Atticus Finch Research Paper

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It is much easier to become a father than to be one. In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Atticus Finch proves that he is a great person and an even better father. Atticus is a good father because he is brave, provides education to his children early on and is an exemplar to his children. Atticus is brave and he shows this by defending Tom Robinson, solely because it is the right thing to do. He knows that there is no chance that he will win and believes that the people will turn on him and his family. But, Atticus pursues the case anyways because it is injustice towards Tom. While talking with his brother, Atticus tries to explain why he is defending Tom, despite the consequences. He says that he couldn’t face his children knowing that he didn’t even put up a fight and that he hopes that the children are left out of this situation. Later in the book, Atticus shows how brave he really is when he stands outside of Tom's cell, knowing that if men from town were to show up they would try to hurt or even kill him. When they do come, Atticus shows further bravery…show more content…
Atticus taught them to read and write but he also sends them to school to further their education. However, there was a conflict when Scout encounters Miss Caroline, a teacher who is shocked and upset to know that on the first day of school Scout can already do the things she should be taught during the school year. It annoyed Miss Caroline to the point where she had the audacity to try and get Atticus to stop helping Scout with her education. Miss Caroline said to Scout that “It’s best to begin reading with a fresh mind” (17). She also said that she would try to undo the damage that Atticus has caused. However, he makes a deal with Scout to continue reading together at night as long as she continues to attend school. All Atticus wants for his children is the best and he started with giving them a good

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