
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