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  • Date Posted: 02/23/2011
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Atticus Finch

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Atticus Finch

In this fine book, there are many pieces of evidence which cover the aspect of this question. One of the first of many begins on page 35. Scout has just finished eating her dinner, andAtticus Finch asks her whether she is ready to read. However, like many young children do, Scout explains to him that she is feeling under the weather and didn’t think she’d go to school any more… if it was ok with him.


Atticus was taught by his father but never went to school. The gentle father cleverly extracts what is wrong with her. After mentioning a dose of magnesia and school tomorrow, Scout tells him that she is actually feeling ok.


Scouts first day hadn’t gone too well, a scuffle with Walter Cunningham and a lecture from her form tutor telling her that Atticus is in the wrong by teaching her outside of the classroom.


“If you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you’ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view and until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” This was no lecture from Atticus, it was a way of telling Scout that in life there are a lot of misfortunes that can be worse than the first day at school. Atticus is a law abiding citizen, and he wants his children to follow like him.


Atticus Finch is exceptionally good at compromising. An example of this is in page 37 where he again comforts Scout by saying if she goes to school and gets an education then they will carry on reading together against her teachers word.


Atticus is completely anti racist. Although he dislikes the dirt of Maycomb County like the ...

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