To Kill A Mockingbird Quote Analysis

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I do not agree with the statement that he is a total failure as a parent. Although he may not be the best father at times, he still tries to be a good parent to Jem and Scout. He may be hard on them at times, but he has their best interests at heart. Atticus loves and cares for his children. When Scout says she doesn’t want to go to school anymore because she thinks she will have to give up reading with Atticus, he made a compromise with her, saying that if she went to school, he would still read to her. He also still plays tackle football with Jem even though he is nearly 50.This shows that Atticus loves and cares for his children, as he is willing to spend time with them, reading and playing games even though he may be tired from work. Another example is when…show more content…
A quote from the book, “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.” Atticus was teaching Scout to be more open minded about others and to put herself in their shoes so that she could understand their situation better. This is important in life as it helps Scout to be a more caring person and to be more empathetic and understanding towards others. Furthermore, he teaches his children that “it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” In this book, mockingbirds represent good innocent people and Atticus teaches them that it is wrong to hurt them. From what Miss Maudie said, “Mockingbirds don’t do one thing but make music for us to enjoy . . . but sing their hearts out for us. That’s why it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird.” One example of a mockingbird is Boo Radley, who has a good heart and never harmed anyone. Therefore, Atticus teaches them that it is wrong to accuse or harm innocents as they have not hurt anyone and it would be “like shootin’ a
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