Atticus Finch Quotes With Page Numbers
What passages in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird show that Atticus is respected, tolerant, knowledgeable, or a good parent?
Atticus Finch's devotion to justice and empathy make him a tolerant person and a good parent. He teaches Scout and Jem lessons about respect and morality throughout the novel, especially by expressing his belief in the importance of understanding another person's perspective.
"Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win" A.F. pg. 76
"Jack! When a child asks you something, answer him, for goodness' sake. But don't make a production of it. Children are children, but they can spot an evasion quicker than adults, and evasion simply muddles them." A.F. 87
"I told you that if you hadn't lost your head, I'd have made you go read to her. I wanted you to see something about her- I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand." A.F. 112
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Here are a number of quotes. The page numbers in my book may not be the same page numbers as your book.
“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view — until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” --Atticus (pg. 30) "'It's against the law all right,' said my father, 'and it's certainly bad when a man spends his relief checks on green whisky while his children have a way of crying from hunger pains. I don't know of landowner around here who begrudges those children any game their father can hit.''Of course he shouldn't, but he'll never change his ways. Are you going to take out your disapproval on his children'" (p 34)
“You just hold your head high and keep those fists down. No matter what anyone says to you, don’t let ‘em get your goat. Try fighting with your head for a change…it’s a good one, even if it does resist learning.”--Atticus (pg. 76)