Atticus FinchOccupationLawyerFamilyUnknown (father) John Hale “Jack” Finch (brother) Alexandra Finch Hancock (sister) Caroline Finch (sister)SpouseJean Graham Finch (deceased)ChildrenJeremy Atticus “Jem” Finch Jean Louise “Scout” Finch9
Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird depicts Atticus Finch as a good father to his children due to his sense of fairness, his teaching, and his honesty. He teaches his children important life lessons and prepares them for when they go out into the world, and he sets a good example by always being honest.
One quote that shows Atticus as a good father in To Kill a Mockingbird is when Atticus hopes his children will “come to [him] for their answers instead of listening to the town” in chapter 9. He demonstrates that he wants his children to use him as a resource and hopes that he can set a good example for them.
Atticus is a good father because he sets a good example, and he cares about his kids. He could be a better father because he does not follow through on what he says and he puts his kids in dangerous situations. First of all, Atticus Finch sets a good example for his children. Atticus also cares about his children.
A mockingbird is someone innocent and pure of heart like Atticus, Boo Radley and Tom Robinson. Atticus himself is a mockingbird because sees the best in everyone. Atticus has a lot of innocence to him, he is a good man. Ewell went after the little Finches to get back at Atticus.
Our courts have their faults, as does any human institution, but in this country our courts are the great levelers, and in our courts all men are created equal.” This quoted passage is the second-to-last paragraph in Atticus’s closing remarks for the trial of Tom Robinson.
Scout says that “‘Do you really think so?’ . . . was Atticus’ dangerous question” because he delighted in helping people see a situation in a new light. Atticus uses this approach not only with his children, but with all of Maycomb.
How does Atticus claim that we are NOT all created equal? He says people are not equal in personlity and talent but in the court of law the court is “blind” and treats everybody equally. To give Atticus a letter from Aunt Alexandra saying that the kids were not home.
Atticus is trying to teach his children to be fair to everyone, especially to the weaker people in their society. Black people, just because they were black, were constantly being cheated by white people; Atticus does not want to be one more white person taking advantage of a black person.
So, despite being the best shot in Maycomb County according to Heck Tate and others, Atticus resists the temptation to shoot because (we can infer) that he does not enjoy the false sense of superiority that firearms provide. He would rather remain self-confident on his own terms.
Bob Ewell spits in Atticus’s face, berates him verbally, and tries to incite a street fight. Atticus does nothing. He simply wipes the spit off of his face and begins walking away. Bob Ewell accuses Atticus of being too proud to fight, and Atticus responds that he is too old to fight.
Atticus Finch uses pathos, logos, and ethos to try and persuade the jury that Tom Robinson is innocent.
The black people of Maycomb shower Atticus with gifts of food to show their appreciation for his act of defending Tom at the trial. They do this almost as soon as the trial has ended. Yet, Lee suggests they still give their food unstintingly as a whole community to Atticus in the nature of a grateful offering.
Why can’t Jem accept Scout’s opinion about people? because he views her as a child that doesn’t understand people.
Aunt Alexandra is upset with her brother, Atticus, for the way he is raising his children, especially Scout. She thinks that the children need a woman’s touch since their mother died when the children were so young. In Aunt Alexandra’s view, Atticus should have taught the children what it meant to be a Finch.
Raymond explains he feels he has to give the population some reason for his odd behavior (being friendly toward black people). Mr. Raymond believes it’s easier for people to handle strangeness when they have a reason to explain it. Thus, he pretends to be a drunkard.
Raymond tells the children that he pretends to be a drunk to provide the other white people with an explanation for his lifestyle, when, in fact, he simply prefers black people to whites. When Dill and Scout return to the courtroom, Atticus is making his closing remarks.