To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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In To Kill a Mockingbird, how is Atticus Finch a good father?

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In To Kill A Mockingbird, Atticus Finch is a good father. He is a perfect example of a father who is an honest man, a father who is determined to teach his children the value of respecting all people, no matter the differences in mankind. Atticus Finch chooses to represent a black man who is accused of a crime he didn’t do.

 In the 1960s, in the deep South of Alabama, racism was widespread. The Civil Rights movement was forming during this time. Harper Lee introduces Atticus Finch to the world of literature, and today he still “…reigns as the most noble parent ever brought to life….” Truly, Atticus put himself into a dangerous situation. He chose to do the right thing in the face of a hostile community. As Atticus represents a black man accused of raping a white girl, many in the community assumed the black man was guilty solely because he was black. Atticus knew this mentality was wrong. Atticus proved that the black man was innocent, even though he knew that the jury would...

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