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To Kill A Mockingbird, Based On Atticus

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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 stood for his children.In the first place, Atticus was a man of principle who always set an example for his children. Atticus opposed racism because according to him all men are made equal and all should be respected by others and he explained Jem, "'In the country our courts are the great levelers, and in out courts all men are created equal; A court is only as sound as its jury, and a jury is only as sound as the men who make it up.'"(212). This explains Jem that the decision is not in the hand of the court; it is in the hand of the people who run it. As long those people are under the influence of racism, the decision made in that court would be wrong and it is not a part of the Justice System. Atticus was an honorable person to whom justice always stood before his family. Then by mistake, Atticus thought that Jem killed Bob Ewell and wanted Jem to go to prison for committing the murder. He tried to tell Heck Tate, "'If this thing's hushed up it'll be a simple denial to Jem of the way I've tried to raise him. Sometimes I think I'm a total failure as a parent, but I'm all they've got. Before Jem looks at anyone else, he looks at me, and I've tried to live so I can look squarely back at him.'"(279). By this, Atticus tried to explain Heck Tate that his teaching would meant nothing to Jem anymore, if he saved him from going to the prison but however at last they found out that Jem was innocent. More over, Atticus used to give same importance to both Jem and Scout. Scout's accepts, "'When Jem and I fuss Atticus doesn't ever just listen to Jem's side of it, he hears mine too.'"(92). This explains that how problems of Scout were equally important to Atticus as the problems of Jem. For Atticus, age did not matter in making decision; the thing that did matter was that if he was able to solve the problem of both his children and play a good role of both their father and mother. Atticus followed his principles even though he was putting his family member at a point where he could lost him and by this he sets an example of being an honest man and an honest citizen for others and his children.Secondly, Atticus was a man of courage who told his children, the true meaning of it. Scout used to think that Atticus was older than other kids' father and is manliness. But when the mad dog came to the town everyone was scared. When Heck Tate handed gun to Atticus, Jem and Scout were nearly fainted. But when he killed the mad dog, they came to know, "'Atticus Finch was the deadest shot in Maycomb County.'"(104). After that,...

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