In "To Kill a Mockingbird", to what extent is Atticus presented as a good father and citizen?Nope

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Atticus is shaping his children, with the aid of Calpurnia, with great aplomb. His most consistent message involves the development of empathy in his children. He shapes them to take the perspective of life from the other, especially the downtrodden and weak. He allows his children to make mistakes and corrects them sternly and fairly. Scout is especially shown to grow out of her sense of ego-centrism. She is guided to view the Cunningham's with respect, Calpurnia with pride, Boo Radley with empathy and the Ewells with understanding.

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