Atticus Finch Research Paper

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“Respect other people’s feelings. Even if it does not mean anything to you, it could mean everything to them.” This quotation by anonymous person explains that parenting has a huge role in teaching their kids to show respect. People should consider other people’s views, because it could affect them. One of the ideal characters in literature, Atticus Finch, emphasizes his perspective through his guidance. His intention to raise his kids well is easily shown through his actions and lectures. Although many people had an impact on Scout’s life in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird through his support and discipline, Atticus’s parenting had the most significant effect on Scout’s life by teaching her to have courage and show respect. Atticus always taught his…show more content…
One of his biggest pet peeve was to call someone a “nigger”. He taught his kids to stay away from the Maycomb fever. “Scout, said Atticus, nigger-lover is just one of those terms that do not mean anything- like snot-nose. It is hard to explain- ignorant, trashy people use it when they think somebody‘s favoring Negros over and above themselves. It’s slipped into usage with some people like ourselves, when they want a common, ugly term to label somebody” (Lee 144). When Scout asked Atticus what a “nigger-lover” was Atticus got very upset. He did not appreciate the language he was using. Atticus is trying to teach Scout a lesson that it is not right to call people rude names. Even though Atticus is defending one, he is just trying to prove to people that everyone should be treated equal. By pointing this out to Scout, Atticus is trying to teach Scout a less that just because they have different color skin does not mean they should be treated differently. He wants her to understand what is wrong from right. Throughout Scouts life, Atticus

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