How Is Atticus Learned In To Kill A Mockingbird

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Although at first Scout thinks Atticus is boring, old, and does not do anything cool, Scout later realizes he is courageous and interesting. At the beginning of chapter 10, Scout talks about how she sees Atticus and describes what she thinks of him as a person. When Scout talks about what Atticus is like, she says, “Atticus was feeble: he was nearly fifty. When Jem and I asked him why he was so old, he said he got started late, which we felt reflected upon his abilities and manliness” (118). Scout perceives her dad as this boring old man who is not like the other dads in the county which makes him seem dated and weak. Even though Atticus seems complacent with his life style, Scout thinks that her dad is not eccentric and does not have many…show more content…
When Scout asks Atticus if he will win the case with the black man he answers with no. When she then questions him why he bothers fighting for it, he says, “Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win” (101). Scout notices Atticus’s courage and want to fight for something he believes in. Even though the whole town will turn their heads to them for being part of something that is seen as unfathomable and wrong, Atticus continues his fight because he knows he should. Scout admires what he is doing and slowly realizes he is doing it because he is courageous. In addition, in chapter 11, Scout, Jem, and Atticus are walking in front of Miss Dubose house on their way back home from the corner of the post office. After Atticus politely says his greeting to Miss Dubose, Scout says, “It was times like these when I thought my father, who hated guns and had never been to any wars, was the bravest man who ever lived” (134). Even though Atticus has never been in a situation where he has needed to be brave by fighting in a war or using a weapon, he was brave in a different
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