A Good Parent: Atticus In Lee Harper's To Kill A Mockingbird

612 words - 2 pages

Mrs. Alexandra, from my understanding, a good parent is one who creates a safe nurturing environment for a child to grow up in, displays characteristics of a positive role model, and is an active part of a child’s life. (Atticus, look at Scout and Jem affectionately ) Good parents provide moral guidance, sets limitations, and implements consequences for a child’s behavior. (Atticus, use a ruler and slap it in your hand looking at Scout and Jem symbolizing a Spanking as punishment) Atticus is a very effective parent to Scout and Jem. I know he is constantly working; but rest assured, his children are his primary concern and he loves them very much. (Atticus, hug Scout and Jem or do something showing your love <3) Atticus finds time for his kids such as when he reads to his children every night and allowed Scout to read books even before school started. (Pull out the Bible or the “Manners” book and pretend to read to Scout) Unlike society in Maycomb, he teaches them not to judge people by their physical appearances, but for who they are. (The heart and equal symbols held up by: Atticus, Jem, or Scout. One person can hold both signs up or maybe two people can hold one sign each [Talk with each other so you know what your doing!]) When Scout and Jem disobeyed Atticus and went to the Radley’s house, he didn’t punish them nor did he lose his temper even though he knew what they had done. (Atticus angry face/emotion, Scout and Jem looking guilty) He gives a lot of freedom to his children and is very patient with them. Instead of scolding Scout or Jem when they do something wrong or when they get in trouble, he calmly explains the mistake they made and moves on....

Find Another Essay On A Good Parent: Atticus in Lee Harper's To Kill a Mockingbird

Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird

1564 words - 6 pages True role models are those who possess the qualities that we would want to have in the near future and those who interest us in a way that make us want to be a better person. They teach us more about ourselves and encourage us to make better choices. A role model is not just someone who is successful, but someone who has had similar experiences that we have had. In the novel To Kill A Mockingbird, Harper Lee demonstrates that Atticus Finch is a

Character Analysis on Atticus Finch in Harper Lee´s To Kill a Mockingbird

918 words - 4 pages he had defended. In Harper Lee's, To Kill A Mockingbird, Atticus Finch is illustrated as a valued individual in the community of Maycomb, a man that legitimately believes that justice prevail, and also that is portrayed as a hero for all. (Group) Atticus Finch is a valued individual in the community. "For a number of reasons Atticus said. The main one is if I didn't I couldn't hold up my head in town, I couldn't represent this county in the

The Real Struggle of Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

983 words - 4 pages “Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle,” says the great Martin Luther King Jr. In the book To Kill a MockingBird by Harper Lee we see similar struggle that Dr. King battled. Atticus Finch is the only one in the small town of Maycomb willing to admit an african american might not actually be to blame. It was Atticus and Tom Roberson against Maycomb. Throughout Atticus’ interaction with the

Atticus Finch's portrayal in "To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee is far too idealistic. Discuss

1078 words - 4 pages In Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" Atticus Finch was portrayed as the ideal man. This presentation of Atticus Finch is far too idealistic. Atticus never waivers from behaving perfectly, so perfectly that he exhibits no human foibles. The portrait painted of him is far too idealistic; he always acts courageously and morally, he is a model father and he has no prejudices despite that fact he lives in a time and an environment that is consumed

To Kill A Mockingbird: Analysis of Atticus

1061 words - 4 pages Throughout Harper Lee’s novel To Kill a Mockingbird, it seems as if Atticus Finch is a failure as both a parent and a lawyer. However, somebody with a good understanding of the novel will realise that Atticus is in fact a terrific lawyer and a superb father. However, like all people, Atticus has his flaws. Throughout Scout and Jem’s childhoods, their father Atticus was always there for them. Atticus always made sure he made time to talk to

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee: A Character Analysis of Atticus Fitch

806 words - 3 pages In To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch represented what was left of the conscious of Maycomb County. He was one of the few people that was able to “cope with the unreasonable and highly emotional element of the town. He [handled] the white masses and still [dealt] justly with the underprivileged Negro population.” When he was appointed to defend Tom Robinson, a Negro, in a court-case the town criticized him. Even his family said that

To Kill a Mockingbird - Atticus Speech analysis

745 words - 3 pages “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, … until you climb into his skin and walk around in it”(Page 33 To Kill A Mocking Bird)This statement made by atticus reflects his views on prejudice and justice. The aim of this discussion is to show the different perspectives and views of some of the characters in To Kill a Mockingbird. The three points of view that I will present in my

To Kill A Mockingbird - Atticus Finch

568 words - 2 pages To Kill a To Kill a Mockingbird The novel To Kill a Mockingbird contains a character known as Atticus Finch. Although he is fictional, I believe that he deserves the title of one of the greatest people of all time. He passes invaluable lessons to his children. "I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin but

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, BASED ON ATTICUS

1270 words - 5 pages To become a good person and a good father was a tough goal which was achieved by very few people in that raciest society. Atticus was a man of principle, who always set example for his children; he was a man of courage who taught his children, the true meaning of courage and he was a man of peace who controlled every situation without being violent and taught moral values to his children. Atticus was a great man as well a great father who always

Atticus's Success As A Parent In "To Kill A Mockingbird"

1274 words - 5 pages For many, ideals and beliefs are fostered in the home, generally influenced by one's parents. There are, however, countless young people, such as Jem and Scout, for whom this is not possible, because the only home they know is one broken by the death of a mother. In such a situation, the responsibility of the endowment of morals lies solely with the remaining parent. Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird tells of one man's struggle to impose moral

Atticus: The Ideal Father in To Kill a Mockingbird

757 words - 3 pages nobody”. Atticus is teaching Jem to always look for the good in people and that “it’s not okay to hate anybody”. Lee put this in to show us that Atticus is a true gentleman and he raises his children to be well mannered and courteous like them.

Similar Essays

Destabilizing Innocence: Lee Harper's To Kill A Mockingbird

1248 words - 5 pages To Kill a Mockingbird, was published by Harper Lee in 1960, during the Civil Rights Movement. It takes place in Maycomb, Alabama in 1936 and is narrated by Jean Louise “Scout” Finch, as she recollects her childhood. The book holds many different messages, the main one centering around southern life and racial injustice. In the book, many of the characters, are affected by racial injustice, as it leads to a loss of innocence and an examination of

To Kill A Mockingbird Haper Lee: Atticus Finch Character Profile

561 words - 2 pages In the book To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Atticus Finch is not only the town lawyer but also a loving and caring father, who devotes his life to his children whom he loves so dearly. Through out the book we see him teach them many lessons, not by using violence, but simply by talking to them and treating them with respect and maturity. They look up to him and idolize him greatly. He teaches them about life and how to deal with the many

"To Kill A Mockingbird" By Harper Lee: Character Description Atticus

669 words - 3 pages Through out the book 'To Kill a Mocking Bird' By Harper Lee, Atticus is a very moral individual with wise ideas and strong opinions. He is the father of Jem and Scout. Atticus is a local, home town lawyer who had just recently been asked to defend an African American from rape charges. Tom Robinson was charged with raping a white woman whose family would be conveniently described as 'Trailer Trash'. No one else would defend Tom because the white

Atticus Finch In To Kill A Mockingbird

1174 words - 5 pages Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird Atticus Finch is a lawyer in the town of Maycomb In the novel To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, he is a father of two children, Jem and Scout Finch. He is a man of wise character and considerate soul. He knows his morals and tries to help his children grow up to be successful and happy. Throughout the novel, Atticus acts justly, loves tenderly, and walks humbly by the way he perceives the people in his