How Is Atticus Respectful

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Often times in life, we observe certain people have certain qualities or traits that make them who they are. Atticus Finch in the fiction novel To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee has certain traits that make him who he is. Atticus is a widowed father of two children, Scout and Jem, to whom he is a wonderful role model. He is also a lawyer and is appointed to one of the toughest cases of his time. Throughout the novel, Atticus demonstrated the characteristics of being goal-minded, brave, and respectful. Atticus is a goal-minded man. Before Scout had even begun school, she knew how to read, as did Jem. When Scout returned home from school her first day, she brought along the news that she was no longer supposed to be reading at home with Atticus.…show more content…
Regardless of Mrs. Dubose being a grumpy, old woman who often times referred to Atticus as a “nigger-lover” after he took Tom Robinson’s case, Atticus continued to treat her with great respect every time he saw her. If Atticus was on his way to town or heading home, he would stop by and say, “Good evening, Mrs. Dubose! You look like a picture this evening” (133). He also wanted to try and give her a decent end to her life as Atticus knew she was very ill and was nearing the end of the road. Atticus would never disrespect her, let alone anyone else. The fateful night that the children were attacked by Bob Ewell, they were rescued by none other than the one and only Arthur “Boo” Radley. Once everything had settled down a bit in the Finch house and the doctor had been by to have a look at Jem, someone noticed the man cowering behind the bedroom door. It was Boo. A while later, a few people wander out the door to the front porch, including Atticus, Scout, and Boo. This is when Atticus says to Boo, a person he has never met before and only heard rumors about, “Thank you for my children, Arthur” (370). Even when Boo was noticed hiding behind the bedroom door out of the light, Atticus did not yell at him to get out of his house like many others may have done because they were scared of Boo. Atticus did not believe the scary rumors about Boo that had been told for years. Atticus simply thanked Boo for saving the lives of his children that night. He was
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