How is Atticus a good role model in To Kill a Mockingbird?  (I need a little help writing an introduction and a conclusion about this)

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Atticus is a good role model because he consistently is considerate of other people's feelings, he is polite and level-headed, and he is non-judgmental, ethical and professional.

  • Considerate of others

--In Chapter 1 Atticus scolds the children for "putting his [Boo Radley's] life's history on display for the edification of the neighborhood." He tells them to leave the Radleys alone, issuing a stern lecture on propriety.

--In Chapter 3 when Walter Cunningham is invited to have lunch with the Finches, Atticus talks with Walter and treats him as a guest in his home. After Scout makes a critical remark about Walter's pouring syrup on his food, Calpurnia takes her to the kitchen and scolds her. Later, Atticus counsels Scout about getting along with other people. He tells her that to better understand people, she should

"...consider things from his point of view--...until you climb into his skin and walk around in it."

Rather than selfishly viewing people from one's own emotional perspective, Atticus...

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